The field of Workplace Diversity & Inclusion is a challenging and exciting career for individuals who seek to create positive changes in organizations. If you make this career choice you must be more than "passionate believers." You must also possess effective leadership, business savvy, knowledge of organization change and group dynamics, self-awareness, and the ability to negotiate and influence.
For those who are new to the field or those who wish to begin a career in Diversity & Inclusion management, this one-day workshop introduces the broad range of knowledge, tasks and competencies necessary to practice effectively in the twenty-first century. This is an interactive session based on cutting-edge research, best practices, and real-life case studies. It is led by dynamic, expert facilitators with more than 10 years of experience in the field.
Presenters: Shirley Davis Sheppard, Ph.D., vice president of Diversity & Inclusion; and Eric Peterson, MSOD, manager of Diversity & Inclusion, SHRM, Alexandria, Va.
As Vice President of Diversity & Inclusion, Dr. Davis Sheppard is a well-respected thought leader on global workplace diversity issues and has successfully positioned SHRM as the leader in the diversity and inclusion field. She spearheaded the largest global study done on diversity and inclusion practices, perceptions, and attitudes, published in 2009. In 2008 and 2010, she convened 200 global thought leaders from 15 countries to identify key challenges and innovative solutions for the global 21st century workforce. Dr. Davis Sheppard is co-leading an effort to identify and launch the first ever D&I standards of practice for the field through The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and The International Standards Organization (ISO)—two of the most widely recognized and globally accepted organizations for standards creation.
As Manager of Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives, Eric works directly with the Director of Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives to position SHRM as a leader in the diversity management and inclusion field. He acts as a thought leader, champion, and project lead in the design and implementation of innovative diversity strategies. Additionally, Eric will work with SHRM Staff to effectively respond to member inquiries regarding the SHRM Diversity Initiative; manage selected partnerships and alliances established by SHRM; and represent SHRM in interactions with external diversity-related organizations.