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Hiring and Retaining a Diverse Workforce
Tue, March 28, 2017, 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM PDT
Becoming a multicultural organization that honors the diverse staff and clients it serves involves a process of developing the cultural competence of those who work within the institution. As we grow in our cultural competence, we gain insight and understanding of many needs and perspectives. As a result, we are able to advocate for change and take action to create a welcoming environment that draws people to our organizations. This is a foundational step in diversifying organizations.
It’s no secret to those of us living in the northwest that there are multiple challenges to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. However, that doesn’t mean there are not people of color available and who are qualified for the job. One common barrier faced is how to increase our applicant pool of color. In this workshop, participants will learn strategies for creating an equitable process that brings in more diverse candidates and ways to retain them once they are hired. We will look at effective language for creating a culturally responsive job description, strategies for advertising, ways to develop culturally competent interview questions and more.
- Learn the foundations of a culturally competent work environment.
- Learn strategies for different stages of the hiring process including; job descriptions, advertising, and interviewing, and more.
- Better understand support systems for retaining diverse staff.
Caprice D. Hollins, Psy.D. &Ilsa Govan, M.A.
$175 Early Bird registration before March 7th, $200 thereafter.
Includes free resources, a light breakfast and afternoon snacks.
No refunds after March 21st for any reason, however, you are welcome to gift your spot to a colleague.
This workshop has been approved for 6 CEUs by the Washington State Chapter, National Association of Social Workers (NASW) for Licensed Social Workers, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapists and Licensed Mental Health Counselors. Our provider number is #1975-369.
What People are Saying…
“The combination of practice, discussion, pairs, small groups, and presentation was highly effective in teaching a lot of information. I also appreciated the space Ilsa and Caprice created to talk about their own learning and biases.” –Amanda Brown, The Washington Bus
“Interactive and engaging conversations that will give you new and practical ideas on recruiting and hiring.” –Participant from Portland Parks and Rec
“Must attend for those involved in hiring.” –Participant from US Fish and Wildlife Service
“You offer concrete tools and strategies on effective hiring practices, bias-training, and retention. Wonderful handouts filled with many options and practical things we as individuals and organizations can do in the short and long-term.” —Participant from Edmonds Community College
Notes & Questions About Registration:
When scheduling events and partnering with venues, we prioritize making the event physically accessible for all participants whenever possible. The 2100 building is wheelchair accessible and the workshop is on the ground floor. Accessible parking is available in the parking garage. Please do not wear any strong fragrances, to keep this event accessible to community members with chemical sensitivity.
To inquire about the possibility of additional accommodations, contact Mercedes Robinson at 425-301-3221 or Mercedes.Robinson@CulturesConnecting.com by March 14th.