Wednesday, October 10, 2012 -
8:45am to 11:00am EDT
Philanthropy New York, 79 Fifth Ave., 4th floor, NYC
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Over the past decade, diversity, equity and inclusion have become a major focus of the philanthropic sector. Initiatives like the D5 Coalition work to collect best practices and strategies and advise the sector on the benefits that diversity, equity and inclusion (or “DEI”) can provide.
Many human resources practitioners would like to promote DEI practices at their foundations, but they have often reported a lack of resources that would help them “make the case” on a professional level for increasing diversity at their organizations. And for staff at smaller foundations who “wear the HR hat” along with many others, the challenge can be just as acute.
Join us for an interactive discussion on the link between increased staff diversity, inclusive practices and organizational effectiveness. The panel will include HR practitioners who have successfully linked DEI and effectiveness at their own foundations, as well as expert insight on incorporating research on DEI and effectiveness into executive-level conversations to promote the business benefits of increasing internal diversity, equity and inclusion.
- How HR practitioners have promoted diversity, equity and inclusion practices at their organizations
- How foundations can collect and share best practices for hiring and retaining diverse staff, vendors and consultants.
A Philanthropy New York Network Program sponsored by the Rockefeller Foundation with the Foundation Administrators Network and the Increasing Diversity in Philanthropy Committee.
- Lori Bezahler, President, Edward W. Hazen Foundation (Moderator)
- Bill Buckner, Director, Capacity Development, Annie E. Casey Foundation
- Mary Ellen Capek, Principal, Capek & Associates
- Dianna Langenburg, Director of Human Resources and Organizational Services, W.K. Kellogg Foundation
Those working at foundations responsible for managing human resources at their foundations and other interested funders.