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Diversity & Inclusion Module 1: Why Diversity and Inclusion Matters

Diversity & Inclusion Module 1: Why Diversity and Inclusion Matters

Monday, January 31, 2022
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM (CST)


Event Details

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Module 1: Why Diversity and Inclusion Matters

This module covers the evolution from compliance to inclusion, the benefits of diversity and inclusion, the impact of diversity and inclusion on team performance and the business case for diversity and inclusion.

Learning Objectives:

  • Explain the evolution from Affirmative Action to Equal Employment Opportunity to Diversity and Inclusion
  • Discover the Impact of Diversity and Inclusion on Team Performance
  • Explore the Business Case for Diversity and Inclusion
  • Define Common Terminology in diversity, equity, inclusion and anti-racism (DEIAR) and Organizational language/ethos for DEIAR

This event is a live virtual training. It will not be recorded. 

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About the Facilitator

Deborah Biddle is a Certified Diversity Professional, coach, workshop presenter, educator and experienced business leader. She strengthens organizations by helping individuals and leaders at all levels to understand and move toward a more inclusive environment. She does this through consulting, one-on-one leadership coaching, leading DEI workshops, and by providing thorough organizational assessments.

In her roles as a management leader for two Fortune 500 organizations, a business consultant, a small business owner and as an adjunct faculty member for a local college, Deborah has inspired the highest level of performance in her staff, clients and students. Her workshops, seminars and individualized coaching have heightened the effectiveness of individuals, teams and organizations. Using keen listening and insightful questioning, she coaches toward goal identification, leveraging strengths and creating strategies to accomplish results.

Deborah has a strong understanding and practical experience in employee management, training, and development. As a former financial controller, Deborah possesses deep experience in financial planning and analysis, cost accounting, activity based costing, financial reporting, inventory control, capital planning and analysis, business systems, and materials management. She has the proven skills and know-how to plan and execute while consistently achieving intended outcomes.

Her consulting skills and keynote presentations are widely sought after by organizations of all sizes, especially throughout south central Wisconsin. She presents a thoughtful, positive, and clear approach to diversity and inclusion that is backed by respected academic research and business principles.

Deborah believes in continuous learning and regularly adds to her knowledge and experience. She also has a longstanding commitment to community. She believes that involvement in her community is more than service, but a responsibility that affords us all a sense of belonging. Volunteering helps her to be in touch with more people in the community, to hear their stories and see the impact of inclusion and exclusion. Her community engagement has shown her how important the work of DEI is regardless of the industry or situation.