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  • October 15, 2020
    11:30 am - 1:30 pm

Speaker:  Tommie Lewis

Topic: Belonging and Connection: The Journey to Cultural Humility 

Belonging is a sense of fitting in or feeling like you are an important member of a group. Belonging within a workplace increases employee retention, engagement and productivity. People who feel they belong perform better, become more willing to challenge themselves, and are more resilient. We combine the practices of social architecting and relationship management in order to create an impact on the participants and the overall work culture.   

In this session, you will learn:

  1. Understand how our own implicit biases, stereotypes and microaggressions impact our ability to effectively connect and engage others. 
  2. Practice ways to communicate what we need and want to belong in any environment. 
  3. Develop a personal and professional plan for finding your fit in an organization. 

Tommie Lewis is President and CEO of Make It Plain Consulting. Tommie has served as an executive coach, consultant and trainer for over 25 years. Tommie has extensive global and domestic experience with executive onboarding, performance improvement strategies, cultural diversity and· relationship management. Tommie holds degrees and professional certifications in Africana Studies from Tennessee State University, Egyptology from University of Chicago, International & CrossCultural Management from University of Houston, Emotional Intelligence & Diversity from UCLA and Executive Coaching from the Coaching Across Cultures Institute in Rome, Italy. 


Thursday, October 15, 2020 

Networking will begin at 11:30 

Zoom link and password will be emailed on Wednesday, 09/14/2020 by 5:00 pm.  

Please register in advance to receive link and password and note these Zoom housekeeping items: 

  1. You will be muted upon entering. Please feel free to unmute yourself or use chat to network before the presentation. No music will be playing purposely to allow this. 
  2. The announcements and speaker introduction will begin at 11:50 am. 
  3. Please remain muted and use the chat function for questions during the presentation. There will be a question and answer after the presentation.  
  4. Presentation will be recorded and made available on   


Presentation Is Pending For 1.00 SHRM-Professional Development Recertification Credit and 1.00 HRCI-General Recertification Credit


This topic is popular and this luncheon will be very popular; please register early!