Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

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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:It is undisputed that women consistently make less than their male counterparts in the workforce. In response to persistent pay gaps, some states have taken steps to eradicate pay differentials. In this interactive session, we'll explore the evolving legal framework, hear guidance for complying with pay equity laws and conducting related pay equity audits, and examine proactive steps employers can take now to protect themselves from equal pay claims.
DATE:Tuesday, April 21 at 2:35 p.m. - 3:35 p.m.
FRAMEWORK:Core
TRACK:DEI/Cultural Competence
Description:Picking up where Dr. McQueen's keynote ends, this will be an opportunity to continue the conversation with a Q&A on gender identity.
DATE:Monday, April 20 at 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
FRAMEWORK:Core
TRACK:DEI/Cultural Competence
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