How to Make Mental Health a Part of a Sustainable DEI Strategy
Tuesday, May 17th
9 out of 10 Executives report challenges executing their DEI initiatives.
Have you noticed that many DEI efforts fall flat when attempts are made to implement? Have you figured out why? It’s because too many organizations are trying to implement DEI without understanding the impact of mental health and trauma.
DEI is more than just a box for leaders to check off. It is about developing sustainable change that creates a workplace environment where employees feel they belong, are valued and have opportunities for growth and development. The challenge is that DEI initiatives require doing something different, with different people. Difference creates discomfort. Discomfort leads to stress, anxiety, and resistance. Keep in mind, all of this is on top of the cumulative effects of stress and trauma experienced due to a pandemic, social injustice, previous toxic workplaces, and historical trauma.
When leaders and employees operate without understanding the impact of mental health and trauma, they are less able to navigate through the challenges and changes that DEI initiatives often require. As a result, organizations do not achieve their strategic goals of attracting and retaining the best talent, and are ill prepared to support and engage with employees who have experienced high levels of stress and trauma.
During this webinar we'll discuss:
How mental health and trauma impact organizational efforts to integrate DEAI into policies and practices
Actionable steps you can take to lead with empathy
How to use the L.E.N.S. Solution to manage and support employees through challenges and change
Erica N. Reed is a Psychotherapist and Workplace Wellness Expert with over 20 years of experience in the field. Erica helps corporate leaders retain diverse professionals by teaching them how to lead with empathy.
Using my proprietary framework, L.E.N.S. Solution, I teach managers to become inclusive leaders with higher levels of emotional intelligence, improved communication skills and the ability to optimize the unique strengths of employees.
Taking her clinical and training expertise to the classroom, Erica is also an Adjunct Professor at Catholic University of America and Bowie State University.