Engagement

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Description:Big data has become fundamental to innovation in many unexpected places, including diversity and inclusion. HR organizations looking to innovate must promote an inclusive environment that accommodates demographic shifts and evolutionary changes in culture. Learn how to use technology, metrics and analysis to strengthen diversity and inclusion programs and drive attraction and retention of two increasingly diverse peer groups — Generation Z and Generation Alpha.
DATE:Monday, April 20 at 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
FRAMEWORK:Engagement
TRACK:DEI/Cultural Competence; HR Data, Systems and Analytics
Description:The University of Tennessee's Inclusive Leadership Academy and UConnecT programs are leading the way to differentiated, rigorous and inclusive leadership development. We have found that establishing leadership cohorts creates an environment of connection and reflection. We will discuss how these programs foster an environment that reinforces and supports understanding that extends beyond the sessions and focuses on implementing leadership behaviors that will promote an inclusive campus.
DATE:Monday, April 20 at 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
FRAMEWORK:Engagement
TRACK:DEI/Cultural Competence
Description:Mentorship at University of Waterloo engages employees to share their experience and institutional knowledge. The success of this program stems from connecting the unconnected using unconventional pairings that invite participants to engage meaningfully in topics that matter the most ? individually and institutionally. This session will describe the design, implementation and evaluation of this program.
DATE:Monday, April 20 at 1:15 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.
FRAMEWORK:Engagement
TRACK:Organizational and Professional Development
Description:One of the misconceptions around the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is that employer requirements for reasonable accommodations only apply to physical disabilities. However, mental disabilities are covered as well, and the federal regulations provide specific examples. In this session, we'll examine coverage of mental disabilities under Title I of the ADA, including specific case studies, to promote enhanced understanding, compliance and diversity initiatives for employers and universities.
DATE:Monday, April 20 at 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
FRAMEWORK:Engagement
TRACK:Risk Management, Compliance and Public Policy
Description:Come learn from a panel of faculty, staff and students at Texas Christian University how they built an award-winning DEI initiative utilizing two of their greatest resources–students and employees. Identify ways to increase access to professional development and educational pathways for Spanish-preferred employees often overlooked in traditional L&D programming. Find ways to maximize partnerships to develop no-cost ESL/GED programs on campus that highlight community engagement and service learning.
DATE:Tuesday, April 21 at 2:35 p.m. - 3:35 p.m.
FRAMEWORK:Engagement
TRACK:Talent Management
Description:Every day, your people are faced with countless bits of information while making decisions that range from the pragmatic to the strategic. As they confront more and more information and have to act quickly while considering varying perspectives, your leaders and team members are primed to rely on biased thinking called unconscious bias. Come learn from Franklin Covey on how bias is a natural part of the human condition and how it affects how we make decisions, engage with others, and respond to various situations and circumstances, often limiting potential.
DATE:Tuesday, April 21 at 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
FRAMEWORK:Engagement
TRACK:DEI/Cultural Competence