SHIFT: A Framework for Transformational Cultural Change in Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging | Sessions

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SHIFT: A Framework for Transformational Cultural Change in Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging
In-Person Tuesday 06/14/2022 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM   Add to calendar

Competencies: Interpersonal (Behavioral), Leadership (Behavioral), People (Technical)
Workplace Application:
Attendees will learn a five-point framework for creating and sustaining an inclusive and equitable organizational culture. 

REPEATED on Wednesday, 8:45 am

How can senior leadership create and sustain a culture of diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging? They must SHIFT their lens from "diversity programs." Supporting and empowering the organization is not the result of yet another program or initiative, but rather, the outcome of a transformational shift from programming to embedding diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging (DEIB) into every decision and aspect of the organization. Only then can leaders truly achieve and sustain cultural change and improve outcomes.

How do you make such a SHIFT?

SHIFT is a five-point framework individuals, teams, and organizations can utilize to move from "diversity speak" and "diversity programs" to systemic, effective, measurable, and sustainable DEIB outcomes.

When addressing DEIB, most organizations jump directly into initiatives and strategy implementation; this approach has three primary problems. First, they don't align DEIB with their organizational mission, vision, and values. Second, they don't take the time to understand where they are currently and how they got there, nor do they evaluate the role individual leaders and the leadership team have played in creating and fostering the current culture. Third, they don't plan for the inevitable obstacles that will impede their efforts. Not planning for obstacles knocks organizations off course and becomes the rational for why "it didn't work." 

The SHIFT framework makes change transformational, measurable, and sustainable.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn how to develop a strategy for determining the organization's DEI north star.
  • Learn how to develop a strategy for identifying the organizations current DEI location.
  • Learn how to develop a strategy for closing the gap between the current location and the north star.

In-person session offerings are on a first-come, first-served basis.

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Nicole Yeldell Butts, President,
NLYB Solutions