Key Executive Pride in Leadership Forum

Key Executive Pride in Leadership Forum


Provided by the School of Public Affairs Key Executive Leadership Programs, the Pride in Leadership Forum is held with the purpose of celebrating and honoring members of the LGBTQ community and leaders in the federal government. As the first professional development event of its kind provided by Key, this forum offers participants the opportunity to explore best leadership practices and principles in relation to LGBTQ identities, equity and inclusion in the workplace. 


Program Schedule


11:00 – 11:30am: Registration


11:30 – 12:00pm: Opening Remarks & Morning Energizer with Strother Gaines, Coach, Trainer & Speaker, But I’m a Unicorn, Dammit!


12:15 – 1:30pm: Session I
Working Lunch | Creating and Sustaining An Organizational Culture That Fosters Inclusivity with Wendy Reid, COO, Clearing Inc. & Matteo Beechi, Visual Organizational Practirioner and Senior Consultant, Clearing, Inc.


1:45 – 3:00pm: Session II
Using Stories and Data to Convince Leaders to Act with Alicia Crain, Diversity & Inclusion Specialist, Peace Corps and Thomas Lotito, Diversity & Inclusion Program Manager, Department of the Treasury


3:15 – 4:15pm: Session III
Balancing the Professional & Personal: Leadership Skills for Federal Leaders with LGBTQ Family Members with Bill Valdez, President, Senior Executives Association and Jayme Valdez, CEO, Clearview OCD Counseling, LLC


4:20 – 4:45pm: Closing Keynote, TBD


4:45 – 6:00pm: Networking Reception


Forum Website: https://www.american.edu/spa/key/Pride-in-Leadership-Forum.cfm


***Tickets are tax free! Fees will be included upon check out.***