How To Build A Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Plan Using Human Centered Design!
Oct
10
8:30 AM08:30

How To Build A Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Plan Using Human Centered Design!

From attracting and retaining top talent to increasing revenue and solving complex problems, companies with active DEI strategies are better equipped to tackle 21st-century challenges. By working together, we will increase your profits and productivity by making your organization a destination for top talent.

During the one day workshop, Spark Mindset wants to empower organizations with the skills necessary to create a comprehensive DEI Plan using Human Centered Design Thinking.  Our DEI training will use human-centered design while providing an overview of topics such as unconscious bias, inclusion, equity, diversity, and goals.

What is Human Centered Design?

IDEO defines human-centered design as a creative approach to problem-solving that starts with people and ends with innovative solutions that are tailor-made to suit their needs.

Why Human Centered Design?

  • Boost competitiveness – employees are less likely to choose other business’ when your organization meets their needs more effectively
  • Gain insight – this, in turn, could lead to innovative new products or services
  • Build positive employee experiences – increase loyalty and a good reputation by giving your employees a sense of ownership in the creation of your organization DEI plan

By working together, you will leave with the tools to create a detailed plan that will start you down a path to increase your profits and productivity by making your organization a destination for top talent.

The cost of the workshop is $500. Breakfast, lunch, and snacks will be provided. 

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Tackling Unconscious Bias - Breaking The Barriers To An Inclusive Culture
Oct
25
8:30 AM08:30

Tackling Unconscious Bias - Breaking The Barriers To An Inclusive Culture

Unconscious biases are social stereotypes that individuals pattern outside of their own conscious awareness of certain groups of people. These biases or beliefs, if not understood, can turn into prejudiced thoughts—which, if not corrected, can then turn into discrimination in the workplace.

At Spark Mindset, we understand unconscious bias creeps into all aspects of our lives and decision-making, not simply in ways that negatively impact diversity and inclusion efforts. As part of the workshop, we will give you the tools and strategies to manage your bias.

Our workshop will focus on three specific situations that our participants encounter unconscious biases in their day-to-day work: recruiting and hiring, team dynamics, and career development. Through some lectures, facilitated discussions, and exercises our goals is to help organizations determine immediate, short-term, and long-term goals we can have to make progress toward managing unconscious bias and work towards an inclusive culture.  

The cost of the workshop is $500. Breakfast, lunch, and snacks will be provided.

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How To Create Metrics For Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Initiatives
Dec
13
1:00 PM13:00

How To Create Metrics For Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Initiatives

The benefits of having a diverse employee base—in race, ethnicity, gender, ability, age, religion, veteran status, work styles, and experience—include becoming an employer of choice, enhanced creativity, and increased idea generation. A diverse employee base brings more knowledge, perspectives, and experience to the company, helping it appeal to an increasingly global customer base. Better ideas also ensure an organization’s survival in a highly competitive business environment. Moreover, an encouraging and supportive atmosphere in the workplace enables companies to hire and retain highly competent employees.

The business case for diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI)  is related to growth in market share and the return on investment (ROI) for companies. Typically, companies and organizations with best-in-class D&I programs and leadership prove a better ROI and outperform in the stock market than those without one.

As more and more workplaces begin to understand the business case and the value of investing in DEI efforts, they must also clarify their organization’s definition of success to better gauge the value of this work. To best measure the ROI for your DEI efforts,  it’s essential to establish metrics that help determine if and how the proverbial cultural needle is moving.

During this workshop, we will provide you with the tools to create DEI metrics specific to your organization, which will allow each company to maximize their DEI initiatives and become a differentiator in your industry.

The cost of the workshop is $350. Snacks will be provided.

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