Next week (Tuesday, 11/12/13) it’s time for #SHRMChat on Twitter! These chats are based on the SHRM Core Leadership Areas (CLAs) and began with an idea from the fabulous Joan Ginsberg. Each monthly chat is sponsored/hosted by either a state council or local chapter and we are thrilled that Louisiana SHRM is hosting the November chat. If you have never participated in a Twitter chat before, follow this link for some easy directions.
One of the CLAs that SHRM has classified as a necessary HR discipline is “Diversity” and most (if not all) chapters and state councils have a volunteer leader tasked with oversight of this CLA. SHRM’s definitions are as follows:
- Diversity – “the collective mixture of differences and similarities that includes for example, individual and organizational characteristics, values, beliefs, experiences, backgrounds, preferences, and behaviors.”
- Inclusion – “the achievement of a work environment in which all individuals are treated fairly and respectfully, have equal access to opportunities and resources, and can contribute fully to the organization’s success.”
- Diversity Management – “the comprehensive organizational and managerial process for leveraging diversity and achieving inclusion that maximizes the potential of all employees.”
As usual, our chat will take place at 8 PM Eastern/7 PM Central on the second Tuesday of the month (November 12, 2013). We’ll be discussing the following on the Diversity & Inclusion #SHRMChat:
Q1: Do your members define Diversity & Inclusion the same way SHRM does?
Q2: What are some successful Diversity & Inclusion initiatives your chapter or state council has implemented?
Q3: What are some resources (people, publications, events) that have been of assistance with D&I?
Q4: Does your chapter or council integrate D & I with other CLAs (i.e. Membership, Workforce Readiness)? If so, what do you do?
Q5: How can HR pros/SHRM educate OTHERS (execs, community) about what “Diversity Management” really means?
Please join us! We’re looking forward to your participation on Tuesday November 12th!