CEO & President Urban Efficiency Group, LLC Chicago, Illinois
The management of diversity, equity, and inclusion has evolved from a focus on compliance to a strategic-level effort with a demonstrated positive impact on an organization's performance. The current social climate is calling for businesses and firms to capitulate from transactional, check-the-box types of approach to DEI to a more transformational and humanity-centric approach. Those who adopt the latter approach demonstrate that the evolution of DEI in the marketplace is more than a legal requirement, but a moral responsibility.
During this session we will provide an overview of the evolution of the management of diversity, equity, and inclusion, while correctly defining each term, Additionally, we will discuss the interoperable relationship of each and their collective impact on how teams and leaders respond and resolve current business and cultural challenges resulting from increased diversity in the market. Due to the complex nature of this subject matter, attendees should manage their expectations and understand if you have more questions than answers at the conclusion of the session, that is a benchmark indicative of success. We are hopeful you will be encouraged to pursue answers for your remaining questions that will influence internal policies and practices that promote greater diversity, equity, and inclusion.
By attending this session, attendees will:
Be able to distinguish between diversity, equity, and inclusion
Assess stereotypes and prejudices that may influence behavior and describe methods to reduce prejudice and improve psychological safety
Assess the three sources of inclusion in a workplace (organizational, work group, and immediate supervisor)