Diversity Awareness Partnership

D&I Seminar Series

Inclusive workplaces are necessary for employee wellbeing and for the growth of your business or organization. Diversity Awareness Partnership’s seminars provide guidance on fostering an environment in which employees feel welcome to be their most genuine, engaged, and therefore innovative selves. These professional development events are ideal for HR leaders, managers, diversity professionals, and anyone interested in open, collaborative communities. Each seminar will focus on a different aspect of Diversity & Inclusion in the workplace.

The DAP Seminar Series is going virtual! 

Calls are held via Zoom, so please download the software (free) on your phone or desktop prior to attempting to join the session.

As we want to have a productive conversation, we must cap attendance to the first 40 people who register for each seminar. The link to the Zoom conference room will be sent to those who register. The registration form can be found below. Please contact Sarah Masoud, DAP Education and Training Manager, at smasoud@dapinclusive.org or 314-381-5065 with questions.

Seminar 2

Topic: Disability Advocacy: What’s Happening Now and Next?
Date: September 30
Time: 9:00-10:30 AM
Location: Zoom Call
Cost: $100

Seminar 2 Panelists from Paraquad:

  • Aimee Wehmeier, President
  • Kimberly Lackey, Senior Director of Public Policy and Independent Living
  • Briana Conley, Manager of Public Policy and Advocacy
  • Sarah Jean Schwegel, Public Policy and Advocacy Specialist

Seminar 2 Objectives:

  • Synthesize current information and historical context about disability to inform inclusion strategies
  • Explore best practices beyond what is mandated by ADA
  • Practice strategies for being an ally or self-advocate inside and outside of the workplace

Seminar 3

Topic: Mental Health: Supporting Working Professionals in Seeking Care
Date: October 15
Time: 9:00-10:30 AM
Location: Zoom Call
Cost: $100

Seminar 3 Panelists from St. Louis Community College:

  • Troy Hansen, District Department Chair of Counseling
  • Emily Lasek, onsite STLCC Counselor and Professor

Seminar 3 Objectives:

  • Elucidate the prevalence of mental health struggles and the importance of reducing stigma
  • Explore best practices for supporting employees in accessing mental health support and identifying services
  • Plan next steps for creating or augmenting an inclusive mental health policy for your organizational context

Seminar 4

Topic: Maintaining and Engaging a Successful Pipeline Program
Date: October 27
Time: 9:00-10:30 AM
Location: Zoom Call
Cost: $100

Seminar 4 Panelists:

Check back soon for details!

Seminar 4 Objectives:

  • Understand the potential positive impact of pipeline programs on both organizations and communities
  • Explore best practices for maintaining a robust pipeline program as well as engaging with one as a hiring organization
  • Understand existing programs and their context-specific challenges to inform next steps for implementation

 

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