Why D&I Initiatives Fail and How to Get Them Right
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 Export to Your Calendar 8/18/2020
When: Tuesday, August 18, 2020
8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
Where: Virtual via webinar
United States
Presenter: Sonia Layne-Gartside, global Consultant, Master Trainer, Instructional Designer and Strategist.
Contact: PHRA Office

Online registration is available until: 8/17/2020
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Presentation Summary

Why D&I Initiatives Fail and How to Get Them Right 
Is your diversity and inclusion (D&I) plan failing or nonexistent? Many companies have great intentions, but on a day-to-day basis D&I comes last on the list of business priorities. It’s not referenced in meetings or planning, and few leaders appear to have the appetite for the level of change required, or the knowledge required to implement it. It is a feel-good highlight for the company, but not something that leaders place any priority on putting into practice. This session presents seven powerful action steps that must be taken to build a truly diverse environment and a very inclusive culture.

About the Presenter

Sonia Layne-Gartside is a dynamic and results-oriented global Consultant, Master Trainer, Instructional Designer and Strategist. She partners with leaders to achieve business results by improving the performance of people and the systems they work in. Her work involves developing leaders, delivering targeted learning solutions, instructional design, leading Change management initiatives, diversity and inclusion initiatives, and coaching executives.   Sonia is the author of  the book Workplace Anxiety: How to Refuel and Re-Engage.

Sonia partners with organizations to envision, develop, and implement diversity, equity, and inclusion training. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree with honors in Management Studies and a Master’s in Education from the University of the West Indies.  As well as certification in Diversity and Inclusion and Change Management. Sonia is also a certified Master Trainer, Online Instructor, Case Writer and Instructional Designer. She currently works with C-Suite and senior leaders in Fortune 1000 companies to design and deliver programs that get their employees to embrace needed changes.

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