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Presentation Details

In today's fast-paced workplaces where stress is escalating and innovation is key, fostering employee belonging is crucial for success. Research confirms that cultivating belonging minimizes burnout, enhances overall wellbeing, and sparks collaborative problem-solving.

Join our interactive session led by workplace culture consultant, Beth Ridley, and Learning and Development Innovation Leader at Goodwill Industries, Ann Newman, to gain step-by-step guidance to build a sustainable culture of belonging and drive leadership accountability for practicing inclusive behaviors.

After this session, you'll be able to:​​

  1. Seamlessly integrate inclusive behaviors into daily leadership practices and strengthen a sense of belonging among work teams and during meetings.

  2. Embed inclusive behaviors into leadership development, performance planning, and review processes to advance a culture of belonging to sustain transformative culture change within their organizations.

  3. ​Demystify belonging and apply best practices to gain insights and recommended survey questions for measuring belonging and the impact of embracing inclusive leadership behaviors in your workplace.


Speaker Bio:

Beth Ridley is a former corporate executive turned organizational transformation consultant, speaker and author. Beth combines 25 years of global leadership and management consulting experience with expertise in diversity and inclusion and positive psychology to partner with leaders to transform workplace cultures to better achieve their vision and goals. Beth’s work is featured in national publications and she frequently delivers keynotes and workshops at events around the world. Beth lives with her husband and three children in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.


Ann Newman is a senior executive at Goodwill Industries with 15+ years experience optimizing products, personnel and procedures to drive organizational excellence. As Goodwill's Learning and Development Innovation Leader, Ann impacts change by consulting and collaborating with company owners as well as frontline managers and employees.

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