Beyond Tolerance: Creating a Diverse, Inclusive Organization
Leveraging diversity provides a competitive advantage that allows you to grow your organization, inspire innovation, and accomplish strategic goals.
Women provide unique perspectives that are crucial for a balanced workplace and integral to your organization’s success. The benefits go beyond political correctness. Your team becomes stronger when there are a variety of perspectives working together for greater goals.
New ideas grow, collaboration soars and new hires will see that your company goes above and beyond to provide a diverse, integrated workplace.
Join us for this live webinar for strategic concepts, such as:
- Organizational benefits of diversity, inclusion and the unique insights women bring
- Preventing workplace bias to improve retention, collaboration and recruiting
- Making your work environment more inclusive
- Fueling the diversity pipeline and moving down the diversity continuum
Bottom-line benefits of diversity and inclusion in your organization
- How to become an employer of choice that reaps the rewards
- The impact on employee engagement, accountability, and morale
- Why diversity and inclusion are critical for success for women in the workplace
Proven strategies to prevent bias in the workplace
- Bridge the gap: Toolkit for making the office more inclusive
- Solutions for handling borderline inappropriate behavior
- Fight or flight: How to approach expressed bias or blatant discrimination
Identify practical ways to nurture the diversity pipeline
- Techniques to implement inclusion into the workplace everyday
- Ways to measure progress and navigate the challenges
- Keys to retaining a diverse workforce for increased employee morale
Question and Answer Session - Hear expert answers to real-world questions!
About the Speaker
Michelle Coussens has owned and operated Plan B Consulting for more than ten years. Her services span training and assistance in preparing strategic and business plans, assisting in plan development and execution, and various other aspects of operational excellence. She facilitates meetings and retreats in project management, leadership, ethics and other interpersonal topics for organizations worldwide.
- Michelle was the founding Chair of the Illinois Diversity Council Board of Directors.
- Michelle previously served as the first Dean of the School of Business at Kendall College. She built and managed all aspects of the School, including faculty and curriculum selection and assessment, as well as program development and enhancement.
In this 60-minute event, you will learn inclusion strategies that will increase diversity in your workplace. Women play a crucial part in developing a balanced, inclusive workforce. Learn how diversity increases employee retention, improves reputation and fosters better community engagement.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is an On-Demand Webinar?
An on-demand webinar is a pre-recorded webinar that includes session handouts, interactive training with the speaker and a question and answer period.
Can I still ask questions during the question and answer session?
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Do I need special equipment?
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Can more than one person listen in?
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Can I listen to the on-demand webinar recording more than once?
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What some of our Passionate Fans are saying about our programs
“As a woman emotions are sometimes difficult to master and this gives me some tools and techniques to deal with others around me both above and below me.” – B. Harris
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“I will not be taking things personally as much and do the math in my head to calm down before jumping to any decisions/comments. This was very useful information to apply in my personal life as well.” – J. Langan
What our Passionate Fans gained from our programs that will help them do their job better
"Being an assertive communicator which shows respect for both parties. I will also try to break the bad habits by using words that discount my reputation with others." – A. Jones
"The Progressive Women's Leadership program has had a remarkable impact on my management and communication styles. Their unique focus on the woman’s perspective increases the relevance of the courses to a level I have not previously encountered. In addition to teaching practical strategies and tips that I am able to implement immediately, additional suggested materials help continue my learning after a course ends. All of this has made Progressive Women’s Leadership one of the most valuable learning experiences since receiving my MBA. I am looking forward to continuing my leadership education with them." – K. Goldbach
"I gained so many valuable tips that will help me do my job better. In the live presentation I learned how to be an assertive communicator by using the right words, putting the subject line first and not feeling guilty when saying 'no.' There were so many excellent tips that I can implement to be a more effective, confident communicator. In the materials, I learned how to structure thought processes and use a 9 step approach to provide a crisp and clear core idea so that all stakeholders buy in at the end." – B. Pasceri
"The live presentation was great! It gave me skills to be a stronger communicator and how to say 'no.' What also resonated with me was one of the first presentations when we had to sort the words into two categories. It made me realize that I may have one, and am thinking a specific way, but my staff may not be thinking the same way that I am. Very interesting." – W. Adler
"Establishing a personal mission statement is a new concept that I believe will keep me constantly thinking on how to improve. There were so many helpful tips within this course that I have already implemented and am already seeing results. I am extremely pleased with this course." – J. Rios