Diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) is more important than ever. Courts and regulators are paying attention and you should, too. You don’t want to get caught with faulty DEI policies, procedures, and training. Learn more about DEI, including how to create your own strategy, policies, and processes using the tools and best practices provided.
- Explain how focusing efforts on DEI is a wise business decision
- Understand that DEI is not race and color of skin
- Avoid unintentional discrimination
- Use DEI models to make recruiting more compliant
- Employ DEI to your benefit during the Great Resignation
- Craft your own DEI strategy, policy, and procedures
DEI isn’t just being more responsive to the needs of minority employees and applicants. It’s deliberately seeking a diverse workforce, including all types of employees in decision making, being equitable in how you coach, and communicating and utilizing a variety of different viewpoints in everything you do as an organization. It’s about acknowledging that everyone has something to offer, and everyone deserves a chance to offer it. After all, your accountholder base isn’t homogenous. Office staff shouldn’t be homogenous either.
Not convinced? The courts and regulators are! The past few years have seen numerous cases decided in favor of individuals who were denied services, benefits, or employment due to their protected class status. From sample policies and procedures to a handy checklist to evaluate your current program, learn how your DEI policies hold up under today’s scrutiny during this program packed with information and tools you can use to improve your DEI efforts.
Diane Pape Reed, CU Doctor
A nationally recognized speaker, writer, and communications professional, Diane Pape Reed currently serves as President of a full-service consultancy, assisting financial institutions nationwide with human resources, marketing, strategic planning, community relations, compliance, sales, training, board relations, and executive support. Previously, Diane served for more than a decade as Vice President of Administration for a mid-sized financial institution.
Her expertise in “Service-Oriented Culture Change” has been cited in numerous industry publications, and her marketing expertise has been featured in articles for Exhibit Builder and Business Management magazines. Diane attended American University and graduated from George Mason University where she specialized in Organizational Communication. She currently resides in Fairfax, Virginia.