ATDBR/SHRM Joint Meeting IN PERSON: Diversity & Inclusion: Worth More than Gold with Dima Ghawi

  • Thursday, November 19, 2020
  • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Crowne Plaza - 4728 Constitution Ave, Baton Rouge, LA 70808

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 Program Details

Diversity & Inclusion:  Worth More than Gold
IN PERSON MEETING:   Joint Meeting - ATDBR & GBRSHRM

*Zoom link will be provided for those not comfortable meeting in person*

While it is reassuring that more organizations recognize the value of diversity in their teams and are implementing metrics to measure progress, the real goal of diversity is to create a culture of inclusion and belonging. By focusing on establishing an inclusive environment, organizations can unlock the true value of diversity.   

In this presentation, Dima Ghawi shares three tips based on workplace surveys and interviews that she has conducted across a variety of organizations. They include:

  • Providing insight into what employees need to feel welcomed and included. 
  • Managing change and creating a courageous culture, instrumental for handling conscious and unconscious biases, micro-aggressions, and resistance to inclusion initiatives. 
  • Structuring and utilizing Employee Resource Groups (ERGs), valuable affinity groups that provide a support network and education opportunity for their members and also increase awareness across the company. 

Creating a culture of inclusion is no longer simply “a nice to have.” Instead, it is essential for recruiting, engaging, and retaining top talent, and, as a result, increasing the competitive advantage of the company. Audience members leave with actionable takeaways that can be employed to create a productive, engaging, and inclusive workplace for their team.

Speaker: Dima Ghawi

 

Dima is the founder of a global talent development company with a primary mission for advancing individuals in leadership. Through keynote speeches, workshops, training programs, and executive coaching, Dima has empowered thousands of professionals across the globe to develop critical business skills, shatter internal limitations, and expand their leadership potential. In addition, she has provided guidance to business executives to help them understand the value of gender diverse leadership, and to develop a multi-year plan for advancing quality leaders from within the organization.

Dima draws from two decades of corporate experience leading global teams and developing future leaders worldwide. She has worked across the United States, Europe, Asia, Middle East, and Africa for several Fortune 100 companies including IBM, Merrill Lynch, and Intuit. Through her work, she has honed a keen expertise in developing leaders to meet the demands of the global workforce. 


 Competency Alignment


ATD Baton Rouge strives to align our programming to the ATD Capability Model. This month's program aligns with the Performance Improvement area of expertise. Click the image to view the competency model.                                   

Meeting Schedule
 Check-in Begins
  11:30 AM
 Announcements Begin
  11:45 AM
 Program Begins
  12:00 PM

Pre-registration required.  No walk-ins.
 Cancellation Policy

As soon as you complete the registration process, you will be guaranteed a seat at this event.  The completed registration process initiates an invoice from your ATD Baton Rouge Chapter to you that may be paid online, by mail, or on the day of the event.

Event Cancellations received at least 48 hours prior to an event may be eligible to receive a full refund.  Cancellations will be accepted via e-mail and should be sent to the Treasurer at  treasurer@atdbatonrouge.org  All refund requests must made by the member or credit card holder.  Refunds will be credited back to the original method of payment within 30 days from the date the payment was received.  Requests for cancellations received after the stated deadline will not be eligible for a refund.

ATD Baton Rouge Chapter

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Pre-registration required.  No walk-ins.

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