2021 D&I Virtual Master Class: Best Practices to Kick Off Your DEI Initiatives

November 3, 2021 | 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. EST | Virtual

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The social justice protests throughout 2020 resulted in an unprecedented focus upon diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in the workplace that requires HR leaders to ensure that they are following best practices to address DEI challenges

While many organizations focus their DEI efforts on recruitment and hiring, the retention of diverse employees is equally important. After all, diverse outreach and recruitment strategies are not effective if diverse talent exits the organization quickly in search of a workplace where they are engaged, valued, and feel they are an integral part of the workforce.

HR leaders can help employers fulfill their commitment to DEI and drive meaningful change by restructuring their recruiting strategies to create more opportunities for diverse candidates and by establishing internal programs that foster more inclusive work environments.

This 1-day, intensive virtual Master Class will teach you the strategies and best practices you’ll need to get your DEI initiatives off the ground or build upon the programs your organization already has in place. Experts Yolanda Hunter and H. Juanita Beecher will focus on the first component to creating a diverse workforce: recruitment. You’ll also learn top strategies for engaging workers past the onboarding stage and how to ensure that all workers have the opportunity to succeed at your organization.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the ways in which an inclusive workplace will benefit everyone and the organization
  • Recognize the difference between “conscious” and “unconscious bias”
  • Discover methods for conducting an HR self-audit to uncover hidden biases
  • Learn how to increase awareness of unconscious bias in recruiting, hiring, performance evaluations, informal development, and promotions
  • Identify how to create a culture of belonging and inclusion by taking small actions that result in meaningful change

Industry Leading Speakers

Agenda At A Glance

November 3, 2021
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Speaker Introductions & Session 1—Understanding Unconscious Bias and How It Can Impact Processes and Policies
1:00 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.
1:15 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.
Session 2— Great DEI Starts with Recruitment: Eliminate Barriers in Processes and Policies
2:15 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Session 3—Best Practices for Retaining Diverse Talent
3:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Session 4—Live Q&A with Presenters