Is your professional network as diverse as the workforce and community around you? If not, you could be missing important opportunities for your career and your company. Learn about the challenges we all face in making meaningful connections, the impacts of these missed connections, and how to recognize and overcome them. This session will help you remove the artificial barriers that may be keeping you from your next mentor, star hire, or big customer.
- Understand the role unconscious bias plays in everyday decision-making
- Recognize how you may be engaging in and affected by affinity bias
- Identify inclusive behaviors and effective networking strategies
- Assess the breadth and depth of your own professional network
- Emerging and aspiring leaders
- Early- to mid-level professionals
- College students
- Senior leaders
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On-site Program Options
Minimum session length: 1 hour
Half-day, full-day, and multiple day configurations available. Interactive activities vary to support your organization’s specific goals.
Virtual Program Options
- 60-minute live webinar
- 90-minute live webinar
- 60-minute recorded webinar
Client and Audience Feedback
Thank you for the session. It was great!!!
Tanya L. Matthews
R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company
Her expertise, her decades' long experience in a Fortune 500 company and her personal commitment to equality and inclusion are a potent combination. Together they create an excellent platform for Amy to exercise her considerable creative talents, whether in front of an audience, coaching an individual, consulting for a management team or writing her next book. That sounds like a lot, and I don't know many people who can effectively pull all of that together in a sustained way.
But Amy is one of the most productive people I have had the pleasure of working with. She believes deeply in what she does, has the wisdom and empathy necessary to meet people where they are and the humility to be approachable and make everyone feel at ease, even as she's helping them dispense with outdated thinking and misperceptions that, while sometimes deeply held, do neither them or anyone else any good.
John Tedstrom, Ph.D.
Founder & CEO at NextGen Leaders, Inc.
Terri G., Insurance industry
Anne Marie Mourhess
National Sales Manager
Palm Springs Convention & Visitors Bureau
Senior Accountant at Operation HOPE
Melissa Heeke, CAE
Membership & Communications Director, Midwest Political Science Association
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Glenise Rooks, CPCU
Member, CPCU Society Diversity Committee and Diversity Chair, Tidewater CPCU Chapter
I wanted to thank you for the dynamic presentation to the MBA students at Olivet College.
I have written to the program director requesting a note of thanks and/or letter of recommendation on Olivet letterhead. I will certainly provide one personally on Linkedin. And, of course, I will provide the feedback link to the students.
On another note, I am part of the Risk and Insurance Council at ________________ Association. This council is a very diverse group of professionals; definitely part of the movers and shakers in the industry. I'm trying to think how I might introduce you to this group and possibly have you speak/present in a future meeting.
Dr. Hema Chaurasia
Professor, Olivet College MBA Program
Tony Cañas, Best-selling Author and Co-founder of InsNerds.com (Insurance Industry)
Head of New Underwriter and Operations Training at Beazley
I just finished watching and listening to the recording of a CPCU Society webinar that I originally missed. I almost did not go back to it because I have been so busy, but I am so glad that I did!
You did an excellent job presenting this topic. I believe that many people are turned off by topics about diversity and inclusion. They somehow feel offended or uncomfortable by them. I have seen, heard and participated in many diversity presentations over the past 15 years and this was honestly one of the best. It was a very interesting way to try to approach the topic. Not only did you do a great job conveying the information, but you were also quite inspiring and an excellent speaker.
All the best to you, Amy, with your company and your career.
Bruce Fisher, CPCU
Marketing and Sales Representative, The Institutes
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Association of Non-Traditional Students in Higher Education (ANTSHE)
Corrie Piotrowski, SHRM-CP
Director of Human Resources at Saginaw Valley State University - College of Business and Management
I wanted to reach out and let you know how much I enjoyed meeting you and attending your session at ASAE. Afterward I ran to the conference bookstore and grabbed the last copy of your book! I was sharing with my team that I had attended your session, and they were interested to learn more. When I return to the office, I am expecting to have a robust conversation with some of them. I hope that ASAE invites you again (and said so in my review). I know that what you are doing is a great service not only to the business world but also to society, especially in the current climate.
Associate Chief Officer for AOTA Press & Content Strategy
As a career advisor who works largely with a non-traditional student population, it can be a challenge to express the value and importance of actively networking within our technology age.
This presentation offered tools like the CHAMP/IGGNORE model and language that I will rely upon to express that value to my clients, and help them as they grow professionally and personally.