We want our workspaces to be diverse welcoming places that promote an inclusive environment. We want our work force to support and understand the company’s commitment to diversity and obligation to comply with the rule of law. The second step in the journey to be a diverse and inclusive employer is to hire executives, administrators, staff, directors and managers who have demonstrated a commitment to these values. In this session, Judge Wilson will share insights and practical recommendations that he utilizes in partnership with the business sector to equip college students with the cultural competency skills that employers are seeking in new hires and in their leadership teams.
• How businesses can partner with universities to expand the First Year Experience curriculum.
• How colleges can incorporate businesses into the New Student Orientation and Welcome Week.
• Leveraging employees who are alumni to direct their giving and donations in a way that helps your company achieve its diversity and inclusion goals.
• Cultural Competency as Minimum or Preferred qualification.
• The components of effective implicit bias and diversity training for students conducted by employers.
• Using Externships to teach tolerance.
• Techniques on how to respond to angry or combative students with respect and civility.
• Effective strategies for offering opportunities for intersection among students of different backgrounds on campus to prepare them for the real world.
• Effective tools and models for sustainable public/private partnerships that have social justice implications.
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