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KEYNOTES & WORKSHOPS

CREATING MORE DIVERSE,

INCLUSIVE AND EQUITABLE WORKPLACES THROUGH CONNECTION

Keynote, one-on-one conversation, interactive workshop, in-person or virtual—the format is flexible.
The vibe day-of? High energy. Big insights. Actionable advice grounded in science and facts.
Most of all, the needed momentum for addressing big challenges with renewed courage and conviction.

KEYNOTES

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THE OPIE DIFFERENCE

Dr. Opie's Shared Sisterhood framework provides the “scaffolding” many people require to reflect, dig deeper, and connect.
In the classroom inspiring future leaders, in the board room as a trusted C-suite advisor, onstage, the “Opie difference” is clear.

SPEAKING TOPICS

Tina will meet with you to dive into your goals and audience profile, to discover what’s truly needed. And then she'll tailor her remarks (see below for some core themes) to hit your mark.
 
 
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SHARED SISTERHOOD IS ALL-INCLUSIVE
That's What Makes It Powerful

Shared Sisterhood is not just the business of women. It’s for all of us. When organizations or teams narrow the conversation, they are limiting the potential of what Shared Sisterhood offers. In this “All-Inclusive” session, Tina provides the Shared Sisterhood framework and, importantly, shares effective ways for galvanizing all in the organization to become part of the effort. With a deeper understanding and appreciation for foundational elements, she identifies specific ways to foster them, ensuring leaders and their organizations are poised to move forward faster together.

BEST FOR (Audience):

  • General audience - employees/talent committed to an inclusive culture

  • Leaders/organizations invested in gender/equity initiatives

  • Leadership and development professionals

 
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SHE WILL NEED HER SISTERHOOD
Start with These Building Blocks

Shared Sisterhood is about coalition-building, a potentially powerful remedy for workplace gender inequity. Too often, “women’s issues” and efforts around gender equity are conflated, as if all within the cohort face identical challenges. This is a false premise—but holds the hope. Uniting women across their differences, including the very salient racio-ethnic differences that exist among women within diverse companies, can be a powerful and attainable way to collectively drive change. For the process (and promise) of Shared Sisterhood to take hold, trust, vulnerability, empathy and risk-taking, both individually and collectively are required. Understanding these essential building blocks and being intentional about them is a critical, often overlooked step. Even the most inclusive organizations miss it. Tina takes you through the process of starting and building toward a culture of inclusion that is more sustainable for all.

BEST FOR (Audience):

  • Women in leadership events, ERGs 

  • Leaders/organizations invested in gender/equity initiatives who feel like they’ve reached a plateau

  • Leadership and development professionals

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BIAS & BLIND SPOTS
Helping Even the Most Inclusive organizations Tackle What’s in Plain Sight

While no leader sets out to marginalize or disenfranchise a member of the team, the truth is it happens. Often, the reason is right there, in plain sight. Identifying the patterns and processes within organizations that undermine inclusion efforts is Tina’s focus. She’ll walk you through key areas to examine—observing power patterns, considerations of “fit”, appearance policies and norms, definitions of “difficult” and more. And help you focus on the areas that too often undermine your efforts, including performance management metrics and HR policies encouraging competitiveness and aggression versus teamwork and cooperation. You’ll emerge with a lens for identifying potential issues before they become engrained practices, along with ways to address and dismantle processes that may be in place.

BEST FOR (Audience):

  • Senior leaders in all industries

  • Diversity and inclusion committees, leaders

  • Leadership and development professionals​

ORGANIZATIONS

Opie Consulting Group provides organizations with ongoing, strategic direction on how to create and maintain diverse, inclusive, and equitable workplaces.  

DR. TINA OPIE

MIND & MUSCLE
Thinking Deeply, Acting with Intent, Fostering Connections

This is a very personal journey—digging into individual thoughts and actions. Tina’s starting point is trust and empathy. Trust is focused on how confident we are with the words, actions, and decisions of another person; for it to deepen it is grounded in reciprocated interpersonal care. Empathy focuses on “other-oriented” or feelings of concern for others. Vulnerability and risk come next. How susceptible are you willing to be for the negative consequences of actions you undertake on behalf of another? Are others willing to take a chance on failure or rejection on your behalf? Together, these four elements are the foundation for authentic emotional interactions. Instead of competition in which individuals seek to maximize their own utility, Tina helps foster a climate for cooperation and co-empowerment. In “Mind & Muscle” she helps tune both our minds and muscles to be open to connections and community.

BEST FOR (Audience):

  • Women in leadership events, ERGs 

  • Leaders/organizations invested in gender/equity initiatives who feel like they’ve reached a plateau

  • Leadership and development professionals

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CATALYZING ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE THROUGH

CONNECTION

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