News – DFW Leadership & Learning Directors Roundtable Event

Hello Leaders,

Mark your calendars for the next quarterly DFW Leadership and Learning Directors Roundtable.

Date: September 26
Time: 2:00-4:00PM
Topic: Diversity, Equality and Inclusion (DEI)
Host & Venue: Tim Langham and Pioneer Natural Resources in Irving
Other: Beverages and light snacks will be served

Similar to our May event on mindfulness, plan to leave this session having gleaned from your peers new ways to think about and further incorporate DEI into your organizations.

Session agenda and further details below.

Two actions requested. Please:

  1. RSVP by clicking either WILL ATTEND or WILL NOT ATTEND. (No need to respond if you already have.)
  2. Let me know of any director level or above peers you suggest I extend an invitation to join the Roundtable.

Let me know if you have any questions. Looking forward to seeing many of you in late September. – Sandy

:15 Sign-in and Socializing
:10 Welcome, Defining DEI, Describing Our Round Robin Format
:30 THREE DEI Lessons Learned
:30 TWO Key DEI Resources
:30 ONE Question for the Roundtable
:05 Wrap-up and Next Steps

Round Robin Format
3-2-1 Exercise. Please come prepared to share and hear your peers share:

  • THREE Lessons Learned from Planning and / or Implementing DEI
  • TWO DEI Resources (e.g., Tools, Training, Experts, Sites, Forums) You’ve Found Highly Useful 
  • ONE Question You’d Like Your Peers to Weigh In On

For your information, I’ve completed the exercise with my responses below.
THREE Lessons Learned from Planning and / or Implementing DEI

  1. DEI means different things to different people. Take the time to define and ensure everyone understands these terms, their importance and their value.
  2. Changing biases does not happen overnight. Be patient.
  3. It is equally important to celebrate both the large AND small successes along your company’s DEI journey.

TWO DEI Resources (e.g., Tools, Training, Experts, Sites, Forums) You’ve Found Highly Useful 

  1. CEO Action for Diversity and Inclusion(website)
  2. The Forum on Workplace Inclusion(website)

ONE Question You’d Like Your Peers to Weigh In On

  1. If you are being asked to tie your DEI efforts to business outcomes or to create any metrics to support your DEI efforts, how are you doing so?

Pioneer Natural Resources
5205 N. O’Connor Blvd., Suite 200
Irving, Texas 75039
Main phone number: 972-444-9001


  • Pioneer is located in the William’s Square West Tower.
  • Park on any level in the Visitor’s Parking garage.
  • Please bring your parking ticket with you.
  • Proceed to the 5th floor (Skybridge).
  • Suite 200 will be on your right (second set of glass doors).
  • Ask for Lauren Johnson. She will validate your parking ticket and escort you to our meeting room.

If you have any questions upon arrival at Pioneer, call Lauren at 817-312-0400.
Your DFW Leadership & Learning Directors Roundtable contacts

Executive Director
Sandy Schwan
Managing Partner, Evolving Strategies LLC
Member, Forbes Coaches Council; 312.371.7263
change management consulting and executive coaching since 1999

Executive Sponsor
Regan Smith
President, MLink Technologies
eLearning design & development since 1990

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