Diversity is about indiscriminately hiring people of all backgrounds. Equity is about giving all the same opportunities. Inclusion is about helping all to feel part of the process.
The second part of Aden Leadership’s four-part Leadership Development Series on August 11th will feature the critical topic of diversity, equity, and inclusion in leadership with speakers from all walks of life.
Let’s take a sneak peek at the topic before the event.
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion is Important
From a business perspective, diversity, equity, and inclusion (DE&I) are necessary for legal compliance with Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) laws.
Still, there are more important reasons to incorporate a DE&I strategy in your leadership approach. Having a diverse team is actually an advantage, enriching your company culture and equipping you to solve problems with greater agility.
“Studies show that teams or organizations made up of individuals with a diverse mix of qualities, experiences and work styles tend to have available a richer set of ideas, perspectives and approaches to a business issue,” notes the Society for Human Resource Management.
For example, hiring young, fresh minds while retaining experienced, seasoned employees allows your team to design and deliver products that effectively address the needs of a broader demographic. In addition, those differing in age and background can learn from one another and benefit from each other’s strengths.
Benefits of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Beyond better problem-solving, a diversified workforce or team carries many other benefits.
Here are just a few more benefits of diversity, equity, and inclusion:
- Builds trust inside and outside – Those on your team and potential clients are likelier to stay loyal to your company.
- Shows confidence in others – Those on your team will feel recognized, needed, and appreciated for their unique abilities.
- Creates a safe environment – Those on your team will feel safe coming to work instead of being fearful of discriminatory or derogatory treatment.
- Helps all to grow – Those on your team will learn from each other and develop more empathy, and your company will have the resources it needs to grow.
The good example set by a leader will typically trickle down, maximizing the benefits. How can you improve your approach to diversity, equity, and inclusion as a leader?
Leadership Development Seminar
In Part Two of Aden Leadership’s Leadership Development Series, emerging and experienced leaders alike will benefit from a close-up discussion of diversity, equity, and inclusion in leadership.
Key speakers include Josh Edmond, Founder and Chief Strategist, The Good DEI Group, Monica Williams, Chief Consulting Officer and Executive Producer at The Equity Project, Sean Choi, the Director for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion for FirstBank. These experienced professionals will highlight why diversity, equity, and inclusion are such essential ingredients in effective leadership and how to implement these qualities.
Register now to get tickets to the live, in-person leadership event at the Buffalo Rose in Golden, CO, or to view the seminar online. Tickets are available for individual attendees and groups. Watch the recap of Part One to get a sense of the value of this leadership event. We hope to see you there!