Centering Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Team Building (Online)
Organizations that want to hire and retain diverse talent often struggle because existing structures and practices drive away the same demographics that leaders are trying to attract. This online program identifies some of the most common errors that undermine efforts to create more equitable businesses. From company culture to recruitment to interviewing, you will develop the skills needed to assemble diverse teams. By examining hiring practices and onboarding, you will learn how to create a more equitable company culture. Finally, this program will identify techniques to create environments, distribute opportunities, and deal with exclusionary team members in ways that make for inclusion.
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
- Evaluate challenges in recruitment and interviewing practices
- Develop new techniques that are more inclusive
- Review current onboarding deficiencies and create processes that improve belonging
- Learn the essentials needed in an environment where all employees can thrive
- Practice methods to gain support from individuals who resist inclusion efforts
|Module 1 – Assembling the Team|
|Module 2 – Onboarding the Team|
|Module 3 – Fostering the Team|
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
January 10-February 14, 2022
1-5 p.m. CDT