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Inclusion- A Matter of Value

<p class="MsoNormal" style="mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto;line-height:normal"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif;mso-fareast-font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;">This session is approved for two SCECH (State Continuing Education Clock Hours).&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto;line-height:normal"><span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif;">MACAE is proud to offer this first in our new "Empower Hour" Series dedicated to discussions on inclusion, equity and parity in work and learning spaces.</span><br></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto;line-height:normal"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif;mso-fareast-font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;">This session will focus on inclusion as a value-adding mechanism. Topics would include: Inclusion as performance enhancer, especially the link between inclusivity and empowerment; The external value of inclusion (reputation, approachability, …); Personal (humanistic) value innate to inclusivity.&nbsp;&nbsp;Participants will walk away with continuing considerations on how to improve the institutions and organizations they are a part of.&nbsp;&nbsp;<o:p></o:p></span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt;line-height: normal"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif;mso-fareast-font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;">We are proud to welcome David Rowell as our keynote speaker! David Rowell is a career facilitator, instructor, consultant, and author.<o:p></o:p></span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt;line-height: normal"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif;mso-fareast-font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;">&nbsp;<o:p></o:p></span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt;line-height: normal"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif;mso-fareast-font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;">For many years he was an instructor for the US federal government, where he taught diversity, leadership, team building, and women’s leadership across the United States and internationally. Here, David was also a diversity program leader serving as the chair of a national diversity council, leading a national working group for gender equality, and serving as a Diversity Ambassador in the area of LGBTQ.<o:p></o:p></span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt;line-height: normal"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif;mso-fareast-font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;">David has worked very closely with large international organizations in promotion of gender mainstreaming and gender equality principles. In this work he assisted in developing international gender policy, gender programs, and conducted women’s leadership workshops.<o:p></o:p></span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt;line-height: normal"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif;mso-fareast-font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;">&nbsp;<o:p></o:p></span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto;line-height:normal"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif;mso-fareast-font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;">As the founder of Parity Consulting, David continues his work in these areas for both public and private organizations. David is also an associate consultant for Fowlkes Consulting, a leading global firm that specializes in LGBTQ+ issues.<o:p></o:p></span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto;line-height:normal"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif;mso-fareast-font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;">David is a sought-after blogger on the topics of diversity, gender, LGBTQ+ issues, team building, and leadership. David’s book Value and Voice – Solutions to Organizational Gender Balance,&nbsp;lays out an undisputable case for organizational ‘gender balance’. The book presents the issues of gender balance in the workplace, makes clear the tremendous value of gender balance, and most importantly pinpoints actions that can be taken to obtain ‘balance’.&nbsp;<o:p></o:p></span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto;line-height:normal"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif;mso-fareast-font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;">David is a published author and more information can be found at: <o:p></o:p></span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="background-image: initial; background-position: initial; background-size: initial; background-repeat: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial;"> </p><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif"><a href="https://www.amazon.com/Value-Voice-Solutions-Organizational-Balance/dp/1725753723">https://www.amazon.com/Value-Voice-Solutions-Organizational-Balance/dp/1725753723</a><span style="color:#333333"><o:p></o:p></span></span></p>

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