Taking your client business to the next level requires having the best team to drive the strategy and creative to its maximum force. The team must have a supportive culture to harness their talent. This summer, learn about the issues impacting diversity & inclusion with a playlist curated by Ronnie Dickerson Stewart, VP, Group Director, Talent Engagement & Inclusion at DigitasLBi.

From discussing race and gender in the workplace and personal biases to implementing a parent support approach and communicating with confidence, these learning opportunities will provide you with authentic insights into creating a strong, diverse and inclusive environment at work.

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This playlist is available for purchase until September 4th, 2017.

1. The Relentless Mothers Series: Implementing A Parent Support Approach

Subscription:Do you know how to provide support that is as equally relentless as the working moms (and dads) at your agency? It’s not easy to get it right, or know if you’re providing the kind of assistance that’s actually needed.
Jacqueline Debien, Global Director, Attraction and Engagement at Momentum Worldwide, and Lisen Stromberg, COO of the 3% Conference and author of the book “Work Pause Thrive, How to Pause for Parenthood without Killing your Career,” will outline models and practices that support parents’ health, productivity, peace-of-mind and career fulfillment. Ultimately, all of this creates an agency of powerful talent.
What You Will Learn:

  • The “coach approach” for moms.
  • Why coaching works for moms.
  • Success stories of flexibility.
  • Best practices for implementing the coach approach at work.

2. Talent Leadership Series: The Science of Women in Leadership

As the agency business faces increased pressure to remain competitive and relevant, we have to be smarter about diverse talent segments. Many of our agencies strive to engage the most innovative thinkers, but ultimately, what we really want is to achieve business results that reach today’s multicultural consumer. These two things aren’t mutually exclusive.
Join Renetta McCann, Chief Talent Officer at Leo Burnett, who will engage Dr. Lauren Tucker, strategic performance innovator, in a discussion about her career journey from planner to leader in the decision science field. As a woman of color who poked holes in the glass ceiling as she evolved from a planner to an expert in the STEM field, Dr. Tucker will provide invaluable insights into how to broaden skill sets and create opportunities for the next generation of talent to thrive.
What You Will Learn:

  • The importance of being more thoughtful in identifying and growing talent from diverse communities.
  • The critical role that talent of all genders and backgrounds can play in this era of emerging disciplines, including data, creative technology and analytics.
  • Experiences of senior women that can inform the way agencies, managers and leaders of people cultivate diverse talent.

3. Glass Ladder Series: Communicate with Unshakeable Confidence

Do you want to ask for a promotion, deliver an inspiring presentation, nail an interview, address conflict or just hold comfortable water cooler conversation but lack the confidence to do so effectively?
This session will take you on a cutting-edge journey through the 4-steps of authentically growing your confidence and empowering your voice. When it comes to confidence you can either boost it, which only lasts temporarily, or you can rewire it at its core, making it lasting and effortless.
Are you ready to rewire your confidence and become an influential and impactful communicator?
What You Will Learn:

  • The 4 pillars of communicating with Unshakable Confidence, giving you the ability to effectively debate, disagree, and share your opinions with employees, peers, bosses and clients
  • The biggest barriers to successful conversation in the workplace and how to overcome them
  • Fundamental techniques to build lasting confidence and convey your messages with poise and conviction

4. Talent Leadership Series: Getting Past Taboo – Race in the Workplace

Good leaders want ALL employees to feel empowered to bring their whole selves to the workplace and deliver their very best work. This can only occur when employees have a strong sense of Good leaders want ALL employees to feel empowered to bring their whole selves to the workplace and deliver their very best work. This can only occur when employees have a strong sense of belonging, or inclusion, which requires that true racial equity is evident in policies, programming and practices within an agency and throughout the industry.
An environment of inclusion begins with acceptance. And acceptance starts with truthful, powerful and ultimately Courageous Conversations About Race. Armed with a protocol to talk about race, executive leaders and interns alike can go about the business of attracting, developing, promoting and sustaining racial diversity.
Join Keesha Jean-Baptiste of W+K Portland and Glenn Singleton, author of Courageous Conversations About Race, as they give guidance on the tools to building a true culture of inclusion.
What You Will Learn:

  • A fresh approach to achieving racial diversity, equity and inclusion.
  • A protocol for talking about race and a framework for achieving racial equity.
  • How one agency’s engagement with Courageous Conversation is impacting racial culture, climate and results.

5. Harnessing The Power of our Culture to Drive Results

Subscription:In this webinar, join Reid Carpenter, director of The Katzenbach Center at Strategy&, who will share insights from her more than 15 years of experience leading culture, communications and change programs to support business transformation. Carpenter will explain the best way to identity behaviors and engage “the critical few” to help create the domino effect that sparks the culture evolution.
What You Will Learn:
In this webinar, we will explore concepts for how to leverage your culture to change behaviors, including:

  • Understanding the most efficient way to tap into the energy within your agency’s current culture
  • The key behaviors that will result in impactful change in internal and external relationships
  • How to find and leverage the “authentic informal leaders” on your team who can enlist and motivate others.

6. Are You Biased?

Subscription:This session provided participants with an experience of the lenses through which they see and evaluate others, as well as an understanding of how making fast brain decisions can impact their organization’s talent strategies, go to market strategies, and the role that advertising plays in creating a diverse world.

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