Registration for INCLUSION 2023 now open!


Preconference Offering, Preconference Workshop
Transformational Traction: Core Components of Effective DEI Strategies*
Additional fee and registration required
Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina
In-Person Sunday 10/23/2022 01:00 PM - 05:00 PM   Add to calendar
Competencies: Leadership (Behavioral), People (Technical) | Intended Audience: Intermediate (Fostering DEI)
Workplace Application:
Participants will learn the foundational steps and components of effective DEI strategies and will be given tools and templates to produce their own best-practice strategy for their organization. 

For organizations that are gearing up to perform internal organizational DEI work, the process can become overwhelming. How do you know you'll make a difference and where do you begin? Effective DEI work starts with a comprehensive needs assessment along with a strategy that ties to the overall business outcomes and drives organizational success. This session provides participants with the knowledge, tools and process to build their own sustainable, organizationally-sound, transformational strategy from the ground up.

We begin with the components of a foundational needs assessment: Surveys, focus groups, and organizational data. From there we examine the benefits of a transformational versus transactional approach, an overview of the 13 areas of DEI best practice, and an understanding of the
stages of organizational DEI competence. Along with case-studies from across industries, participants will be given tools and templates to produce their own best-practice strategy.

Learning Objectives:

  • Explain the core components of an effective DEI strategy. 
  • Describe a transformational vs a transactional strategic focus. 
  • Describe the 13 areas of DEI best practice.
  • Practice application of core strategy components with guided templates.

*Additional registration and fee required.

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Sara Taylor, President and Founder,
deepSEE Consulting