Nicole Lance is the CEO of Lance Strategies and the Managing Partner of Extraordinary Balance. A women’s leadership development expert, facilitator, executive coach, speaker, strategic planner, and promoter of self-care, she is passionately committed to helping organizations and individuals succeed in reaching - and reaching beyond - their goals. Leaning on her extensive non-profit, local government, and private sector experience, Nicole translates easily between industries to provide exceptional value and high levels of return-on-investment for her clients.

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FROM DANGEROUS DISCOURSE TO EXTRAORDINARY ENGAGEMENT: CHANGING THE CONVERSATION ON INCLUSION

Diversity is a fact. Inclusion is a choice. If 2020 has taught us anything, it's that it's important to take a good, hard, long look at how we are doing business and truthfully examine how to do business better. Inclusion has moved beyond a buzzword and is now an expectation of our communities, our organizations, and our teammates. As elected officials, it is incumbent upon us to ask and effectively answer two questions: "Who else needs to be included in our conversations?" and "How can we effectively engage them?" This session will give you a new personal lens into conversations around diversity, equity, and inclusion, and it will equip you with specific strategies for changing how you do business to be more inclusive.