The Power of Inclusion

    March 13, 2019
    6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
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    Business Complex – Look for signs for Kessler Rehabilitation (more info below)
    120 Eagle Rock Avenue
    East Hanover, NJ

    Do you wonder how your conscious and unconscious biases affect your interaction with others?
    Do you ever look at a group you belong to and wonder about the lack of diversity?
    Are you curious to learn strategies that will heighten your awareness and skill at creating a more inclusive environment?

    Then we hope you will join us on Wednesday, March 13th
    for ICF-NJ’s Chapter Meeting on

    The Power of Inclusion

    Inclusion begins with self-awareness and understanding one’s own identity. Inclusion at its best focuses on building both an understanding and awareness about biases, and skills for managing them, which is an essential component to creating collaborative partnerships and coaching business sustainability.

    We will look at the concept of the:
    Power of Inclusion: Collaboration begins with “I” ©.

    Our facilitator for this topic is Willa Edgerton-Chisler, a certified Professional Coach, People Strategist, Author, Facilitator, CEO, and the founder of Symphony Coaching LLC. Willa’s clients find her trademark style "straightforward, authentic, thoughtful, strength-based, and people focused.” We anticipate a thought-provoking discussion.

    Audience Engagement will focus on 3 critical aspects:

    1. Insight – Build Diversity Awareness of self & others.
    2. Impact – Explore the triggers of unconscious/conscious bias and their impact strategies to interrupt /neutralize bias thinking.
    3. Influence – Create strategies to inculcate a community of Inclusion. Leverage those insights into behaviors that strengthen rapport and ultimately create stronger connections.

    Event Schedule:
    6:00 – 6:30 Networking
    6:30 – 7:00 Dinner
    7:00 – 8:30 Presentation

    $30 Members
    $35 Non-members
    Price includes a light meal

    Business Complex – Look for signs for Kessler Rehabilitation
    120 Eagle Rock Avenue, East Hanover, NJ

    This property is a business complex with multiple buildings. Building 120 is at the back far right of the business complex. Follow signs for KESSLER.

    As you enter the 120 Building parking lot, head straight for the building and park by the first entrance you come to. You will see several Cyprus trees and an outdoor patio with pond to the left of the building.

    The entrance closest to that patio is the entrance you want. Look for an ICF sign [and or balloons]. As you enter the building, the Café double glass doors are immediately to your left.

    CCEUs: CCEUs pending by the ICF.

    Questions? Contact Lynn Schaber or Elias Scultori at or 732-822-3274 (Lynn).

    Meet our presenter:
    Willa Edgerton-Chisler is a certified Professional Coach, People Strategist, Author, Facilitator, CEO and the founder of Symphony Coaching LLC. She has over 20 years’ Fortune 500 leadership experience supporting areas including : Sales, Operations, Client Services, and Corporate Staff functions and leading Employee Business Groups.

    Leveraging her amassed knowledge of human capital development, nonprofit effectiveness, and diversity & inclusion platforms has provided her with a well-rounded perspective, insight, business acumen, and creativity. By providing a multidisciplinary diverse approach needed to understand, empathize, and engage, she collaborates with executives and leaders, acts as an effective truth teller and partner; and supports her clients’ challenges and orchestrates their efficacy towards embodying a culture of inclusion and equity; professionally and personally. Clients find her trademark style "straightforward, authentic, thoughtful, strength-based, and people focused”.

    Celebrating her 15th year as a professionally trained and certified coach, she is a graduate of Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching (iPEC) and member of the International Coach Federation, Society of Human Resources Management, and the Center for Credentialing and Education.

    Willa serves as career readiness facilitator for Dress for Success – Northern NJ. Previously she served on the advisory board for the NJ Small Business Development Center - Rutgers-Newark, and State President Emeritus, for the New Jersey Association of Women Business Owners.

    She has appeared on Princeton Community TV – The Dr. Joy Show - "Your Prescription for Total Wellness" and WCTC 1450AM “Life Advice” with Jennifer Lewis-Hall.

    A born and raised ‘Jersey Girl’ Willa lives in Northern New Jersey with her best friend and husband, U.S. Marine Vietnam Veteran Lawrence Chisler. You can find out more about Willa at


    $30.00 Ticket - March 13 2019 In-Person Event - Member

    $30.00 Ticket - March 13 2019 In-Person Event - ICF Global Member

    $35.00 Ticket - March 13 2019 In-Person Event - Non-Member