Learn Personal Actions You Can Take to Build an Inclusive Workplace

Next week, I have the honor of speaking at the 24th Annual Northwest Public Employees Diversity Conference helping elected officials and executives manage diversity best practices to cultivate workplace cultures where all stakeholders know that they belong. Most of this conversation will center around empowering leaders and other key influencers to embrace a paradigm shift where diversity management moves from one-off initiatives that often stall out when the economy stagnates into everyday leadership practices that are stitched within the fabric of an organization’s ethos, business plan, budget, and decision-making lens.

Good news! Even if you don’t identify as a key influencer or leader within your organization, there are every day, personal actions that you can take to foster a more equitable and inclusive workplace. To discuss some of these simple yet effective strategies, I’ll be offering a webinar entitled, Cultivating a Culture of Belonging, on Thursday, November 9 at 11:00 am Pacific/2:00 pm Eastern. Participants will have the opportunity to gain personal strategies intended to welcome, include, and engage diverse talent, ideas, and experiences.

The webinar will accomplish two goals: 1) clarify why workplace inclusion and belonging matters, and; 2) define how any professional in the workplace can take personal actions to cultivate it. The goals will be met through offering a foundational understanding of what diversity, equity, and inclusion at work means, providing some examples as to why DEI is essential for the future health of your organization, and sharing effective best practices that you can personally take to build a more welcoming workplace.

This webinar welcomes any professional seeking additional strategies and confidence, and works especially well with those who want to expand their knowledge and leadership skills when it comes to creating a more inclusive organization. Together we will provide a brave learning space where you’ll have the opportunity to pick up a few new skills, connect with like-minded professionals, and engage in a dynamic Q&A session to understand the struggles, successes, and learning curves of fellow colleagues on the journey with you.

Save your spot and register today! 

Rhodes Perry

Rhodes Perry is a nationally recognized expert on LGBTQ and social justice public policy matters, with two decades of leadership experience innovating strategy management, policy and program solutions for corporations, government agencies, and non-profit organizations. At his core, Rhodes is an entrepreneur, where he most recently established Rhodes Perry Consulting, LLC, a national diversity and inclusion consulting firm that uses an intersectional approach to collaborate with leaders on creating solutions in the practice areas of strategy management, issue advocacy, and stakeholder engagement. Previously, Rhodes founded the Office of LGBTQ Policy & Practice at the New York City Administration for Children’s Services, and prior to this assignment he served as the founding Director of Policy at PFLAG National where he led the policy strategy and advocacy efforts for the organization’s 350 chapters. He cut his teeth serving as a Program Examiner at the White House Office of Management & Budget, where he improved upon federal benefit programs designed to provide assistance to low-income communities. Rhodes earned a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Gender Studies from the University of Notre Dame, and obtained a Master of Public Administration from New York University.