Diversity & Inclusion Programs
Network Beyond Bias
Is your professional network as diverse as the workforce and community around you? If not, you could be missing important opportunities for your career and your company. Learn about the challenges we all face in making meaningful connections, the impacts of these missed connections, and how to recognize and overcome them. This session will help you remove the artificial barriers that may be keeping you from your next mentor, star hire, or big customer.
Hire Beyond Bias
Are you ready to expand your team or backfill an open position? Unconscious bias can influence our hiring processes in ways we don’t readily recognize and make it hard for us to attract a diverse slate of internal or external candidates This program will help you avoid common pitfalls at every stage of your selection process.
Lead Beyond Bias
Are you comfortable leading people from diverse backgrounds?
If not, you could be missing important opportunities for your career and your company. Learn about the challenges we all face in managing across difference, the impacts of misunderstandings, and how to recognize and overcome them. This session will help you remove these artificial barriers to team cohesion and engagement.
Out & Outstanding
Participation in ongoing professional development is an important component of a winning career management strategy. But how do you influence your team or organization to adopt a “learning culture” that values professional excellence? This program will help you build and sustain an environment that supports your pursuit of lifelong learning!
Diversity & Inclusion Articles
Jobs historically staffed by women are known as “pink-collar jobs.” Here’s how we can start valuing women’s work equitably.
https://youtu.be/oLWfh1lEnlw The great thing about social media is that you don’t have to create anything to be a rock star. Re-post articles, images, and other posts from your 1st- and 2nd-level connections. (Be sure to tag the author.) Comment, like, and share. You can go a step further by thoughtfully tagging others in the comments.…
https://youtu.be/mulamLpbnYI When you request connections on social media, send a direct message or invitation that explains why you want to connect. Remember, networking isn’t marketing. When you connect, you might say, “I appreciated your comments on this article and would like to follow you for more insights.” Or try, “I’m hoping to build my network…
https://youtu.be/0TZ7Fg8dLFs Who are the top leaders in your industry or in your customers’ industry? Follow them on social media. Comment on their posts, especially if you can use the opportunity to create dialogue with other followers. Re-post leaders’ articles, along with a brief intro about why you found it valuable. If they have written books,…
https://youtu.be/1gHjHdTSiFw Photos and image memes are a great way to express yourself on social media. They’re also effective in helping you add a visual component to your personal brand. Use a tool like Canva to share your insights in creative and graphical ways. A word of warning, though. Pictures are worth 1,000 words, but not…
https://youtu.be/FxdleRPT06A See if you can find three or four colleagues to form a post promotion squad. You can use tags, message threads, or slack channels to alert one another to new content. Then, each of you promotes the others by liking, commenting, and sharing the others’ content. Everyone benefits from the engagement. Be sure to…