Inclusive Leader – 2020

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September 10, 2020
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
AWE Offices - 60 Valley St. Suite 6b, Providence, RI 02909

In today’s highly uncertain, fast-paced, diverse and constantly changing environment, it takes a new type of leader to thrive and succeed. This program is designed using the framework and methodology of the Human Lens of Leadership. Through exploration, interactive discussions and skill-building work, this series helps participants leverage the necessary leadership strategies and perspectives needed to intentionally create an inclusive and agile culture where their teams are deeply engaged, collaborative and responsive to changing dynamics.

The training was encouraging and really opened my eyes to ways to identify and how to act when it comes to diversity and inclusion.
‐ Inclusive Leader Series Participant

As a participant of this leadership series you will:

Explore the root of why, what, and most importantly, how leadership competencies must change to be relationship focused, introspective, and inclusive.
Develop a deeper awareness of the importance and challenges of authentic people-centric leadership, delving deeper into two core competencies of emotional intelligence; self-awareness and social-awareness.
Cultivate a leader’s mindset through the lens of inclusion and how to demonstrate inclusive leadership behaviors and engage in inclusive communication.
Acquire knowledge for creating an inclusive culture, including understanding unconscious bias and how to have meaningful and inclusive conversations.
Enhance your capacity to lead sustainable change including leading yourself and others through transition.
Utilize assessments, assignments and action planning to enhance your leadership capabilities through inclusion.

Dates for series are:

September 5th, October 3rd, November 7th, and debrief after breakfast on November 20th


This program is designed for managers, directors and others who have responsibilities for leading teams and/or departments within the organization.


Participation includes attending breakfast events, the AWE Conference experience, and engaging with your cohort through coaching calls and online discussion forums:

Sept 12th, Oct 16th, Nov 20th, 8am-9:30am with 2hr. wrap up session follows the breakfast event 8am-12pm

AWE Conference Experience: June 18, 2020
Omni Hotel, 8am-5pm, Providence, RI


Meet Kevin Matta

Kevin Matta, Director of Client Engagement & Inclusion at AWE (Advancing Workplace Excellence). Kevin is a diversity and inclusion practitioner and has over 15 years of service in the non-profit, healthcare, and financial industries. Kevin brings a focus on client success and human engagement to AWE through his dynamic background of roles, expertise and ability to make connections.

Kevin serves as chair and director of Diversity and Inclusion for Society for Humans Resources (SHRM) of Rhode Island, is on the board of directors for DAIP (Diversity and Inclusion Professionals), and supports the Women’s Fund of Rhode Island communications committee.

Meet Tejal Tarro

Tejal Tarro is Managing Partner and Chief Services Officer (CSO) of AWE, Advancing Workplace Excellence, a female-owned organization dedicated to expanding human potential in the workplace through tailored learning experiences. As CSO, Tejal creates uniquely evolutionary learning experiences for corporations and individuals across all levels. Tejal also leads the operations within AWE to provide the best possible client value and service.

Tejal has over 25 years of organization development, change management and business consulting experience in several industries, including: health care, retail, manufacturing and high tech/information management. She has been in management consulting in large global strategy consulting firms and has led several large-scale change initiatives. In working with clients, Tejal is known for her authenticity, empathetic listening and a deep understanding of human challenges in the workplace. Tejal is also an avid practitioner of mindfulness, which allows her to approach her work with a sense of awareness and inclusion.