2010 Webinars

The Texas Diversity Council is offering a series of webinars this year. Texas Diversity Council Members participate for FREE! To become a member, click join us.

$69 per person
There is a $39 discounted rate for students
$99 per group
Corporate Members FREE

If you are a corporate member and would like to register for a webinar, please contact Mae Marshall at mae.marshall@texasdiversitycouncil.org.

Elizabeth CampbellElizabeth Campbell
Teamwork from a Diversity and Inclusion Perspective

June 15, 2010
11:00 a.m. CST
 
 
 
 
Learning Objectives

  • To examine barriers to maximum team performance
  • To analyze the common attributes of teams that perform well
  • To identify practical applications of the characteristics of effective teams
Bonnie MonychBonnie Monych
Generational Differences in the Workplace (Encore Presentation)

July 1, 2010
11:00 a.m. CST
 
 
 
 
Participants will receive information regarding

  • The four (4) Generations that are currently in the workplace today: Veterans, Baby Boomers, Gen- Xers and Millennials
  • Understanding the four generations – looking at stereotypes, values and each generation’s work styles and strengths
  • Effective management styles for each generation
Rita Boags Ruth Simeon Dr. Rita Boags
Ruth Simeon
Success Seminars

July 10, 2010, July 17, 2010, July 24, 2010 and July 31, 2010
10:00 a.m. CST
 
 
 
This four part series is designed for those who are serious about movement in their careers. This series is based upon the book, When Competence is Not Enough, to be published in 2011.It is offered on Saturday mornings, outside of normal working hours so that individuals at all levels within an organization can take advantage of these Free webinars. Most participants have not yet been made aware of the fact that changing one’s awareness and mindset can have a huge impact on how we approach our work and the workplace. Attending this webinar series is a small investment to make towards enhancing one’s future.

The series will address such issues as

  • Working Hard and Standing Still
  • What is Competence and why it is Not Enough to progress
  • True Competence extends beyond the technical aspects of one’s job
  • How stereotypes work to block progress
  • Success must include organizational savvy and understanding of corporate culture
  • The role of mentoring in one’s success strategy
  • Establishing Relationships with one’s boss and peers
  • Building the “Hall File”
  • The Individual Development Plan – A critical step in the process
  • Answers to questions submitted by participants
  • Guest Presenters

A workbook will be available for all participants

Jennifer Thibeaux, Ph.D. (abd), SPHRJennifer Thibeaux, Ph.D. (abd), SPHR
Influence of TV & Film on Diversity Matters

July 20, 2010
10:00 a.m. CST

Raised in a family of talented tv and radio broadcasting professionals, Jennifer Thibeaux has grown to uniquely understand the evolution (or lack thereof) of diversity in all forms of media. Unfortunately, media is the world’s teacher of perception. While networks and filmhouses currently reflect a low level of diverse images both in front of the camera and in operations, their world has remained vastly unchanged for the past 50 years! Take this historical journey to understand how tv and film images have impacted corporate diversity today, and engage in a discussion on what corporations can do today to shape the world’s perception of diveristy in the future. This is a fun webinar that begs the question – Who is really working against our needed cultural shift toward more diverse business organizations?
Pamela JohnsonDr. Pamela Johnson, LPC, CMC
Multicultural Coaching

August 3, 2010
11:00 a.m. CST

Organizational leaders need specific skills to meet the developmental and performance needs of existing and future human capital. Effective Multicultural Coaching Skills are essential to the competence and behavioral practices of a successful workforce.

As the dramatic shift to a highly diverse community continues, organizations — large and small — know they must help all employees understand, accept, and capitalize on differences. They know the cultural backgrounds and experiences of diverse employees can enrich the organization.

But, realizing the benefits of diversity means meeting the diversity challenge through understanding, commitment and performance. Individuals who truly value diversity want more than compliance. And they know commitment to diversity grows only as self-awareness and personal accountability flourishes.

Attendees will

  • Define Cultural Influences and Multicultural Coaching
  • Understand the responsibility and impact of Multicultural Coaching
  • Explore Leadership Barriers
  • Discuss Corporate Comfort
  • 3 Steps to Being Culturally Skilled

 
Based on Dr. Johnson’s book
‘Everyone is Multicultural: Bridging Cultural Influences for Leadership Success’ is designed to help organizational leaders, leadership candidates, and the general public gain new insight and direction into the current workplace diversity and leadership agenda.

Everyone is Multicultural can help anyone gain an appreciation for themselves and others and learn what it takes to succeed in the business world today.

Jennifer Thibeaux, Ph.D. (abd), SPHRJennifer Thibeaux, Ph.D. (abd), SPHR
Emotional Intelligence: Where Diversity Takes Route

August 4, 2010
11:00 a.m. CST

Ever wonder why very smart people aren’t successful? Ever wonder how people who had mediocre grades in school achieved high levels of success? The answer – Emotional Intelligence! Emotional intelligence is the very key to understanding yourself, managing your emotions, having social awareness, and managing relationships. This course is designed to provide a general overview of Emotional Intelligence (EQ). Dr. Goleman’s model of EQ is presented and the business diversity reasons for focusing on EQ to develop the star performer (in any setting). It’s definitely worth your time….
Dr. Rita Boags Ruth SimeonDr. Rita Boags
Ruth Simeon
Delivering Successful Mentoring Programs: Design Options and Tools

August 10, 2010 and August 17, 2010
1:00 p.m. CST
 
 
This two-part Webinar series will offer methods and tools for implementing both formal and self-managed mentoring programs.

This webinar will show you how mentoring can help to make improvements in the following areas
 

  • Attracting and retaining high performing talent
  • Retaining critical business knowledge at risk due to upcoming retirements
  • Creating greater collaboration among generations
  • Enhancing the effectiveness of managers in identifying and developing diverse talent
  • Concern about your organization’s Glass Ceiling

 
This webinar will cover such topics as

  • Mentoring as a learning opportunity and a learned skill
  • Choosing the right design for your objectives, population and culture
  • Recruiting mentees and mentors – qualifications and learning skills
  • Matching for mentees and mentors
  • Training designs – live workshops and eLearning availability
  • Evaluation methods – how to make sure your program is meeting its objectives
Dennis KennedyDennis Kennedy
Corporate Responsibility

Rescheduled

No description.
Jennifer Thibeaux Robert JohnsonJennifer Thibeaux, Ph.D. (abd),SPHR
Robert Johnson, Esq.
EmpowerKing™ Update: A Leadership Movement & Program for African American Professionals

Rescheduled
 
 
 
 
The EmpowerKing™ conferences and concepts offer a unique opportunity to blend trust leadership development curriculum with a triad mentoring model and a robust suite of technology features to both manage and expand virtual business networks. The term “EmpowerKing™ is trademarked terminology that represents “empowered networking” – think of it as “next generation” networking and resource building through a defined process and practice. Led by Founder Robert Johnson, Esq. and business partner Jennifer Thibeaux, Ph.D. (abd), SPHR, they have effectively assembled over African-American people to take them through a year long curriculum and mass coaching effort. This webinar will describe the leadership development model and convey results at the 1-year milestone for the initiative. This is a model currently being considered for adoption in corporations.
Elizabeth CampbellElizabeth Campbell
Teamwork from a Diversity and Inclusion Perspective

August 31, 2010
11:00 a.m. CST
 
 
 
 
Learning Objectives

  • To examine barriers to maximum team performance
  • To analyze the common attributes of teams that perform well
  • To identify practical applications of the characteristics of effective teams
Bonnie MonychBonnie Monych
Generational Differences in the Workplace (Encore Presentation)

September 10, 2010
11:00 a.m. CST
 
 
 
 
Participants will receive information regarding

  • The four (4) Generations that are currently in the workplace today: Veterans, Baby Boomers, Gen- Xers and Millennials
  • Understanding the four generations – looking at stereotypes, values and each generation’s work styles and strengths
  • Effective management styles for each generation
Robert JohnsonRobert Johnson, Esq.
Diversity in Law Firms (Encore Presentation)

September 14, 2010
11:00 a.m. CST

Often times in the most legal savvy environment, diversity is still an issue. While law firms understand the legal boundaries of diversity, the changing paradigm of cultural inclusiveness is slowly evolving. Robert Johnson, Esq. is currently Managing Counsel at The McDonald’s Corporation and has enjoyed an impressive career in the legal profession spanning working in presitigious legal firms, working in an entrepreneurial setting, and now serving in a role by which he hires law firms to perform work on behalf of McDonald’s in the Workers’ Compensation area of law. His experiences, drive and commitment to diversity have culminated in his “tell-all” brand of webinars that are dialogue-starters within firms who desire to evolve toward inclusiveness at the operational and client level.
Unknown Presenter
Recruiting and Retaining Professional Hispanic/Latino Talent

September 29, 2010
11:00 a.m. CST

No description.
Patricia CantuPatricia Cantu
Disability Awareness in the Workplace

November 12, 2010
11:00 a.m. CST
 
 
 
 
The Presenter, Trisha Cantu, will address the following

  • What is a Disability?
    • How is it defined?
  • Number of people labeled as having a disability
  • Fears Companies have when hiring someone with a disability
    • Stereotypes, Stigma, False assumptions
  • Lawsin place for People with Disabilities
    • ADA
    • Consequences of discrimination
  • How can hiring a person with a disability benefit your business?
    • What are companies doing to tap into this market?
  • What can your company do to be more “disability-friendly?”
    • Diversity Quote on website (mission statement)
    • Examples of advertisements, video clips
    • Accommodations for disabled employees (Budget)
    • Partnering with organizations that cater to individuals with disabilities
  • Introduction of Great Opportunities
    • What do you do? How are you funded?
    • Decreases workload from business by providing pre-qualified candidates
  • The Job Placement Process
    • Benefits of assessment, and analysis to the employer
    • How you decide if the client is a good candidate
  • The Job Coaching Process
    • BENEFITS of job coaching to the employer
    • No cost to employer for coaching or interpreters
  • Follow-up Support
    • The duration of time that the job coach will be available for employer/employee
  • Affiliations with the Community
  • Quote
Louise YoungLouise Young, Ph.D.
Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Workplace Issues

December 7, 2010
11:00 a.m. CST

Sexual orientation and gender identity and expression remain some of the most controversial and discussed diversity topics of our time. This Webinar will explore workplace issues that affect gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (GLBT) employees, their coworkers and their companies.

Special emphasis will be placed on how companies can improve the workplace atmosphere so that all employees can realize their maximum productivity.

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