As part of NCACPA’s commitment to promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) within the accounting community, we’re proud to share these upcoming learning opportunities. Learning online not only provides a great experience for all types of learners, but it also provides the space required for reflecting on complex topics.
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featuring DEI champions
An awesome line-up of DEI champions has been assembled to share their expertise in a variety of topics, several of which are new for 2021!
Toby Groves, PhD
2/8/22 | 1 hour
In this session you will learn how to mend conflict and help people meet each other on common ground. You will learn effective negotiation strategies, how to diffuse discord and dissension, how to neutralize groupthink, and inspire teams to work together for a greater common purpose.
2/10/22 | 1 hour
Social justice has many different meanings in today’s society. Experts, however, agree that social justice is really the capacity to organize with others to accomplish ends that benefit the whole community. Therefore, we can all play a part! Join Dr. Holly in this interactive seminar to explore ways that you can be involved in social justice in your community—to the benefit of all.
Holly Sullenger, PhD
2/10/22* | 1 hour
Today is the day you create a more equitable and inclusive workplace through a better understanding of our changing world and your place in it. This course utilizes the work and research of Robert Kegan, Bob Anderson, Amanda Blake and many other organizational strategists and psychologists. The Overview session gives you a general understanding and the workshops following offer deeper dives with specific examples and context.
2/17/22*† | 1 hour
Unspoken norms are a more powerful indicator of organizational culture than written codes, standards, or policies. Organizational success has less to do with the knowledge, skills, and abilities of its members than the complex patterns of communication within the system. The problem is that these characteristics aren’t easy to quantify so they must be measured in a different way. This session will teach participants methods to assess hidden organizational characteristics and introduce attendees to a revolutionary approach to understanding systems thinking and culture.
Toby Groves, PhD
3/18/22 | 2 hours
Organizations must be intentional in cultivating environments where diverse team members can thrive, feel empowered to make recommendations and take chances. Initiatives to help leaders, both men and women, identify unconscious bias will benefit the morale and increase the retention and advancement of diverse leaders.
3/18/22 | 1 hour
In today’s fast-paced environment of shrinking margins, disruption, and tight deadlines, organizations have an untapped asset—people. Diversity of thought is even more critical than ever before. Yet, many organizations do not fully take advantage of the opportunities to recruit and promote high-performing talent.
3/22/22 | 2 hours
Creating a level playing field for all employees to do their best work is critical for organizations, and cutting-edge research points to proven and effective structural solutions for designing greater equity. In this session, we will discover the latest insights from behavioral science and learn how they can be translated into practical strategies to advance diversity, inclusion and equity in the workplace through improved talent management and better culture.
*Multiple dates available
† Also available as an On Demand program