ATDU: Get Strategic: Unlock Your Diversity Potential

  • Monday, February 24, 2020
  • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • ChildServe located at 5406 Merle Hay Rd, Johnston, IA 50131
  • 37


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Get Strategic: Unlock Your Diversity Potential

Presented By:  Sherry Gupta and Stacey Kimerlin, CultureALL 

How Will I Know I’m Practicing Inclusion?

Session Summary

Most diversity programs say they are an important strategic initiative. Is yours? Do you have measurable outcomes that are tied directly to actual business goals? Getting it right requires 3 things: 1) basing your diversity programs on actual business goals, 2) assessing the capacity of employees to accept and adapt to differences so you can design diversity programs that are just right for them, and 3) measure to check your progress.

In this session we will take a good look at why diversity programs often lack impact. You will gain insight from research which even the most experienced diversity trainers find profoundly revealing. We will explore why, after 30 years of doing diversity training in Iowa, we continue to grapple with unconscious bias. This session is NOT about how to build a better diversity training. Instead, we will examine the big picture with all the tools and resources pulled together into one simple process model. A quick overview of two important tools - IDC and IDI - will give you confidence to know when and how to use specific kinds of diversity programs with greater precision to achieve your business goals.


What will attendees be able to DO after this session:

1. Redesign diversity programming as a strategic, year-long journey that drives your company toward achieving its goals

2. Select and offer activities that develop your employees to thrive because of - not in spite of - diversity.

3. Recognize behaviors associated with the 5 stages of intercultural awareness - and learn what to do about them.



ChildServe located at 5406 Merle Hay Rd, Johnston, IA 50131

ChildServe is located just North of I-80 at 5406 Merle Hay Road, Johnston. Parking around the building is reserved for patients and their families. Please park in the lots south of the building or the lot closest to Merle Hay Road and enter through Welcome Center A. Check in with reception and you will be given directions to the room.


Please note that ATDU sessions are only available to employees of Central Iowa non-profit organizations.

Space is limited.
If you are unable to attend the class, please cancel your registration as soon as possible so people on the waiting list can attend.

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