Strategic Inclusion and Diversity

Strategic Inclusion and Diversity

Jun 21, 2019, 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m

In 2017, the Leadership Institute of Acadiana (LIA) embarked on an 11-month strategic planning process. The process included personal interviews, electronic surveys, and round-table focus groups with over 200 stakeholders. The stakeholder feedback was clear: the community’s lack of diversity in community leadership causes inequitable representation and prevents innovative and inclusive solutions to a variety of community issues. In response, LIA developed a series of tactics to accelerate our diversity and inclusion efforts.
In this session, LIA Executive Director Ashley Mudd will unpack one of five key tactics to develop intentional and inclusive recruiting practices to ensure LIA participants better reflect the demographic make-up of the community.

Objectives:
1. Gain insight into the importance of stakeholder engagement in the strategic planning process,
2. Reflect on community-based challenges for advancing diversity and inclusion within leadership, and
3. Explore best practices for developing an inclusive approach to recruitment and evaluation.