Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging Virtual Summit

A Call to Awareness, Advocacy, Action, and Transformation for Inclusive Leadership.  Join the ILA community and others who are passionate and purposeful about Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging (DEIB) from a global perspective as we examine the intersectionality of the components of diversity for two days of empowering speeches, deep dive workshops, and information-rich roundtable discussions.

Theme Statement & Call to Action

On 25th and 26th of August 2022, ILA will host a live online conference that will explore how leadership & practice drive inclusion and belonging for the greater good. 

Hear from thought leaders who are raising AWARENESS for DEIB through LEARNING & ADVOCACY that impact social justice and equity; deep dive into workshops to learn innovative practices and cutting-edge theories addressing the ‘how’ organizations and global communities come together to cultivate leadership in ACTION to drive meaningful change; ultimately co-creating, sharing, and implementing best practices for creating and sustaining equitable, diverse, and inclusive groups, organizations, communities, and societies.

Further explore leadership research, theory, learnings, and practice how driving change at an individual and organizational level, can contribute to inclusion in the corporate, non-profit, and NGO sectors, as well as society at large, while gaining a deeper insight about global inclusion practices and DEIB journeys in various markets.

Engage in post-event networking opportunities for continued engagement, sharing of best practices, and research collaboration.

When: 25-26 August 2022

Where: Online, Live Virtual Event

Registration: Opening Soon

Have a question or need assistance? Contact the ILA conference team at deib@ilaglobalnetwork.org

Call for Proposal – Interactive Roundtable Discussion

Deadline to Submit: 8 June

An Interactive Roundtable Discussion (IRD) is part of the Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging (DEIB) summit experience.  IRDs are designed to foster connections and to create discourse around research ideas and best practices. The Program Committee is seeking IRD submissions that address cutting edge theory and research and explore innovative ideas.  The IRDs should stimulate dialogue and potential future collaboration to create and sustain equitable, diverse, and inclusive groups, organizations, communities, and societies

Accepted proposals will take part in the IRD session at the August virtual conference where the presenter(s) will frame the topic, pose questions, and facilitate a discussion with participants who join the table. During the session participants will have the opportunity to move to other roundtables or remain with one throughout.  Formal presentations are not appropriate for this format.  All accepted presenters are required to register for the conference.  ILA does not waive registration fees or provide speaking stipends.

Proposals for an IRD must include a title, short description, a detailed abstract that includes the questions to be discussed, and approach.  

Registration

Registration Opening Soon

Your registration includes full access to:

  • Two Days of Programming including keynotes, concurrent sessions, workshops, panels, presentations, and more.

Note: Prior to the start of the conference, registrants will receive an email with a unique login to ILA’s conference platform Events Air/On Air.  All sessions, networking activities, etc. will be accessed via the online conference platform.

Registration Rates Price
All rates in USD
ILA Member
$99
ILA Student Member
Must be a full-time student who is not employed full-time
$55
Non-Member
Become an ILA member during registration to receive ILA member rate
$119
Student Non-Member
Must be a full-time student who is not employed full-time
Become an ILA member during registration to receive ILA member rate
$99

Group Invoicing

Need to pay for a group all at once?  If your organization has a group of 5 or more, we can provide a group invoice option instead of paying 5+ individual invoices.  If you would like to pay for a group of registrants, please email deib@ilaglobalnetwork.org with the subject line “Group Invoice”. If you have the names of the registrants, please provide the names in the body of the email.  Once the invoice is paid, we will provide a discount code associated with the group invoice which should be distributed to your attendees to use during the registration process. 

Please note: Group invoicing does not register your attendees for the event.  Each attendee must still complete the registration form themselves using the discount code linked to the group invoice.  

Substitutions

If the person who registered cannot attend and you wish to make a substitution, please email deib@ilaglobalnetwork.org by 10 August 2022. Depending on the complexity of the request, the ILA reserves the right to assess a $30 change fee. 


Cancellations

1. Event fees are non-refundable.

2. In an event of a cancellation, please email deib@ilaglobalnetwork.org

Planning Committee

Joanne Barnes

Joanne Barnes (Ed.D.) is a Professor in the Ph.D. in Organizational Leadership program at Indiana Wesleyan University (IWU) and a senior consultant with Kozai Group in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. Joanne also consults in Cultural Competence and Diversity and is a certified trainer/coach in the Inclusive Competency Inventory, Inclusive Behaviors Inventory, Intercultural Effectiveness Scale, Cultural Intelligence, and Global Competency Inventory. She consults with business, healthcare organizations, boards of trustees and higher ed institutions to assist in developing cultural humility and creating a more equitable work environment. She also works with institutions to help them develop curricula that prepares students to enter a global workforce that desires leaders who have cultural humility. Dr. Barnes serves on the board of trustees for Houghton College in New York and is also a board member for the International Leadership Association. She has worked with the 2019/2020 United Nations WE Empower winners as a “master leadership coach” and served as leadership coach for the 2018 UN WE Empower winner from Jordan.

Claudia de Castro Caldeirinha, Leadership and Gender Equality Senior Specialist; CEO of REDSCOPE Consulting

Claudia de Castro Caldeirinha is a sought-of Leadership, and Gender Equality Senior Advisor. She is an author, TEDx speaker, trainer & facilitator, and executive coach (ICF-PCC). She is the CEO of REDSCOPE Consulting, a social company based in the heart of the European Union, Brussels. Claudia works internationally for around 20 years. Her broad portfolio of clients includes Presidents, Prime-Ministers, EU Commissioners & CEOs – but also managers and change-makers all over the world. She is a trusted senior advisor of the European Commission and the European Parliament on matters of Gender Balance & Equity, Inclusive Leadership, and DEI.

Chris Cartwright

Chris Cartwright, MPA, Ed.D. is a consultant, researcher, and instructor supporting individuals and organizations in assessing and developing intercultural, global leadership, and inclusive competencies. He is an associate of Aperian Global, the Connective Leadership Institute, icEdge, and the Kozai Group and has 40+ years of experience in multiple sectors. He is an adjunct faculty for Portland State University. He served 10 years as Director of Intercultural Assessment and Associate Director of the Graduate Program for the Intercultural Communication Institute. Prior to this, he served as the Dean of Academic Programs for the International Partnership for Service Learning and Leadership.

Bjørn Zakarias Ekelund

Bjørn Zakarias Ekelund, Senior consultant and Chairman of the Board, Human Factors AS, Norway; Research Fellow, Centre for Global Workforce Strategy, Simon Fraser University, Canada

He is most known for creating the Diversity Icebreaker – a concept that combines assessment of cognitive styles with an experiential learning seminar. Besides running his own companies, he has been lecturing at management schools in organisational psychology and international management. He has been leading professional bodies in organisational psychology in Scandinavia and as a consequence he has built an extensive network among consultants in these countries. 

Bernardo M. Ferdman, Ph.D. principal of Ferdman Consulting, distinguished professor emeritus at Alliant International University, and Board-Certified Coach, has focused his career on supporting leaders and organizations in bringing inclusion to life. He is passionate about creating an inclusive and just world where more people can be fully themselves and accomplish goals effectively, productively, and authentically, and he consults to organizations across sectors on inclusive leadership, inclusion, equity, and diversity. Bernardo has worked with organizations around the world for over 36 years to foster inclusion, to implement effective ways of using everyone’s talents and contributions, and to build multicultural and cross-cultural competencies on the part of individuals, teams, and the whole organization, as well as to inspire individuals to find their own voice and make their full contribution. Bernardo created Inclusion@Work®, a digital coaching platform for learning about inclusion, and the Workplace Inclusion Inventory™, a pioneering measure of the experience of inclusion and inclusive behavior.

Simran Oberoi

Simran Oberoi has more than 18 years of expertise in HR Advisory, Knowledge Development and Research across areas like Diversity & Inclusion, Rewards, Leadership Development with organizations like Aon, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Korn Ferry and Society for Human Resource Management. Faculty for the Diversity and Inclusion at the Workplace course, at Goa Institute of
Management and School of Business, Mody University of Science and Technology.
Simran has extensive experience of leading across geographies, as the Asia Pacific Sector Leader.
Simran worked on research projects about CXO Development and Multigenerational Diversity at the Workplace (with IIM-Bangalore). Simran published 300+ articles, across journals like People Matters, Human Capital, Business Manager, Wall Street Journal Blog, Oil Asia.

Karen Perham-Lippman Photo

Karen Perham-Lippman, MS, CDP, CAGS is a dynamic executive and mission-driven business strategist with nearly fifteen years of demonstrated strategic and processing thinking results in diversity, equity and inclusion, corporate social responsibility, community outreach and employee engagement. As a practitioner with consultancy experience, she has worked with nonprofit, business, state government, and municipal clients. Ms. Perham-Lippman leads supplier diversity and ESG with Xcel Energy and is an Adjunct Professor with the Community College of Denver’s Center for Business, Industry, Technology & Public Service. Ms. Perham-Lippman received her Certified Diversity Professional credentials from Cornell University and is a Ph.D. candidate at Eastern University. 

Misty Resendez

Misty Resendez is a consultant with Purple Ink. Her experience enables her to strongly grasp the interworking of people and the organization to positively affect cultural diversity and inclusion, organizational change, and leadership development.

Misty has over 18 years of professional experience in business administration and leadership methodologies. She has practiced in for-profit and non-profit arenas holding both clinical and management roles, allowing her to utilize her expertise coaching and mentoring leaders to increase organizational performance. Misty earned a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from Indiana University. She earned a master’s degree in Management and a Doctorate of Education in Organizational Leadership from Indiana Wesleyan University. Misty is an Assistant Professor in Leadership Studies at Forbes School of Business and Technology at the University of Arizona’s Global Campus.

Sponsor

Contact Lesley Fatica at lfatica@ilaglobalnetwork.org to discuss your sponsorship. Bespoke packages are available.

  • Sixteen complimentary conference registrations
  • A one year ILA organizational membership
  • Provided with email list of registrants who agree to share their email for one-time honor system use
  • Welcome delegates at one of the plenaries
  • Provided with a virtual booth space during the two-day conference.
  • Your virtual booth space allows for you to upload logos, brochures, bios and video files. Attendees can stop by any time to check out your booth and opt to download the items you have placed in the booth.
  • Your virtual booth will also allow you to live host. During hosting you can have live video chats with attendees that visit your booth or you can arrange to ‘meet them there’.
  • Organization logo on conference sponsor web page and on conference site header. Logo also sent in ILA marketing materials.
  • Recognized as sponsor of a networking session with logo.
  • Eight complimentary conference registrations
  • Provided with a virtual booth space during the two-day conference.
  • Your virtual booth space allows for you to upload logos, brochures, bios and video files. Attendees can stop by any time to check out your booth and opt to download the items you have placed in the booth.
  • Your virtual booth will also allow you to live host. During hosting you can have live video chats with attendees that visit your booth or you can arrange to ‘meet them there’.
  • Organization logo on conference sponsor web page and on conference site header. Logo also sent in ILA marketing materials.
  • Recognized as sponsor of a networking session with logo.