Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion 201
What you'll learn
- Several Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion (DEI) frameworks that are imperative to developing a comprehensive DEI program.
- Insight on how to best facilitate change management as you develop and implement your strategic DEI program.
- Understand DEI best practices to move you from theory to practice or implementation.
- How to develop an actionable DEI roadmap, complete with goals, measures of success, and accountability.
- Learners of this course should understand basic terminology of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI).
So, you've learned the foundations of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI). You know the terms, you know that DEI is the right thing to do, and you know that it is imperative to achieving successful business outcomes. But where do you go from here?
No longer is it enough to schedule annual unconscious bias workshops and/or celebrate cultural months and holidays. When it comes to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) within an organization, the term can be used to describe the various strategies, initiatives, programs, policies, etc. that foster representation and participation of individuals from a variety of backgrounds. If you really want to make an impact, you need a comprehensive, holistic strategy that drives toward fully integrating DEI into every part of your organization, making it an active part of your overall business strategy.
From our experience, we've identified seven frameworks that are critical to developing a holistic Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) strategy. These frameworks include:
Buy-In or Leadership Engagement
Recruiting & Sourcing
Education & Training
Data & Metrics
You will also learn learn:
Insight on how to best facilitate change management as you develop and implement your strategic DEI program
How to develop an actionable DEI roadmap, complete with goals, measures of success, and accountability
Who this course is for:
- This course is designed for organizations of all sizes, and for individuals and leaders of all roles—DEI is a collective responsibility. More specifically, this 201 training is for those who: 1) already possess a foundational understanding of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (i.e., basic terminology, why this work matters, etc.), 2) are new to developing a DEI program, strategy, team, and/or roadmap, or 3) have started developing a DEI program, strategy, team, and/or roadmap, but aren’t sure where to go with it.
Adriele Parker is a diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) thought partner with over 13 years of combined experience in DEI strategy, recruiting, learning and development, career development, and coaching. She specializes in agile DEI strategy development & implementation, inclusive leadership development, employee resource groups (ERGs), and inclusive team dynamics.
Adriele began her career in university career development, through which she gained exposure to tech recruiting. In 2015, she joined the internal recruiting team of a global tech startup, where she was formally introduced to and began working in the DEI space. There, she worked closely with stakeholders across the organization to establish DEI data pipelines, develop more inclusive hiring strategies and procedures, and build out a number of programs to promote DEI across the company.
Adriele joined GLG (Gerson Lehrman Group) as a DEI associate and within a few short months was promoted to global manager of DEI. During her time with GLG, she built out and implemented the company’s first D&I strategy, partnering with executive leaders in the Americas, EMEA, and APAC.
In 2019, Adriele was a senior project manager at Pivotal Software (now VMware) where she collaborated with others to develop and implement DEI initiatives using agile methodologies, managed ERGs, and coached internal DEI leaders and allies on best practices.
Adriele holds a BFA from New York University and an MA from the City University of New York.
Outside of DEI, Adriele is passionate about family & friends, her pup (@rouxthelilpoo), supporting other Black women, cooking (please send recipes!), investing, and upcycling clothing.
Caren Young is the Founder and President of The Professional Adult, a consultancy focusing on building solutions, people, and teams through training, coaching, workshops, and strategic development while integrating diversity, equity, and inclusion into all facets of our work lives. Using her background in Advertising, Product Management, and People Management, Caren is able to drive data-driven solutions while honoring all of the intersections that are brought into the workplace. Here at The Professional Adult, I work with both organizations and individuals and am excited to help you get to the next level!