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Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

NEHRA recognizes that Diversity, Equity & Inclusion work as a strategic mission by improving culture, innovation, retention, and employee satisfaction is vital to the overall success of an organization. We offer programming and events throughout the year focusing on a variety of DEI topics intended to increase the awareness of diversity-related issues among our membership and the broader HR community.

*Click here for a  comprehensive list of resources specific to anti-racism and systemic injustice. The resources include reading lists, podcasts, movies and short films as well as recommended local DEI experts and consultants.

In honor of NEHRA's 25th Diversity & Inclusion Awards Gala, we created a 3-part video series where powerful, local, DEI thought leaders share insight. Watch Part 1 below, and check out Part 2 and Part 3.


 

NEHRA PROGRAMMING & EVENTS
Annual Diversity & Inclusion Awards Gala
NEHRA's Diversity & Inclusion Awards Gala is a time to reflect on and celebrate the power of diversity and inclusion in the workplace. Typically hosted in the spring, the event includes an evening of networking, cocktails, and dinner as we celebrate respect, civility, and an inclusive spirit as the hallmarks of a workplace that is engaged and productive.

To honor the work of former NEHRA Board Member Norma Kornegay Clarke, we present three Scholarship Awards, each in the amount of $5,000 to Boston-area high school seniors who value education, promote harmony and respect diversity. We thank our generous sponsors who make this possible.

Interested in sponsorship information? Click here.

Annual Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Symposium
As our society and our workplaces become increasingly diverse, organizations are focusing more effort on creating work environments that recognize the value and the importance DEI has to the "bottom line".  The one-day symposium held in December of each year, explores the strategies and tactics needed to fully integrate diversity, equity, and inclusion into a human capital management plan.  The day includes a keynote as well as breakout sessions, panel presentations, and networking opportunities. Past topics have included systemic bias, workplace re-entry, diversity metrics, intentional ally-ship, intersectionality, and more. 

Interested in speaking at the Symposium? Click  here fo r details and to submit a proposal. Interested in sponsorship? Click here  for more information.

Quarterly DEI Community Forums
The NEHRA Community Forums are an integral part of member-to-member networking within the larger NEHRA community. The forums are smaller, more informal meetings designed to help link members with an interest in DEI in the workplace. NEHRA members are invited and encouraged to participate free of charge.  Community forums are not open to non-members.

Interested in speaking at an upcoming forum? Click  here fo r details and to submit a proposal. 

NEHRA’s Executive HR Women’s Program
This unique program is designed to provide participants with the high-level skills, knowledge, resources and professional network needed to be successful as a top HR executive. The comprehensive curriculum will accelerate growth and prepare you for this critical transition to the C-Suite. The program runs over the course of 8 months and includes modules specific to gender dynamics and building a diverse and inclusive culture.

Click here for details and to apply for our next program!


Check out the full list of NEHRA’s upcoming and on-demand Diversity, Equity and Inclusion related Webinars and events here.



RESOURCES 
(note: some resources may require membership to access)

Visit our Online Community and eNewsletter archives and use the search bar to find DEI related discussion, articles and resources.

Transitioning some or all of your team back into the office? Check out this recent article on building inclusive virtual teams by Kari Heistad, founder of Diversity Dashboard.

Hear from past NEHRA D&I Gala Keynoter and CHRO for Workhuman, Steve Pemberton on episode 52 of The Hennessy Report Podcast. Steve talks about why working to have diversity be woven into the social fabric of the organization might not be the most effective way to a more inclusive workplace. (The Hennessy Report is hosted by Dave Hennessy of Keystone Partners, in partnership with NEHRA).

IBIS Diversity & Inclusion: A Business Imperative / D&I 101
A Business Imperative e-learning course comprised of scenarios that provide information on the individual actions and best practices that contribute to an inclusive environment. It provides practical information to help learners understand the business case for diversity, respond effectively to differences, and increase the level of inclusion in their work area(s).

NEHRA Webinar with YW Boston: Organizational Change to Achieve Equity
Participants will explore micro, meso, and macro components necessary to achieving organizational change. Presenter will introduce best practices and examine successful case studies.

NEHRA's Annual Partners

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