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Inclusion Series

Jun 06 11:00 AM - Jun 27, 2023 12:00 PM
Jun 06, 2023 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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Inclusion Series Dates: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

  • June 6
  • June 13
  • June 20
  • June 27 

The No Nonsense Experience (NNE)™: Diversity, Inclusion, and Bias Workshop 
This four-week 1-hour No Nonsense Virtual Experience (NNE)™ is a deep dive into Diversity, Inclusion, and Bias. During this NNE you will be introduced to the Diversity, Inclusion, and Bias (DIBs)™ Model which undergirds much of the work we do. In each week of the Four-Week Experience, participants will be provided with homework or prework that serves as prompts and the foundation for in-session discussions. Attendees will be placed into cohorts of 8 people that meet for 60 minutes, once a week, for 4 weeks. Trained facilitators will guide participants toward building comfort, strength, and strategies for change, in partnership with their cohort. This cohort learning model challenges and supports professionals as they engage with others in sometimes sticky and difficult conversations. We utilize a ‘no nonsense’ approach to create an environment that allows participants to grow while feeling “The RIGHT Kind of Uncomfortable”. 

Participants will learn: 

  • Diversity, Inclusion, and Bias (DIBs Big 9™) model in a Case Study Format 
  • Heightened ability to engage in challenging and uncomfortable discussions 
  • The DEI business case from a moral, ethical, and risk mitigation perspective 

Session 1 – Level setting and the difficulty of baselining language
Too often conversation between well meaning colleagues can head down a bad path when there has not been a group identification of terms.  How do you navigate this challenge to set up the best possibility of success.

Session 2 – Using history as a lens for Intersectionality 
In each of our organizations there are mistakes we have made in the DEI space, no one is perfect but how do we effectively use them to drive us forward as an organization and not apart from one another. 

Session 3 – Leading the conversation: Difficult but not Impossible 
Leading DEI conversations in the absence of expertise is part of today’s leadership challenge.  We will engage in leadership exercises allowing participants the challenge of leading in the absence of expertise. 

Session 4 – Making the business connection 
A clear understanding of the business case is critical.  Just as critical is being able to draw a ‘local’ business connection.  The final session will engage participants in discussions around the business case and leave them with ‘call to action’ as they return to their roles. 

*Participants will receive a Certificate of Completion at the conclusion of the 4th Session 




Dr. Pogue, Ph.D., President & CEO | JP Enterprises 

Dr. Pogue provides thought leadership to leaders and organizations to push them to address Diversity, Inclusion and Bias (DIBs)™; directly and significantly. 

As the President and CEO of JP Enterprises he has spearheaded the development of The DIBs Model ™, a critical component of the organization’s work and success. 

An outgrowth of research and grounded in theory, this model spawned the DIBs Assessment ™. a tool used to measure where an organization, team or individual are on their diversity journey, thus providing the best opportunity for strategic recommendations and change. 

Dr. Pogue is also the creator of The No Nonsense Experience™, a diversity discussion series that leverages cohort learning and emergent best practices to keep participants ‘The RIGHT Kind of Uncomfortable’™. 

His expertise and experienced content delivery take the form of Keynotes and Toolkits, thought-provoking Workshops and Webinars, or Executive Coaching. 

Dr. Pogue supports leaders in making the decisions that attract, engage, and retain talent at all levels; and deepens the learning around Diversity, Inclusion, and Bias. 

His military service, scope of research and work as a speaker and entrepreneur give him tangible examples of the critical balance between leaders and followers on teams. 

He provides leaders with professionally researched data, partnered with highly engaged training to improve their ability to influence organizational behavior and the bottom line. In his leisure time, he occasionally competes as a martial artist where he has five national titles, in addition to Silver and Bronze medals at the World Championships. Dr. Pogue has two daughters and six granddaughters. 



$550 | Early Bird before April 25 

$600 | Regular

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  • Human Resources
  • Advocacy
  • CU Difference