Diversity, equity and inclusion have become buzzwords that have been placed strategically in organizational mandates, inspired the formation of DEI committees and/or simply sparked critical dialogue around organizational culture. In the process, these buzzwords have also cultivated multiple understandings and approaches to practice within sectors. Hosted by the Regional Diversity Roundtable, this introductory webinar is the first of three sessions intended for individuals in all sectors and industries. It can function as an introduction, refresher, or an approach to an organizational DEI issue.
During this session we will explore the following questions: What does DEI mean? How does Diversity and Inclusion as an equity approach differ or is similar to other approaches? Does the DEI approach have value for organizations? Our guest expert Julie Pehar from Equity Vision will speak to how organizations can take their current DEI pulse with tangible strategies. Participants will leave with a deeper understanding of DEI as well as resource materials that will aid in the implementation of the strategies the webinar speaks to.