This session will challenge, enlighten, and expand the perspectives of program coordinators and other direct-service staff and volunteers as they learn how to center inclusion in their agency culture and interactions with clients. In this presentation, participants will:
•Understand the definition of inclusivity
•Begin thinking about how to create an inclusive workplace
•Put inclusive techniques into practice that can be seen and felt immediately!
About the Expert:
Patrice M. Palmer (they/them/theirs) hails from both the Sea Islands of South Carolina & Detroit, Michigan. Patrice is an award winning DEI advocate, motivational speaker and DEI strategist. Working in both academia as an adjunct professor of Organizational Leadership and the inaugural Director of Social & Cultural Inclusion for the College of Business at Colorado State University, Patrice has also brought their talents to the U.S. craft beer industry where they are the inaugural DEI Specialist for New Belgium Brewing Company; the 4th largest brewing company in the U.S. Voted in 2020 as one of the Most Important Voices in craft beer by Hop Culture Magazine, Patrice has appeared on numerous podcasts, panels and other media speaking about intersectional leadership and workplace inclusion. As a United States Fellow of the RSA of London, Patrice’s passion has taken them internationally working with major agencies around the world in creating inclusive workplace cultures. From domestic to international and from non profit to Fortune 500 companies; Patrice approaches each coaching session with a single goal of improving the workplace experience for ALL.