The Impact of Inclusive Leadership
Inclusive leadership encourages diversity and is proven to make teams more successful. A leader practicing inclusivity reaches and responds to a larger team and ensures that teams are heard, respected, valued, and retained. In this session, you will learn the importance of being an inclusive leader and how it can positively impact the team experience.
Christopher Lopez Director at the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)
Christopher Lopez is the director of executive network initiatives at SHRM (the Society for Human Resource Management), which drives social and economic change in the workplace, fostering mutually beneficial work environments for businesses and employees. In his role, Lopez serves as a key leader for developing the next generation of human resources professionals through SHRM programming.
Over the years, he amassed a wealth of experience in both the for-profit and not-for-profit space. He served as the operations manager for TM2 Executive Search, an organization dedicated to capacity building at higher education institutions by identifying, preparing, and building the next generation of educational leaders.
Prior to TM2, Lopez joined the Fox Entertainment Group and the 20th Century Fox Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) team, where he contributed to the foundational build of the company's D&I initiatives.
Lopez also served as the program manager and executive assistant to the president and CEO at the Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF), a national organization supporting and representing nearly 300,000 students attending the country's 47 publicly supported Historically Black Colleges & Universities (HBCUs), medical schools, and law schools.