DEI Workshop Series
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Workshop Series: Moving from Good Intentions to Actionable Strategies
This interactive workshop series is designed to create deeper understanding of the meaning and value of diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI). The first workshop offers a foundation for defining diversity, equity and inclusion, along with the unconscious obstacles to meaningful DEI. The second workshop provides actionable strategies to creating a DEI-focused work environment. The third workshop focuses on determining how to improve client perception of the organization’s DEI brand and including clients as DEI advocates.
It is strongly recommended that participants attend all three workshops because each session builds on knowledge gained in the previous one.
Nonprofit rate for all three sessions: $60
Early-bird nonprofit rate: $25/session
LATE CANCELLATION FEE: $150
Workshop 1: A Framework for Meaningful Diversity
Thursday, March 22, 2018, 9 a.m.-noon
Participants will gain insight into a quality definition of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) and appreciation for how unconscious bias awareness can promote meaningful DEI. The participants will also consider their own DEI profile (privately) to inform a conversation on big picture approaches to organizational strategies.
Workshop 2: Embed Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Values
Thursday, May 3, 2018, 9 a.m.-noon
Participants will learn to structure DEI strategies across the organization using assessments to identify what is working and candidly acknowledge what needs to work better. The toolkit will help organizations become intentional in their strategies to embed DEI across the organization’s operational framework, so employees are better equipped to serve stakeholders needs. Participants will also learn strategies for monitoring DEI processes while evaluating outcomes.
Workshop 3: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion as a Service Model
Thursday, May 31, 2018, 9 a.m.-noon
Participants will learn to use feedback tools to include clients’ interests into the organization’s DEI strategies. Participants will also leave with a clear understanding of how clients benefit from an organization’s DEI strategies and approaches to embed client’s valuable contribution in to the organization’s DEI goals.
Deborah Heater, Esq. is a performance management consultant with extensive experience in assessing performance challenges and structuring sustainable improvements. Deborah helps organizations reduce exposure to legal liability. She has structured and led inclusion initiatives throughout her career. She has experience working in government, K12 and secondary education environments. Deborah also has experience in non-profits and mental health services environments.
Deborah is on the advisory board for a Master’s Degree program in Executive Leadership and Organizational Change at Northern Kentucky University’s College of Business. Deborah owns Strategic Performance Systems, LLC. She supports overcoming diversity and inclusion challenges through understanding the origins and impact of unconscious bias.
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