Upcoming events


Upcoming events

    • Friday, October 02, 2020
    • 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM (PDT)
    • Virtual on Zoom
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     ISPI SoCal Presents

    Virtual GEMS RoundTable: an ISPI SoCal Community of Practice This Month’s RoundTable: Four Ways Artificial Intelligence Will Shape the Future of Learning Technology

    Four Ways Artificial Intelligence Will Shape the Future of Learning Technology

    Join your colleagues as we meet virtually to read and discuss cutting-edge articles of interest to our discipline. Today's discussion will be inspired by an article entitled  Four Ways Artificial Intelligence Will Shape the Future of Learning Technology.  To benefit most, download and copy the article (in the red link) for your use during the session.

    Our Session Format:

    The RoundTable is an exciting approach that stimulates incredible conversation and insight around the topics and trends impacting our discipline. 

    We will read the selected piece aloud together for about 15 minutes.  Then for the next 45 minutes, we offer everyone in attendance equal time to share their thoughts and experiences on or around the topic. Come explore with us!

    The GEMS RoundTable format is provided by Sue Gabriele, President and Owner, Gabriele Educational Materials and Systems.

    Website:  www.gemslearning.net  Email:  sgabriele@gemslearning.net

    • Tuesday, October 06, 2020
    • 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM (PDT)
    • Zoom
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     ISPI SoCal Presents 
    COVID-19 Challenges for Learning and Performance Professionals Series: Interview with Suresh Radhakrishnan a Covid-19 Odyssey


     Suresh Radhakrishnan a Covid-19 Odyssey 

    our own Programs Co-Director and HR Practitioner, Suresh Radhakrishnan will share his experience of being caught in Covid Lockdown 2.0 in India for 145 days……and the challenges, adjustments, coping and lessons learned in the process.

    In this session, we will discuss how:

    • Suresh and his wife, an electrical engineer, continued to work remotely from 10,000 miles away
    • Balanced work, home, stress, mental health, exercise and entertainment…with a smile!
    • Got a handle on Managing - priorities, stress, communication and relationships
    • Learned to embrace the current reality, plan for the future and gain direction for a workplan – readjusting to Life in these United States!





    Radhakrishnan

    • Friday, October 23, 2020
    • 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM (PDT)
    • Zoom | Pacific Time (PDT)
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     ISPI SoCal Presents: Dr. Tameka Ellington
    Connecting Performance Improvement to Diversity Series



    Dr. Tameka Ellington, author of the book Textures and a curator of the exhibit (dis)ABLED BEAUTY.

    About the Author:

    Dr. Tameka Ellington, Associate Professor of Design at the Kent State University (KSU) Fashion School and Interim Assistant Dean for the College of the Arts. Her creative scholarship is inspired by African art and folklore. Her work has been shown internationally including two exhibitions in Beijing, China.  She publishes research in the discipline of social-psychological aspects of dress for African Americans and other minorities, such as people with disabilities. Her publications on hair have reached national and international recognition via peer-reviewed journals as well as dress and culture encyclopedias.   She has two upcoming projects which include an exhibition entitled, “TEXTURES: The History and Art of Black Hair,” opening at the KSU museum Fall 2021, and Dr. Ellington is also writing an anthology entitled, “Navigating the Black Hair Phenomenon in a White World,” being released Spring 2021. Dr. Ellington has 30+ scholarly presentations and 25+ non-academic keynote presentations. 

    Dr. Ellington has received numerous awards and recognitions for her work including her most recent: 2019 First Generation Advocate Award, 2018 Ohio Board of Trustees banquet awarded hosted by KSU’s Provost Diacon, 2017 Alumni Legacy Award, The Alumni Legacy Award is given annually to recognize an alumnus for their distinguished contributions and extraordinary service in the areas of diversity and social justice, 2017 International Textile and Apparel Association Rising Star Award, the 2016 Distinguished Faculty Service Award for her dedication to the advancement of her students and colleagues, and the 2015 Award for Outstanding Leadership in Student Access, Recruitment Retention and Success. She was also honored to have KSU President Warren congratulate her on her contributions during the state of the university address. 

    Dr. Ellington is also the CEO and Founder of the 1st Generation Revolutionaries movement. Not only is she an international acclaimed and awarded Educator and Scholar, Dr. Ellington is a Motivational Speaker, Professional Development Strategist, and 1st Generation Advocate. Dr. Ellington is the author of Make Fear Your Superpower, a witty and real memoir that speaks to the inner courage that we all possess. She is dedicated to helping others face their fears so that they can have the power to challenge their way of being. Her mantra is, “Revolutionize Your Thinking!”

    • Saturday, October 24, 2020
    • 9:00 AM (PDT)
    • Sunday, October 25, 2020
    • 5:00 PM (PDT)
    • Zoom | Pacific Time (PDT)
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                An ISPI SoCal Special Partnership
    Part of out Connecting Performance Improvement to Diversity Series


    Racial Equity Workshop Phase 1

    REI’s two-day Phase 1 training is designed to develop participants’ capacity for a deeper understanding of racism in its institutional and structural forms. Moving away from a focus on personal bigotry and bias, this workshop presents a historical, cultural, and structural analysis of racism. Topics covered include our fish/lake/groundwater analysis of structural racism; understanding and controlling implicit bias; race, poverty, and place; markedness theory; institutional power arrangements and power brokers; the importance of definitions of race and racism; history and legacy of race in American economic and policy development; racial identity and its interaction with institutional culture.

    Learn More About The Racial Equity Institute
    • Friday, November 20, 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 9:45 AM (PST)
    • Zoom | Pacific Time (PDT)
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     ISPI SoCal Presents: Sari Brody
    Connecting Performance Improvement to Diversity Series



    Sari Einy Brody, Consultant, Speaker and Executive Coach | Former Global Head of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion at Ingka Group (IKEA)

    About the Speaker:

    Sari Einy Brody has been working in the Equality, Diversity & Inclusion (ED&I) space for over 25 years, standing up for equality and fairness and sharing her passion for the topic by taking an activist role. Her approach to working with and benefiting from ED&I is holistic, aimed at making a positive impact on people’s lives, organizations, and society as a whole. 

    In her latest role as the Global Head of Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion at IKEA, Sari spearheaded the company’s transformation into a leader in equality. During her 20 years with IKEA, she introduced and launched ED&I throughout the company; provided strategic direction and a systematic approach for integrating the topic into the overall business strategy; established a worldwide network of over 80 ambassadors, who jointly developed the global strategy and implemented it, with a local flavor, in their respective countries; and collaborated with NGOs, governmental agencies and other corporations to share learning and together create a positive change in society. 

    Global Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Manager and a certified coach with ICF. Madrid, Spain Summary Global Equality, Diversity & Inclusion executive, with over 20 years of experience, working across cultures and geographies. Responsible for leading Ingka Group in its pursuit of Equality since 2001. Passionate about human rights and equality, interested in cultures and diversity. Work Experience Ingka Group. Global Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (ED&I) Manager. September 2012 - Present Providing strategic direction and a systematic approach for integrating ED&I into our business practices. Our Global approach is adaptable to the 32 countries in which we operate; thereby addressing the different needs of our160,000 co-workers, our customers and our communities. Together with the global ED&I team and a network of approximately 80 ambassadors from across the Ingka Group world, we lead the ED&I efforts, with the aim of creating a positive impact on people’s life at work and in society. IKEA North America Services, LLC. Talent Manager 2008 - August 2012 Responsible for national strategies and approaches for Recruitment, Competence development, Leadership Development, Succession and Cultural Diversity. IKEA North America Services, LLC. Leadership and Diversity Manager. 2001 - 2008

    • Friday, December 04, 2020
    • 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM (PST)
    • Zoom | Pacific Time (PDT)
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     ISPI SoCal Presents: Patricia Beach, author of The Art of Alignment
    Connecting Performance Improvement to Diversity Series



    Patricia Beach, author of The Art of Alignment

    • Friday, February 26, 2021
    • 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM (PST)
    • Zoom | Pacific Time (PDT)
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     ISPI SoCal Presents: Dr. Kim Tran
    Connecting Performance Improvement to Diversity Series



    Dr. Kim Tran 

    About the Author:

    Dr. Kim Tran is a facilitator, writer and organizer whose work centers a simple concept, “be the person you needed when you were younger.”

    In 2008, Kim was one of a handful of people who established the LGBTQ Youth Space, a therapeutic safe space for queer youth in the South Bay Area. In 2017, Kim was a core planner for Hai Ba Trung Organizing School for Organizing, a social justice incubator run by Viet Unity. In her consulting practice, she approaches organizational change from a practical, liberatory perspective. For over a decade, Kim has facilitated trans inclusion and racial equity trainings for a wide array of organizations including Stanford University, the United States Consulate and the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative. Kim holds a Ph.D in Ethnic Studies from UC Berkeley. Her writing has been featured in ViceTeen VoguePRI, and Ms. Magazine. She is currently writing a book manuscript titled: The End of Allyship: A New Era of Solidarity. 

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