Table XI had invested time and energy into a successful and productive diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging (DEIB) grassroots initiative within the organization. As this group of DEIB team members came together for planning in the new year, they determined they needed assistance in prioritizing their DEIB initiatives for 2020.
This project had a number of unique objectives to get the committee running at its full potential.
In putting all these objectives together the goal was two-fold:
Ethos began the engagement with a leadership-only meeting to provide context and learning around DEIB, gain alignment around current needs, and help the leaders of the organization capture their desired DEIB initiatives.
In the second phase, we worked closely with the DEIB team through four sessions to help them focus on their goals.
By the end of the engagement, the DEIB team had solidified their 5 key initiatives for 2020 which included: an inclusion survey, more transparency around the continuing education budget, a process flow for DEIB feedback on company-wide initiatives, more junior recruiting, and formalized DEIB training.
Additionally, in planning the year’s initiatives, we identified a key need for a DEIB statement. Working together with the committee, we drafted the document and used that as a guiding light to prioritize the initiatives, brainstorm new ideas, create timelines, and set roles and responsibilities.
By leveraging leadership and grassroots groups together, Ethos was able to help Table XI’s DEIB committee create a solid plan for building and developing their DEIB work into the new year.