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Dr. Helen Turnbull, CSP Receives Florida Speakers Association Lifetime Achievement Award

(February 13, 2018) Dr. Helen Turnbull was recently honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award  the highest honor bestowed on members of the Florida Speakers Association.  The award was given during the FSA annual two-day professional development event that took place on February 10 and 11 at Lago Mar Golf and Country Club in Plantation, Florida.

Dr. Turnbull is a world recognized Thought Leader in global inclusion and diversity. Her PhD dissertation research was on stereotype threat, covering and internalized oppression across cultures and she has a deep knowledge and understanding of what it takes to create an inclusive environment.

Heather Christie, President says:  “Dr. Helen Turnbull is so deserving of this Lifetime Achievement Award! It was wonderful to be able to present her with this award in front of her family, friends and colleagues. Helen has been a very dedicated member of the leadership of the Florida Speakers Association Chapter and continues to provide tremendous value to our members.”

Dr. Turnbull is the author of two psycho-metric assessment tools on UB and Inclusion – Cognizant and the ISM profile and a new E-Learning program on Unconscious Bias and Inclusion. In May 2013, she spoke at TEDx on “The Illusion of Inclusion” and has recently developed a new model on the complexity of embedding an inclusive workplace culture. She keynotes on these topics globally and has spoken to senior executives in Australia, Asia, Europe, UK and the USA.

Dr. Turnbull has five Award winning clients. She and her team have made major contributions in assisting Texas Instruments to win the Catalyst Award and was instrumental in developing programs for both J. P. Morgan Chase and Citigroup Europe to win the prestigious Opportunity Now Award and Business in the Community Awards. Commonwealth Bank of Australia also won the 2012 Catalyst Award attributing the win in part to Cognizant, an Unconscious Bias tool developed by Dr. Turnbull and QBE Insurance Australia has been named Australian Employer of Choice in 2015 attributing their win in large part to Human Facets work on Unconscious Bias and Inclusion with 450 of their top leaders.

Her latest book, published August 2016 is “The Illusion of Inclusion” which is her seminal work on this topic. She is also a CSP (Certified Speaking Professional) member of the National Speakers Association, and The Global Speakers Network, Past President of the Florida Speakers Association and an accomplished keynote speaker, particularly in the area of Global Inclusion and Unconscious Bias.

About the Lifetime Achievement Award: To qualify for the Lifetime Achievement Award a member of the Florida Speakers Association must:

  • Speak professionally
  • Display high ethical standards and values
  • Show exemplary service to the speaking industry
  • Contribute exceptional dedication, and outstanding leadership and service to the Florida Speakers Association
  • Be a member of both the Florida and National Speakers Associations

About the Florida Speakers Association (FSA): FSA is a chapter of the National Speakers Association (NSA), an organization dedicated to the growth and development of the speaking profession. Founded in 1980, the Florida Speakers Association maintains an active membership and involvement in virtually all aspects of the professional speaking industry. FSA welcomes guests and aspiring speakers to attend our monthly professional development meetings. To learn more, visit: http://www.floridaspeakers.org/fsa-events/

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