3 Credits

Workplace Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

Impactful EDI strategies to unleash workforce potential and maximize organizational success

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Program Overview

Impactful EDI strategies to unleash workforce potential and maximize organizational success

The call for equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) in our workplaces is everywhere – from our boards of directors, employees, organizational partners and in public conversations. While we may understand the importance of inclusive workplace cultures, we are less clear on how to get there.

This program equips leaders, managers and HR professionals with increased self-awareness, knowledge, skills and strategies to build and lead equitable, diverse and inclusive workplace cultures. Through an exploration of research, we will examine current human resource issues related to EDI and invite participants to deepen their appreciation of foundational concepts such as unconscious bias, individual identity and the use of power in the workplace.

A variety of strategies to support related organizational change will be explored. Participants will have the opportunity to use an EDI planning framework to explore how to create their own organizational EDI strategy.

 

Module 1: EDI Foundation Concepts
  • Enhance understanding of related concepts and vocabulary
  • Explore core issues related to equitable workplace systems, diversity, and inclusivity
  • Increase awareness about how individual identities shape workplace perceptions and experiences
Module 2: The “Why” of Organizational EDI
  • Explore research that examines the benefits of prioritizing EDI
  • Assess EDI’s impact on business success, governance, customer experience, and the broader community
  • Identify barriers in organizational structures hindering equitable employment access and its impact on business
Module 3: Diverse Identities and Inclusivity
  • Explore workplace identities and understand how they interact within a workplace culture
  • Understand the impact of workplace culture, language, and vocabulary on employee experiences
  • Recognize how language and vocabulary impact organizational culture
  • Measure employees’ sense of belonging and understand how this relates to workforce potential
Module 4: Bias & Assumptions
  • Recognize unconscious biases affecting work and perspectives
  • Identify biases that surface in the workplace at individual and organizational levels
  • Learn how identity shapes our worldview and influences our interactions with others
  • Build strategies to mitigate bias in our human resource systems and structures
Module 5: Inclusive Leadership
  • Define inclusive leadership and explore strategies to empower others’ success
  • Address power dynamics in the workplace and their impact on employee experiences and organizational culture
  • Develop skills for navigating complex conversations on EDI
Module 6: Building an EDI Strategy
  • Review a three-phased approach to EDI planning and explore a framework to support its development
  • Define your EDI goals and establish measures to monitor progress and identify success
  • Explore change management issues that are important in your EDI planning
  • Develop an EDI strategy for your organization to enhance engagement and implementation success

Learning Outcomes

  • Provide clarity on concepts and definitions related to workplace EDI
  • Deepen awareness of the influencing factors related to EDI in the workplace
  • Enable participants to understand the importance of leadership in organizational EDI efforts
  • Understand how prioritizing issues of workplace EDI strengthens connections and success within the broader business community
  • Develop new skills and practices to enrich workforce and client engagement, including how to engage in complex discussions related to EDI
  • Construct a comprehensive EDI organizational strategy using an EDI planning framework and identify ways to measure related success
Organizational Benefits
  • Contextualize your EDI efforts and how they relate to best practice
  • Increase confidence in developing and implementing EDI initiatives
  • Explore the research about the ways EDI impacts organizational success
  • Identify strategies to plan for and implement an EDI strategy in your organization

Who Should Attend

Any individuals

This program provides a solid foundation that would benefit senior leaders, line mangers, EDI specialists and those working within HR

Facilitators and Speakers

Takeaway Tools

  • Curated resources related to current EDI research and best practice
  • A planning framework to support your organization’s planning and implementation of a comprehensive EDI organizational strategy
  • A template and checklist of considerations in conducting workplace EDI audits
  • A toolbox of strategies, including report templates, to use in your EDI efforts

 

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