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June Virtual Chapter Meeting
Wednesday, June 16, 2021, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM PDT
Category: Chapter Meeting

TOPIC: Leading Inclusion and Diversity as an 'Accidental' Expert 
PRESENTER: Dr. Jen O’Ryan, author, speaker and I&D strategist

WHEN: Wednesday, June 16, 2021 @ 12:00 - 1:00 pm
WHERE: Virtual via Zoom
COST: $20


Presentation Summary:

There’s no question that today’s consumers make decisions about who they’ll do business with - and who they’ll work for - based on an organization’s demonstrated values and priorities. We know Inclusion and Diversity is a good thing. We know it leads to innovation and better outcomes. We don’t always know where, or how, to begin.

Dr. Jen O’Ryan, author, speaker, and I&D strategist, will walk you through the top things you can start (and stop) doing right now. Whether you are one person working with zero budget or have funding and an enthusiastic team supporting the effort, there is something here for you.

This session provides…

  • Practical guidance on safely and effectively designing I&D initiatives, things to avoid, and strategies to bring others along on the journey.
  • Actions you can take with little to no budget, and how to influence change as an individual.
  • Common themes around why initiatives with the best intentions can sputter out or fail.

About our presenter:

Dr. Jen O'Ryan

Dr. Jen O’Ryan

Dr. Jen O’Ryan is an I&D strategist focused on helping people build authentically inclusive and welcoming companies. Leveraging two decades of experience in the tech industry and a PhD in Human Behavior, she understands the challenges leaders can face in developing a culture of inclusiveness for employees, clients, and consumers.

A data geek at heart, Jen brings an extensive grasp of how people interact with technology, with each other, and with change. She is also the author of Inclusive AF: A Field Guide for ‘Accidental’ Diversity Experts. Designed for anyone thinking about inclusion and diversity, IAF explains how to cultivate a workplace more welcoming for LGBTQ+ employees, clients, and customers.
Jen frequently speaks on podcasts, panels, and at events related to organizational behavior, Inclusion and Diversity, and managing change when humans are involved.

This program has been submitted to the HR Certification Institute for review.

“HR Certification Institute’s® (www.HRCI.org) official seal confirms that Columbia Basin SHRM meets the criteria for pre-approved recertification credit(s) for any of HRCI’s eight credentials, including SPHR® and PHR®.

Columbia Basin SHRM is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CP® or SHRM-SCP®. This program is pending approval for 1 PDC(s) for the SHRM-CP® or SHRM-SCP®. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit www.shrmcertification.org.