Diversity & Inclusion Virtual Development Series
Join us for an important diversity & inclusion webinar series. The program is designed to expand individual and organizational capacity by helping develop inclusive mindset and practices. Participants engage in a set of learning opportunities that put them on a path toward breakthrough experiences with long-lasting positive impact.
There are four virtual trainings in this series. While we encourage you to sign up for all of them, they may be attended individually.
- The best value is to sign up at a discounted rate for all four modules. Member firms can purchase the option that allows an unlimited number of employees to attend all four modules.
Register Now for D&I Series (4 Modules)
- To register for individual modules, click the link(s) below.
All modules are live virtual trainings with no on-demand availability.
Module 1: Why Diversity and Inclusion Matters
January 31, 2022 | 1:00 - 2:30 p.m.
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.
Module 2: Understanding Bias
February 10, 2022 | 1:00 - 2:30 p.m.
Participants will engage in lecture, discussions and experiences to become aware of the impact of unconscious biases on themselves, colleagues and workplace environment. They will also learn practical strategies to identify and counter their own unconscious biases.
Module 3: Preventing Workplace Microaggression
April 7, 2022 | 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
This module will improve employee awareness of microaggressions by facilitating opportunities for participants to discover common examples of everyday microaggressions as well as develop ways to avoid the remarks that tend to offend and create unwelcoming work environments.
Module 4: Inclusive on Purpose
May 9, 2022 | 1:00 - 2:30 p.m.
In this module, we share approaches to heighten personal inclusion awareness and strategies to improve how we make connections, build belonging, and enhance relationships. We will explore intentionally inclusive practices that positively impact workplace culture and climate.
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.