Theatrical General Session

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General Session
Theatrical General Session
10/24/2017 02:45 PM - 04:15 PM |
Grand Ballroom
1.25 SHRM PDCs

Center Stage or Behind the Scenes? Your Role in D&I

HR professionals play many roles: coach, consultant and strategic partner, to name a few. In this session, interactive theater (performed by professional actors) will be used to demonstrate various opportunities for you to impact D&I outcomes at your organization. Examples of D&I best practices will be revealed using real-life scenarios from a variety of sectors. These scenarios will involve ambiguous situations, comments and attitudes that illustrate unconscious bias and inclusive and exclusive behavior. In these scenarios, organizational D&I maturity will be demonstrated, and as each scene plays out, each organization’s D&I maturity level will be revealed. The scenarios and subsequent activities are designed to help you:

  • Diagnose challenging situations and explore options for productive, high-impact interventions you can make as HR leaders.
  • Recognize ways in which your own thinking, unconscious biases and behaviors can foster or inhibit a diverse and inclusive workplace.
  • Identify and practice alternative strategies for moving an organization along the D&I maturity framework.
Shilpa Pherwani Photo
Shilpa Pherwani, principal/CEO, IBIS
Sheree Galpert Photo
Sheree Galpert, learning and creativity director, IBIS