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AFP SC, Piedmont Chapter Luncheon - Dialogue of Influences, Experiences and Worldviews: Leading with the Lens of Inclusion

June 15, 2017

WHEN: June 15, 2017
TIME: 11:45am - 1:00pm
LOCATION: Thornblade Club | 1275 Thornblade Blvd | Greer, SC 29650
Cost: $20 AFP or Together SC Member | $30 Non-Member 

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Dialogue of Influences, Experiences, and Worldviews: Leading with the Lens of Inclusion presented by Dr. Nika White, Vice President, Diversity and Inclusion, Greenville Chamber of Commerce

Being inclusion-minded is a leadership function. As such, leaders are encouraged to initiate opportunities to strengthen their inclusion muscle. Learning how to be an effective ally requires operating with a lens of inclusion and showing leadership in communication around socially complex issues. Individuals and organizations interested in becoming change agents must focus their efforts on becoming a part of the critical conversations that lead to value of human difference. This presentation will focus on the role funders/philanthropy plays in partnering with communities to create effective community engagement based on effective intercultural relationships. South Carolina’s growing diversity provides local leaders with an opportunity to strengthen their communities through courageous conversations, authentic engagement and social change. This interactive workshop is designed for nonprofit leaders and professionals who are ready to build more inclusive, welcoming organizations for those they serve and work with. Utilizing a values-based transformational leadership lens, you will leave with a concrete vision and action steps to strengthen your leadership legacy.

Learning Objectives:
• Understand and apply core values of diversity, equity and inclusion to your work
• Recognize the inherent worth and dignity of diverse populations and communities
• Identify your signature strengths that can be used when leading organizational change

Nika’s Bio: Nika White’s career spans 18 years serving as an accomplished marketing communications executive,  diversity and inclusion practitioner, economic development leader. White found inspiration through the intersection of business, diversity and leadership and has made this her niche. Her expertise is in delivering strategic diversity and intentional inclusion solutions. On August 1, 2012, she joined the Greenville Chamber as VP, Diversity and Inclusion after a national search. In this role, White collaboratively implements a diversity strategy for the chamber and designs and oversees initiatives that develop and promote inclusion of diverse businesses in the economic activities of Upstate SC. White demonstrates her influence in the marketplace and the community with awards like SC Career Woman of the Year, SC Black Pages Top 40 Under 40, Upstate Business Journal Who’s Who, 2015 US Small Business Association’s SC Minority Business Advocate of the Year, Greenville Business Magazine 50 Most Influential, Carolinas Virginia Minority Supplier Development Council MBA Advocate of the Year, and national recognition by The Network Journal as Top 40 Under 40 and Diversity MBA Magazine Top 100 Under 50 Executive Leaders.


This luncheon is sponsored by

Duke Energy 2017

This luncheon has been approved for one (1) continuing education hour for the CFRE.


Reserve your seat by Tuesday, June 13 at noon by registering here or emailing!  

Please arrive by 11:45 am to allow time for networking; the program will start promptly at noon. 


We look forward to seeing you there!