Future of the Workplace: Expert Practitioners Share Inclusion How To’s

Inclusion 2019: Shifting Workplace Culture
This session will provide an opportunity for you to hear from senior-level HR leaders regarding the role that inclusion excellence will play in the workplace of the future.

This session is intended to inspire new ways of thinking, cultivate an exchange of ideas, and allow you to share your experiences regarding shifting our organizational cultures to environments that encourage employees to bring their best selves to work every day and that tap into our potential as human beings. Each panelist will first individually share their stories, insights, perspectives, strategies, playbooks and toolkits for building and retaining organizational cultures that promote a sense of belonging, a sense of connectedness and a sense of community. Then, the last 30 minutes of the session will be dedicated to moderated Q&A between panelists and attendees.

Leaning Objectives:

  • Define and discuss inclusion excellence.
  • Examine the relevance and importance of inclusion excellence in the workplace of the future.
  • Hear stories, insights, perspectives, strategies, playbooks, and toolkits for building and retaining organizational cultures that promote a sense of belonging, a sense of connectedness and a sense of community.
  • Learn new ways of thinking, cultivate an exchange of ideas, and allow you to share your experiences.
Date(s) & Time(s): 
Monday, October 28, 2019 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm

Tyronne Stoudemire


Tyronne is the new Vice President of Global Diversity & Inclusion for Hyatt Hotels Corporation, a global hospitality company with widely recognized, industry leading brands and a tradition of innovation developed over its more than 50-year history. At Hyatt, Corporation Stoudemire Collaborates with senior leadership team to implement culture, talent, and marketplace strategies that leverage diversity and inclusion globally growing the enterprise wide across brand portfolio. As such, his team and internal corporate stakeholders implement diversity initiatives that include Resource Groups, mentoring programs for high potential women and people of color, a communications and public relations strategy to drive internal engagement and external brand recognition, and enhanced brand marketing effort to further focus on multicultural and LGBT audiences. Formerly, a principal in Mercer’s Diversity & Inclusion Practice, part of the Talent business segment, he joined Mercer from Aon Hewitt where he served as the Global Head of Diversity. A proven thought leader in the space of diversity and inclusion who seeks to enable a transformation of mindset, he is a visionary leader and strategist, certified administrator for the Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI)TM and a certified facilitator in Cultural Transformation ToolsTM. Tyronne identifies and leverages the opportunities and challenges presented by the expanding multicultural mosaic of worldviews and attitudes regarding health, wealth and performance given the increasing diversity in the workplace and global marketplace. A globally recognized executive and highly sought-after speaker, Tyronne routinely consults with Fortune 100 clients on diversity strategy, with particular insight around how organizational leaders can understand and harness the shifts evident in national and global demographic trends. Tyronne employs a unique talent that results in extraordinary benefits for individuals and organizations and has a proven ability to advance socially responsible corporate initiatives by fostering strategic relationships to catalyze international grassroots movements.

With more than 20 years of professional experience, Tyronne brings deep knowledge and commitment to Diversity & Inclusion and Community Relations by partnering with various internal and external constituents to consult, advice and advance the work of Mercer’s diversity strategy and community efforts. He provides the overall firm wide diversity strategy for recruiting to effectively source and recruit diverse talent across Mercer’s global landscape and is responsible for the strategic planning for local and national events. Tyronne partners with Orlando Ashford, the President of Mercer’s Talent business, to drive the overall operation in optimizing a comprehensive suite of diversity programs impacting 19,000 employees within 35 countries. This governance supports and empowers associate network focus groups and leadership forums, and provides opportunities for meaningful dialogue between management and key multicultural talent.

Margie Lee-Johnson


Tom C. Hogan, SHRM-SCP


Dr. Hogan is a scholar-practitioner, strategic adviser, consultant and an executive leadership coach. He is a champion of and an internationally recognized subject matter expert on diversity, equity, inclusion, and civil discourse. He is an enabler of executive leadership and organizational excellence. His distinction is the ability to promote transformational leadership development by creating incidents of cognitive dissonance and opportunities for self-reflection, self-discovery and self-awareness by using the arts as an agent-of-change.

Dr. Hogan is a Professor of Practice in Human Resource Management at the Pennsylvania State University, School of Labor and Employment Relations. He teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in-residence and on-line. His signature class is Ethics in the Workplace. Dr. Hogan’s action research interests include Global Leadership Development, Global Diversity and Inclusion, Business Ethics, Corporate Social Responsibility, Sustainability, and the convergence of Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and human beings in the workplace. He is the founder of the School’s Academy of Human Capital Development and served as Director from 2011 - 2018.

Currently, Dr. Hogan serves as a Scholar-in-Residence at the Center for the Performing Arts at Penn State, College of Arts and Architecture and serves as a member of the Community Advisory Council. In March 2019, he was selected to serve as a scholar for the Penn State Student Engagement Faculty Academy for Academic Years 2019 – 2021.

Salon FGH (Third Floor)
Amount of Credit: 
Credit Type: 
Session Type: 
Concurrent Session
Global & Cultural Effectiveness
Leadership & Navigation
Intended Audience: 
Advanced (Elevating DEI)
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