OD-SIG Virtual World Cafe: Diversity, Inclusion, Equity and Belonging

  • 03 Jun 2020
  • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Virtual
  • 4


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ATD Sacramento's OD-SIG

Diversity, Inclusion, Equity and Belonging

Virtual World Cafe

June 3, 2020 • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Organizations increasingly realize that diversity is essential to their success, and that diversity alone is not enough. They now have begun to focus on practices that promote inclusion, equity, and belonging, which all are essential in order for any organization to succeed in serving its diverse audiences. From best practices to value-added policies to costly mistakes, there is so much still to be discovered. Just a few of the questions that arise: 

  • Diversity, inclusion, equity, belonging – what’s with all this terminology anyway?!
  • Why have we made so little progress in the diversity, equity, inclusion (DEI) space?
  • If we are honest, what do we gain by maintaining the DEI status quo?
  • What personal mindsets are getting in the way of our own DEI efforts?

Organizations invest more and more in DEI, and yet they report that they still are not making the progress they need to make in the workplace and in the marketplace in order to fulfill their missions.

Using the World Café method modified for a virtual environment, our facilitators will build on these questions and others to create a safe space to learn, ideate freely, and have fun while exploring a complex and sensitive topic. The emphasis will be on finding common ground that enables our ideas to build on each other, rather than on judging which standalone ideas are the best. Via World Café-style rounds of progressively deeper small-group conversation and inquiry, everyone is challenged to be a learner as well as a teacher, regardless of experience levels.

In preparation for the event, please let us know what questions are on your mind: What are some questions that, if answered, could open up new DEI dialogue and go a long way toward accelerating DEI progress? We will use your questions to help structure the conversation when we are together.

Please send your questions to Kori Czasnojc at koriczasnojc@gmail.com by Wednesday May 27, and we will look forward to being with you virtually on Wednesday June 3.

Technology Requirements:
This session will be conducted through Zoom. Log-in instructions will be sent upon registration. 

Facilitated by:

Greg Morris has over 30 years of experience in global diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI), human resources, marketing, and finance. As a long-time DEI consultant, he has served clients in multiple industries and sectors including technology, life sciences and pharmaceuticals, financial services, manufacturing, defense, mining, government, and non-profit.

Building on his experience as a line manager and his studies and practices in compassion cultivation and mindfulness, Greg helps clients to (1) define compelling business rationales for DEI that demonstrably support overall business priorities; (2) perform root-cause analysis of common inclusion challenges (customer engagement and sales, acquisitions, recruitment, development, engagement, leadership, etc.); and (3) define pragmatic tactical solutions that change behavior.

He describes himself as a life-long bridge builder with a passion for helping others find common ground and imagine greater possibilities because of their common ground. His work incorporates traditional facets of diversity such as gender, race, sexual orientation, and physical ability as well as non-traditional facets such as thinking style, communication style, and cross-functional diversity.

Greg holds an MBA from Stanford University and an AB in Economics from Princeton University.

Kori Czasnojc has 30 years of leadership development, organizational change leadership and employee engagement experience. She has a passion toward creating high performing engaged teams where both leaders and employees are excited to come to work and bring their personal best. She is committed to solving the root cause of problems vs. just fixing the symptoms, and therefore drives toward systemic culture change to increase organizational effectiveness and productivity.

Kori’s greatest area of growth and interest is flexing to engage various audiences in the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) discussion. She has been actively working in the DEI organizational space for more than 12 years but has had a life-long focus. Kori has been recognized for her DEI work at Intel by using a multi-prong approach while engaging leaders at all levels.

Currently, Kori has a dual role: As Chief Talent Officer at Girl Scouts Heart of Central California where she is responsible for leading the DEI discussion both with staff as well as with Girl Scout troop leaders and also as an organizational development consultant where she is involved in leadership development and creating and delivering diversity and inclusion dialogue for organizations. Kori holds a Master of Social Work from UCLA and is Prosci Change Management Certified.

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