Diversity, Equity & Inclusion - Join The Conversation

Join The Conversation

February 17, February 24 & March 3 | 11:30a - 1:00p

Please join the conversation to understand obstacles and reduce barriers in your personal and organizational growth that relate to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Individuals, HR managers, business professionals, educators, and students will benefit from multiple real-time and recorded sessions that will promote multi-faceted thought and discussion. Nationally recognized speakers will delve into why diversity matters, unconscious bias, inclusive language, the power of inclusive leadership, and much more.

  • This workshop is eligible for SHRM and HRCI credits.
  • Live sessions will be recorded and available for 1 week following the conference.

Why Diversity Matters and Understanding Unconscious Bias

Presenter: Deborah Biddle

February 17 | 11:30a - 1p

The “Why Diversity & Inclusion Matters” workshop presents the foundational understanding and importance of diversity and inclusion in conjunction with the core values and behavior standards. This workshop creates a common language and gives participants an overview of diversity and inclusion using scenario analysis and discussion along with interactive knowledge checks to gauge understanding. Participants also explore unconscious bias and how it impacts business environments and work relationships. They will discover how their own values, culture and experiences effect interactions with colleagues, attitudes about work, and understanding of workplace values. Participants will leave with practical strategies to identify and counter biases, as well as practical tools for building deeper, more robust intercultural relationships.

Inclusive on Purpose

Presenter: Deborah Biddle

February 24 | 11:30a - 1p

As business professionals, we’ve heard how diversity, equality and inclusion benefit productivity, problem solving, free flow of ideas and the bottom line. But, how can we personally see the impact on our teams and across our organizations? In this session, we share approaches to heighten personal inclusion awareness and strategies to improve how we make connections, build belonging, and enhance relationships. We explore intentionally inclusive practices that positively impact workplace culture and climate.

Building Capacity for Greater Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Presenter: Rev. Dr. Jamie Washington

March 3 | 11:30a - 1p

This session is designed to help participants explore how to manage workplace conflict based on identity.  We will also address challenges of recruitment and retention for minoritized groups. 



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Payment method options:

  1. If you plan to register several staff from your organization and want to be billed, please contact Melissa.buxton@witc.edu
  2. If you are registering as an individual, we will call you for your credit card number for payment.

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