23 Feb.

The importance of trust in DEI programming: From commitments to action

HR Executives

Wednesday, 02:00 p.m.  ET
Credits offered: CPE Event language: English

Participants will hear results of a recent Deloitte DEI survey and explore ways to strengthen participation and trust in their DEI programs.

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Key takeaways

Host: Burt Rea, managing director, Deloitte Consulting LLP

Presenters: Christina BrodzikDarren Gest, and Shalene Gupta

1 Overview CPE credit | HR/Personnel

Diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) programming’s impact on employee experience has reached an inflection point. How can organizations build greater trust in their DEI platforms in a historic talent market? We’ll discuss:

  • What recent research reveals about employee expectations of and trust in their organizations’ DEI program
  • Benefits of building employees’ trust in a DEI program and potentially serious bottom-line impacts of losing that trust
  • Practical considerations for building effective DEI programs, including demonstrating both competence and intent, considering everyone’s role in program execution, and collaborating at every stage

Meet the speakers

Christina Brodzik

Christina Brodzik

Principal | Deloitte Consulting LLP

As a principal in Deloitte Consulting LLP, Christina brings more than 20 years of experience to the human capital space. She focuses on financial services and insurance, and specializes in a wide range of transformations including strategic change, talent strategies, learning solutions, talent acquisition, and diversity & inclusion. As the national leader of Deloitte’s Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Client Service practice, she is a certified facilitator for Deloitte’s Inclusive Leadership Experience and Strategy Inclusion Labs. In addition her client responsibilities, Christina has served as the Financial Services Women’s Initiative lead for partner/director talent planning, as well as the Human Capital Women’s Initiative deputy.

Darren Gest

Darren Gest

Principal | Consumer Industry | Deloitte Consulting

Darren Gest is a partner in Deloitte’s Human Capital practice, and a market leader specializing in organizational and workforce transformation. Darren is actively engaged with our largest and most complex retail and consumer products clients. He routinely advises business executives on topics spanning the future of work, talent and capability building, DE&I strategy, organizational design, and digital adoption. He frequently speaks and publishes on a broad range of human capital issues relevant to the consumer space, such as the evolution of talent within food and beverage organizations, pay equity, enterprise operating model design and technology-driven change, and workforce management. Darren serves on the board of directors for Chicago’s Green City Market and is an Open for Good mentor for the James Beard Foundation.

Shalene Gupta
Co-author of the Power of Trust
Research Associate at the Harvard Business School
Shalene Gupta is the co-author of the Power of Trust, and a research associate at Harvard Business School. In the past she was a reporter for Fortune where she wrote about the intersection of diversity and tech. Her work has appeared in several publications including The Atlantic, Harvard Business Review, and ESPN. She is a former Fulbright Scholar.

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