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Strategic DEI Initiatives for HR Professionals | HRMT.X420

Human resources is an evolving profession adapting to demographic and societal changes in the workplace and the continued globalization that is shaping our organizations. In this course, you will learn strategies to engage employees in diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives. We’ll discuss the HR role in deploying DEI education and training throughout an organization, creating a more inclusive culture, and facilitating DEI conversations. We’ll also see how an organization can leverage DEI as a competitive advantage to enhance business performance, innovation, and collaboration. For those in HR who are new to the DEI initiatives, this course covers lectures, class discussions, and a team exercise.

Learning Outcomes

  • Understanding of HR’s role in leading DEI initiatives throughout an organization
  • The interweaving of a DEI perspective in HR roles and work
  • Effective assistance to organization leaders who are implementing DEI initiatives
  • Increased awareness of today’s most pertinent social issues and how to communicate effectively and more inclusively
  • Skills to unify an organization by creating a workplace culture of inclusiveness
  • Familiarity with the dos and don'ts in leading difficult DEI conversations
  • Strategies for preventing misunderstandings that can lead to formal grievances
  • Understanding of DEI initiative tracking to support workforce engagement and productivity
  • Learning the different ways inclusion can be increased in organizations
  • Ability to identify and correct systematic issues that negatively impact organizational culture
  • Awareness of how policies and procedures can obstruct equity in organizations

Topics Include:

  • Defining Equity vs. Equality
  • The language of Diversity & Inclusion
  • Racial identity and Dynamics
  • Gender Roles and Identity
  • What is implicit/explicit bias
  • How to bring DEI Initiatives in organizations

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