A Soldier Forever.
The (Wo)Man in the Arena
“It is not the critic who counts; not the (wo)man who points out how the strong (wo)man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the (wo)man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends herself/himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if s/he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that her/his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.”
― Theodore Roosevelt
Book Signing Ft Meade, Md
Keynote Speaker: DEI Realities; Creating a Culture of Belonging – Sep 2022.
95% surveyed found the topic useful and applicable.
Top two topics: Culture and Military & Civilian Integration that resonated with participants.
Of all topics discussed, 50% said “Belonging” is a worthy DEI topic to explore.
Participant Comments: Bring Tena back – in person. Fantastic speaker. Connected with audience and solutions. Ref Code Switching (CS) – most powerful topic – “I didn’t know I CS but I do. At work mostly.” “I gathered several golden nuggets to keep in my pocket.” “I now understand how important it is to bring our authentic self to work – free to be ourselves.” We need more sessions like this. This should be mandatory.
As a result of this training/topic, Participant will:
Take personal initiative and be proactive to establish relationships with their employees.
As a leader, I will be more sensitive to microaggressions in my workplace.
One leader said, “I will engage more with MY soldiers.”
Other Comments shortened – take extra effort…establish relationship…integrate team…integrate military…will ensure inclusion! WOW!
THANK YOU DOD!
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