May DEI SIG Meeting
The Maine Chapter of ATD invites you to the next meeting of our new Special Interest Group (SIG) on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI.)
Our next meeting will be held on Tuesday, May 9, from 8:30 to 10:00, via Zoom. All three concepts--diversity, equity, and inclusion, plus the often-added "belonging"--are extremely challenging concepts, both for individuals and for organizations. To make a difference in these areas, people and organizations have to change, and change can be difficult at best, threatening at worst. At the institutional level, we have a tendency to do the DEI staff training and "check the box" that satisfies the minimal standard or requirement. And then we move on. Like posting a "Black Lives Matter" sign on your lawn, that's good but it's not enough to make a difference. We need to keep talking about DEI, or nothing will change.
The purpose of Special Interest Groups is to allow participants to go deeper into topics that are covered in our monthly programs. For the Maine Chapter of ATD, we have had three outstanding presentations on DEI over the past year that provided many great ideas and tools but very little time to discuss how to apply them in our own organizations or consulting practices. The DEI-SIG will allow us to do just that!
For more information about the DEI-SIG, contact: Jill Tabbutt-Henry, email@example.com.