Voqal recently participated in the TIED Leadership Roundtable’s Fourth Annual Symposium, Elevating Equity. TIED (which stands for Talent, Inclusion, Engagement and Diversity) is a global diversity leadership roundtable that engages organizations with a Colorado presence in collaborative dialogue about diversity, inclusion, employee engagement, employee network groups, recruitment, retention and career/leadership development initiatives. It focuses on diversity and inclusion business challenges and solutions to positively impact organizations’ employees, markets, customer satisfaction and shareholder value.
This year’s symposium brought together senior leaders, employee business/resource group members, human resource professionals and diversity and inclusion practitioners. The day-long event included several workshops focused on workplace equity including:
Eliminating Barriers through Equity
During this session, participants discovered and learned about the barriers impacting the attraction, recruitment and retention of talent.
Inclusion Nudges-Structural Changes that Help Interrupt Unconscious Bias
In this interactive presentation, participants discovered the science behind “nudges” and how organizations are implementing them.
Removing Barriers to Employee Engagement
During this workshop, participants explored common challenges to quality employee engagement and potential solutions.
Embedding Diversity into the Fabric of Your Organization
In this workshop, a broad definition of diversity was explored as participants rotated through four different facilitated roundtable discussions.
Voqal’s program manager for grants and fellowships, Mary Coleman, helped lead the discussion during the Removing Barriers to Employee Engagement session and had this to say about the event:
“While I enjoyed participating in the engagement panel and sharing an employee lens for how these efforts directly affect staff morale and productivity, my favorite part of the event was understanding how other sectors and companies are integrating DEI and other employee-centered efforts into their operations and values. I was honored to be a part of Voqal taking an active lead in creating equitable workplaces and heartened to know we are not alone in our successes and struggles.”
As Voqal evolves we remain dedicated to creating a more equitable and inclusive workplace for our employees. We believe events like the TIED symposium, are important spaces for creating this environment and look forward to TIED’s continued efforts to advance this conversation.