What does #BLM mean to your organization? Responsible organizations are waking up to learn that it is more than a hashtag. Historically, systemic inequities brought to the surface by #BLM and other awareness groups have had a disparaging impact on minorities. Because the system of oppression is designed to protect itself after hundreds of years, we all have a lot to learn about how to make change.
Attend this session and learn how one university IT Dept of 300 people changed their culture using assessments, planning, and gumption. They increased feelings of inclusiveness among their Black workforce, and their female workforce, and ultimately increased employee engagement and job satisfaction.
At the end of this presentation, and through a specific client case study, attendees will be able to:
● Describe an easy model to explain bad behaviors as a social and organizational culture phenomenon, rather than as one bad seed
● Define the process for assessing organizational culture and inclusivity
● Create and implement a strategic plan for change
● Learn from historical mistakes and gain some do’s and don’ts for workplace culture
Speaker: Catherine Mattice Zundel
The founder of Civility Partners, Catherine Mattice Zundel, MA, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, is a Strategic HR Consultant who assists organizations in building positive cultures through HR practices. Catherine is a widely recognized thought-leader in HR, and she is passionate about employers’ responsibility to create the opportunity and environment for employees to thrive.