Communicating Inclusion: Using Human-centered Design to Get Everyone on Board with Your D&I Initiative

3-hour Seminars

Day 1

Session Code: SEM-C
When: April 16, 2019
Location/Room: 101 HIJ
Level: Intermediate
Track: D&I Strategy
Presenter: Minal Bopaiah, Brevity & Wit

Description

Curious about how you can use social media to engage your employees in your diversity and inclusion strategy? Not sure how to get your managers on board with acting inclusively?

Discover in this workshop how human-centered communications can transform your culture to be more inclusive. You’ll be introduced to the principles of change communications, human-centered design, and cultural competence in communications, all of which are necessary when trying to garner buy-in for organizational culture change. You’ll also learn how to bridge the gap between technology and human experience by using communications channels, from social media to video conferencing, in the most optimal way to deliver effective and timely communications.

In the second half of this seminar, participants will break into teams and undergo a mini human-centered design thinking process to prototype a communications strategy for a culture transformation initiative.

This is a fun, interactive, energizing session involving brainstorming, drawing, collaboration, and a bias toward action! In doing so, participants will have a greater understanding and appreciation of what effective internal communications should look like, and how they can employ a strong communications strategy to see greater success with their D&I initiatives.

Learning Outcomes
  1. Participants will understand the psychology behind effective communications.
  2. Participants will experience a human-centered design thinking process, which can be applied to other organizational challenges.
  3. Participants will prototype their own mini-communications strategy.

The Forum on Workplace Inclusion®
2211 Riverside Ave, CB 54
Minneapolis, MN 55454
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