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Roundtable Talks

  • Start Date: Wednesday, 8 September 2021
  • Start Time: 10:00

A 5-Session Course on
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

An Interactive Forum for Learning and Collaboration
Starts September 8, 2021 | 10-11:30 a.m. PT 
$299 for 5 Sessions

Registration is now closed

Do you want inclusivity to be a standard of excellence at your workplace?
Are you ready to move beyond diversity ideas and start taking action?
Does your DEI initiative need a boost of reality, to become a reality?

If so, sign up for Nelson’s new 5-session course where you’ll hear it straight up from two experts who know what it’s like to be the “Sole Brother” and “The Only” at the corporate leadership table.

Meet course instructors Keith Powell and Ricky Robinson: senior business leaders, podcasters, and coaches to underrepresented employees.

As co-founders of C-CRETS, Keith and Ricky will bring their experiences and engaging perspectives to help you address DEI in your organization. With humor and genuine compassion, they’ll foster conversation that allows the group to ask hard questions and share ideas in a confidential, supportive setting. 

You’ll walk away with improved DEI strategies, a 45-day action plan, and a new peer network you can continue to connect with throughout your professional career.

Nelson Roundtable Talks: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion 
Dates: Wednesdays, September 8, October 13, November 10, December 8, January 12 
Time: 10-11:30 a.m. PT 
Participants: 35 executives, HR professionals, and other senior leaders across diverse businesses and industries 
Course Fee: $299 for five virtual sessions
Course Instructors: Keith Powell and Ricky Robinson ofC-CRETS

The course will focus on:  

  • Understanding inclusion 

  • Moving from allies to co-conspirators 

  • Proactively and positively using your privilege and power 

  • Moving the needle from mentorship to sponsorship 

  • Activating an inclusive culture 

The interactive course encourages dialogue and questions and will offer an optional 15-minute “office hour” after each session for anyone who wants to ask additional questions. 

Course Instructors

C-CRETS: a career advice platform offering career coaching services, online courses and topical content through blogs and a podcast.  

Keith Powell Headshot

Keith Powell
Finance Executive and Co-Founder of C-CRETS, LLC  

Keith Powell is a Chief Operating Officer in private education with over 20 years’ corporate experience in the U.S. and Canada. For most of his career, Powell has led global Finance and Operations functions for Fortune 1000 companies in the automotive, chemical, consumer and commercial goods, e-commerce, and smart home industries.  

Quite often he was the “first” or the “only” climbing the corporate ladder. Having mentored and coached hundreds throughout his career, he continues to share practical, digestible advice to underrepresented employees as a co-founder of C-CRETS. Powell earned his MBA from the Kelley School of Business in Indiana.    

Ricky Robinson Headshot

Ricky Robinson
Human Resources Executive and Co-Founder of C-CRETS, LLC

Ricky Robinson is a Vice President of Human Resources for a $35B leader in the medical device industry. His over 20-year career has afforded him leadership roles in Human Resources for global, best-in-class organizations spanning industries from commercial goods and retail to smart home industries and med tech.  

Robinson is extremely familiar with being the “Sole Brother” on the executive leadership team and quite often challenging diversity, inclusion, and unconscious bias issues within corporate America as an advocate and sponsor for underrepresented groups.

Having spent his career as a mentor and coach, he continues to share the tips and tricks that help underrepresented employees reach their full potential as a co-founder of C-CRETS. Robinson earned his master's degree in Organizational Communications from San Francisco State University. 

Registration is now closed. ​

Roundtable Talks: A New Course from Nelson

Nelson is pleased to launch Roundtable Talks, a new course for informing and connecting executives, HR professionals, and other business leaders around critical topics of common interest.  

Through a series of monthly meetings, an intimate group of 35 participants will convene and collaborate in a focused and confidential setting facilitated by a course instructor. The instructor will present information and learnings and lead the group through discussions, serve as a sounding board, and answer questions to provide insight and guidance. 

Participants will gain insight and a peer network they can continue to connect with throughout their professional career.