Benefits of Participating in the NW Diversity Learning Series:

There are several benefits to your organization, your employees and any individual who chooses to participate in a NW Diversity Learning Series (NWDLS) session.  Each session offers a unique focus and topic presented by a diverse group of presenters that come from both the local community and from throughout the United States.  This format serves to provide limitless opportunities for continuous growth and learning for all that attend.

 

Benefits include:

Companies and organizations that support at the Sponsor level are identified with their company logo on the ISDI/NW Diversity Learning Series website and on all session materials. Sponsors are also recognized at all sessions visually and verbally.  To learn more about becoming a Sponsor or Subscriber to the NWDLS please contact us and we will be happy to discuss the options with you. 

Participants:

  • Personal Awareness and Skill Building:  Helps employees and managers individually and in team settings, lead the charge to build more diverse and inclusive experiences for everyone at work and in their communities.  

    • Provides insights on how to honor perspectives and viewpoints that may be different from one’s own;  

    • Helps participants learn how to think ahead, act-proactively, and respectfully in engaging others in diversity initiatives;

    • Provides tools and resources to assist in learning and application.

 

  • Collaboration/Cross Pollination:  Because the Series is a collaborative employer venture, participants have the opportunity to explore diversity and inclusion topics with employees from other area companies and organizations, as well as being exposed to highly respected D&I thought leaders locally and nationwide.

     

  • Safe Learning Environment:  Participants enjoy a safe learning environment for gaining valuable insights and building competency.

 

  • Networking Opportunities: Networking opportunities abound in each session to address current issues and challenges and how to apply lessons learned back at work, which promotes increased learning, collaboration, and sharing of ideas.

 

  • ERG/BRG/D&I Council Leadership Development:  Allows employees who participate in Employee Resource Groups, Business Resource Groups and Diversity & Inclusion Councils to strengthen their leadership skills and deepen their knowledge of best practices.

 

  • Workshop Assessment Data: Each session incorporates Kirkpatrick’s Level II evaluation (pre and post session assessments) in which participants rate their competency on the desired learning objectives. Below is a chart showing the average increase in learning that participants reported for each of the six sessions of the 2018 series theme: Inclusion Provocateur: Bridging the Human Divides.