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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

When was the last time you had your eyes examined? Just as the health of our vision is maintained through regular eye exams, the way in which we see the world is maintained through self-awareness and broadening our perspectives. In the midst of quarantines, telework, and increased isolation from both friends and colleagues, we are also living through a time of social unrest. For many people, this time in history has brought new insights into the criminal justice system and interaction across cultures and life experiences.

If you are interested in improving your cultural “eye sight,” this one-hour interactive webinar sponsored by the National Institute of Corrections (NIC) is for you! Our vision for how we view and perceive others is impacted by our individual beliefs, values, and past experiences. In this webinar, we’ll explore preconceptions and techniques that can be used to understand how other people see the world. By gaining insight into your own personal filters, you will be able to engage in difficult conversations and begin to develop a greater sense of awareness and empathy that starts with YOU.

Originally broadcast on August 20, 2020.
This is part one in a four part series.

Take Aways:
Prepare to learn how to develop your H.U.E.:
H elp with cultural considerations toward effective communication in corrections;
U nderstand how your preconceptions and values influence your vision;
E nhance your ability to navigate shared experiences.


Speakers:
Alfranda Durr, CEO ALD & Associates LLC
Kari Heistad, CEO Cultural Coach International

Alfranda (Al) and Kari are Certified Diversity and Inclusion Practitioners with 40 plus years of combined experience conducting in-person and virtual training on a wide range of Human Resources, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion topics. Al and Kari have partnered on a popular diversity webinar series covering a wide range of diversity topics. Combined, Al and Kari bring diverse perspectives and ways of seeing the world to their presentations.

 

What’s Your Eye Chart Saying? How Our Beliefs Filter Our Views [Webinar]

Do you feel like you are working in an inclusive environment? Organizations of all kinds – including corrections – have wrestled with how to create an inclusive culture and promote inclusivity for decades. Now the stakes are even higher to develop and cultivate a culture that promotes excellence by leveraging everyone’s skills, abilities, knowledge, and workplace experiences. Focusing on your workforce’s diverse talents will promote a heightened awareness of each person’s contribution and produce higher performing teams.

If you are interested in being part of a team where everyone can contribute and feel they are a valued member, this one-hour interactive webinar sponsored by the National Institute of Corrections (NIC) will benefit you. In this webinar, we explore the benefits of building inclusion across multi-disciplinary teams in corrections to increase cultural awareness, operational effectiveness, and program efficacy.

Originally broadcast on March 31, 2021.
This is part two in a four part series.

Take-Aways :
Prepare to learn Building Inclusion (I.C.E):
I ncrease effective communication and collaboration between teams and working units;
C odify processes and behaviors that promote innovative solutions to complex issues; and
E xcel in the face of organizational change.


Speakers:

Alfranda Durr, CEO ALD & Associates LLC

Kari Heistad, CEO Cultural Coach International

Alfranda (Al) and Kari are Certified Diversity and Inclusion Practitioners with 40 plus years of combined experience conducting in-person and virtual training on a wide range of Human Resources, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion topics. Al and Kari have partnered on a popular diversity webinar series covering a wide range of diversity topics. Combined, Al and Kari bring varied perspectives and worldviews to their presentations.

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Building Inclusion Across Multi-Disciplinary Teams [Webinar]

The landscape of the work environment has been irreversibly changed. Stepping into a leadership role continues to be a great privilege, but today it also comes with the even greater responsibility of creating a workplace culture that values all individuals. We designed this presentation to help you build on the fundamentals that will allow you to L.E.A.D. the charge in promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion (DE&I). Allow us to provide you four foundational actions that will distinguish you as a forward-thinking influencer who can communicate and demonstrate DE&I practices. This webinar gives you the tools to confidently move your team in the right direction to achieve exceptional performance in the corrections workplace.
This one-hour webinar:
1. Explores ways to dive deep into your “why” as an influencer on the correctional organization’s culture and workforce performance through purposeful interactions with clients, community partners, and stakeholders.
2. Provides insights on how to utilize emotional intelligence principles to better understand colleagues, team members, and the correctional organization’s clients/stakeholders.
3. Participates in interactive skill-building exercises to put that “why” into action to achieve personal and professional goals.

Originally broadcast on April 20 , 2021.
This is part three in a four part series.

Take-Aways :

Pathway to L.E.A.D. a DE&I Culture

Listen: Gain a perspective or understating of the issues and opportunities people are facing
Engage: Develop and implement strategies to drive change that is relevant and meaningful
Assess: Sources of inclusion at the Organization, Leadership, and Individual level
Direct and facilitate change: Based on your assessments, implement interventions and solutions to address opportunities to build and develop an inclusive culture


Speakers

Alfranda Durr, CEO ALD & Associates LLC
Kari Heistad, CEO Cultural Coach International

Alfranda (Al) and Kari are Diversity and Inclusion Practitioners with 40 plus years of combined experience conducting in-person and virtual training on a wide range of Human Resources, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion topics. Al and Kari have partnered on a popular diversity webinar series covering a wide range of diversity topics. Combined, Al and Kari bring varied perspectives to their presentations.

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A Leader’s Role in Promoting Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Culture [Webinar]

We know how you say it matters, and now, in today’s multicultural world, why we said it is equally important. Our experiences and values lead us to unique perspectives about our behavior. A correctional organization’s ability to leverage all voices is much like a music producer. Each unique perspective has its own melody, scale, and intensity that, when combined, can lead to making an impactful DOPE sound.

In the workplace, it’s the team’s collective finely tuned voice that, when in sync, will have the most considerable impact on success. Implementing the techniques that we will share with you will help you get to the D.O.P.E. sound/impact you are striving for. We will walk you through the steps of creating an environment, which allows your team to learn how to listen and be heard together. You will leave as producers with the latest tools to aid in encouraging the engagement and contributions indicative of a high-performing team.

Take-Aways :
Techniques to create a (D.O.P.E) unified voice through:

D iverse and Inclusive: Representative at all levels of the organization
O pen and Fair: Transparent and equal access to opportunities
P sychologically Safe Place: A space where people can feel free to be themselves
E quitable: Access to shape and develop

Speakers
Alfranda Durr, CEO ALD & Associates LLC
Kari Heistad, CEO Cultural Coach International

Alfranda (Al) and Kari are Diversity and Inclusion Practitioners with 40 plus years of combined experience conducting in-person and virtual training on a wide range of Human Resources, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion topics. Al and Kari have partnered on a popular webinar series covering a wide range of diversity topics. Combined, Al and Kari bring varied perspectives and ways of seeing the world to their presentations.

Originally broadcast May 12, 2021

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That’s DOPE – Making Every Voice Count! [Webinar]
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