32nd Annual Conference

March 10-12, 2020

Minneapolis Convention Center, Minnesota

Measuring the Invisible: How Inclusion Impacts Company Performance and Employee Satisfaction

90-minute Workshops

Day 3

Session Code: S6-E
When: March 12, 2020
Location/Room: L100ABC
Level: Advanced
Track: D&I Strategy
Presenters: Dr. Paolo Gaudiano, Aleria Research Corp (ARC)  |  Lisa Russell, Aleria
Prerequisite: Familiarity with tools and techniques to measure diversity; Familiarity with key corporate financial and operational metrics; Currently in leadership/management role in HR, D&I, Finance or Ops


It’s been said that diversity is being invited to the party, and inclusion is being asked to dance. But while this makes sense intuitively, how does it help business leaders navigate tactical and strategic diversity and inclusion (D&I) initiatives? We have developed a unique, human-centric framework to define and measure inclusion, to explain why inclusion should be the most critical element of any D&I strategy, and to show how to link specific inclusion initiatives to traditional business KPIs and to employee satisfaction.

This workshop introduces key concepts before jumping into hands-on exercises in which we explore “Categories of Inclusion” and use a computer simulation to quantify the impact of inclusion on any organization. Participants will gain familiarity with a software simulation platform and other tools to guide and support tactical and strategic D&I initiatives.

Learning Outcomes
  • Recognize and measure the nine Categories of Inclusion and how each of them influences employee satisfaction and company performance
  • Gain familiarity with useful D&I tools and resources
  • Learn how to elevate D&I to a core element of corporate strategy

The Forum on Workplace Inclusion®
2211 Riverside Ave, CB 54
Minneapolis, MN 55454
(612) 373-5994

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