Save the Date: 2023 Annual Conference - November 2 in Washington, DC!
May 3, 2023 | 1:00pm – 2:00pm EST
During this virtual presentation, Manar will share how to identify unconscious bias in the interview process as well as the steps organizations and interviewers can take to mitigate bias during the interview. Participants will walk away understanding how to:
The May Signature Seminar has been approved for 1 SHRM Professional Development Credit. The Diversity & Flexibility Alliance is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for SHRM-CP® or SHRM-SCP® recertification activities.
March 2, 2023 | 1:00pm – 2:00pm EST
February 1, 2023 | 1:00pm – 2:00pm EST
Making progress toward a more equitable workplace is an important goal for many workplaces. In this Signature Seminar, Manar Morales will interview Drs. Tina Opie and Beth Livingston about their book, Shared Sisterhood: How to Take Collective Action for Racial and Gender Equity at Work, which presents a new approach to achieving gender and racial equity at work. Shared Sisterhood focuses on how to promote authentic connections between people who are different, using social science research and stories from the past and the present to inspire organizations to action.
As our ability to pay attention in a world of distractions vanishes, it's no wonder that our ability to be heard and understood—to convey our messages—is also threatened. Whether working with our teams and customers or communicating with our families and friends, it is increasingly difficult to break through the digital devices that get in the way of communication. We're often participating in multiple conversations at once. As a result, our ability to be socially present with an audience requires an intentional approach. Join Dr. Turner in this session to learn to:
As many organizations implement their Return to Office plans, it's critical that flexibility is woven into the fabric of your organizational culture. Join Alliance President & CEO, Manar Morales, as she walks you through the strategies and support systems that are essential to the success of your hybrid workforce. Don't miss this important seminar which will provide you with detailed guidance on how to maintain your organization's unique culture while navigating this new phase in the evolution of the future of the workplace.
The year 2020 drastically changed business development for most lawyers. And as things continue to evolve, so do the opportunities and challenges of business development. Now more than ever, investing in authentic relationship building and looking for ways to be a valuable resource to clients is crucial. Putting this into action is especially critical for diverse lawyers, whose ability to stay close to clients and potential clients now will position them well for ongoing success.
This program will equip participants with practical tactics and a renewed approach to creating business development momentum now and into the future. In particular, this program will address:
Tuesday, May 4, 2021 at 2:00 pm ETFeaturing Paul H. Burton, founder of QuietSpacing.
Others work while we sleep. That has never been truer than it is today. Technology speeds communications up while response time expectations shrink. Organizations grow larger and more distributed, casting people and projects far and near. The only certainty is that this trend will continue for the foreseeable future.
Keeping up with globalism is a daunting prospect. How can we stay abreast without losing sight of the purpose for participating - enjoying rewarding personal and professional lives? What choices do we have and what actions can we take to best serve our clients, our loved ones and ourselves?
This program explores those questions, offering up eighteen suggestions on how to make the most of the time we have in this rapidly expanding playing field. We'll address the following topics
The workplace grows more global every day. We can react to that fact or we can lean in and participate. Choose to participate by attending this program.
Thursday, March 4, 2021 at 1:00 pm ETFeaturing Julie Holunga, Principal & Executive Coach of Chinook Executive Solutions Problems typically begin with an unaddressed conflict. Unresolved breakdowns in communication are costly, and if left unaddressed, can derail a team, division, or company. Miscommunication is a precursor to conflict, and is draining your resources: productivity, people, and money. Creating mutual understanding and awareness is essential to your success, whether you’re developing a high-performing team, resolving a potentially explosive employee issue, or negotiating with a client. In this powerful session, participants will gain insights into their natural responses to conflict, learn the strengths and preferences of their own communication styles, and build constructive behaviors to handle conflict. Participants will learn to:
Wednesday, February 17, 2021 at 1:00 pm ETFeaturing Manar Morales, President & CEO of the Diversity & Flexibility Alliance. A global pandemic, unprecedented shifts in how we work, and a national reckoning on race have made 2020 a year of accelerating and amplifying conversations around the future of work. As you look to 2021 and the new challenges and opportunities it will bring, join Manar Morales as she shares insights gleaned from the Diversity & Flexibility Alliance's recent conversations with the heads of law firms, corporations, and associations around the country. Now is the time to spearhead discussions about what worked and didn't work during COVID-19, how the pandemic has impacted your teams - particularly women and diverse employees - and how flexible work arrangements can lead to an even more successful and collaborative culture.
Tuesday, January 26, 2021 at 1:00 pm ETFeaturing Cara Alter, author of The Credibility Code and Founder of Speechskills. Work From Home is the new reality. And while we may relish the benefits, many of us are missing some aspects of the work experience that brought us the most satisfaction—a sense of community, authentic human connections, and the opportunity to collaborate toward a shared purpose. So how do we promote community and team cohesion even in a virtual workspace? Designed specifically for people who lead virtual meetings or manage remote teams, this seminar provides practical strategies for bringing more humanity to the virtual experience. TOPICS INCLUDE:
Whether or not you have a telework policy already in place, there are best practices to follow, both as a supervisor and as a teleworker, when unforeseen circumstances force organization-wide, unscheduled remote work. It’s not always a simple matter of logging in, especially when you may not have been prepared to telework for an unspecified length of time.
The Alliance has always been a proponent of teleworking, and we’re here to share best practices for business continuity, success, and maintaining your well-being during this time. What can managers do to make sure employees have the resources they need to keep workflow seamless? What can employees do to stay engaged and productive? What can we all do to support each other? What are additional telework policy considerations to think about moving forward?
Join us for our special webinar for members where Manar Morales, the Alliance’s President & CEO, will share guidelines on these issues and answer your questions. Although we will be taking questions during the webinar, please feel free to forward any before the webinar (email email@example.com) so we make sure we get to everyone.
Tuesday, September 17, 2019 1:00 – 2:00 pm ESTFeaturing – Caroline Miller
Tuesday, July 16, 2019 1:00 – 2:00 pm ESTFeaturing – Vipula Gandhi, Managing Partner, Gallup “The Role of the Team Leader and Its Effects on the World of Work” Workplaces are changing at a dizzying pace and with historically low unemployment rates, your talent is looking and leaving! It’s time to look at the role played by the team leaders in a professional services organization on leveraging and driving human motivation. In this discussion, you will learn the insights on the effective practice of management. Whether you are a Partner or a Project Leader this session will also provide you some tools and tactics to deliver an effective employee experience to your team members. In particular, this workshop will provide you insights on – Why focus on employee experience; – What is the impact of team leaders on the organizational outcomes; – How to effectively bring organizations processes, policies and benefits to life – What do Team leaders need – How to deliver on ongoing performance conversations Vipula Gandhi is Managing Partner at Gallup Inc. She leads business strategy, performance and teams for Financial Services, Professional Services and Healthcare industries for the organization. Vipula is passionate about the human side of an organization. This passion, backed by Gallup’s research on employee engagement, organizational culture, performance management, talent based hiring and strengths-based development, gives her insight into her clients’ business needs and helps them successfully initiate change. [/av_textblock]
Thursday, May 2, 2019, 1:00 – 2:00 pm ESTFeaturing – Tasneem Khokha, Managing Director, Growthplay
Featuring — Grace Speights, Morgan Lewis
Reports of workplace sexual harassment and sexual assault by high-profile individuals and high-level executives have captured the public’s attention. The #MeToo movement has led to more and more women sharing their experiences and has encouraged employees to speak out. As sexual harassment claims continue to come to light—with sometimes very public consequences—many employers are seeking a more proactive approach to reviewing harassment policies, response plans and practices, and workplace culture, and are taking new approaches to training employees, executives, and boards of directors on their obligations to ensure safe, respectful, and inclusive workplaces. In the current climate, it is prudent for all organizations to assess risk factors and implement measures and policies to minimize risks related to workplace harassment and misconduct. In this session, Grace Speights will share best practices and insight gained from her experience handling some of the most significant workplace harassment issues companies are facing today.