new date: october 2, 2020

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Welcome

Westbridge Solutions is delighted to partner with GUIDE, Inc. to present the 2020 Global Fluency Summit!  Our theme for this year’s Summit is “Inclusion, Allyship & Belonging: Building Community and Cultivating Corporate Culture.” 

SUMMIT POSTPONEMENT DUE TO CDC RECOMMENDATIONS REGARDING COVID-19 VIRUS

 We hope that you are all doing well! At Westbridge Solutions, the safety and security of our Summit attendees and our staff are our highest priorities.  As the situation regarding COVID-19 continues to unfold, Westbridge Solutions is making adjustments to adhere to the latest CDC guidelines. As of March 15, 2020, the most recent CDC guideline states the following “ CDC recommends that for the next 8 weeks, organizers cancel or postpone in-person events that consist of 50 people or more throughout the U.S.” 

 Therefore, the 2020 Global Fluency Diversity & Inclusion Summit will be POSTPONED until October 2, 2020.     

Please continue to check this page, as we will post the new date very soon. We thank you for your patience!

  

In the meantime, we recommend following the CDC’s guidelines on the daily practice of everyday preventive actions to keep our community and yourself healthy:

  • Stay home when you are sick,  except to receive medical care
  • Cover your coughs and sneezes with a tissue (then throwing the tissue into the trash can)
  • Wash hands often with soap and water for, at least, 20 seconds.
  • Avoid touch eyes, nose and  mouth.
     

join us on october 2, 2020!

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Where

Where

Where

 Join us for this highly-anticipated event to explore a range of topics, while creating a culture of inclusion and belonging.  Atlanta Tech Park is a fantastic place to build community, while engaging in fun and informative discussions. This is why we knew this would be the perfect venue to host our Summit! Come join us at 107 Technology Parkway, in the beautiful city of Norcross, GA!

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What

Where

Where

Diversity and inclusion as a leadership function is vital for professional and personal development. A diverse, inclusive workplace and society doesn’t just happen. Huge demographic shifts are happening that impact our business models and require a new way of conducting business to ensure community prosperity.

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Who

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Who

As our theme for the Summit is " Inclusion, Allyship & Belonging: Building Community and Cultivating Corporate Culture," this Summit is full-day event filled with inspiration, encouragement, challenges and connections - all presented in an immersive learning environment. Attendees will enrich their lives and businesses by taking advantage of this unique opportunity to hone their skills as authentic, intentional diversity leaders.

summit agenda

  

Morning Session

8:30-8:50 AM: Breakfast, Registration & Activities


8:50-9:00 AM: Kendra Washington-Bass, PhD., Morning Greeting


9:00-9:45 AM: Tonia Morris, Morning Keynote

"Building a Generational Inclusive Workforce Where Everyone Wins"


10:00-10:45 AM: Jessica Andrews-Wilson

"Turning to One Another: Conversations to Restore Hope"  


10:45-11:15: AM Networking Event


11:15-12:00 PM: Breakout Session #1

- Alonzo Kelly

" Nigrescence, Multiple Self Theory, and Identity; Understanding The Consequences of Hypercorrecting In Order To Belong"

  

- Dawn Christian

" Building Your Belonging BOD (Board of Directors): Advocacy, Allyship and Building a Culture of Inclusion in a Global Workplace "

 

- Andrea Garcia, CMI-Spanish

"Self-Care and Healthy Boundaries for Service Providers"


Afternoon Session

12:15-1:00 PM: Miranda Madar, Afternoon Keynote


1:15-2:00 PM: Breakout Session #2

- Blake Jones

"The Blueprint Expert"


- Michael Davis, PhD.

" Using Your Privilege to Provide Space and Challenge Systems"


-  Karen Hills Pruden, PhD.

"Veterans, Retirees and the Overqualified: The Hidden Gems to Surpassing Your Strategic Goals and Objectives Tied to Diversity"


Breakout Session #3, 2:15-3:00 PM:

- Marcelo Cedeno, CHI-Spanish

"Vicarious Trauma at Work"


- Dani Lee Harris, PhD.

"Interconnectedness: The Oneness We All Share"


- Anya Enright, CHI-Russian

"Best Practices for Cultural Competence Within the Corporate Setting" 


3:00-3:30 PM: Raffle, Closing Activities & Remarks


Our PartnerS

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GOLD SPONSOR

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SILVER SPONSOR

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table sponsors

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become a sponsor

We are committed to the charge of diversity & inclusion becoming

the standard to strengthen and impact our communities. As a means to that end, we invite you to consider becoming a Sponsor for this event. Various Sponsorship levels are available. Download our Sponsorship Form to learn more about our Sponsorship packages.

Sponsorship Form 2020 (pdf)

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Hotel Information

Download information for our partnering hotels, discount code for our room blocks and shuttle service to and from the Summit.

Hotel Information (pdf)

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Questions About the summit?

Contact Us!

The Global Fluency Summit

(678) 856-7941

Hours

Open today

09:00 am – 05:00 pm