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Chapter Meeting & Luncheon - Diversity Program

October 17, 2017

Inclusive Leadership: Championing Diversity, Inclusion and Equity

Presenter: Deborah Biddle

We all want innovation, productivity and funding to flow through our nonprofits. How do we foster an organization that thrives on embracing difference? How can we redirect any anxiety around differences toward expectancy about better preparation, alternate viewpoints and astonishing results? For many nonprofit organization diversity can prove difficult. Nevertheless, nonprofit leaders can and should work to foster healthy, diverse and inclusive environments and teams. In this session, we will discuss your role as diversity, inclusion and equity champion within your organization and present strategies that have worked in the nonprofit community.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017
Nakoma Country Club

Registration & Networking: 11:45 AM - 12:00 PM
Lunch & Presentation: 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM

About our Presenter:

Deborah BiddleDeborah works with organizations and individuals who want to increase effectiveness through solutions-focused development in leadership, diversity and inclusion. Known for a calm, levelheaded approach, Deborah offers one-on-one and group services to help clients zero in on goals and move toward achieving results. She brings a distinct perspective that informs strategy, builds consensus and inclusivity, and yields higher performance. As founder of High Performance Development Solutions LLC, she is passionate about engaging leaders and building individual and organizational strength through diversity and inclusion consulting and career and professional development coaching.
Deborah has more than 25 years of business leadership, operations, talent development, project and change management, communications, facilitation, training, strategic planning and financial analysis experience. In her roles as a valued leader for two Fortune 500 organizations, business consultant, speaker, business owner and adjunct faculty member for a local college, Deborah has inspired the highest level of performance in her staff, clients and students. Her workshops, seminars and individualized coaching have heightened the effectiveness of individuals, teams and organizations. Using keen listening and insightful questioning, she coaches toward goal identification, leveraging strengths and creating strategies to accomplish results.

Deborah is a certified Myers-Briggs Type Indicator Certified Practitioner, a certified Talent Management Consultant and a certified Retirement Coach. She also holds certifications in Gender-Based Analysis+ from Status of Women Canada and Interaction Style Self-Profile from PPS International Limited. Deborah studies Race, Justice, Implicit Bias and their effects on communication and organizational effectiveness and is a contributing writer for InBusiness Magazine and Madison365 on business, career, diversity and inclusion concerns. She holds a Master of Business Administration degree from Keller Graduate School of Management and a Bachelor of Arts in Finance from the University of Illinois at Urbana- Champaign.

Sponsored by:
Alliant Energy Foundation

Chapter Members are invited to join us for FREE for this event.  If you are a current member of AFP Greater Madison and did not receive the Promo Code, please contact, Erin, at

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