During my diversity talk with a group of executives today, one of the topics that came up had to do with some of us observing that personal improvement workshops, seminars or sessions are beginning to be regular part of many industry conferences. Traditionally, many industry conferences for specific fields such as accounting or physiotherapy, have been 100% technical content directly related to those fields.
Now, there is recognition that personal improvement education such as diversity training, communication skills, or stress management, can benefit professionals greatly. Many industry conferences that were formerly all technical, do have personal improvement sessions and they have been very well attended with calls for more such sessions for future events. I will certainly make myself available as a conference speaker with my diversity and motivation presentations to these types of conferences.