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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 fifth module is Tuesday, November 8: “Creating a More Inclusive, Equitable Work Environment.”  (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
  • Dee Sabol, Executive Director, Diversity Council
  • Plus other DEI experts to be added throughout the series!

Session 5 is November 8 from 9:00-1:00 CT and will focus on creating a more inclusive, equitable work environment (Item 5.1 in the Baldrige Framework).  Specific areas of focus in this workshop include:

  • Assessing workforce capability and capacity (staffing levels), with the goal of creating a workforce that represents the market and communities you serve
  • Creating more inclusive recruiting, hiring, and onboarding processes
  • Creating more inclusive change management processes, that include consideration for diverse workforce with shifting work environments, new technology or redesigned work systems, new work structures
  • Organizing and managing the workforce to capitalize on the organization's core competencies and the diversity of ideas, cultures and thinking of its workforce, including DEI considerations in organizational design/structure, position descriptions, communication processes, and so forth
  • Ensuring more inclusive benefits, services, policies, health, security, and accessibility for the workforce, including maximizing productivity by eliminating barriers that prevent people with disabilities (or ESL or other unique characteristics) from working to their potential

If attending “ala carte,” this 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), prorated to $450 for this and the other two modules of the series.

November 8th, 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 (4 remaining workshops, prorated) $ 450.00
PEN Premium Member -- Full DEI Series (5 remaining workshops) $ 0.00

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