Building a Culture of Inclusion and Belonging (Online)
Beyond identifying exclusionary practices and embracing DEI practices at the team level, leaders need to implement organizational change. This online program looks at how you can sustain inclusion efforts by making retention, performance reviews, and promotion policies more inclusive. To develop strategies that centralize DEI in lasting ways, you will also learn how to communicate these values through multiple levels of operations. Beyond identifying techniques within organizations, this program will explore ways to foreground inclusion beyond organizations through relationships with vendors, customers, and the community.
Who Should Attend
- People Managers, Functional Managers, Divisional Leaders, and Executives
- Employee Resource Group Leaders
- Human Resource Practitioners
- Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Leaders
Continuing Education Units
This course provides 2.1 Continuing Education Units (CEUs)
How You Will Benefit
- Establish retention and promotion strategies that cultivate inclusion
- Improve communications in mentoring, meetings, and messaging
- Build external relationships with vendors, customers, and community that support the diversity, equity, and inclusion values
- Create a system for continuous learning and growth
|Module 1 – Building Systems for Retention & Growth|
|Module 2 – Know Thyself|
|Module 3 – Building External Relationships that Support Your Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Initiatives|
Deanna Singh is a business consultant, speaker, and podcaster who is internationally recognized for her work in leadership, diversity, equity, and inclusion. Deanna helps her clients create more equitable and inclusive work environments and engage more authentically within their internal and external communities.
A gifted communicator, she is a champion for marginalized communities through her work. Her podcast, “Uplifting Impact” with a focus on looking at the intersection of leadership and diversity, equity, and inclusion, focuses on solutions and is directed at people who want to break the status quo.
Deanna earned her Bachelor of Arts in urban studies from Fordham University, a J.D. from Georgetown University, a Master’s in Business Administration from the University of Wisconsin - Madison, and certification in diversity, equity, and inclusion from Cornell University.
Justin Ponder is a professor who teaches courses on ethnic studies, African-American studies, and ethnic minority literature. He has been published in numerous journals and books on the issue of race and identity politics, exploring ways to bridge the gap between who we are and who we must become to achieve a more equitable world for others.
He has helped organizations and leaders consider connections between the historical past, the social present, and a more just future. He knows how to masterfully weave the academic with the practical and the political with the personal so people can better appreciate the complexity of the issues while finding clarity about their responsibilities. In his work on diversity, equity, and inclusion, he is known for his ability to teach difficult lessons in gentle ways that combine heartbreak and humor to inspire hope.
Justin has a Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee.
Live Learning Sessions
August 2-September 13, 2021
2-6 p.m. CDT
November 29-December 13, 2021
2-6 p.m. CDT