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    • Friday, August 28, 2020
    • 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM (PDT)
    • Zoom

     ISPI SoCal Presents: Dr. Angela Clark Louque
    Connecting Performance Improvement to Diversity Series

    Dr. Angela Louque, Lead Author of Equity Partnerships: A Culturally Proficient Guide to Family, School, and Community Engagement

    In this ISPI SoCal Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion interview, Dr. Angela Clark Louque will guide participant through the equitable and foundational tenets of Cultural Proficiency Leadership and Equity.  

    Session Description:

    Without a doubt, leadership is desperately needed during this pandemic. Institutions - educational and organizational- are struggling to survive and looking for leadership to guide them through this phenomenon. Culturally Proficient Leadership is needed in K-12 schools, higher education, professional businesses, and organizations across the country in order to build diverse teams that are equity-focused and aware of implicit bias. Using the "inside-out" approach," Culturally Proficient Leaders can guide teams through the emerging need to respond effectively and proficiently to those who differ from them. The Culturally Proficient Model allows leaders to examine individual beliefs and behaviors, as well as the policies and practices at the organizational levels that enable effective cross-cultural, anti-racist interactions among employees, clients, and community. We must continue to acknowledge barriers and inequities, value diversity, manage the dynamics of difference, adapt to diversity, and shift towards institutionalizing cultural knowledge. This model is vital to the success of progressing towards equity-minded institutions, with Culturally Proficient Leadership guiding the way. 


    • Provide foundational tenets of the Cultural Proficiency Model: Barriers to Cultural Proficiency, the Cultural Proficiency Continuum, The Principles of Cultural Proficiency, and the Essential Elements of Cultural Proficiency.
    • Examine where participants as individuals are on the six-point Cultural Proficiency Continuum.
    • Guide participants in examining racial and cultural issues by identifying possible institutional barriers.
    • Learn about how to lead through a pandemic using the "inside-out approach" to leadership.

    About the Author:

    Dr. Angela Clark-Louque is Professor and past Department Chair of Educational Leadership and Technology at California State University, San Bernardino. She co-authored the newly published book (2019), Equity Partnerships, A culturally Proficient Guide to Family, School, and Community Engagement.  In her career, she has served as Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, Director of Graduate Studies, Department Chair of Doctoral Studies, Director of Educational Administration, and Director of Teacher Education. Her leadership has focused on urban educational leadership, developing organizational and community engagement capacity, and building a culture of equity.  Prior to these roles, she served as a CalWorks and EOPS counselor and mathematics faculty at the community college level, and as an administrator and mathematics, social sciences, and band instructor at the high school level.

    Dr. Clark-Louque earned her Doctorate in Educational Leadership from Pepperdine University, a Master of Arts in Counseling from Loyola Marymount University (LMU) and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).  

    She is a recipient of the Transformational Leadership Consortium Award, Outstanding Faculty in Research and Scholarly Activities, Outstanding Faculty in Instructionally-Related Activities, and is a graduate of the Thomas Lakin Institute for Mentored Leadership, a national network of African American Community College CEOs. She has served as the Committee Chair of Political Activism for the NAACP and served on the Los Angeles Committee of Honor for the Freedom’s Sisters exhibit and tour at the Simon Wiesenthal’s Museum of Tolerance, which pays homage to a group of extraordinary African American women who have shaped the spirit and substance of civil rights in America.

     #improvement, #learning, #performance, #diversity #pandemic #ISPI #ISPISoCal

    • Tuesday, September 01, 2020
    • 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM (PDT)
    • Zoom
     ISPI SoCal Presents 
    COVID-19 Challenges for Learning and Performance Professionals Series: Interview with  Elizabeth Nachman, Global Learning Leader & Consultant

    Elizabeth Nachman, Global Learning Leader & Consultant

    In this ISPI SoCal Challenges Interview, Elizabeth Nachman will share how to be inspired to lead the change your organization needs to create a program that builds star performers!  You will discover how a tiny passion spawned an innovative collaboration that drove creation of a program to build star performers. She will discuss how to create a cutting edge, yet highly practical program, to in turn build self-confidence and awareness and ultimately, excellent leadership and corporate success.

    In this session, you will hear about:

    • Real-world examples of how mindfulness and EQ techniques naturally develop people
    • Inspiration to start “small” but have a huge impact
    • Motivation to dream big and have a profound effect on your organization’s impact and culture

    Elizabeth is a global learning leader and consultant to both Fortune 500 and start-up companies with a strong track record of leadership in highly technical and emotional intelligence programs to drive business success. With a unique blend of strong strategic leadership skills, analytical approach and superior interpersonal skills, her passion is building teams that deliver targeted learning programs to drive corporate success.

    Elizabeth brings more than 20 years of experience developing creative and innovative learning programs to companies--whether high-tech or high-touch or both. She understands the importance of making sure everyone-- from the customer service rep on the phone to the AI analyst building solutions for customers to the CEO--has the skills they need to be personally and professionally successful. 

    • Friday, September 25, 2020
    • 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM (PDT)
    • Zoom
     ISPI SoCal Presents: Crystal Kadakia
    Connecting Performance Improvement to Diversity Series

    Crystal Kadakia, Coauthor of 

    Designing for Modern Learning: Beyond ADDIE and SAM

    In this ISPI SoCal Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion interview, Crystal Kadakia will discuss a model to design transformative learning that intentionally seeks differences and creates inclusivity. She will also discuss tips from her new book: Designing for Modern Learning: Beyond ADDIE and SAM.

    Crystal is a future of work thought leader, examining the intersection of inclusion and digital cultural competency, as in her talk Beyond Diversity: Inclusion to Innovation.

    Session Description:

    There’s no question - the Learning & Development industry has struggled to evolve for modern learning needs and change performance. We see it everywhere – in turnover numbers that link back to lack of learning opportunities, all the way to poor perception of L&D opportunities on engagement surveys. We analyzed the shifts that have taken place from the Industrial Age to what is emerging in the Digital Age. What we found is that L&D’s traditional design models are based on outdated assumptions. Learning is no longer limited to one time, one place, and one target audience. The ‘Learning Cluster Design Model’ is based on our new call for L&D: to shift our job towards providing a variety of learning assets across the flow of work for a specific desired behavior change back on the job, while acknowledging more than one target audience. This model is gaining exponential momentum in light of remote working environments and a need for greater inclusion. 


    • Understand the simple problems that have held L&D back from being effective in a Digital Age.
    • Support performance by learning a rigorous way to design a ‘learning cluster’ of multiple assets across the workflow.
    • Learn how it’s about more than e-learning as you convert to remote learning experiences.

    About the Author:

    Crystal Kadakia is a two-time TEDx speaker, organizational consultant, and author, known for asking the question, “What’s possible with different?”. With a focus on reframing and operationalizing culture, technology, and generation changes, Crystal steps beyond the traditional future of work conversations to inspire leaders to transform their businesses to thrive in this newly disrupted world. As a consultant, she helps clients reimagine people strategies in career development, learning culture, inclusion, leadership development, and employee engagement. Past clients include General Mills, Southern Company, Monster.com, Sierra Club, and other organizations. As a keynote speaker, Crystal has shared her message around the world for companies such as FedEx, Intel, Indeed, Nobu Hospitality, and Wells Fargo, where audience members have considered her performance “one of the most insightful presentations” they have experienced. Her books, Designing for the Modern Learner (ATD Press, 2020) and The Millennial Myth (Berrett-Koehler, 2017), tackle the status quo, and provide actionable insight. 

    Her accolades included Power 30 Under 30, CLO Learning in Practice, and ATD One to Watch award. Her academic background includes a bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering and a master’s in Organization Development.

    Originally from Austin, TX, she now lives in Atlanta, GA, with her husband Jeremy, where they love immersing in nature and cultural experiences.

    #diversity, #inclusion, #equity, #improvement, #learning, #performance, #instructionalDesign #ISPI #ISPISoCal


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