Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace – A Strategic Imperative

Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace – A Strategic Imperative

Yes, fostering diversity, inclusion and belonging of everyone is right thing to do, but very importantly, there is compelling business rationale for all organizations to strategically address diversity and inclusion. Many studies over the past decades have shown that companies that “get diversity” are more successful and profitable, and those nonprofits and governmental agencies that “get diversity” have a much higher stakeholder satisfaction.

This session will cover:

  • Introducing the National Diversity Council – training and resources
  • An introduction to diversity terms and theories
  • The importance of diversity to any organization – the compelling business case, qualitative and quantitative
  • The many dimensions of diversity and today’s hot diversity topics (i.e., race, gender, generational, Veterans, LGBTQ, etc.)
  • An introduction to tactics to operationalize and execute diversity and inclusion programs
  • The do’s and don’ts of interacting with people different than you
  • Q&A at the end

Stan C. Kimer is a nationally recognized consultant with unique skills in career development and workplace diversity. Prior to forming Total Engagement Consulting, his 30 years of IBM experience included executive, management and staff roles in sales operations, sales, finance, marketing, corporate strategy and human resources (HR). In his HR role, Kimer led IBM to premier leadership industry in LGBT diversity, including winning all five key marketplace LGBT diversity awards, expanding IBM’s LGBT initiative worldwide and developing IBM’s first transgender employee corporate policy. Now as a consultant, Kimer runs his own business. He also serves as the National Diversity Council’s vice president of training and teaches its Unconscious Bias and Employee Resource Groups offerings. Kimer received his MBA from the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business and BS in Management Science from Georgia Tech. In his spare time, he trains as a competitive adult figure skater.

Listen to a recording of the webinar here.

Read a recap of the webinar here.