DEI&B Realities and How to Overcome the Conundrums That Exist

Thursday, September 22, 2022 

First Basin Credit Union Community Room (7100 E. HWY 191)

*Best Accessible Through the Northwest Entry Doors*

8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Two 90 Minute Sessions 

3 Hours of HRCI Business Credit Available

Continental Breakfast & Snacks Provided

$129 For Odessa Chamber Members | $149 For Non-Members

Deadline to Register is September 16th


Lisa Blanton, SHRM-SCP

CEO & Business Consultant at Austin Alliance Group

No Refunds After September 20th

For additional information or questions, please contact Lynn Van Amburgh at lynnva@odessachamber.com or call her at 432.333.7862

About Our Speaker

After working for eight entrepreneurial companies in leadership roles of CFO, COO, and CHRO, Lisa Blanton started her own business guiding organizations to "be the company where everyone wants to work because of their leadership, culture, and contribution to the world."  She holds an MBA in Organizational Studies as well as four other Human Resource-related certifications.  Lisa is an active volunteer in the HR Profession including currently a Co-Director of Legal and Legislative Affairs for Texas SHRM and being on the Austin SHRM board of directors for six years including President in 2020.  Fun fact: In 2019, Lisa and her father authored a memoir of their adventures that inspires hope through determination and forgiveness called Raising Father.

SESSION ONE | Connecting the Dots of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging (90 Minutes)

1.50 Hours of HRCI Business Credit

Creating a respectful workplace that goes beyond legal compliance requires all of us to understand our role in bringing about change for groups of people that have historically been under-represented based on differences such as race, nationality, sex, age, and disabilities. It is imperative that we learn to embrace the discomfort that comes with talking about biases (we all have them!) so that we may stretch our mindsets to see what is possible.  This course explores not only the laws and behaviors governing harassment but also bullying and other disrespectful and inappropriate behaviors in the workplace, all which stem from cognitive biases.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the difference between diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • Discover how cognitive biases play a role in workplace discrimination and harassment
  • Understand the US Federal, rules and regulations that govern inappropriate interpersonal conduct within the workplace and address unlawful harassment
  • Receive practical guidance regarding the prevention and correction of harassment, discrimination, and retaliation in employment
  • Gain tips and tools for creating an environment where you and others feel supported and understood

SESSION TWO | Compensation Conundrums: Equity, Transparency, and Executives (90 Minutes)

1.50 Hours of HRCI Business Credit

We know what the research tells us: men earn more than women, and the pay gap is even greater for people of color. So what do we do about it? What can you do to promote compensation equity in the workplace? Equity doesn't just come in the form of base pay, but also bonuses, benefits, assignment of roles, and general pay policies. Learn how your organization can be proactive and progressive as it works towards equity in compensation.

Learning Objectives:

  • Examine data related to Compensation inequity
  • Discuss disparate pay between races
  • Explore how Covid has disproportionately impacted the pay of women
  • Examine your role in managing compensation equity and how this can impact your company's culture
  • Review strategies to influence equitable pay practices
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