“Moving from Diversity to Inclusion: COVID 19 and Beyond."

September NOARK Membership Meeting

Categories: Membership Meeting

NOARK is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CP® or SHRM-SCP®. This program is valid for 1.00 PDCs for the SHRM-CP℠ or SHRM-SCP℠. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit shrmcertification.org.

This event is approved for HRCI credits

This Program has been approved for 1.00 HR (Business) recertification credit hours toward aPHR™, aPHRi™, PHR®, PHRca®, SPHR®, GPHR®, PHRi™ and SPHRi™ recertification through HR Certification Institute® (HRCI®).

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“Moving from Diversity to Inclusion: COVID 19 and Beyond."
Program Description: In our current climate, diversity and inclusion matter the most. We are in a situation where our employees, customers, and communities must remain connected. Covid-19 has bought many challenges but also tremendous opportunities to grow better and stronger together. This session will be practical and action-packed. 
This session will address the following: (Learning objectives)
1.  Foundational Terms of DEI
2.  Leading through Crisis: Bringing out the Best in Team

         DEI -Risk, Operations, & Values 

3.  New Normal Action Steps: Maintaining/Promoting Inclusion through uncertainty

Dr. “Bowtie” Todd Jenkins
Dr. Jenkins is the Founder of Bowtie Leadership and Development, Inc., a global training, consultation, and coaching firm with a focus on bringing diverse people together to increase individual or organizational productivity and performance. Dr. Jenkins has more than ten years of experience as managing partner and chief diversity and inclusion executive, trainer, and strategist. His portfolio includes clients from various non-profits, small businesses, colleges and universities, and large corporations such as WalMart Inc., Verizon, Coca-Cola Inc, Tyson Foods, Inc., Kellogg’s, AT&T, Deloitte, Inc, Black Hills Energy Inc., Facebook, American Airlines, Amazon, Google, and Starbucks to name a few. Also, as another “first,” he serves in the newly created senior role to lead a formal Global Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion initiative with CBRE @ Microsoft. Throughout his consulting firm and keynotes, he has spoken to large crowds with over 30, 000 people in Korea and multiple engagements across the globe in South America, North America, Asia, and Europe. Bowtie Leadership and Development, Inc, senior partners and team has a combined 65 years of experience in leadership development, diversity and inclusion, human resources, and training and development.

Dr. Jenkins is a proud alumnus of The University of South Carolina, where he graduated with high honors and received two undergraduate degrees, his Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Bachelor of Arts in Sociology. He earned his Master of Science from Illinois State University and a doctorate from the University of Arkansas. Additionally, Dr. Jenkins completed his post doctorate studies focus on “Leading Diverse Organizations” at Harvard University. Throughout his professional career, Dr. Jenkins serves on multiple boards in his local community, colleges and universities, and internationally through global organizations such as Rotary International.

Recently Dr. Jenkins was named a 2021 DEI Champion Awardee by the National Diversity and Leadership Council. In January 2020, Dr. Jenkins received recognition as a Top 25 Influencer in Business, along with names such as Doug McMillon, CEO of Walmart, state senators, and prestigious business leaders by Arkansas Money and Politics Magazine. In 2019, he was selected
as one of the Top 100 Diversity and Inclusion Executives under 50 by DiversityMBA magazine, "40 under 40" by Arkansas Business Journal, Top 12 of Ones to Watch by Celebrate Magazine in 2017, the Rodney Momon Award recipient, Paul Harris Fellow, and included in the "30 under 30" 2016 list of Top Minority-Owned Businesses. He has been featured and contributed to
several research, articles, and podcasts around building inclusion and engagement within organizations and communities.

Today he is known as Dr. “Bowtie Todd,” a trainer, consultant, motivational speaker, life coach, and conversationalist. He is a proud husband, author, servant leader, and conversationalist who believes in his philosophy "bowtie" it all together, serve and simply be a gift unto the world.

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