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The 2020 Expert Webinar Series

The murder of George Floyd was tragic and triggered a seismic shift in how we see diversity in this country.  Leadership across the accounting profession have been quick to demonstrate their commitment to diversity & inclusion. While important, it is also fleeting. So many diversity & inclusion (D&I) initiatives, strategies and programs have tried to drive meaningful change, but the profession is still majority male & white.  Diversity, inclusion and culture change are uniquely challenging because they impact the entire ecosystem – firm leadership, employees, clients, vendors and the public.  For D&I to be effective, it must be more than an HR program or messaging strategy. Solutions need to be people-centric, address systemic inequity, and must be aligned with an organizations overall vision, mission, & purpose.

In this webcast, Jina will share the building blocks any firm can use to develop a D&I strategy.  While the specific goals, tactics & approaches may differ, the benchmarks, measures and outcomes should be the same: a culture of inclusive diversity – where everyone can show themselves fully, without fear of negative consequences to their self-image, status or career. This type of change will require everyone across your organization, at all levels and in all roles, to have a healthy relationship with conflict and the ability to comfortably navigate difficult conversations. The goal is to foster a culture where diversity is more than noticed – but also valued, measured and appreciated.

Learning Outcomes:

• Identify D&I best practices

• Learn about different D&I strategy frameworks

• Understand how to create an action plan for building a D&I strategy

Watch On-Demand

Presented October 7

By Jina Etienne, CPA, CGMA 
Founder & Principal Consultant, Etienne Consulting

Moving Beyond “Notice” – Driving Meaningful Change to Foster Inclusion, Equity & Belonging

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