Educational Equity Series: LatinX leadership: How to employ, engage and elevate talent across generations, cultures and differences | University of Phoenix

Educational Equity Series: LatinX leadership: How to employ, engage and elevate talent across generations, cultures and differences

By University of Phoenix

  • Sep 24, 2020
  • 3 min read
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About the event

Join us on Oct. 15, 2020, for our monthly LIVE Educational Equity Webinar: “LatinX leadership: How to employ, engage and elevate talent across generations, cultures and differences.”

This event is free and open to the public. #EduEquity #TogetherWeSoar

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The importance of Diversity & Inclusion has not translated over time into equal representation in senior leadership positions. The talent war, generational changes and the expectation for belonging have shifted tradition talent management models and leadership requirements. Despite the best intentions, organizations continue to experience a revolving door for talented marginalized individuals.

Themes/topics to be covered
  • The specific steps and actions to create a workplace culture that allows everyone to thrive
  • How to facilitate the right workplace interventions to increase employee engagement and performance
  • Coaching and influencing techniques to increase inclusion
  • How to analyze how one’s identity shapes his or her views, values and perception in the workplace
  • The behaviors that enhance the use of one’s self as an agent of change
  • Learn to anticipate employee needs, concerns and objections by providing mentors and mentees with safe opportunities to discuss and explore issues around race, oppression and discrimination
  • Understand the concept of cultural mistrust, and the ways this may manifest in typical mentoring programs
Featured Speaker

Miguel Joey Avilés
Chief of Diversity & Inclusion | Global D&I Speaker


Miguel Joey Avilés is an international D&I thought leader with over a decade of experience in government organizations with over 800,000 employees across 6,500 locations. He is a former national ERG President of Young Government Leaders (YGL), an affinity group with over 12,000 members, recognized as one of the Top 100 Executive Leaders by Diversity MBA Magazine and featured as an Inclusion Innovator by the Society of Human Resources Management (SHRM).

Avilés is the first civilian in the history of the oldest Military Sea Service to become the Chief of Diversity and Inclusion. He has over a decade of experience at the Department of Defense (DOD), the Department of Interior (DOI), and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).

He is a TEDx speaker, author of the e-book “Hispanics 101: How to Recruit, Manage and Grow your Hispanic Workforce” and has been featured in the Washington Post, the Chicago Tribune, Telemundo, the Change Management Conference, the Human Capital Institute, the SHRM Talent Management and D&I Conferences, Fortune 500 companies, and other global organizations.

Avilés is the creator of the keynotes Inclusive HEROES: Creating a Culture of Belonging; How to Become a Change-Maker in Today’s World; and Hispanics 101: How to Recruit, Manage and Grow your Hispanic Workforce.

Before becoming the Chief of Diversity and Inclusion of his organization, Avilés served as the Division Chief of the Office of Recruitment and Retention Programs at a major federal agency. He was responsible for leading five enterprise-wide programs: The White House Executive Orders Program; the Direct Hire Authority –Resource Assistant Internship Program; the Pathways Programs; the D&I Program to include 500 Diversity Change Agents and the Diversity Talent Acquisition Pilot; and the Employee Engagement and Retention Program to include the Employee Engagement Ambassadors and the Exit Interview Process.

Avilés held several other key positions at the defense department. He served as the deputy program manager of the Executive Leadership Development Program, the Defense Civilian Emerging Leaders Program, the DoD Managerial and Supervisory Training Program and the DoD-wide Mentoring Resource Portal.

He has a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Puerto Rico in Mayaguez. He is completing the Yale School of Management Inclusion and Diversity Certificate. Miguel is the winner of the HR Leadership Award of Greater Washington for Excellence in Mentoring 2014.

Avilés is a proud first-generation Puerto Rican from San Sebastián, Puerto Rico. He lives in Fort Washington, Maryland with his wife and best friend Michelle Rosa, a Deputy Chief of Staff at the U.S. Navy, and his two rescued puppies Bella and Stella.

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