Will I See You at the Inaugural Belonging at Work Summit?

Big announcement! My consulting firm is hosting the inaugural Belonging at Work Online Summit taking place October 7 – 11, 2019, and we hope to see you there. The Summit has two primary goals. The first, create an accessible learning experience where leaders, visionaries and change agents come together to network and support one other no matter their physical location. The second, equip participants with the confidence, knowledge, and strategies necessary to build intentional, inclusive workplace cultures where each person on the team is recognized, valued and feels a sense of belonging.

Leading up to the big event, we developed a 5-part blog series dedicated to exploring some of the Summit’s core themes. These themes include:

1.     Clarifying the meaning of radical inclusion

2.     Understanding the future of work

3.     Appreciating the role of allies, accomplices & co-conspirators

4.     Learning how to share your diversity story

5.     Engaging in self-care practice for DEI professionals

If you’re curious about exploring these topics, please make sure you’re a subscriber to the Belonging at Work Newsletter, as we’ll dive even deeper into each of these themes. You can also vote on which theme is most exciting in our private Facebook community. You can gain access to this community when you save your seat for the Summit here. Registration is FREE – yes you read that correct. All five days of the conference will be live streamed for free. This includes 1:1 interviews with today’s leading DEI practitioners, engaging broadcasts in our Facebook community, and a viewers choice awards.

While registration is free, the content is priceless. At the summit, you will have the opportunity to learn the art of storytelling to spark organizational change from pros like Joel Brown, to unravelling the topic of intersectionality with thought leaders like Bianca I. Laureano, to understanding how to avoid burnout with self-care & resiliency experts like Nkem Ndefo.

A full line-up of the Summit’s speakers may be found here. Over the next few days, we will continue to share exciting announcements about the full line-up of speakers offering inspiring, authentic and innovative ideas helping us pave the way to building belonging in our own workplaces.

Ready to join the #BelongingMovement? If so, be sure to take the following actions:

·       Save your seat for the summit here.

·       Share this opportunity with a colleague.

·       Follow the #BelongingMovement on Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, & Instagram.

Together, let’s serve as #BelongingChampions!

Rhodes Perry

Rhodes Perry is a nationally recognized expert on LGBTQ and social justice public policy matters, with two decades of leadership experience innovating strategy management, policy and program solutions for corporations, government agencies, and non-profit organizations. At his core, Rhodes is an entrepreneur, where he most recently established Rhodes Perry Consulting, LLC, a national diversity and inclusion consulting firm that uses an intersectional approach to collaborate with leaders on creating solutions in the practice areas of strategy management, issue advocacy, and stakeholder engagement. Previously, Rhodes founded the Office of LGBTQ Policy & Practice at the New York City Administration for Children’s Services, and prior to this assignment he served as the founding Director of Policy at PFLAG National where he led the policy strategy and advocacy efforts for the organization’s 350 chapters. He cut his teeth serving as a Program Examiner at the White House Office of Management & Budget, where he improved upon federal benefit programs designed to provide assistance to low-income communities. Rhodes earned a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Gender Studies from the University of Notre Dame, and obtained a Master of Public Administration from New York University.