Date: August 9, 2013
Yvette Montero Salvatico
Topic: From Integration to Aspiration
Organization: The Beacon Network: Promoting Diversity and Inclusion Forum
Location: Orlando, FL
Details of the Speech: This unique workshop will leverage a powerful foresight tool called Causal Layered Analysis (CLA). The CLA model promotes the deeper understanding of issues by examining their root causes. Through a systematic and straightforward approach, CLA first helps participants uncover why trends manifest themselves as they do. With this new critical insight, individuals can then discover how altering their mindsets can ultimately lead to better outcomes.
During the this workshop, facilitators will guide attendees through the use of CLA by showcasing the example of generations in the workforce, beginning with the traditional perspective of “generational warfare” and culminating in the emergence of the transformational concept of “generation cohort.” By exploring the trends and emerging issues related to generations in the workforce, the Beacon Network participants will be better equipped to lead and support their organization’s diversity efforts.
Uncovering causes and reframing perspectives through CLA is an effective integration tool that can be used again and again in a variety of organizational contexts. The Beacon Network members can begin to harness the benefits of the CLA tool immediately by applying it to individual issues or larger workstreams. The CLA model also provides a view towards common purpose and goals, improving collaboration on teams.