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The DEI Oz Principle: An Innovative Approach to Re-Ignite Senior Executive Investments in Inclusion
In-Person and Virtual Tuesday 06/13/2023 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM   Add to calendar

Competencies: Interpersonal (Behavioral), People (Technical), Workplace (Technical) | Intended Audience: Senior-Level
Workplace Application:
Participants will receive specific executive DEI engagement strategies that flow out of an approach referred to as "The DEI Oz Principle". 

The Wizard of Oz is an iconic story where Dorothy, the Tin Man, Scarecrow, and Lion searched for the Wizard to solve their problems.  Once they discovered his lack of power, they had to find their own answers.

In much the same way, employees look for their Senior Leaders to solve complex DEI challenges. Recent insights we've gained during executive coaching and training have led to an innovative leadership engagement philosophy we refer to as "The DEI OZ Principle". This principle focuses on improving the Inclusion skills and practices of the highest-ranking leaders in the organization. It provides them with successful first-hand experience, which can establish a foundation to achieve meaningful cultural transformation.  This principle also prepares all employees to utilize their talent, skill, ability, and influence to bring about the DEIB progress they desire.

Learning Objectives:

  • Highlight the parallels between today's challenging workforce trends in general, and those specifically linked to DEIB.
  • Explore key characteristics of reactionary approaches to Inclusion and the indicators that DEIB has become less of an organizational priority. 
  • Present the innovative "DEI OZ Principle" and how it can aid in re-igniting Senior Leadership's investment in creating "People-Centered/Inclusive" workplaces.
  • Provide a 3-phased DEIB model of proven strategies, tools, and techniques that are transforming leading organizations.

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Eric M. Ellis, President and CEO,
Integrity Development Corp