WHAT IS THE BLOOM INCLUSION SEMINAR? This innovative seminar provides an interactive experiential training for leaders who are ready to implement inclusion strategy in their organizations. Bloom offers an opportunity to enter into a design thinking training model with embedded time for reflection while testing potential solutions with colleagues and experts. Come prepared to be challenged, to learn, to grow, and to BLOOM!
WHO OFFERS BLOOM? Our trainers are experienced in organizational development, executive coaching, and equity solutions. They are culturally competent trained to create curriculum. Our Advisory Team supports the design, outreach, and strategic planning of BLOOM.
Our partnering organizations are the curators of BLOOM; Social Designs Consulting, Deftable, and Professional Business Cultures.
Why is the BLOOM Inclusion Seminar so unique?
Great question! The seminar is developed for intermediate professionals seeking an experience to take their inclusion work to the next level. We dive right into the inclusion tools and tactics in the workplace that appeal to the problems you are facing.
How do we know your problems? Easy. We ask before you arrive and craft the experience for you. Experienced consultants craft a design-thinking model to challenge your innovation. And yes, this happens in 5 impactful hours.
Frequently Asked Questions
What should I expect by attending Bloom?
There will be one hour of intentional instruction about inclusion in the workplace and how to utilize inclusion tools for impact. Afterwards, roll up your sleeves for a design-thinking model of learning and experimenting with potential solutions for your organization’s inclusion issues. There will be trained consultants giving one-on-one attention to you and your ideas and solutions.
Who should attend Bloom?
Everyone is welcome. We haven’t met anyone yet who didn’t benefit from learning more about inclusion. Bloom, however, is designed specifically for leaders and teams with responsibilities for inclusion in their organizations. They will benefit the most from Bloom because Bloom will give them an opportunity to actually work on their organization’s inclusion efforts with consultants and with each other. They will get feedback on ideas and plans, learning from experience what works and what might need fresh thought.
Bloom is described as an “inclusion” seminar. How is that different from a seminar about “diversity and inclusion”?
Diversity refers to the similarities and differences among people. It is the demographic mix. Inclusion refers to the environment where that diversity or demographic mix can maximize its effectiveness. Bloom is focused on helping organizations foster inclusion so they can reap the full potential of the diversity within their organizations.
How do I convince my employer that it will be worth it for me to attend Bloom?
First, make sure your employer understands that Bloom is a different type of seminar. You will actually be working on your organization’s inclusion efforts while at Bloom. You won’t just be listening to information. Next, you might remind your employer of recent studies, like the McKinsey study showing that companies that capitalize on racial and ethnic diversity are 35% more likely to have financial returns above their industry medians. You could also point out that by 2025, 75% of those in the workforce will be millennials, post-millennials, or Generation Z, and the people in those generations prioritize diversity and inclusion when evaluating where to work.
How can I become a sponsor, supporter, vendor, or exhibitor?
We are custom designing opportunities to best partner with each sponsor, supporter, vendor and exhibitor. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will find a mutually beneficial way to involve you in Bloom.
Registration and Costs
How do I register?
What is the registration deadline?
Unless the event sells out earlier, registrations will be accepted up to 10 days before the event.
What is the cost to attend?
The fee to attend Bloom is $199 for participants.
Are discounts available?
Yes, upon request.
Groups: Inclusion initiatives within organizations are often more successful when there is a team of leaders working together. To support and encourage teams to attend together.
What if I sign up but I’m unable to attend?
Contact: Email email@example.com to let us know if you are no longer able to attend.
Transfer: We can transfer your ticket to another person within your organization as long as those arrangements are made in advance.
Refund: You will receive a full refund if you provide notice of cancellation 30 days prior to the event.
When is the event?
Bloom will be held Thursday, October 3, 2019 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM.
Will food be provided?
A full breakfast with coffee, tea, and juice will be provided starting at 8:00 AM. Lunch is served to all participants at 12:30 PM. If you have a food allergy, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
What should I wear?
Wear whatever you would wear to work normally or step down to business casual. We want you to be comfortable. Consider bringing a sweater if you tend to get chilly in event/conference settings.
What should I bring?
Business cards: There will be opportunities for networking from 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM, while in your design-thinking groups, and at the close of the seminar.
Ideas and Plans: There will be opportunities to work on your organizations inclusion ideas and plans. Spend some time in advance thinking about your organization and its goals so you can make the most of the facilitated design thinking portion of the morning.
Will there be WiFi available?
Yes, our venue provides access to the Internet via WiFi.
I’m traveling from out of town, where should I stay?
Greensboro’s Convention and Visitors Bureau provides great information about places to stay in Greensboro, as well as other things to do while you are in town. https://www.visitgreensboronc.com/