Increasing Opportunities for All in Government

Increasing Opportunities for All in Government

3-hour Seminars

Day 1

Session Code: SEM-L
When: April 10, 2018
Location/Room: 101 G
Level: Intermediate
Track: Government
Presenters: Kevin Lindsey, Minnesota Department of Human Rights  |  Ann Feaman, DEED Office of Diversity and Equal Opportunity  |  Emma Corrie, State of Minnesota  |  Michael Rossman, Hennepin County, Minnesota  |  May Xiong, Project for Pride in Living, Inc. (PPL)  |  Steven Kuntz, Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED)  |  Tammy Dickinson, City of Minneapolis
Description

This session will engage individuals working in government with emerging trends and best practices to diversify the workforce and ensure an inclusive climate within government to confirm a better future for all. Specifically, this session will engage participants in discussions around how to continue the momentum of your diversity and inclusion strategies in an environment where leadership can change every election cycle, and where building trust and engaging historically disenfranchised communities can present challenges to recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Gain an understanding about how to sustain diversity and inclusion plans and strategies across election cycles.
  • Learn about successes in reaching out to disenfranchised communities.
  • Take away strategies for successful recruitment of people with disabilities and criminal records.