Employee engagement has become a rare and valued commodity. Research shows that engagement is directly connected to the leadership style of the supervisor or the leader. The leader sets the tone of the organizational culture; thus, a high level of cultural dexterity is critical. In this session, we will examine the relationship between engagement, innovation, and performance. We will also look at how leaders can foster an inclusive culture where employees can thrive, optimizing individual and organizational performance. Specifically, we will discuss key traits leaders can develop to become more inclusive.

Watch Enhancing Engagement and Performance by Leading Inclusively webinar here.

Speaker

Binnu Palta Hill

Binnu Palta Hill (BA '97)

Assistant Dean for Diversity and Inclusion at the Wisconsin School of Business

Binnu Palta Hill serves as the Assistant Dean for Diversity and Inclusion at the Wisconsin School of Business (WSB). Prior to joining WSB in 2006, she spent over 10 years in the UW System teaching, consulting, and designing programming that enhances inclusion by leveraging strategic leadership and organizational cultural dexterity. Her expertise includes developing open communication skills within organizations by developing a shared vocabulary on conflict resolution, thus enhancing innovation and performance. A distinguishing factor in her approach is the combination of academic research and lived experience to dissect core issues related to identity differences.

Ms. Hill has been a guest speaker at conferences throughout the United States and Europe, including the National Conference on Race and Ethnicity (NCORE) and Women and Leadership Symposium. She has presented to over two dozen corporations including American Family Insurance, Allstate, and the QTI Group. In recognition for her contributions to UW-Madison and the Madison community, she was awarded the UW-Madison Outstanding Woman of Color award in spring 2017. In fall 2017, Ms. Hill was selected to participate in UW-Madison’s Kauffman Seminar for Leadership Development. Most recently, the far-reaching impact of Ms. Hill’s work was recognized with the 2018 Wisconsin Alumni Association Leadership Award.

Ms. Hill holds a Master of Business Administration degree, as well as a Certification in the Foundation of NeuroLeadership. She is a certified administrator of Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI), a premier cross-cultural assessment program to measure and enhance inclusion. 

 

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