2018 Diversity & Inclusion Insight Lab2018-03-21T15:17:38+00:00

March 14th (9am-5pm), 2018
Hyatt Regency Santa Clara

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Shape the Future of Diversity & Inclusion

You’ve been to other D&I conferences. You’ve learned why Diversity and Inclusion initiatives are important, but you’re ready for more: more research, more case studies, more progress.

If you’re ready to tackle the next level of implementing a Diversity and Inclusion strategy, NeuroLeadership Institute Insight Labs allow you to problem solve with pioneers in the industry and your peers to learn and advance the field in a highly interactive learning experience.

Uncover the science and the case studies that go beyond the why and get actionable insights for the how.

Four Questions Answered at this D&I Event

Why does D&I really matter and how do we know when it is working?

How do we focus whole organizations on the right habits that drive change?

How do we put in place the right technology and other systems to sustain change?

What is truly next in D&I?

2018 Agenda

8:00 - 9:00 AM

Registration & Breakfast

9:00 - 9:15 AM

Welcome and Introduction

9:15 - 10:30 AM

What's Next? From Awareness to Change

  • Learn how Priorities, Habits, and Systems are the keys to effective Diversity and Inclusion Strategies
  • Evaluate your strategy using NLI’s new D&I Maturity Model
  • Hear from industry leaders as they share breakthroughs getting from awareness to change

Panel: Damien Hooper-Campbell, Jonathan McBride, Dr. David Rock, Khalil Smith, and Dr. Jay Van Bavel

10:30 - 11:00 AM

Networking Break

11:00 - 12:15 PM

How We Look, How We Think, When it Matters

  • Discover what neuroscience has to say about the harmonious role of identity diversity (e.g. how we look) and cognitive diversity (e.g. how we think)
  • Understand how different types of diversity play a significant role in building and maintaining smarter teams
  • Engage in robust debate and dialogue as you work through ways to engage the right diversity, at the right times

Panel: Dr. Jacqui Grey, Joanne Lipman, Weston McMillan, and Dr. Valerie Purdie Greenaway

12:15 - 1:30 PM


1:30 - 2:30 PM

Winning Strategies: What Truly Works and Why

  • Work together to uncover winning strategies around change, recruitment, gaining buy-in, and mitigating bias
  • Unearth how to have conversations that have true impact
  • Create real-time strategies for creating lasting change in your company

Panel: Eric Dziedzic, Shawna Ferguson, Dr. Heidi Grant, and Mary Slaughter

2:30 - 3:00 PM

Networking Break

3:00 - 4:15 PM

Gender, Power, and the Brain

  • Dig into the latest research about the role of gender in the workplace
  • Unpack the intersection of gender and power, through the lens of neuroscience
  • Learn how powerful people see the world, and how to use that to your organization’s D&I benefit

Panel: Cathy Campbell, Dr. Heidi Grant, Khalil Smith, and Dr. Tessa West

4:15 - 4:30 PM

Closing Comments

4:30 - 5:30 PM

Cocktail and Networking Hour

Presenters Include

Cathy Campbell

Senior Global Diversity & Inclusion Manager


Eric Dziedzic

Director, Diversity & Inclusion


Shawna Ferguson

Managing Director of Global Diversity & Inclusion

Wellington Management

Dr. Heidi Grant

Global Director of Research & Development

NeuroLeadership Institute

Dr. Jacqui Grey

Managing Director, Europe

NeuroLeadership Institute

Damien Hooper-Campbell

Chief Diversity Officer


Joanne Lipman

Author, Journalist

Jonathan McBride

Global Head of Inclusion & Diversity


Weston McMillan

Director, Leadership Development & Effectiveness


Dr. Valerie Purdie Greenaway

Columbia University

NLI Senior Scientist

Dr. David Rock


NeuroLeadership Institute

Mary Slaughter

Executive Vice President, Global Practices and Consulting

NeuroLeadership Institute

Khalil Smith

Practice Lead, Diversity & Inclusion

NeuroLeadership Institute

Dr. Jay Van Bavel

New York University

NLI Senior Scientist

Dr. Tessa West

New York University

NLI Senior Scientist

Space is Limited - Register Today


Santa Clara, CA Hyatt Regency
March 14th, 2018
9 AM – 5:00 PM PDT

Breakfast and lunch provided.

Registration is closed.

To learn more about benefits and pricing of corporate membership, please contact members@neuroleadership.com.

What Participants Say About NLI Events

“NeuroLeadership is the single most exciting development in world of organizational and leadership science today.”

“The opportunity to engage, collaborate with others, and pick up useful insights was truly an energizing experience.”

“Awesome brain power in the room. Openness to connecting.”

“Clever overall design for learning. World class experts.”

“Great insights on how to make my organization better.”

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