WORKPLACE DIVERSITY, EQUITY, AND INCLUSION | A live online course with DEI Brand Director for North America at Nike | ELVTR
live online course

WORKPLACE
DIVERSITY,
EQUITY, AND
INCLUSION

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LIVE ONLINE COURSE
ON BRINGING DEI
TO ANY ORGANIZATION
Dates:
5 OCTOBER - 14 NOVEMBER 2022
Duration:
6 weeks
MONDAYS & WEDNESDAYS
5 PM PST / 8 PM EST

Empower yourself and your organization to make diversity, equity, and inclusion a reality at last!

Join Anthony Chambers, Nike’s DEI Brand Director, for the only course that combines DEI concepts with actions for each stage of the talent lifecycle.

THIS COURSE IS FOR YOU, IF...

  • YOU WANT TO LEAD CHANGE IN YOUR ORGANIZATION

     

    For many managers, the path to equity and inclusion remains opaque. This course teaches you practical ways to create and measure DEI culture throughout the employee life cycle.

  • YOU'RE AIMING FOR A DEI LEADERSHIP ROLE

     

    What if you had a roadmap for affecting real change in your organization? This course offers templates, cheatsheets, and more being used by organizations leading in the DEI space around the world.

  • YOU WANT TO BE A BETTER ADVOCATE

     

    Sometimes, it's easier to just not say anything, isn't it? This course exposes the techniques for corporate DEI advocacy that actually work.

YOUR ASCENT STARTS HERE

It's time to stop saying "what if" and start saying "we will".

Strengthen your corporate toolkit with data-backed approaches to making diversity, equity, and inclusion a reality in your organization.

Get an expert answer for all your questions (even the uncomfortable ones).

Replace guesswork and well-intentioned mistakes with guidance from a proven leader in the DEI space. With open office hours and instructor feedback on all your work, you can lead with confidence.

 
 
ABOUT THE COURSE
01
1 DEI STRATEGY

Back up concepts with strategic DEI action plans and policies. Plus, develop a talent attraction & retention program for your own organization.

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3 TEMPLATES

Get lifetime access to expert-crafted DEI templates and frameworks. When it's time to deliver on strategies in the real world, you'll have a clear path already laid out.

03
NETWORKING

Share, collaborate, and grow a supportive network. Several classes include live workshops and breakout sessions.

Instructor
ANTHONY
CHAMBERS
LinkedIn Profile
  • Brand Director for Diversity Equity & Inclusion in North America at Nike
  • Leads Nike’s global ‘Purpose’ program aimed at breaking barriers and building community through sport to change the game for all
  • 10+ years of experience in DEI leadership, with roles at Google, Salesforce, Keurig/Dr. Pepper, Toyota, and Sodexo
  • Championed initiatives at Google Maps to make it easier to find Black-owned businesses and help those without four-year degrees connect to tech jobs at the company
  • Recognized on Crain’s Top 40 Under 40 list honoring those who are proven leaders in their field
ANTHONY CHAMBERS
COURSE INTRODUCTION
SYLLABUS
01
WED (10/5), 5 PM PST/8 PM EST
Understanding DEI

Dive into the world of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) as Anthony walks you through where it came from, who it sets out to protect, and how it’s currently captured in the Fortune 500.

  • Defining DEI
  • Addressing common misconceptions
  • Annual reports

Assignment #1: Look at the DEI resources available at your company (or one provided) and identify successes and areas of opportunity in the annual DEI report.

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02
MON (10/10), 5 PM PST/8 PM EST
The Science of DEI and Identities

Identity is a multifaceted and layered topic. Take a deep dive into how we define who we are and what makes us unique and how to apply that within the workplace.

  • The evolution and science of DEI
  • Identities and intersectionality
  • The importance of DEI in the workplace
  • Workshop: Analyzing Salesforce's annual report
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03
WED (10/12), 5 PM PST/8 PM EST
Issues and Inequities

DEI starts with empathy. Learn about the real and current inequities in our communities, politics, and workplaces.

  • Types of DEI issues
  • Driving forces behind non-diverse workplaces
  • Case study: City of Dallas – The Accommodation
  • Workshop: Data-driven opportunities for existing products
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04
MON (10/17), 5 PM PST/8 PM EST
Policies and Programs

This class looks at how employers are addressing some of the inequities affecting their employees. What works well? Where is the best place to start?

  • Essential policies and programs
  • Tailoring programs to your workplace
  • Securing resources
  • Demo: Heat mapping

Assignment #2: Create a representation heat map for target areas of DEI engagement.

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05
WED (10/19), 5 PM PST/8 PM EST
Issue Identification

How can you subjectively find the right issue to solve within your organization?

  • Analyzing the talent lifecycle
  • The recruitment funnel
  • Workplace scans
  • Demo: Developing DEI targets and workstreams

Assignment #3: Create DEI targets and workstreams based on the issues found in your annual report.

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06
MON (10/24), 5 PM PST/8 PM EST
DEI Audits

Learn how to measure success and hold your organization accountable.

  • Types of audits
  • Key elements and metrics
  • Developing an audit plan
  • Reporting mechanisms and cadence

Assignment #4: Develop a quarterly audit scorecard that will help hold company leadership accountable.

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07
WED (10/26), 5 PM PST/8 PM EST
Working with Bias

Bias comes in many forms and can impact every stage of the employee lifecycle. Anthony will discuss major forms of bias impacting modern workplaces and effective unbiasing strategies.

  • Detecting bias
  • Unbiasing strategies
  • Accountability and hypervigilance
  • Coded language

Assignment #5: Create a mock taskforce to unbias the performance evaluation process.

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08
MON (10/31), 5 PM PST/8 PM EST
Developing a DEI Strategy

Start building a strategy for positive DEI impact. The goal is to build a reliable tool that you can immediately use to tackle inequities within your organization.

  • Developing objectives and goals
  • Metrics, OKRs, and reporting mechanisms
  • Internal vs external strategies
  • Strategic partners

Assignment #6: Research two community non-profits that could be suitable partners for your organization.

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09
WED (11/2), 5 PM PST/8 PM EST
Strategy Implementation

Now that you have a strategy, it’s time to talk about how to get it in motion.

  • Pitching to key stakeholders
  • Building a steering committee and working groups
  • Key metrics and accountability teams
  • Formalized leadership commitments

Assignment #7: Create a list of leadership commitments based on your target opportunity areas. List the major ideas and strategies you think will resonate most with leadership.

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10
MON (11/7), 5 PM PST/8 PM EST
Communication

Who is responsible for getting the word out within an organization? Learn how to communicate with the wider team and the key to impactful communication.

  • Risk mitigation and crisis communication
  • Delivering a new vision to employees
  • Choosing DEI spokespeople
  • Demo: Putting together a DEI strategy

Assignment #8: For your final project, create a DEI strategy slide deck. Include a representation heat map, stakeholder list, talent attraction strategy, retention/progression strategy, ERG creation model, external engagement strategy, and audit mechanisms.

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11
WED (11/9), 5 PM PST/8 PM EST
Joint Decision-Making

This class will help you determine who should be involved in organizational decision-making, with proven advocacy strategies to opt for.

  • Building trust among employees
  • Advocacy
  • Involving the team in decision-making
  • Pushing decision-making down
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12
MON (11/14), 5 PM PST/8 PM EST
Empowering Employees

Good DEI programs are shaped by employee experiences and feedback. In this final class, Anthony will explain the importance of Affinity Groups/Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) for employee voice.

  • Building Affinity Groups / ERGs
  • The science behind speaking up
  • Enabling transparent and honest feedback sharing
  • Protection
  • Workshop: Discuss the resources you’ve been exposed to in your field ERG research
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