Discovery Event

Discovery Event

Discovery Event

September 2-3, 2021
IMD NEXUS members only
The Future of D&I

Today, many Fortune 500 organizations are making visible progress on Equity, Inclusion and Diversity. Nevertheless, the 2020 health pandemic and economic downturn has resulted in younger employees, women and people of color being affect far more than others (WEF report 2020). This has led to outbursts of social unrest in 2020, and for many organizations to assess equity, fairness and inclusive leadership more openly. Organizations, teams, and individuals each play a clear role in addressing equity, diversity and inclusion, as well as fairness. This affects their brand, the community they operate in, employee engagement, and so much more.

In this  practice focused session, we will address the on-going important topic of biases, stereotypes, and micro-inequities, and add the conversation of Allyship and Advocacy.  We will hear via best practices and peer to peer exchanges what organizations, teams and individuals are doing to proactively address stereotypes and biases, coupled with allyship and advocacy, and how this combination accelerates inclusive, fair and equitable working environments.

Together, through interactive conversation, we will explore why addressing biases and fostering allies and advocates is so important for employees, customers, stakeholders and partners. We will discuss how to step up, visibly and verbally, and thereby enhance inclusive working environments, fairness and equity. Finally, we will discuss 5 tangible steps busy managers can adopt on a daily basis to embed inclusion and enhance inclusive leadership.


  • Refresh on our biases, stereotypes, micro-inequities and their impact on decision making
  • Understand the difference between allyship and advocacy and their importance for inclusion
  • Able to hear best practices to tackle biases at an organizational, team and individual level
  • Participate in peer to peer conversations about the many ways in which allyship and advocacy are fostered
  • Provide tangible steps to assist busy managers to deconstruct their biases and adopt advocacy

Target Audience:

  • Senior and middle leaders sponsoring Equity, Inclusion and Diversity initiatives
  • Leaders interested in improving their inclusive leadership of individuals and teams
  • COE leads of Talent, leadership development, and D&I as well as HRBPs


Coming soon!


Thursday – 09:00-12:00, Friday - 09:00-12:00



Thursday, September 2, 2021

Friday, September 3, 2021




*This event is reserved for members of IMD NEXUS and is credited as part of the organizations’ membership.

Contact Us

Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the IMD NEXUS team:

Email: [email protected]