Retaining a Diverse Workforce Seattle, WA
Trainer:Ilsa Govan, M.A.
Presented By:Non-Profit Staff Development Coalition
CEUs/Clock Hours:Workshop certificate documents hours of instruction toward Continuing Education Units. Clock-hour forms are available free upon completion of the workshop.
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9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Seattle, WA, 98144
map | directions
- Get onto Interstate-90
- Take the Rainier Avenue South exit
- At the end of the ramp, turn right onto Rainier Avenue South
- Turn left onto South Massachusetts Street
- Turn right onto 24th Avenue South
- The building is several blocks down, just past South Hill Street
Coalition Member Organization:
$100 per participant [for 1-5 staff from member organization]
$90 per participant [6 or more staff from member organization]
$149 per participant
Lunch will be on your own.
(This workshop has been designed for supervisory, management staff, equity leaders and HR professionals.)
Becoming a multicultural organization that honors the racially diverse staff and clients it serves involves a process of developing the cultural competence of those who work within the organization.
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, rather than expecting employees to assimilate. This is a foundational step in diversifying organizations.
In this workshop, participants will learn strategies for retaining diverse staff, including creating the foundational environment and developing specific supports.
- Learn the foundations of a culturally competent work environment and practice engaging in the difficult conversations needed to create a welcoming place for diverse employees
- Increase understanding of white privilege and how this creates barriers to retaining staff
- Select strategies for retaining diverse staff that they can implement in their organization
Participants will have the resources needed to be able to put steps into place to retain diverse staff, no matter where their organization is at currently in this process.