What Does Inclusive Leadership Look Like?

Wednesday, April 7, 2021
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Please join the WNG when we meet with Larry Naylor and Kate Neville, co-founders of Inclusive Leadership Strategies, who will discuss what Inclusive Leadership looks like.

About Our Topic:

In the midst of changing demographics, societal trends, and growing awareness of our nation’s history, taking steps to become truly inclusive can present a challenge to long-established practices. Something different is needed in order to produce real change.

Developing a diverse and inclusive organization is not a logic problem or simply a stand-alone training issue. Leadership is key. Leaders may understand that their silence is no longer acceptable but do not feel they know how to develop inclusive work environments. What it means to “do the work” is not self-evident.

This session will present tools to help increase awareness, model inclusive communication, and demonstrate a range of ways leaders can “show up” in relation to DEI issues, moving from good intentions to having a positive impact.

About Our Speakers:

Larry Naylor

After retiring as a Lieutenant Colonel in the U.S. Army and working with Secretary Colin Powell at the U.S. Department of State, Larry Naylor supervised leadership training for a multibillion-dollar aerospace technology company for more than a decade.   He has provided transformative leadership development programs, training initiatives, and consults across a range of management and leadership topics for U.S. and international organizations, federal, state and local government entities, and select non-profit organizations and is a co-founder of Inclusive Leadership Strategies.

Larry serves on the Council of the Economic Development Authority in Manassas, Virginia and holds certifications from Georgetown University’s Institute for Transformational Leadership (ITL) in Strategic Diversity and Inclusion Management, Facilitation, and Leadership Coaching.  He received his B.A. from Western Carolina University (WCU), where he now serves on the Foundation Board, and a M.A. in Human Resources Development from Webster University and is certified by Development Dimensions. International (DDI) Learning System as a Business Impact Leadership® and Master Trainer.

Kate Neville

Kate Neville has created a career working with leaders at all levels to hone and develop new skills as they take on greater responsibilities, build capacity to expand their scope and perspective, and make strategic decisions to produce desired outcomes.  Her clients have included global law and professional services firms, financial institutions, national and state professional associations, and prominent nonprofit organizations.  A cum laude graduate of Harvard Law School and Princeton University, Kate started her career practicing law at a global firm, then worked in management consulting, advising private and public entities to design and implement change, and has held appointments at several prominent universities.  She started her own DC-based firm in 2007 and is a co-founder of Inclusive Leadership Strategies.

Throughout her work, Kate has facilitated a range of high-stakes conversations and developed numerous programs related to leadership, change, and inclusivity.  A Certified Professional Diversity Coach (CPDC), she serves as a Mentor Coach with the Coach Diversity Institute (CDI), a Coach and Speaker for Move the Needle On-Track initiative, and co-chairs the Diversity Committee of the Women’s Bar Association of DC.  In addition to serving on the Washington Network Group's Women's Leadership Forum, she has volunteered her time for Diversity Woman, the Halcyon Incubator, Georgetown’s Institute for Transformational Leadership (ITL), and the Association for Change Management Professionals (ACMP).

Our WNG Host:

WNG Chairman's Forum

This event is hosted by the WNG Chairman's Forum, which convenes special events with outstanding leaders on compelling topics of interest to our Washington Network Group membership and extended community.

Session Timeline:

4:00 PM - Pre-Session
4:05 PM - Welcoming Remarks and Introduction - Bill Stokes, WNG Chairman
4:10 PM - Program Begins
5:20 PM - Program Ends > Post-Session
5:30 PM - Adjourn

Event Platform & Recordings:

This event takes place on the Zoom meeting platform. This session will NOT be recorded.

Event Registration:

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$10 for WNG Members
$20 for Non-Members

NOTE: Please register in advance. Once you have registered online, the WNG Office will send you a confirmation email with a link and password to participate in this Zoom meeting.

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Cancellation Policy: WNG 48-Hour Cancellation Policy applies to this event.

Questions: Contact the WNG Office: 202-455-4504.


Apr 07 2021


Eastern Time
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm


$10 - $90

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Regional Event,
WNG Event


Zoom Platform


Washington Network Group
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