Diversity And Inclusion
Content focused on discussions around diversity and inclusion in the industry.
Expo East 2019: Embrace Diversity To Grow Your BusinessContains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits
It’s been said that we need more diversity in the promotional products industry. Diversity exists in our industry, but it may not be apparent in our customers or workforce. What’s the differentiator? Inclusion. In this session, Julie Kwan will discuss what you can do to foster an inclusive environment that attracts diverse customers and employees.
Expo East 2019: Hire Right With Behavior-Based InterviewingContains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 06/03/2019
Have you ever hired someone only to discover, a few months later, that they’re not the right person for the job? Imagine the impact that poor employee selection has on customers and coworkers, as well as the potential legal implications, rehiring costs and damage to the company’s reputation. The challenge of interviewing is we often only scratch the surface of a candidate’s potential, relying on resumes, appearance, LinkedIn endorsements and references. The good news is there’s a way to dig deeper using a behavioral interview technique that allows the candidate to lead the conversation. Join Julie Kwan for this session to learn how behavior-based interviewing can uncover the right employee for your company.
Best of Expo 2019: Safe Conversations: Dialogue That Transforms Workplace CultureContains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits
Employee conflict is a reality in the workplace. When working relationships are strained, organizations experience lowered productivity, employee under performance and negative workplace culture. While conflict is inevitable, when workplaces engage in “safe conversations”—transformative dialogue that uncovers hidden workplace issues—concerns are identified, behaviors are addressed, and a positive workplace culture is established. Join Lorie Reichel-Howe to learn how to equip managers to foster greater innovation, inclusion and collaboration within their teams by learning skills to safely talk about issues that hinder the success of the people they lead.
10 Tips for New ManagersContains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 12/05/2018
Without question, managing people is one of the most challenging professional experiences. While some people are born with great management skills, others must learn them. From conducting critical conversations to providing feedback, and from documenting interactions to conducting safe terminations, this session provides some golden nuggets for professionals looking to develop new management skills or for seasoned managers who just want a refresher. Learn to recognize common management pitfalls and how to avoid them; learn new communication skills and techniques, and understand how to safely and effectively manage a diverse workforce.
Grow Your Sales With ADA-Compliant Products!Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 11/14/2018
Although 56 million Americans are currently living with disabilities, ADA-compliant braille products remain a largely untapped market in the promotional products industry. When the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was enacted 28 years ago, the act reaffirmed our nation’s commitment to ensuring that people with disabilities have the right to live, work, and fully participate in the community alongside their fellow citizens. Join us to learn about ADA compliance, braille products, and simple questions you can ask to uncover these opportunities within your client base!
Cultural Diversity And Its Impact On Today's Industry TrendsContains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 10/24/2018
Join Vicki Ostrom and Julie Kwan as they discuss current trends and cultural diversity, how they influence each other, what it means for the promo industry, and what you can do to stay relevant.
SPARK 2018: Hustle LifestyleContains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 08/24/2018
Join Robbie Goldsmith for this 30-minute session, during which he will share how he hustled his way through his ‘20s, and built two companies worth over $1 million dollars by employing 10 Millennials. In this session, attendees will learn how to start from zero, how to manage Millennials, and how to work smarter.
SAGE Show 2018: Implicit (Unconscious) Bias OverviewContains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits
Implicit bias refers to attitudes and stereotypes that affect our understanding, actions and decisions in an unconscious—often negative—manner. These biases are activated involuntarily and without our awareness or intentional control. We’ve all heard people say: “that’s not me;” “that’s not who I am;” “I would never do something like that.” But evidence shows that this is who we are, albeit unintentionally. The fact that these biases are unconscious makes it all the more challenging to overcome them. Join Dr. Riley Harvill for this session as he discusses how to overcome implicit bias, including first steps such as stereotype replacement, individuation, perspective taking and contact.
NALC 2018: Culture Is More Than A Ping Pong TableContains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 08/14/2018
The buzz around great corporate culture is more acute than ever, yet it remains elusive for some. So how is it achieved? It’s not as simple as putting ping pong tables in the lunchroom, providing bean bag chairs, and supplying your staff with free snacks. Great culture stems from leadership—plain and simple. Beliefs and values are the core of your company and enforcing them is key. Chris Sinclair will share his leadership experiences and the importance of transparency, which has allowed him and his business partner to grow Brand Blvd, a successful company with an award winning culture.
NALC 2018: Rising Star PanelContains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 08/13/2018
Join the 2018 PPAI Rising Stars in this interactive session. We'll discuss what it is like to work in the Promotional Products Industry, how to recruit the next generation and much more.
The ARTS Of Diversity And Inclusion In The Promo Products IndustryContains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 08/08/2018
To grow your business and stay relevant with today’s culture, your strategy should include building and fostering a diverse and inclusive workforce. What does it take to do this? It takes the ARTS of Diversityand Inclusion! Join Julie Kwan as she discusses strategies for Attracting, Recruiting, Training, and Sustaining (ARTS) a diverse and inclusive workforce.
SPARK 2018: Be The Culture Change You Wish To SeeContains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 08/08/2018
In this short session, Jessica Gibbons-Rauch, CAS will explain through case studies how to help push the industry through company culture change for the next generation.
Take A Step Toward DiversityContains 1 Component(s) Recorded On: 07/27/2018
In this podcast, Julie Kwan and Brittany David, MAS, discuss the definition of diversity, how it benefits the workplace and how promotional products companies can take the first step toward fostering a culture of diversity and inclusion. Diversity starts by taking one step, which leads to the next step, then the next, and so on.
Millennials: Attract, Engage, RetainContains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 06/07/2016
The Millennial generation became the workforce majority in early 2015. In just a few short years this generation will make up the largest working majority in history. Learn how the Millennial generation operates within the modern market and how you and your business can better prepare for these changing economics.
Expo 2016: Millennials: Maximizing Value To Your Organization Right NowContains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits
In this interactive session, connect directly with industry millennials about what they can do to step up and be leaders within their companies right now. The Millennial generation holds the key to future success within the industry. The knowledge and insight held by this group can increase company ROI and maximize industry awareness to the younger consumer market. Learn how to identify, vocalize, implement, and integrate the hidden talents and tools that your managers may not be aware of. You know what you are capable of; learn how to maximize your potential.
Expo 2016: Millennials In The Workplace: Tips For Managing Your Multi-generational WorkforceContains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits
Times are changing. Older workers (Traditional and Baby Boomers) are delaying their retirement just as Millennial workers are entering the workforce. Multi-generational workplaces are enriching, dynamic and often fraught with conflict and challenge. This session explores the basic differences and similarities between each generational group and offers ideas on how to improve collaboration and teamwork.
NALC 2016: A Story Of Redemption and HopeContains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits
Ishmael Beah was born in Sierra Leone on November 23, 1980. When he was eleven, Ishmael’s life was derailed by the outbreak of a brutal civil war. After his parents and two brothers were killed, Ishmael was recruited to fight as a child soldier. He was thirteen. He fought for over two years before he was removed from the army by UNICEF and placed in a rehabilitation home. After completing rehabilitation in late 1996, Ishmael won a competition to attend a conference at the United Nations to talk about the devastating effects of war on children in his country. It was there that he met his new mother, Laura Simms, a professional storyteller who lives in New York. Ishmael returned to Sierra Leone and continued speaking about his experiences to help bring international attention to the issue of child soldiering and war affected children. Beah is author of A Long Way Gone, a story of redemption and hope and Radiance of Tomorrow, his first novel.
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