2023 DEI Symposium: Meet Latise Hairston, Speaker
May 8, 2023
The BNP is pleased to welcome Latise Hairston, Ph.D., PCC, CDP, CCMP, HOPE Founder/CEO, and Chief Impact Officer, as a speaker for the 2023 DEI Symposium.
We will be helping you get to know each presenter, panelist, and moderator in the weeks ahead, leading up to the 6th Annual D&I Symposium on June 1st – get your tickets here.
Presentation Highlights (what can the audience expect to learn or take away?):
This workshop will focus on activation, accountability, and advocacy. Participants will learn the skills and behaviors of inclusive leadership and assess where they are on this continuum.
D&I Resources, Recommendations, & Inspiration:
- Book: The Four Pivots: Reimagining Justice, Reimagining Ourselves
- Person: Dr. Shawn A. Ginwright
- Other Media (podcast, show, social, publication): The Nap Ministry podcast
- Advice for someone starting or continuing on, their DEI journey: D&I is not something that you do. It's what you embody. Continuously ask: How do I embody diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice? What does it look like in action? How does it show up in every interaction? It is a life-long journey of unlearning, learning, healing, and compassion (alleviating our own suffering and the suffering of others).
More About Latise:
Latise Hairston, Ph.D., PCC, CDP, CCMP, is a somatic practitioner, coach, and certified Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Strategist respected for delivering a consistent creative vision based on data-driven decision-making. She has a proven track record of effectively designing and managing large-scale culture transformation projects overseeing the entire implementation cycle, including within a multi-billion-dollar hospitality company. Latise has served as the Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in a global organization in over thirty countries. She creates workplaces where people are seen, heard, and valued through collaborative practices.
Latise serves as the CEO and Chief Impact Officer of HOPE Consulting, specializing in diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice. A key focus area is on healing justice - healing from the trauma of racism while interrogating systems of oppression. Additionally, she serves as an adjunct faculty at Medaille University and Fielding University.
Latise holds an M.S. in Counseling and Human Services, M.S. in Creativity and Change Leadership, and a Ph.D. in Leadership and Policy (with a concentration in Organizational Behavior and Development). Her work integrates the latest in neuroscience, organizational behavior, trauma, change management theory, somatic practices, and social and healing justice. She is deeply committed to exploring social responsibility, transformational leadership, transition and change, cultural fluency, and wellness with her clients.
2023 DEI Symposium Microsession: Qualities of an Inclusive Leader
Do you know what skills and behaviors are needed to be an inclusive leader? Did you know that leaders at all positions in an organization should know and exhibit these?
Latise Hairston, HOPE Founder & CEO, will take attendees through the steps to be an inclusive leader.
Attend the 2023 DEI Symposium
Our 6th Annual Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Symposium will feature local and national experts sharing their knowledge on hiring and retention, inclusive leadership, the importance of DEI data, and more.
KEYNOTE: Sandra Quince, Paradigm for Parity CEO, Bank of America Leader on Loan
This event will feature workshops and break-out sessions with actionable next steps for attendees to take away.
Thursday, June 1, 2023
8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. EDT
Register to Attend Here
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