DEI Matters: How to Build Cultural Competence in the Workplace

Schedule Thursday, July 15, 2021 || 11:00 AM PDT | 02:00 PM EDT
Duration 90 Mins
Level Intermediate
Webinar ID IQW21G0719

  • What diversity and inclusion really are
  • Overview of key dimensions of diversity
  • Relationship between DEI and protected characteristics (and beyond)
  • Common barriers to inclusiveness, equity and cultural competence in the workplace
  • Keys for developing cultural competence
  • Factors that define inclusive organizations
  • Tips to develop work habits for diversity and inclusion

Overview of the webinar

Today’s workforce is more diverse now than it has ever been in the past, and is likely to continue to become more and more diverse in the future. Organizations and individual professionals are well-served by striving to create inclusive work environments where diversity is truly welcomed, equality is the norm, and people are valued because of their unique contributions and individual differences – not in spite of them. Cultural competence is the key.

Who should attend?

  • HR professionals
  • Employee relations professionals
  • Risk management professionals
  • Compliance professionals
  • Diversity & inclusion professionals
  • Organizational development professionals
  • Communication professionals
  • Managers
  • Supervisors
  • Executives
  • Business owners

Why should you attend?

Attend this informative webinar and learn about key dimensions of diversity that impact the workplace and discover what it truly means to foster an inclusive workplace through emphasizing and developing cultural competence. Key statistics, challenges and barriers to cultural competence will be covered, along with a practical framework you can use to become more culturally competent on both an individual and an organizational level.

Faculty - Ms.Mary G White

Mary Gormandy White is the Managing Director of MTI Business Solutions. She holds graduate and undergraduate degrees in Communication and her certifications include Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR), SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) and Everything DiSC® Certified Trainer/Accredited Workplace Facilitator.

 Mary’s professional background includes extensive experience in management, HR, instructional design, writing/editing, and more. She teaches online PHR, SPHR, aPHR, and SHRM certification prep courses and is a frequent keynote speaker at conferences and association meetings nationwide. Mary is also a professional writer. She is a Staff Writer with, where she creates educational content. She also writes about HR best practices for other organizations.



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