Date: Tuesday, February 15, 2021
Time: 8:00 – 9:30 AM
Location: ONLINE! Registrants will receive a Zoom link
Register by: Monday noon, February 14, 2021
OVER TIME, NOT OVERNIGHT: 6 STEPS TO DESIGN A RELEVANT & FUTURE-PROOF DEI STRATEGY
Program: It’s Monday morning and your C-Suite leader has asked you to “start the Diversity and Inclusion program” and to bring back a plan in a couple of months that will answer our diversity, equity, and inclusion responsibilities. What do you do? Where do you start?
Fret not, help is on the way!
This is not how you envisioned starting your Monday. But this is also not an uncommon request when leaders think about diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives.
In this interactive session, learners will hear about real experiences, headache, heartache, and triumph in building DEI strategies as well as the ABCs of creating a multi-year, buildable, and sustainable DEI strategic plan. Learners will jump right in and craft a high-level DEI strategic plan that can incorporate their organizational values and cultural DNA attributes, while embedding some best practices that can enhance the good work that may already be happening.
We will also explore how to gain executive buy-in and sponsorship, formation of an internal diversity council, and the fortitude and patience required for this journey.
After this session, participants will be:
1. Prepared to build a strategic DEI framework that captures the cultural DNA of their organization
2. Equipped to gain stakeholder support and championing
3. Positioned to identify key DEI initiatives that will make impact in their organization
ATD Capability Model: This presentation supports capabilities in all three areas: Impacting Organizational Capability, Building Personal Capability, and Developing Professional Capability.
Halima K. McWilliams
Halima K. McWilliams is an Associate Principal at Corgan, an architecture and design firm in downtown Dallas. She has led the People Operations and Culture team since May 2018. Halima is an enthusiastic culture strategist, speaker and a passionate employee experience advocate. She leverages her knowledge and expertise of over 24 years of experience in Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) as well as strategic HR to aid organizations in crafting customized, practical and realistic solutions that work. Halima is a nationally certified HR & Diversity Executive. She also is a certified Enterprise Design Thinking practitioner via IBM. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Missouri – St. Louis and a Master of Science in Human Resource Management from Capella University. Halima has worked in leadership roles in Fortune 500 organizations such as Raytheon and First Data. Before joining Corgan, she was a Principal Consultant with the Office of Diversity and Inclusion with the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. When not in the office, Halima enjoys hanging out with her husband, Jason and exploring new restaurants and indulging in live music concerts, specifically smooth jazz and neo-soul.
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