SESSION I: MAKING THE CASE FOR WHY IT MATTERS

Date: Aug. 10, 2020, 11:00 am – 12 pm EST

In business, resources are scarce and trade-offs must be made – that’s the real world. Yet organizations understand that to remain competitive, they must be able to attract and retain the best talent and reflect the customers they serve. So why haven’t we made more progress with Diversity, Equity and Inclusion? What’s getting in the way? How do leaders responsible for driving DEI make the case for greater focus, investment and systemic change?
Join us for a candid discussion on why, despite the best efforts of talented D&I professionals, we have yet to achieve equitable representation in senior leadership and what can be done to accelerate progress. Industry-leading experts will discuss:

  • The difference between diversity, equity and inclusion and their interconnectedness
  • What does D&I look like at the best companies? What do the top companies for Diversity have in common?
  • What are the typical barriers to gaining organizational buy-in? What unique challenges do global companies face?
  • What are the “must haves” in building a compelling DEI case?
  • How can organizations develop effective accountability systems to ensure progress?

Whether you are early in the journey or a seasoned D&I professional, this webinar will give you practical steps you can take to elevate the importance of DEI in your organization and create sustainable practices that move the needle.

Featured Speakers:

Gerri Mason Hall Chief Diversity, Inclusion & Social Responsibility Officer
Sodexo

Carolynn Johnson, MBA Chief Executive Officer
DiversityInc Media, LLC

Patricia A. (Patti) Lee Founder
P.A.L. Coaching & Consulting

Panel Moderator
Rita Mitjans President
BiszGuru LLC

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SESSION 2: INSTITUTIONAL RACISM & THE WORKPLACE

Date: Sep 15, 2020, 11:00 am – 12 pm EST

Before we can address any problem, we must understand its “root cause”. True progress with Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the workplace can only be achieved when we dismantle the policies, systems and practices that prevent under-represented groups from achieving their full potential.
Join us for an in-depth look as renowned social justice expert Dr. Robert Livingston reveals the origins of institutional racism, how it shows up in the workplace and what organizations can do to eliminate systemic bias.

In this session, we will explore:

  • The origins of institutional racism and its impact on education, wealth creation and the workplace
  • The barriers that get in the way of real progress
  • The role of unconscious bias in who gets hired and promoted
  • Successful actions organizations can take to reduce bias and eliminate policies that do not support diversity, equity and inclusion

This session will not be taped – Don’t miss the opportunity to hear practical actions you can implement to support your organization’s diversity, equity and inclusion goals.

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SESSION 3: LET’S TALK ABOUT RACE

Date: Oct 18, 2020, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm EST

If we are ever going to truly achieve equity and justice for all, we have to get comfortable talking about the issues that are preventing us from making progress. Corporations are recognizing that a failure to address diversity, equity and inclusion can impact their business. From consumer boycotts to supply chain to capital access, corporations are seeing pressure like never before. Amidst this backdrop is a growing awareness that the media, social activists and an enlightened generation are playing a key role in shaping reforms.
Join us for a candid discussion on “how to get comfortable with the uncomfortable” and what steps can be taken to translate your brand statements and values into sustainable progress in the workplace and society.

  • What is privilege and how does it impact education, healthcare, employability and wealth?
  • Why is talking about race in the workplace so difficult? How can we create a “safe space”?
  • How do we address the “all lives matter” vs. “black lives matter” issue in a way that helps us move forward together?
  • How do we recognize our own biases?
  • What intentional steps can we take to promote diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace and in our lives?

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Redesigning Workforce Development in the Age of Automation, Digitization and AI -- a WTR Roundtable Event

Los Angeles | April 28, 2020, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

It’s here -- the Fourth Industrial Revolution, the next Machine Age, the New World of Work. Whatever the title, global organizations must rapidly adjust to become agile and efficient learning centers for their current and incoming talent. Join us along with industry leaders for a collaborative discussion on how data and technology best practices are aligning talent development and D&I ecosystems and building a future forward workforce.

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Redesigning Workforce Development in the Age of Automation, Digitization and AI -- a WTR Roundtable Event

Dallas | May 6, 2020, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

It’s here -- the Fourth Industrial Revolution, the next Machine Age, the New World of Work. Whatever the title, global organizations must rapidly adjust to become agile and efficient learning centers for their current and incoming talent. Join us along with industry leaders for a collaborative discussion on how data and technology best practices are aligning talent development and D&I ecosystems and building a future forward workforce.

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