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    Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Workshops

    This series of three workshops is designed for anyone who is currently active in today’s labor force and is interested in practicing diversity, equity and inclusivity (DEI). A diverse workforce creates a strong economy, which is imperative for any business and its employees.

    Organizations that can embrace our nation’s changing demographics reap the benefits of a diverse and inclusive workforce. Yet only a small percentage of organizations have a sophisticated DEI program that ensures impact. These programs often fail to address the personal resistance and fears associated with practicing DEI within the public and private sphere. 

    In these interactive workshops, you will be encouraged to reflect and identify the challenges you encounter when wanting to exercise DEI. Understanding your own challenges in implementing DEI is key to being able to foster and maintain an inclusive workplace and life. Only when you intentionally build DEI into your processes and work practices, a culture of inclusion and equity is set in motion. These workshops are meant to support you as you implement these practices in your personal and professional life.

    Courses in this Program
    Who Should Attend

    These workshops are open to anyone wanting to learn more about DEI initiatives, especially those interested in practicing diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace.


    By the end of this workshop, you will be able to:

    •   Explain the benefits of intentionally practicing DEI within the private and public domain
    •   Recognize the challenges of embedding DEI practices within the workplace
    •   Identify ways to practice DEI that are meaningful and sustainable
    •   Articulate how to create diverse and inclusive spaces that are safe and accessible


    Workshop 1:
    Through activities designed for self-reflection/exploration (not shaming!), you will delve into your own challenges when trying to practice diversity and inclusivity (D&I). Only by understanding your own identity, bias, and experiences can you better understand why you respond a certain way when you are with individuals who are different from you. This first class is all about you!

    Workshop 2:
    In this second workshop, you will be presented with the facts of why practicing D&I is good for business. You will examine the available research on the financial and intellectual benefits of having individuals from different backgrounds in your schools, workplace, and other spaces where you interact with others. This information is meant for you to use when articulating about and/or advocating for your workplace to be more inclusive and diverse.

    Workshop 3:
    What do you do with all this information? In this final workshop, you will put it all together. You will explore various ways to introduce and/or implement D&I in your workplace. You will have the opportunity to design your own D&I plan that best fits in your workplace.


    How many workshops are included in the series?
    There are three, two-hour workshops included in the overall series. 

    Are there required course materials?
    Multi-media components, group activities, and class discussions will be incorporated into the workshops. Reading materials will be provided.

    Do I get credit for these workshops?
    No, but some DePaul CPE courses have been approved for continuing education units (CEUs). These workshops are professional education courses with different requirements than courses taken for academic credit.

    Are these workshops offered in-person or online?
    This series of workshops is offered in an online setting.

    For More Information, Contact:

    Hap Bryant

    Phone: +1 312-362-6327

    Upcoming Class Offerings

    Dei In Healthcare

    Dates: 2/10/2023 - 2/11/2023
    Time: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    Location: Loop Campus, 14 E. Jackson #1003
    Cost: $425.00
    Registration Deadline: 02/8/2023 - a $75 late fee will be assessed after this date for late registrations
    Final Deadline: 02/10/2023

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