Create an Inclusive Holiday Season at Work

on Dec 8, 2022 9:00:00 AM By | Deanna Singh | 0 Comments | Event Planning Culture Inclusion
The holiday season can be a joyful and uplifting time for some…and a time of exclusion and frustration for others. Traditionally, national and Christian-based holidays have taken center stage, with Christmas (a highly visible holiday) placed squarely in the spotlight. However, it’s becoming increasingly likely that not everyone in your workplace is Christian, and not everyone celebrates Christmas. Nearly one-quarter of Americans identify as “religiously unaffiliated,” while another 5 percent are part of a non-Christian religion. Not to mention, certain Christian sects, such as Jehovah’s Witnesses, do not celebrate holidays. Even if the majority of people in your workplace celebrate Christmas, it’s important to be mindful and inclusive of those who do not. After all, workplace belonging is one of the most important factors in determining whether someone is likely to remain in their position or search for a new job. On the flipside, being sensitive to everyone’s holiday traditions and preferences does not mean canceling seasonal celebrations entirely. Instead, the holidays can be approached with empathy, an open mind, and the goal to be as inclusive as possible. Here are 5 ways to accomplish that (seemingly) big ask:
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How to Incite Change After an Employee Resource Group Event

on Feb 11, 2019 9:45:00 AM By | Deanna Singh | 0 Comments | Event Planning HR Committee Diversity Speaker
How to Incite Change After an Employee Resource Group Event If your business objective is progress, which it undoubtedly is, then the purpose of your employee workshop is to prompt some type of change within your organization. Whether the speaking engagement is about safety or goal-setting, you want your staff to make real advancements after the event.
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Do Not Make These Mistakes When Planning Your Next Employee Resource Group Event

on Sep 20, 2018 9:45:00 AM By | Deanna Singh | 0 Comments | Event Planning
The employee resource group has been organized. The company has given its support. The membership is ready. The next step: putting together the event. Should be easy, right?
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Why Planning Your Employee Resource Group Event As a Series is Key to Continued Success

on Sep 13, 2018 9:45:00 AM By | Deanna Singh | 0 Comments | Event Planning HR Employee Speaker
You know that moment when you’re watching a television show, and one of the characters is in mortal danger, or the two characters whom you just know have to end up together have a special moment where they just might kiss, and then there’s a commercial? Or worse, the episode ends? And you ball your hands into fists and scream at the sky, “NOOOO!” Most of us know that moment. It’s a universal tactic: If you end on a note where the audience just has to know what happens next, you’ve got them hooked for another episode. Or, in the world of your employee resource group, another meeting.
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How to Plan an Employee Resource Group Event that Keeps the Audience Engaged and Meets Your Company’s Objective

on Sep 6, 2018 9:45:00 AM By | Deanna Singh | 2 Comments | Event Planning HR Committee Speaker
The pressure is on. You’re the head of your employee resource group (ERG), or perhaps on the committee. And now it’s fallen to you to plan an event—one that captures the soul of your group, keeps people in their chairs, and maintains the company’s goals. And you realize: You don’t know where to start.
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The Dos and Don’ts of Planning Your Next Employee Resource Group Event

on Aug 30, 2018 9:45:00 AM By | Deanna Singh | 1 Comment | Event Planning HR Employee Speaker
Ask any event planner, and they will tell you that their job is not easy. Even if they love it, they can surely regale you with stories of events gone wrong, of troublesome vendors, of technical mishaps, of catastrophes and disasters and cataclysms that undercut your otherwise perfect event. After all, if event planning is a career unto itself, it can’t be all that easy, can it?
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How to Find and Book Diverse Speakers

on Aug 23, 2018 9:45:00 AM By | Deanna Singh | 0 Comments | Event Planning HR Diversity Speaker Hiring
The centerpiece of almost any special employee resource group event is the guest speaker. After all, many of the members of an employee resource group already know each other. They’ve met at work, or at previous events or meetings. They’ve heard each other’s stories, perhaps even worked directly with each other. So one of the best ways to draw in an audience is to put someone on the agenda who has a fresh perspective. Someone who shares your values or ideals or goals but whom you don’t see in the break room.
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Where to Find a Great Speaker for your Next Employee Resource Group Event.

on Jun 22, 2018 4:03:00 PM By | Deanna Singh | 0 Comments | Event Planning
For as many dry, mundane professional development days that we’ve had to sit through, many of us have also experienced those absolutely blissful but rare moments when a speaker at a training really resonates with us. We’ve caught ourselves needing to turn the page in our notebooks or typing furiously trying to record as much information as possible. We know how it feels when a speaker can effectively connect to us in the midst of our hustle and inspire us to grow further into our purpose. We can look back and identify the impact a powerful speaker had on us and our colleagues, but the question is, how does one find a speaker like that?
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How to Pick an Inspiring Theme for Your Next Event

on Jun 10, 2018 2:33:00 PM By | Deanna Singh | 1 Comment | Event Planning
You’re planning an upcoming leadership event. It is likely you will put significant amounts of man power and money power into the big day, and you want to make sure you are using your employee’s time and your financial resources wisely. Where do you start? With a theme.
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