In this facilitated workshop on foundational Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI), you will have an opportunity to align on common definitions of key DEI terms and uncover specific dimensions of diversity that undergird the complexities of such topics.
The question, “why DEI matters”, will be a central theme of this session by addressing the business and socio-cultural impact of inequitable processes/structures/policies while also recommending small, concrete steps necessary to combat bias and leverage diversity to stay competitive and create a sense belonging for your team.
Why start with 'Why DEI matters'?
For many to consider the DEI topics or challenges that exist in our communities, workplaces, societies, or even social circles can feel overwhelming, spark anxiety, and trigger avoidance of such topics in conversation.
However, addressing the importance of DEI and the challenges facing people of color and other marginalized groups does not require we solve all the problems of injustice or inequity at once. Although, as a first step we do need to be intentional and accountable in the ways we act and treat others.
Using the question “Why DEI Matters” as a central theme of this workshop allows us to start the conversation around DEI at the 10,000 ft. level, but then also allowing us to transition to explore the question: why DEI matters to me/my organization/my team/my stakeholders?
During this workshop, we will:
After the workshop, you will: