Your DEI Strategy and Corporate Culture: What's Next

Thursday, September 24, 2020
2-3:30 p.m. ET

The relationship between employees and their employers has changed dramatically this year—and the demands on communicators and HR professionals have never been higher.

You're expected to have an answer for everything from COVID-19 transmission concerns to WFH challenges to racial inequity in the workplace—all in a time marked by constant uncertainty. How can you stay two steps ahead when you never know what the next two weeks will bring?

This can't-miss Ragan webinar on Sept. 24 will give you the forward-thinking insights you need to keep employee engagement, corporate culture and DE&I initiatives strong in the uncertain months and years ahead. Experts at Deloitte, Kirkland & Ellis, and Porter Novelli will share the best practices and new trends that internal communicators and HR professionals need to know as we near 2021.

You'll learn:
  • With employee wellness crucial to protecting culture, find out which initiatives do and don't work
  • Ways to improve transparency around DE&I initiatives and set attainable goals for improvement
  • How communicators can help employees better manage WFH challenges and address concerns around returning to the workplace
  • Examples of organizations successfully keeping their culture intact and morale high during remote work
  • The DE&I, culture, and engagement strategies you need to adopt to withstand uncertainty and keep your organization thriving
  • Ragan's Salary & Workplace Culture Survey: 2020 Edition
  • DE&I I.Q. Test: Find Out How to Make Your Organization More Inclusive

Don’t miss this unique opportunity!
2-2:15 p.m. ET

Protecting Culture in the Age of COVID-19, Social Unrest and Constant Uncertainty

The events of 2020 have posed several threats to even the most well-established and thriving organizations. How do you maintain the essence of what makes your company a great place to work when the work environment has changed so dramatically and burnout is higher than ever? In this opening case study, you'll hear how Deloitte has fostered engagement, morale, productivity and inclusion in the new normal, by keeping their core values and culture strong.

Jessica Arnold, Senior Manager, People, Culture and Purpose, Deloitte
2:15-2:25 p.m. ET


2:25-2:45 p.m. ET

Make Wellness a Central Component of Your Culture in a Time of Heightened Stress and Burnout

It's no secret that employees are facing much higher levels of stress. They're balancing work and homeschooling, are concerned about their health and financial wellbeing, and are faced with traumatic and tragic events in the news on a consistent basis. For them to be able to bring their best selves to work and remain productive and engaged, it's critical that communicators encourage them to take care of themselves in these trying times.

During this session, you'll learn:

  • Which wellness initiatives make a difference and which ones miss the mark
  • The role of communications in helping employees better manage the challenges of working from home and stay connected to colleagues
  • How to support the wellbeing of Black employees during a time of crisis and trauma
  • How and why you should integrate wellness into your corporate values and culture
  • Tactics for effective employee outreach
Robin Belleau, Director of Wellbeing, Kirkland & Ellis
2:45-2:55 p.m. ET


2:55-3:15 p.m. ET

Improve Your Commitment to DE&I With an Attainable Action Plan

Recent tragedies have made it clear that racism and prejudice are still prevalent in our society. Employees and community members want organizations to do better when it comes to diversity, equity and inclusion and many have responded with pledges to improve. But it's all too easy for efforts to stall out in a chaotic and uncertain environment. Discover the components you need in a plan that will lead to meaningful change.

You'll learn how to:

  • Benchmark your current progress and choose the right KPIs for your department
  • Make DE&I goals central to your communications and business goals
  • Better address the inequities posed by the current public health crisis and recession in your communications to employees and the public
  • Keep the pace of change by building accountability into your action plan for DE&I
Soon Mee Kim, Chief Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officer, Porter Novelli
3:15-3:25 p.m. ET


3:25-3:30 p.m. ET

Biggest Takeaways and Closing Thoughts



Chief Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officer
Porter Novelli
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Senior Manager, People, Culture and Purpose
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Director of Wellbeing
Kirkland & Ellis
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Reasons to sign up for this webinar

  • You'll hear from and interact with the nations top Diversity and Inclusion experts
  • You'll receive all PowerPoint slides and handouts
  • You'll get access for you and your entire team to watch
  • You'll have access to the recording for six months



You should attend if you spend at least a quarter of your time in any of these areas:

Internal Communications • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion • Wellness • Human Resources • Corporate Culture • Employee Engagement


The role of communicator is changing. Is your organization keeping up? Join for an in-depth look into the evolving responsibilities you must add to your skill set in 2020.
Registration $299.00
Ragan Insider Member Registration $249.00
Nonprofit Registration $225.00

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Cancellation Policy: Fees are non-refundable. Substitutions will be accepted up to 7 days prior to the event for another virtual event of equal value.