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    • Creating Belonging: A Practical Approach to Accelerate Belonging in Organizations & Communities
      April 13, 2023
      6:00 pm - 8:15 pm

    Image of the side profile of faces of many different skin colors

    Program Description:

    In Justin Reinert’s decades as a practitioner in talent development, he has encountered many interventions related to Diversity & Inclusion but has seen us collectively fail to move the needle. Based on his experience and research, Justin kept coming back to concepts of deep self-awareness and radical acceptance of others. The result of this work is his new book, Creating Belonging: A Practical Guide to Accelerate Belonging in Organizations and Communities.

    Join Justin to learn more about his findings and the Creating Belonging model to see how belonging is created at the intersection of authenticity and acceptance. In this session, individual reflection and small group discussions will help you explore how to balance authenticity and acceptance, see where you may sit in the model, and create a plan to move further into belonging.

    About Our Facilitator: Justin Reinert

    Justin Reinert is an experienced Talent Leader with nearly 20 years of talent development experience. He holds an MA in Educating Adults from DePaul University, along with the CPTD, SPHR, and SHRM-SCP. He has led learning at organizations as large as HSBC and Oracle and built award winning learning functions at smaller high-growth firms. He is currently the Senior Director of Learning & Development at Provi, and recently published his first book, Creating Belonging, in the spring of 2022.

    • Why Do Team Players Cheat? An Examination of Unethical Pro-Organizational Behavior
      June 8, 2023
      6:00 pm - 8:15 pm

    ETHICS being written with a blue pen held in a person's hand


    Unethical behavior in organizations can be extremely costly. It exposes firms to direct costs, including fines, settlements, and legal expenses, as well as indirect costs like damage to the firm’s reputation. This presentation will examine when employees perform unethical acts to benefit the organization (i.e., unethical pro-organizational behavior), what factors contribute to it, and what organizational development professionals can do to reduce unethical behavior at work. Participants will leave with a specific, documented plan to reduce unethical behavior in their workplace, drawing upon the latest research and customizing solutions to their needs.


    About Our Facilitator: Kyle Payne

    Kyle is a talent development professional, a lean six sigma black belt, and a PhD candidate who studies organizational behavior. He lives in Chicago, Illinois, where he oversees learning and development for Collins Engineers and facilitates leadership workshops for Development Dimensions International. Kyle also volunteers in exam development, education, and ethics for professional associations.