DEI Workplace Innovation Challenge
January 23 – March 20, 2024
In thriving workplaces and communities, everyone contributes. Understanding the circumstances and dynamics that create true diversity, equity and inclusion is crucial to developing workplaces and communities that excel and thrive.
This online learning experience offers an expanded focus from previous years, with an updated format and new resources. The 8-week program is designed to be more accessible – reducing the emails to two per week, including a summary email that allows participants to stay involved even when time is short. This year’s Innovation Challenge will focus on:
We encourage you to engage a team from your company to take on the challenge together and support each other in creating a more inclusive and diverse workplace!
Weekly email prompts
With all new content, but slower-paced than previous years’ Learning Challenge, the Innovation Lab will offer one main email every Tuesday, followed by a shorter highlight/summary email on Fridays. Each email has a theme, with links to articles, videos, podcasts or other resources, while questions encourage both personal and team reflection.
Four online dialogues
In online meetings, participants can join facilitated dialogue sessions with other organizational leaders to reflect and consider how to take action and invest resources for change in the most effective ways.
8 Weeks of emails (January 23 – March 15, 2024)
Facilitated Online Dialogues (12:00 – 1:00 PM):
Creating Thriving Workplaces. This week we explore the ways we work with differences and the dynamics of othering and belonging.
Patterns of Oppression and Othering. Here we'll explore how cultures and group dynamics can create environments where people are unable to thrive and grow.
Patterns of Belonging and Thriving. Learn from examples of how this can look and in places where it is happening.
Workplace Focus. See the range of ways that workplaces are going beyond “performative DEI” to create organizations that prosper, thrive, and engage.
Community Focus. Explore what it means to carry forward DEI commitments into action in the community; how engaging with the larger community culture can help companies attract and retain diverse staff.
Collective Advocacy Focus. How businesses or cross-sector partnerships can influence legislation and create larger scale change.
Ways to Take Action and Continue Learning.
The DEI Workplace Innovation Challenge is FREE for all NHBSR members.
There are currently no corresponding events with this program