The Chamber is fortunate enough to invite decision makers and stakeholders an opportunity to come with questions regarding their DEI work within their organization. This workshop is intended for individuals who consider themselves advanced in their knowledge and journey of diversity, equity and inclusion.
Dr. Paula Ioanide brings ten years of consulting, facilitation, and research experience on improving equity, diversity and inclusion in the workplace. Her goal is to help organizations recruit and retain diverse employees, maintain fair hiring practices, and eliminate biases that hinder workplace excellence, innovation, and productivity. Key to this is integrating diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) initiatives into the fabric of organizations and businesses. To do this work, Paula offers assistance with creating collaborative DEI strategic plans that help organizations and businesses identify their vision and goals and their core initiatives. Because most strategic plans fail to identify clear quantitative or qualitative measures of success, Paula brings her data and research background to create clear measurement and accountability practices as part of the strategic planning process. Without this element, strategic plans have no way of knowing what works, what progress has been made on DEI initiatives, and how to report this to their organization.
With gratitude to sponsors Cayuga Health System, Community Foundation of Tompkins County, BorgWarner, and Chemung Canal Trust Company for their support.
Learn about our entire DEI Series below!
The goal of this educational workshop series is to help empower employees, leaders and stakeholders to be more inclusive to create impact and change.
We’ve invited an array of excellent, experienced facilitators to host the workshops throughout this series. The series will feature activities, workshops and learning opportunities on the topics outlined on our website. To aid Chamber Members' desire to build greater diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) in their respective workplaces, a group of experienced facilitators and consultants will be conducting six webinars each month from January to June.
There are six workshops in total. Where you’re at in your journey of DEI exploration will be helpful in determining which workshops to attend.
Workshops geared towards those who are just starting (labeled s) their journey of learning and understanding how to begin cultivating diverse, equitable, and inclusive (DEI) workplaces
Workshops geared toward those are consider themselves advanced(labeled a) in understanding DEI and want an opportunity to continue learning and take a dive deeper into specific topics.
The series has the added benefit of introducing Chamber members to local consultants and facilitators who can assist their respective businesses and organizations to develop strategic DEI plans, conduct follow up workplace trainings, and assist in recruitment/retention strategies for a diverse workforce.