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Change SIG: 9/24/21 Race Matters: Courageous Conversations - Mike Brown & Asila Calhoun

  • 09/24/2021
  • 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM
  • ZOOM LINK and Handout to be sent 9/23/2021
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Race Matters:  Courageous Conversations (8:30-10:30 - bring your own coffee/tea and snacks).

Are you struggling to know what to say to your team on the topics of race, diversity, ethnicity, and equity? Do you find yourself paralyzed by the subject of racism?

If you’re unsure of what to say, what questions to ask, and how to listen better as a leader and an ally, join Mike Brown & Asila Calhoun for the TODN Change SIG, where you'll learn techniques for having better conversations with your employees, peers, clients, and more. 

In this interactive session, you will lean into the vulnerability required to get comfortable with discomfort in a safe and collaborative environment.

We look forward to being together and learning from one another.

--- The Change SIG is continuing our addition of a charity selected by the speakers on racism, diversity, ethnicity, and equity, as a way you can appreciate speakers affected by one or more of those issues. This month Mike Brown and Asila Calhoun both enthusiastically chose Ron Brown Scholars Program.
--- When I went out to their website and read about some of the Scholars, I was amazed at what this program is accomplishing. You might want to read about Playwright Katori Hall (RBS 1999) Featured on NPR if you are a woman, a writer/playwriter, or a Tina Turner fan.
--- Please consider a donation to Ron Brown Scholars Program to appreciate Asila Calhoun and Mike Brown for the work they are doing in creating space for us and so many others to have more courageous conversations.
--- If you haven’t already appreciated last month's SIG program, you may want to donate to Micah J. Wonjoon Jessel’s gofundme for adding new scenarios to his Empathable free demo. https://walkintheshoe.com/contact.


Mike Brown (he/him), Silver Eagle, LLC, Human Resources
Mike is a versatile, collaborative, results-driven Executive Coach, HR Consultant, Facilitator, Trainer, Change Leader, Career Coach, and Speaker who applies his experience in HR as a strategic tool for business and organizational success, as well as growth through coaching. He is a relationship builder and straight talker who uses both to guide leaders and teams to become more inclusive, efficient and effective in business and beyond.

Mike’s work fosters an environment of trust, open communication, continuous learning, and personal development for people at all levels and points in their career. He is passionate about diversity and inclusion, serving, recognizing others and seeing people exceed their expectations of themselves.

Asila Calhoun, ACC, PHR, Leadership Coach (she/her)
Leadership Coach & Principal at Calhoun Coaching & Consulting

I believe in setting up new leaders for success by providing them with coaching for their development. How do I do this? I created a successful 6-month coaching program for new managers, and I partner with organizations interested in investing in new managers with leadership coaching.

Ensuring new leaders have the tools and confidence to lead results in happier employees, lower turnover, better business results, and fewer morale and performance problems. A leader who has increased confidence in their role will make better decisions for clients and address personnel issues more quickly, yielding improved business results.

Contact me at asila@calhouncoaching.com if you're looking for increased productivity from your new leaders.

NOTE: Do you have an idea to polish or a presentation to try out? The Change SIG is looking for 2022 speakers.

For more information, contact SIG leaders, Mary Charles Blakebrough (919-656-9573) or Vickie Bevenour.

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