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"Best Practices in DEI Series" Module 4: "Planning a DEI Effort" -- Sept 15 Online Workshop

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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 fourth module is Thursday, Sept 15: “Planning a DEI Effort.”  (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 4 is September 15 from 9:00-1:00 CT and will focus on planning a DEI effort.  Specific areas of focus in this workshop include:

  • A process for developing an "Equity Strategic Action Plan (ESAP)" -- an operational improvement plan for achieving measurable results that do not differ by race, ethnicity, culture, or other meaningful differences.
  • Senior leaders' unique role and responsibility in planning a DEI effort -- what they should and should not do.
  • Who to involve in your DEI effort, why, when, and how.
  • Three popular intercultural competence assessments and tips for when and how to use them.
  • The four levels of DEI performance maturity and the types of improvement to expect at each level.
  • The key components for a viable ESAP.
  • The position of an ESAP in relation to other organizational efforts.

As part of the workshop, participants will receive CultureBrokers' Equity Strategic Action Plan Template!

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 $550 for this and the other three modules of the series.

September 15th, 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) $ 550.00
PEN Premium Member -- Full DEI Series (5 remaining workshops) $ 0.00

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