The Future of Diversity and Inclusion: Five Next Practices

SHRM 2015 Annual Conference
This session gives you the tools to be able to deliver greater results for your organization through implementing powerful new D & I practices.
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This session explores five emerging or next practices for leading your organizations strategic diversity and inclusion efforts and will give you what you need to take your D & I efforts to the next level and deliver real results for your organization. You will learn the what, why and how of:

  • Using relational network analysis to address racial, ethnic, gender and other disparities in retention and engagement rates.
  • Using social process design to harness the creative tension of diversity toward better decision making and problem solving.
  • Anchoring your inclusion efforts in individual authenticity and helping your organization move out of assimilation and into inclusion.
  • Building your D & I efforts upon a science- and evidence-based foundation of human behavior acknowledging that we all have bias, make assumptions, label and categorize others.
Date(s) & Time(s): 
Tuesday, June 30, 2015 - 10:45am to 12:00pm

Joe Gerstandt


Joe Gerstandt brings greater clarity, action, and impact to organizational diversity and inclusion efforts.

Joe has worked with Fortune 100 corporations, small non-profits, and everything in between. He speaks at numerous conferences and summits, and blogs at He is a featured contributor for the Workforce Diversity Network Expert Forum and his insights have been published in Diversity Executive, HR Executive, and numerous other print and on-line journals.

A strong advocate for resetting the diversity and inclusion conversation, Joe sees these issues as poorly understood and often misunderstood.

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Credit Type: 
HR Credit
Session Type: 
Concurrent Session
HR Expertise
Global & Cultural Effectiveness
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