Virtual Summit 2020


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Kevin Carter (He/Him/His)

Principal Strategist-Innovation and Technology at The Winters Group

"The Physiology of Inclusion"

Presentation Date and Time - TBD

Presentation Description:

Executives, administrators, and managers face the difficult challenge of leading organizations and teams through economic uncertainty, increased competition, and growing polarization in society. The Winters Group, Inc. has identified that being an inclusive leader requires not only technical skills, and competency, but also The Physiology of Inclusion. The Physiology of Inclusion (TM) is a whole-body system and two-part approach to assess and raise your resilience, curiosity, and empathy so that you can lead inclusively and maintain your physical, emotional, and mental health, as well as how your organization can support. POI details how six components, sleeping, eating, exercising, thinking, being, and interacting, can be nurtured to improve your resiliency, curiosity, and empathy. The Physiology of Inclusion includes a voluntary assessment and questionnaire, models, and exercises participants can use to enhance their ability to lead diverse teams.



The Physiology of Inclusion is particularly helpful for leaders who want to foster an inclusive culture and individuals who are addressing the stress, emotional toll, and self-doubt common to being a minority within a majority culture.


Participants will:

1. Use a questionnaire regarding the POI elements to address emotional fatigue, negative self talk, establishing boundaries, etc.

2. Learn practical tips to improve their resiliency, curiosity, and empathy. The session will include the opportunity for participants to develop and discuss their action plan

3. Complete models and exercises to lead more inclusively. The session will consist of many opportunities for participants to complete and discuss the material individually and within table groups.



Kevin A. Carter (Pronouns: He | Him | His) is a principal strategist for The Winters Group, Inc. His specialty is diversity, inclusion, and equity (DEI) strategy development, knowledge transfer, and coaching. He helps companies address Diversity & Inclusion challenges and opportunities such as changing demographics, attracting and retaining top talent, next-generation leadership development, and workplace collaboration. He focuses on delivering relevant knowledge, customized strategies, and measurable results.

Kevin has more than 25 years of experience as a diversity leader for companies such as Safeco Insurance, BP, and Campbell Soup. He is a licensed administrator of The Intercultural Development Inventory® (IDI®), LIFO® (Life Orientation) and InnerAlly® assessments.

Kevin holds a BA, Cum Laude in Philosophy and Public Affairs from Vanderbilt University and an MBA in Finance from the Case Western Reserve University Weatherhead School of Management. He was one of Diversity MBA Magazine’s Top 100 Executives Under 50 and Crain’s Cleveland 40 under 40 Club. He has received fellowships from the German Marshall Memorial Fund and Alfred P. Sloan Foundation and is a recipient of the NBMBAA H. Naylor Fitzhugh Award of Excellence.