MassBio 3rd Annual ED+I Conference

August 18, 2020 10:00 AM - 12:15 PM

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Add to Calendar 8/18/2020 10:00:00 AM 8/18/2020 12:15:00 PM MassBio 3rd Annual ED+I Conference

Due to the ongoing concern around the spread of COVID-19, and to ensure the health and safety of all participants, we will be hosting MassBio’s 3rd Annual ED+I Conference virtually via Zoom on Tuesday, August 18th, 2020 at 10:00 am EST – 12:15 PM EST.
 

So much has happened since the last MassBio Annual ED+I Conference. As a country, we learned from this global pandemic the value of science, crisis preparedness, what information to believe, and which leaders to follow. Throughout it all, industry collaboration was key to improvement. Diversity and inclusion of resources, experiences, and perspectives were vital to our development of diagnostics, therapies, and vaccines. The life sciences industry demonstrated that diversity is fundamental to innovation and creativity, and to navigate this unprecedented crisis.
 

MassBio 3rd Annual ED+I Conference will give attendees the opportunity to:

- Connect with industry experts and peers
- Talk about the role of leaders in intentional conversations about racism
- Share insight and fresh ideas around your current recruiting, retention, and development challenges
- Explore non-traditional ways to build cultural intelligence and improve the employee experience that results in a highly productive workforce
- Learn how to create an ethos of values, respect, and support
- Balance deliverables and well-being during these unprecedented times
- Keep our high-risk and vulnerable teammates engaged and safe in the New Normal
- Learn what the ‘Next Normal’ should look like


For sponsorship opportunities contact Edie Stringfellow.
 

MassBio makes every effort to accommodate our entire community at each of our events. Please let us know at least 3 days in advance of the event if you require special accommodations, such as captioning.

Webinar, click "live-stream" button to view

Due to the ongoing concern around the spread of COVID-19, and to ensure the health and safety of all participants, we will be hosting MassBio’s 3rd Annual ED+I Conference virtually via Zoom on Tuesday, August 18th, 2020 at 10:00 am EST – 12:15 PM EST.
 

So much has happened since the last MassBio Annual ED+I Conference. As a country, we learned from this global pandemic the value of science, crisis preparedness, what information to believe, and which leaders to follow. Throughout it all, industry collaboration was key to improvement. Diversity and inclusion of resources, experiences, and perspectives were vital to our development of diagnostics, therapies, and vaccines. The life sciences industry demonstrated that diversity is fundamental to innovation and creativity, and to navigate this unprecedented crisis.
 

MassBio 3rd Annual ED+I Conference will give attendees the opportunity to:

- Connect with industry experts and peers
- Talk about the role of leaders in intentional conversations about racism
- Share insight and fresh ideas around your current recruiting, retention, and development challenges
- Explore non-traditional ways to build cultural intelligence and improve the employee experience that results in a highly productive workforce
- Learn how to create an ethos of values, respect, and support
- Balance deliverables and well-being during these unprecedented times
- Keep our high-risk and vulnerable teammates engaged and safe in the New Normal
- Learn what the ‘Next Normal’ should look like


For sponsorship opportunities contact Edie Stringfellow.
 

MassBio makes every effort to accommodate our entire community at each of our events. Please let us know at least 3 days in advance of the event if you require special accommodations, such as captioning.

Session Title Start Time End Time
Welcome Remarks
Bob Coughlin, President & CEO, MassBio
8/18/2020 10:00 AM 8/18/2020 10:05 AM
Agenda Overview
Edie Stringfellow, MassBio’s Director of Diversity & Inclusion, will cover an overview of the program and discuss the state of ED+I in the life sciences industry.
8/18/2020 10:05 AM 8/18/2020 10:15 AM
Let’s Talk about Race in the Workplace
Diseases knows no borders and do not discriminate based on race, ethnicity, nationality, or immigration status. Consciously or unconsciously, some organizations in biopharma do. Longstanding and systemic racism divides us, advantaging white Americans at the expense of everyone else. Our workplaces are microcosms of society. The contagious disease of hate and bigotry is spreading. We must stand together with the victims of murder, marginalization, and repression because of their skin color. It’s important to recognize and create awareness that this trend is happening, so it can be stopped. We will discuss the importance of instilling and inspiring hope, meaning, belonging, and motivation consistently throughout our organizations and in the life science industry. We will also talk about: Signs that racism is an issue in your workplace and firing toxic leaders; How are we minimizing the role that racism plays in the persistent struggles and inequities in the workplace of those from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups?; Are organizations grasping the degree to which members of different communities are affected by prejudice or heightened insecurity?; Examining how social distance, crisis, sickness, health, and safety are viewed and experienced by different groups in the workplace and how organizations can demonstrate support of their employees and ensure that they are valued and protected.
8/18/2020 10:15 AM 8/18/2020 10:45 AM
Cross Cultural Solidarity in the Biotech Industry
Company culture typically develops over long periods of time. The rapid shift of moving from office to working-from-anywhere, forced by coronavirus outbreak, complicated this. In times of quick disruption, organizations cannot rely on the natural development of culture. Our companies had to act quickly and attempt solutions to which employees did not have that grace period to digest and adapt. How a company encourages team members how to treat one another will dictate the company’s culture. We will cover how cultural norms and codes are developed as well as the following: Dealing with cultural trauma and the change that it inflicts on the body of an organization; Building trust across cultures in a quarantined virtual world; Understanding one’s own complex and rapidly shifting CQ; What will be your companies cultural signature post pandemic?
8/18/2020 10:55 AM 8/18/2020 11:25 AM
Closing Discussion: Moving on to the Next Normal and How It Will Impact ED&I
The changed practices, cultural dynamics, and technological innovation pushed forward by the pandemic response have forced us to rewrite the playbook on work, and gives leaders a unique chance to propel their ED+I efforts. The silver lining of post-pandemic gives us the advantage to be bold; break majority culture; and topple business-as-usual behaviors. We have proved that we can do better and that we can create lasting change. We also discuss: Injecting equity in marginalized and neglected communities; Tackling fears of infection as well as stigma of employees who have recovered from COVID-19 or caring for a survivor; Progress in workplace accessibility; Safeguards and shielding our teammates and employees that are vulnerable and high-risk; Doing Differently: Recruitment, Retention, Development, Inclusive Culture, Accountability, Sustainability.
8/18/2020 11:35 AM 8/18/2020 12:05 PM
Closing / Wrap Up
8/18/2020 12:05 PM 8/18/2020 12:15 PM

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