Be a Part of Our Brand New Program in 2022
WISE has partnered with ExecuInsight to develop a brand-new education and training program exclusively for our partner members. This program is designed to bring your desire to be a DEI ally to a place where you have tools and knowledge to lead change within your organization and community.
This customized DEI program is tailored for the storebrands industry and is designed to be easy to participate. The program consists of three different tracks, tailored to your professional focus. You may register for multiple tracks.
Human Resource Team Track – a way for companies to attract and retain diverse talent
August 10 Course Description: Business Resource Groups - Launching Sustainable Programs | 12pm - 1pm CST
By now we all recognize that our customers and the markets we serve are evolving and becoming more and more diverse. So how do we create a sense of belonging while also leveraging the breath of diverse talent? How do we find the creative ideas inside of the brilliant minds of our employees to tap into our ever-evolving markets? One significant way is through launching and sustaining Business Resource Groups (BRG’s), sometimes referred to Employee Resource Groups (ERG’s). BRG’s are designed to aligned with the company’s business strategy and assist in increasing employee engagement and reaching our every changing diverse markets. In this engaging session you will:
- Learn the business case for BRG’s
- Review the key steps to launching a sustainable BRG
- Understand how to leverage cultural awareness from your BRG’s into your business strategy
- Review how BRG’s support engagement
- Hear ideas on how to sustain an existing BRG
- Recognize the pitfalls of BRG’s
Erika Walker will be leading this discussion. Check out her bio at https://www.execuinsight.com/about.
Leadership Track – how to lead and manage diverse teams
August 17 Course Description: Diversity, Equity, Inclusion (DEI) in Action: Preparing for Bold and Sustainable Progress | 12pm - 1pm CST
While past DEI initiatives have made progress for some people in some places, US business still has a long way to go on the road to equity. The session will review the DEI business case and explain how building sustainable change requires that we prioritize equity and take bold action today.
This interactive session will involve a discussion of the Equity Activation framework and how leaders can take tangible steps to advance DEI for their workforce, the marketplace, and society.
Kim Betts, Global and US Marketplace Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Lead for Consumer at Deloitte, and Marin Haskill, Senior Manager in Deloitte’s Human Capital Workforce Transformation will be leading the discussion. Take a look at their bios listed below:
Kimberly Betts is a Consumer/Retail industry veteran with over 25 years of experience driving Diversity Equity and Inclusion Transformations, Change Management, Human Resources, Workforce Transition, Organization Design, Performance Development, Training, and Communications. She is currently a Managing Director with Deloitte Consulting’s Retail practice as well as the Global Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Lead for Deloitte’s Consumer division. She also worked with a group of women to found the Network for Executive Women (NEW) in 2000. The purpose of this network, which still thrives today, is to enable women to connect and learn from each other while driving important DEI change in their industries.
Marin Heiskell is a Senior Manager in Deloitte’s Human Capital Workforce Transformation practice with a broad range of experience across the automotive, retail, consumer products, and travel/hospitality sectors. Her expertise expands across change management and diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI), specifically communications and talent strategy, learning and leadership development. As an industry leader in the DEI Practice, Marin has led several DEI engagements and initiatives at Deloitte, including overseeing the design and rollout of new DEI strategies, eminence and learning modules, managing DEI recruitment and retention programs, and serving as a strategic advisor to key DEI partners
Marin holds an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management, and both an MA in Sociology/Organizational Behavior and BA in American Studies/Economics from Stanford University.
Personal Growth Track – inform and educate individual employees
August 24 Course Description: Handling Difficult Situations and People: Respecting Diversity & Initiating SMART Conversations About Workplace Identity | 12pm - 1:00pm CST
Take charge of your professional development by attending this interactive infocast with Maylene Peña and learn how you too can become more comfortable in the discomfort of unpleasant exchanges around our many differences. You can see her bio at https://www.execuinsight.com/about.
In this session, Handling difficult Situations and People: Respecting Diversity and Initiating SMART Conversations about Workplace Identity, our communication expert offers real life examples and tips for how you can get through some common difficult conversations while learning the unusual pitfalls of unpleasant exchanges with difficult people and how to make these exchanges more productive. We will also review how to best respect diversity in the workplace and walk-through some scenarios that will help us better understand workplace identity and the importance of SMART conversations.
You do not want to miss this session! It will be one hour well spent!
These new resources and services will only be offered at no additional cost to WISE partner companies and their members that are currently enrolled in WISE. If you are unsure about your membership status with WISE, please be sure to reach out to membership@WISEdiversity.org so you don’t miss out on these wonderful new offerings from WISE and ExecuInsight.