Research in Action Workshop
January 15, 2020

Chicago, Illinois




Dr. Arin Reeves and Dr. Krista N. Robinson-Lyles present Nextions Academy’s full-day “Research in Action” workshop to provide diversity and inclusion practitioners with the research and strategies you need to make the difference they want to make in your workplaces.

Be our guest for this specially curated experience, where you and your peers will gather for in-depth, creative, and thought-provoking discussions and exercises.

Selective admission
Cost of Admission: $1200 per guest
Application deadline: November 15, 2019


You will learn about the power and challenges of being a catalyst for change, research trends in leadership and majority responses to diversity and inclusion efforts, and the behavioral model for driving sustainable inclusion in workplaces today.

You will leave with mindfulness research and exercises to ground you and give you resilience tools to approach your challenging work, tools for establishing a personal vision for your work, and tips for applying the behavioral model to key workplace functions, including recruitment, hiring, evaluations, mentoring, and sponsorship.


What does the registration fee cover and when is it due?

The registration fee covers participation in the workshop on the date of the workshop, including materials, books, food, and beverages. The cost does not cover travel, lodging arrangements or any expenses incurred outside of the workshop. The registration fee is due in its entirety within two weeks of the date that the applicant has been notified of acceptance into the workshop. Selected applicants will receive an emailed invoice with their notice of acceptance.

Is Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credit available for this workshop?

We are currently applying with the Illinois MCLE Board to obtain three hours of CLE credit in the jurisdiction of Illinois for each workshop guest. Credit for other jurisdictions may be available on a case-by-case basis for applicants selected into the workshop. Such applicants may make a request directly with Nextions for CLE credit in another jurisdiction. At this time, we cannot guarantee that workshop guests will be provided CLE credit in Illinois or in any other jurisdiction.

Why is there an application process?

This workshop is carefully curated to design a unique and productive experience for each guest and the collective group. We will offer additional workshops in the near future and will keep all submitted applications to invite guests to future workshops if they are not selected for this one.

Will this workshop be offered in my city in the future?

We’re glad you asked! At this time, the Research in Action Workshop is offered only in Chicago, IL. Let us know where you think we should go next. We are planning to launch in other cities at a future date.

What if my organization/firm does not have a workplace wellness initiative?

Our workplace wellness practice is designed to provide you with tools to support your personal mental and emotional wellness, in addition to the workplace. It is our belief that the more grounded you feel in your work environment, the healthier and more sustainable your relationship will be to the work you do. Guests may also find that the wellness tools and practices experienced during the workshop offer an entry point into conversations with others within their workplace about workplace wellness and creating work environments where all can thrive.

Will the workshop space be physically accessible?

Yes, the workshop will be held in a physically-accessible location. The building is equipped with an elevator, all workshop sessions will take place on one level of the building, and seating arrangements can be made to accommodate a variety of needs.

Think Smarter. Lead Better.

  • I not only use all the brains that I have, but all I can borrow.

    Woodrow Wilson
  • Human salvation lies in the hands of the creatively maladjusted.

    Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • Diversity: the art of thinking independently together.

    Malcolm Forbes
  • Peace is not unity in similarity but unity in diversity, in the comparison and conciliation of differences.

    Mikhail Gorbachev
  • Honest difference of views and honest debate are not disunity.They are the vital process of policy among free men.

    Herbert Hoover
  • Your assumptions are your windows on the world. Scrub them off every once in a while, or the light won't come in.

    Isaac Asimov
  • Diversity creates dimension in the world.

    Elizabeth Ann Lawless
  • Controversial' as we all know, is often a euphemism for 'interesting and intelligent.

    Kevin Smith
  • Wit lies in recognizing the resemblance among things which differ and the difference between things which are alike.

    Madame De Stael
  • The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in the mind at the same time, and still retain the ability to function.

    F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • In our work and in our living, we must recognize that difference is a reason for celebration and growth, rather than a reason for destruction.

    Audre Lorde
  • Honest difference of views and honest debate are not disunity. They are the vital process of policy among free men.

    Herbert Hoover
  • America has believed that in differentiation, not in uniformity, lies the path of progress. It acted on this belief; it has advanced human happiness, and it has prospered.

    Louis D. Brandeis
  • Diversity and independence are important because the best collective decisions are the product of disagreement and contest, not consensus or compromise.

    James Surowiecki
  • Differences challenge assumptions.

    Anne Wilson Schaef
  • There never were in the world two opinions alike, no more than two hairs or two grains; the most universal quality is diversity.

    Michel de Montaigne
  • The biggest mistake is believing there is one right way to listen, to talk, to have a conversation -- or a relationship.

    Deborah Tannen
  • One must even beware of too much certainty that the answer to life's problems can only be found in one way and that all must agree to search for light in the same way and cannot find it in any other way.

    Eleanor Roosevelt
  • Difference of opinion is helpful in religion.

    Thomas Jefferson
  • Freethinkers are those who are willing to use their minds without prejudice and without fearing to understand things that clash with their own customs, privileges, or beliefs.

    Leo Tolstoy
  • Strength lies in differences, not in similarities.

    Stephen R. Covey
  • Strength lies in differences, not in similarities.

    Stephen R. Covey
  • The measure of intelligence is the ability to change.

    Albert Einstein
  • When we lose the right to be different, we lose the privilege to be free.

    Charles Evan Hughes
  • It is not that I'm so smart. But I stay with the questions much longer.

    Albert Einstein
  • To effectively communicate, we must realize that we are all different in the way we perceive the world and use this understanding as a guide to our communication with others.

    Tony Robbins
  • Our ability to reach unity in diversity will be the beauty and the test of our civilisation.

    Mahatma Gandhi
  • Where all think alike, no one thinks very much.

    Walter Lippmann
  • Wide differences of opinion in matters of religious, political, and social belief must exist if conscience and intellect alike are not to be stunted, if there is to be room for healthy growth.

    Theodore Roosevelt