Hiring & Retaining a
Diverse Workforce

Thursday & Friday, May 18th & 19th, 2023
8:30am-12:00pm PT / 11:30am-3:00pm ET

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As we grow in our cultural competence, we gain insight and understanding of many needs and perspectives.

Becoming a multicultural organization that honors the diverse staff and clients it serves involves a process of developing the cultural competence of those who work within the institution. As we grow in our cultural competence, we gain insight and understanding of many needs and perspectives. As a result, we are able to advocate for change and take action to create a welcoming environment that draws people to our organizations. This is a foundational step in diversifying organizations.

It’s no secret to those of us living in the northwest that there are multiple challenges to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. However, that doesn’t mean there are not people of color available and who are qualified for the job. One common barrier faced is how to increase our applicant pool of color. In this workshop, participants will learn strategies for creating an equitable process that brings in more diverse candidates and ways to retain them once they are hired. We will look at effective language for creating a culturally responsive job description, strategies for advertising, ways to develop culturally competent interview questions and more.

Participants will…

  • Learn the foundations of a culturally competent work environment

  • Learn strategies for different stages of the hiring process including; job descriptions, advertising, and interviewing, and more

  • Better understand support systems for retaining diverse staff

 

Facilitators: Caprice D. Hollins, Psy.D. & Ilsa Govan, M.A.

Schedule: 8:30am - 12:00pm PDT each day

Pricing:

  • Low Income or Student (a limited number of tickets are reserved for cash-poor, working-class and student participants): $75

  • Individual (these tickets are for individuals paying for their own attendance): $300

  • Small Nonprofit and Public Sector: $400

  • Medium Nonprofit, Public Sector, and Small For-Profit Companies: $500

  • Large Nonprofit, Public Sector, and Medium For-Profit Companies: $600

  • Large For-Profit Companies: $700

Clock Hours & CEUs:

This workshop has been approved for the following:

  • 6 Clock Hours available for Washington State Certificated Teachers.

  • 6 CEUs by the Washington State Chapter, National Association of Social Workers (NASW) for Licensed Social Workers, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapists and Licensed Mental Health Counselors. Our Provider number is #1975-369

*In order to accommodate as many people as possible in our workshops, we limit group registration to 3 people per organization.

Any questions? Contact our Administrative Specialist Kenzie Gandy (kenzie.gandy@culturesconnecting.com).

In order to accommodate as many people as possible in our workshops,
we limit group registration to 5 per organization.

 

If you would like to inquire about a private training for your organization,
please complete the Contact Us form and we will be in touch as soon as possible. 

What People Are Saying...

“The combination of practice, discussion, pairs, small groups, and presentation was highly effective in teaching a lot of information. I also appreciated the space Ilsa and Caprice created to talk about their own learning and biases.”


–Amanda Brown, The Washington Bus

“Interactive and engaging conversations that will give you new and practical ideas on recruiting and hiring.”

 

–Participant from Portland Parks and Rec

“Must attend for those involved in hiring.”


–Participant from US Fish and Wildlife Service

“You offer concrete tools and strategies on effective hiring practices, bias-training, and retention. Wonderful handouts filled with many options and practical things we as individuals and organizations can do in the short and long-term.”


–Participant from Edmonds Community College