WRPA 2021 Conference Keynote

 Day 1 Wednesday, April 28 | 9:15 AM — 10:15 AM

Restoring Civility in the Workplace


Creating safe and inclusive work environments begins with how civil we are towards our fellow men and women. As a business keynote speaker, Ken shares stories of de-escalating intense confrontations on the front-lines of riots and protests. He describes ways that peacekeeping principles can be used proactively in the workplace and community to prevent heightened situations from occurring.

Learning Objectives:

  • Inspire business leaders to be more supportive and respectful towards one another
  • Understand the concept of restoring civility in America to improves the way we treat our families, coworkers, and people within our communities
  • Tools for peacekeeping efforts during uprisings

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Ken Nwadike, Jr is a peace activist, motivational speaker, and video journalist known as the Free Hugs Guy online. In 2014, Nwadike launched the Free Hugs Project to spread love in response to the bombing of the Boston Marathon. Nwadike has made major news headlines for his peace-keeping efforts and de-escalating violence during protests, riots, and political rallies. Nwadike has made many appearances on news programs worldwide, including CNN, USA Today, Good Morning Britain, and BBC News. Ken was the keynote speaker at the 2017 National NACA conference, a speaker at the 2018 and 2020 national conferences, and several regional NACA events.

Ken is a favorite on campuses nationwide and is frequently invited to return. Ken engages people in conversations of understanding, and compassion amidst the rising tide of hatred and racism. His keynote and interaction with people create unity and builds community, reminding them that we are all humans in need of love.

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