Senior management understanding and support is frequently the first step for a diversity initiative. However, it is not uncommon to find that they are concerned, uncomfortable or even reluctant to venture into the diversity sphere. Some have had bad experiences, some have witnessed other organizations stumble and some simply haven’t made the connection between diversity and their business imperatives.
It is important for diversity and human resources officers to not only respect such dispositions, but to take responsibility for helping to change them. This is done by demonstrating how building strategic diversity management competencies can increase engagement across the workforce and enhance organizational performance.
DLA’s C-Suite briefing is designed to make this connection and is customized around the industry or sector relevant for the management team. This one to two hour presentation/discussion provides context for traditional compliance work and transitions it to a performance-based focus that is rooted in the organization’s mission.