About the Session and Rhodes Perry
Executive Session – Beyond Lip Service: Getting Courageous, Mastering Proven Leadership Strategies, and Effectively Managing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at Work
Do you want to more effectively manage diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) at your organization, but find yourself struggling with where to start? Want to learn about the importance and necessity of building a more inclusive organization? Are you just generally confused about terminology and what diversity, equity, and inclusion mean? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then this facilitated discussion is especially for you. Together, we will create a brave space for executives interested in gaining greater awareness about themselves and their organizations, and to specifically understand why DEI is essential for the health and well-being of your organization, and how to effectively manage it. Participants will have an opportunity to learn about and discuss what DEI means, why these concepts are important, and how to manage them through a mini-lecture, small-and large group activities, and a self-assessment activity. Participants that develop empathy, awareness, and skills are more effective collaborators in creating an organization that is truly inclusive of the needs of different people, communities, and ideas, which has the potential to transform your organization into one that is more welcoming and inclusive. The topics discussed work particularly well with executives who would like to expand their knowledge and leadership skills.
About Rhodes Perry
Rhodes Perry, is an award winning social entrepreneur and a nationally recognized LGBTQ thought leader with nearly two decades of experience innovating solutions to complex LGBTQ diversity, equity, & inclusion challenges in large government, non-profit, and for-profit organizations. Rhodes is the founder and CEO of a global strategic management consultancy where he helps executives, HR, and diversity leaders build more inclusive and equitable organizations through executive coaching, mentorship, consulting, and public speaking engagements. Rhodes also hosts the podcast, The Out Entrepreneur, a weekly program offering mentorship to LGBTQ entrepreneurs, and those aspiring to take the entrepreneurial leap. Formerly, Rhodes founded the Office of LGBTQ Policy & Practice at the New York City Administration for Children’s Services, and previously served as the founding Director of Policy at PFLAG National. He cut his teeth serving as a Program Examiner at the White House Office of Management & Budget working on health and human services programs designed to support low-income communities. Rhodes earned a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Gender Studies from the University of Notre Dame, and a Master of Public Administration from New York University. He spends his free time bicycling world-wide and hanging out with his family in Portland, Oregon.
Rhodes Perry Consulting
Rhodes Perry Consulting (RPC) is a global strategic management firm helping executives, HR, and diversity leaders build more inclusive and equitable organizations through executive coaching, mentorship, done for you consulting, and public speaking engagements. The firm is led by Rhodes Perry, an award winning social entrepreneur and a nationally recognized LGBTQ thought leader with two decades of experience innovating solutions to complex diversity, equity, & inclusion (DEI) management challenges in large government, non-profit, and for-profit organizations. RPC offers specific solutions to support leaders ready to deepen their practice around managing DEI programs and initiatives, and offers an exclusive mentorship program for HR and diversity leaders looking for results in creating more inclusive cultures for LGBTQ stakeholders.