Emily KlingerEmily Klinger

Senior Director, GL&OD

Emily Klinger is Senior Director of Global Leadership and Organizational Development at Special Olympics International. She is responsible for global coordination of leadership development programs. In this capacity she drives multi-year strategy, global and local programmatic implementation, partner funding and reporting, and development of new training resources.

 She has designed and implements global events focused on training and development for diverse audiences. Her prior experience includes working at Peace Corps where she was a Special Education Volunteer in Grenada and worked in inter-governmental affairs at Peace Corps Headquarters.

Emily has a Master’s Degree in International Training and Education from American University and her undergraduate degree from Vanderbilt University majoring in Special Education and Human & Organizational Development.

Takes part in

May, 22 12:00 PM CEST

The Power of Experiential Learning to Drive Inclusive Mindsets and Behaviors

This workshop will introduce participants to the power of experiential learning and how to properly implement it in support of diversity & inclusion efforts. First, we will discuss what it means to use experiential learning. Participants will then learn how to properly prepare facilitators from marginalized groups and be able to avoid the dangers of poor preparation. Finally, participants will learn how to utilize experiential learning and put it in practice. Lessons from Special Olympics case studies will help the participants build a strong understanding of experiential learning and help them consider how to apply it in their own context to drive inclusive mindsets to inclusive behavior.

Emily Klinger Senior Director, GL&OD
Benjamin Haack Athlete Representative Director at Special Olympics Australia Board