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Over the last couple of years, we’ve all be made aware (or powerfully reminded) of the importance of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) within our organizations and our communities.  The imperative is clear: inclusion and racial equity optimizes organizational performance and societal outcomes — not only for people of color, but for everyone.  But wanting to be more inclusive and actually being more inclusive are usually two very distinct conditions.  The latter takes work: policy and system changes, education and discernment, intentionality and constant effort.

The Performance Excellence Network — in partnership with the Wisconsin Center for Performance Excellence — is pleased to host a special online workshop series: “Best Practices in DEI.”  The series will be seven stand-alone half-day modules and can either be attended “ala carte” or as a complete series.  The content is uniquely aligned with the Baldrige Performance Excellence Framework, exploring many facets of diversity, equity, and inclusion through the lens of this proven Framework (though your organization does not have to be officially using Baldrige to benefit from the value of this series!). The second module is Wednesday, April 27: “Leader & Governance Role in DEI.”  (Other module dates and topics listed below.)

The series will feature seven half-day online workshops -- highly interactive discussions that will explore results-based methods and proven effective practices that will help organizations better appreciate diversity; improve inclusion within its workforce, supplier network, and marketplace; and promote greater equity within their organizational systems.  Participants will walk away from each session with a tool, a template, and/or a process – all carefully designed or curated by experienced DEI experts.

Each workshop will be facilitated from a combination of leading experts in DEI:

  • Lisa Tabor, President & Owner, CultureBrokers LLC
  • Sandra Ogunremi, DHA, Spiritual Care Services, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, Monument Health, Rapid City SD
  • Jessica Shryack, PhD, Organizational Consultant and founder of Clarity Collaborations
  • Catherine Davis, Program Director, Diversity Council
  • Plus other DEI experts to be added throughout the series!

Session 2 is April 27 from 9:00-1:00 CT and will focus on DEI leadership & governance.  In this session, we will examine the fundamentals in leading & governing for diversity and inclusion as identified by the Baldrige Framework, ISO requirements, and other standard-setting bodies. Participants will also stretch to explore the leading edge of both theory and practice to drive a level of racial equity commensurate with America's promise. Attendees will walk away from this session with a list of basic DEI governance standards, an understanding of how role model organizations are governing for DEI, and insights into next-level DEI governance. Specifically, the main areas of this workshop include:

  • Part 1 - Fundamentals
    • Defining the governance role in DEI
    • Standards of governance for DEI
      • Promoting a DEI commitment
      • Modeling DEI motivation & ability
      • Inclusive work & organizational decision-making
      • Acting ethically & accountably
    • Poll/assessment: Explore the extent to which your own organization meets these basic standards
    • Exploring role models in leadership/governance in DEI -- Baldrige winners and other high performing organizations
  • Part 2 - The Leading Edge
    • Looking ahead to next-level standards for DEI governance
    • Exploring exemplars pushing the envelope, identifying best/better practices to incorporate into your organization's systems

If attending “ala carte,” each workshop is $200 for PEN/WCPE members ($400 for non-members).  Teams of 3-4 members $175/each; teams of 5+ are $150/each.

Investment for the full series is $1000 (for members only).

Most of us — as leaders, professionals, and just as people — understand the importance of diversity, equity, and inclusion and realize that we need to make changes to improve our organizations and communities.  Come explore how to improve make true process and system changes that improve our work environments – to truly move the needle on becoming more inclusive, equitable organizations that produce real, sustainable results.

April 27th, 2022 9:00 AM   through   1:00 PM
Online -- Interactive Video
United States
Event Fee(s)
PEN Member -- this workshop only $ 200.00
PEN Member Group (3-4 registering together) -- this workshop only $ 175.00
PEN Member Group (5+ registering together) -- this workshop only $ 150.00
Non-Member -- this workshop only $ 400.00
PEN Premium Member -- this workshop only $ 0.00
PEN Member -- Full DEI Series (7 workshops) $ 1,000.00
PEN Premium Member -- Full DEI Series (7 workshops) $ 0.00

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