[November 2022] Advancing Equity Diversity and Inclusion for a More Perfect Union

Live Course

Advancing Equity Diversity and Inclusion for a More Perfect Union
November 1, 8, 15 2022, 12 p.m.- 4 p.m. ET 


Given the continued emergence of an interconnected society, an ever-evolving pandemic, protests, and unrest calling for racial and social justice along with heightened polarization across many fronts, building organizational capacity for advancing equity, diversity, and inclusion are more critical than ever. The need for leaders across sectors, especially within social sector organizations, to understand and engage the current environment is essential in building an equitable society for all.

 This journey begins by ensuring all people feel valued at work. It mandates the co-creation of an inclusive workforce that can foster the development of a healthy, productive, and peaceful society in which all people can participate and reach their full potential. The journey continues with building a  culture that supports equity for long-term sustainable change and engaging the inequitable systems, which marginalizes, disconnects, and dismisses individuals from having access and full participation in reaching economic mobility and prosperity.  

 During this three-part virtual workshop presented by Social Current, participants will explore their relationships with equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) in a safe environment and make progress on developing an EDI action plan for their organizations. 

 Because advancing EDI requires more than just basic knowledge and the will to improve, presenters will help participants understand their own biases and the role of historical discrimination, non-inclusive behavioral actions, and culture in creating an unjust society.

 The workshop will include presentations of valuable information, facilitated discussions, reflection opportunities, and dedicated planning time. In addition to learning about core concepts, participants will put ideas into action with facilitated planning time. Everyone will have the opportunity to begin developing action plans for advancing their organizations’ EDI journeys. Organizations are encouraged to send multiple employees to build or work on current EDI plans for advancement.


Workshop Goals

  • How EDI has changed over time within the U.S. as a result of legislation
  • Understand the skills needed to advance your EDI personal journey
  • How biases, racism, and incivility are barriers to building an EDI-enriched workplace culture 
  • Understand their organization’s phase of EDI maturity, and how to move to the next phase
  • A multi-faceted approach for co-creating an organizational culture that fosters EDI
  • Options for addressing critical current issues
  • How to structure an organizational plan to advance EDI using results-based strategies
  • Create the skeleton plan with facilitator support

 

Who Should Attend

  • Staff responsible for diversity, equity, and inclusion 
  • Human resources professionals 
  • Organizational development professionals
  • Executives 
  • Board members 
  • Executive search firms

Participation Rates

  • Workshop: $650
  • Intercultural Development Inventory® (IDI®): $288

REGISTER: IDI®

Presenters


Undraye Howard, PhD
Senior Director and Special Advisor to the CEO for Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Engagement
Social Current

Jerica Broeckling, M.A.
Engagement Partner

Sheryl White, PhD
Vice President of Training and Organizational Development 
Neighborhood House Association

Phyllis Richards, M.A., M.S. 
Director of Evaluation and Research Services
Social Current


Cancellation Policy

All cancellation requests must be made in writing. Cancellation requests received within 14 days of November 1 2022 will be eligible for a full refund.  Cancellation requests received after October 17, 2022  will not be refunded.  Instead, registrants may use this as a credit for a future Social Current offerings.  Notice of written cancellation must be emailed directly to lmshelp@social-current.org.