33rd Annual Conference

March 8-12, 2021


Hacking Your Culture: A More Inclusive Culture Starts with Thinking Small

75-minute Workshops

Day 2

Session Code: S3-E
When: March 9, 2021
Level: Introductory
Track: Innovation & Transformation
Presenter: joe gerstandt, joe gerstandt


Innovation is rarely the product of massive change … and driving innovation does not require a big budget, a big title, or any permission. The changes that matter don’t happen overnight, they are the result of a lot of small, meaningful changes over time. Computer programmers and hackers have used this approach for years and we’ve reaped the rewards.

Applying principles from the original computer hacking culture, Joe Gerstandt will help you implement a process to bring more innovation and progress to your inclusion efforts, one small change at a time. Regardless of your title or experience, you can make big things happen through unleashing a relentless series of smart, small changes (hacks). This highly interactive session is designed to provide attendees with actionable insights and tools for immediate application.

Learning Outcomes

• Understand core tenets of hacking culture and how they can be applied to DEI and culture work
• Practice applying the hacking process toward making some aspect of work more inclusive
• Understand how to deploy the hacking process in your organization

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