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September Virtual Monthly Program | Leveraging DE&I as Talent Development Professionals

  • 17 Sep 2021
  • 7:30 AM - 9:30 AM
  • Virtually via Zoom


  • Current member of ATD-CIC
  • Not currently a member of ATD-CIC

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Leveraging DE&I as Talent Development Professionals 

Facilitated by:

Rosemary A. Okoiti, CPTD, CPC and Juliet C. Hart

Friday, September 17, 2021

Presented *Virtually*

7:30 - 8:00 a.m. Networking | 8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Program 


DE&I is an uncomfortable topic to discuss, but the first steps are the hardest. Everyone needs to be involved in the conversation around inclusion. So be courageous and take that first step to hear:

How can I use DE&I to benefit:

  • our organization/leaders?
  • our learners/talent?
  • myself?

In this session, we will explore & discuss:

  • What are the challenges in understanding Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion?
  • What does culture have to do with it?
  • How do you get comfortable with discomfort?

At the end of this session, you will be able to:

  • Share 3 simple strategies to support inclusion
  • Know how diversity benefits you, your learners/talent, your organization/leaders
  • Explain what equity practices are being used in organizations today

About Rosemary:

Rosemary Okoiti is the founder and CEO of Rosemary Okoiti Consulting, a company that coaches and trains professionals to take the leap to reinvent themselves into successful entrepreneurs. She has extensive global experience in three continents covering intercultural business coaching & facilitation; training delivery, design and management of Leadership development programs, compliance and on-boarding. She is passionate about helping you start & run your own successful business as well as designing and delivering engaging learning solutions that help learners grow to their highest potential while driving achievement of strategic business goals.

Rosemary’s global exposure through talent development as well as her personal experiences have driven her passion for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion leading to her involvement in advocating for it.

She is currently on the Board of Directors of the Association for Talent Development New York City (ATD NYC) chapter as the Vice President of Talent Management.

She holds a Masters of Education in Entrepreneurship Development from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign and a Bachelors of Education in Economics & Business from the University of Nairobi, Kenya.

She is a Certified Professional in Talent Development (CPTD) and a Certified Professional Coach (CPC).

About Juliet:

Juliet C. Hart specializes in developing the leadership capabilities of scientists and their organizations.  She is the founder of Hart & Chin, a company that offers workshops, coaching, and consulting services.

She believes that strengthening the leadership and interpersonal skills of scientists will make them more effective leaders, who will have a larger impact and create greater value for the organizations they serve.

Previously working as a scientist and with scientists at Johnson & Johnson, she has seen the impact of her work drive employee engagement, increase collaboration, and stimulate innovation across functions.

She has lead trainings on developing leadership & management skills, cross-cultural awareness, presentation pitching, & communications skills.

Juliet established her expertise in learning and development through progressive roles within pharmaceutical giants such as Johnson & Johnson and Bristol-Myers Squibb.  In addition, she has obtained management training from the Yale School of Management. She began her journey in drug discovery as a laboratory scientist at small to mid-sized biotech companies and at Janssen (J&J) in San Diego, CA.  

Juliet earned her Bachelor’s degree from the City University of New York - Hunter College in psychology.  There she conducted research in biopsychology as a National Institutes of Health - Scholar Fellow, published papers, contributed to the National Academy of Sciences, and presented at international conferences. As a native of Brooklyn, NY and working in the sciences, she has experienced the complexities of living and working in culturally diverse environments and relates her experiences in her work.


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