May DEI Workshop: Five Generational Workforce Starting (s) Track
For the first time in history there are five generations working alongside one another. The challenge in this multi-generational workplace is navigating how to ensure the environment is inclusive and productive, instead of burdensome or stressful. If leveraged effectively, the opportunities for discovery and growth in our current workplace climate are vast. In this workshop we will start by understanding the important elements of the different generations and unpacking how they emerge in the workplace. Lastly, we will discuss strategies to help navigate the unique opportunities that exist in our current workplace climate.
Presented by Herb Alexander, Chief Diversity Officer at Cayuga Health System.
Herb Alexander is a visionary leader with a passion for workforce development and health equity. He is the Inaugural Chief Diversity Officer for Cayuga Health System and began his tenure in August 2021. Prior to joining the Cayuga Health team, Herb worked in higher education for a Rochester based university. During his time in higher education, Herb servedas a Chief Diversity Officer and was charged with shaping organizational strategy, creating programming and developing educational offerings for faculty and staff. Prior to that role, Herb was an Associate Dean of Students, in which he oversaw the Health & Counseling Center, led the organizations COVID testing strategy and many other student related initiatives. Herb also has a passion for youth and community development. He served as a NCAA Head Assistant Men’s basketball coach for seven years and cherished the opportunity to develop young men on and off the court.
With gratitude to sponsors Cayuga Health System, Tompkins Community Bank, 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.