DEI December | Live Webinar Series

DEI December

Tuesday & Thursdays, 2 December – 16 December

12 p.m ET/ 9 a.m PT

Join OpenSesame and over a thousand other learning and organizational development professionals for a series of powerful workshops from diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) thought leaders, workplace advocates, and our own OpenSesame elearning course publishers. Session speakers include Harvard, TED, Emberin, National Vision, and Blinkist.

Interested in registering but can’t make the sessions LIVE? Register anyways to receive all recordings and slides after each live webinar. See you there.

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Thursday, December 2, 2021

Ellen Bailey | Harvard

Vice President, Diversity and Culture

Speaker Bio

Ellen Bailey is the Vice President, Diversity and Culture at Harvard Business Publishing, where for nine years, she has executed the Diversity & Inclusion strategy for the organization. In addition, she has 20 years of experience in consulting, instructional design, and training facilitation, most recently with AchieveGlobal. She regularly publishes expert briefs and blog posts on topics such as D&I, the multigenerational workforce and the future workforce, and is a frequent host, contributor, and speaker on podcasts and webinars.

Tuesday, December 7, 2021

Nikiis Doherty | National Vision

Manager of Culture, Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Philanthropy.

Speaker Bio

Nikiis Doherty serves as the Manager for Culture, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion and Philanthropy at National Vision. Nikiis brings over 15 years of corporate experience and has worked in the DEI space for 5 years. Prior to joining National Vision, Nikiis led program management on diversity and inclusivity initiatives with Google, Coca-Cola and Lexus/Toyota. Nikiis holds a Diversity & Inclusion certificate from Cornell University and a master’s degree in Human Resources Management from Argosy University.

Thursday, December 9, 2021

Mertcan Uzun | Blinkist

Head of Talent Acquisition and Diversity and Inclusion

Speaker Bio

Mertcan Uzun works in the People & Culture team at Blinkist. Before joining the startup world, Mertcan was in academia researching labor market discrimination. Now, Mertcan is trying to make today’s workplace liveable for everyone, regardless of their inherent or acquired backgrounds. This is Mertcan’s biggest passion and goal in life.

Tuesday, December 14, 2021

Kayla Nalven | TED

Director of Content Experience, TED@Work

Speaker Bio

Kayla Nalven currently serves as Director of Content Experience for TED@Work. Kayla oversees content strategy and content creation for TED@Work. Prior to joining TED, she worked on the Content team at Sesame Street (Sesame Workshop) developing topic-specific, multimedia initiatives targeted to parents and preschool providers. Kayla holds a B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley and is a Master’s candidate in the Cognitive Science in Education program at Teachers College, Columbia University.

Thursday, December 16, 2021

Tara Cooper | OpenSesame

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Consultant

Speaker Bio

Tara Cooper has over 2 decades of experience addressing issues of equity, diversity, and inclusion. She has worked collaboratively with organizations to build skills, strategies, and capacity to advance and sustain equity and inclusion at every level of the organization. In addition to her professional experience in advancing equity, she also holds a master’s degree in intercultural communications and is currently completing her doctorate in adult learning and leadership.