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Recruiting Diverse Talent

Apr 2 - Apr 3, 2020
1.6 credits

$1,395 Enroll

Full course description

2 Days

16 Hours

Course Type:

1.6 CEUs

Course Description

Organizations that can successfully diversify their workforces reap a number of rewards. A rich and growing body of research links workforce diversity to revenue, cash flow return on investment, investment performance, sales growth and other indicators of profitability and financial health. It’s no wonder that three-quarters of American adults believe that employers should promote racial and ethnic diversity in the workplace. 

Today’s workplaces increasingly recognize the value of diversity, but if you or your company are seeking to diversify your workforce, the question of how to start can seem overwhelming. 

Our Recruiting Diverse Talent workshop is designed to provide evidence-based, effective strategies to successfully attract a diverse candidate pool and structure your hiring process to diversify your talent pipeline. In this workshop, we will discuss strategies for candidate sourcing and screening, signals and indicators to attract diverse candidates, and setting and evaluating hiring goals. We will also provide a primer on diversity, equity, and inclusion, including how bias shapes the hiring process. 

This workshop offers interactive opportunities for participants to work with and learn from other attendees and case studies for small group discussions.

Topics Covered

  • Proven tools to diversify your workforce, including step-by-step strategies to source and screen candidates
  • Up-to-date research about diversity and the hiring process
  • A primer in bias and how to identify it during the recruitment and hiring process, including practical steps you can take to address and counteract bias when recruiting and hiring
  • An overview of organizational policies and practices that research shows have an impact on attracting diverse candidates
  • Setting and assessing recruitment and hiring metrics

Why Take This Course

Research shows that embracing equity, diversity, and inclusion makes good business sense. Creating a diverse talent pipeline is a critical and foundational step towards advancing overall effective equity, diversity and inclusion initiative in the workplace. This workshop will help participants create a practical evidence-based plan for diversifying their workforces.

What You Will Learn

Workshop participants will gain knowledge and skills in their ability to recruit and hire diverse candidates including in these areas:

  • Knowledge of common challenges to diversifying talent and research-backed strategies that address those challenges.
  • Knowledge of and familiarity with relevant equity, diversity, and inclusion vocabulary terms.
  • Knowledge of and confidence in planning and executing practical plans for diversifying candidates.
  • Confidence in participants’ ability to identify and address biases in the recruiting and hiring process.
  • Knowledge of organizational policies and practices that research shows have an impact on attracting diverse candidates.

At the conclusion of the program, participants will have a plan and strategies for recruiting a diverse talent pool, including:

  • setting and evaluating diversity recruitment and hiring goals.
  • sourcing and selecting diverse candidates.

Who Should Attend

  • Members of search committees, especially hiring managers and supervisors;
  • Diversity and inclusion professionals; and
  • Human resources professionals

When and Where

Date: Thursday, April 2 and Friday, April 3
Time: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. See the agenda below.
Location: OSU Portland Center, 555 SW Morrison Street, Portland, OR 97204

Lunch and refreshments provided.

Program Agenda

Day 1: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm, Thursday, April 2, 2020 (8 hours)
8:30 am: Welcome and Overview of the Workshop
8:45 am: Introduction to Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
10:00 am: Break
10:15 am: Overview of Bias
12:00 pm: Lunch
12:45 pm: Affirmative Action and Legal Overview
1:30 pm: Sourcing Candidates Part I
2:30 pm: Break
2:45 pm: Sourcing Candidates Part II
4:30 pm: Adjourn

Day 2: 8:30am - 4:30pm, Friday, April 3, 2020 (8 hours) 
8:30 am: Welcome and Refresher
8:45 am: Selecting Candidates Part I
10:15 am: Break
10:30 am: Selecting Candidates Part II
12:00 pm: Lunch
1:00 pm: Attracting Candidates: Organizational Policies and Practices 
2:30 pm: Break
2:45 pm: Setting and Assessing Recruitment and Hiring Goals
4:30 pm: Adjourn

About Our Location

Oregon State comes to you at the new OSU Portland Center. Located in the historic Meier & Frank Building at Pioneer Square, you’ll join other Portland-based leaders in state-of-the-art classrooms and conference rooms designed for interactive learning and networking. Get to the OSU Portland Center by MAX, bike or car—learn more here.

Receive 16 contact hours (1.6 CEU) 

Continuing Education Units (CEU) are a means for measuring and recording noncredit postsecondary-level study, useful where employers, re-licensure agencies and other authorities require a specified number of hours of instruction for career advancement, and where the noncredit study is acceptable. One CEU is awarded for ten contact hours of participation; less than ten hours are shown as a fractional CEU.

Custom Training and Corporate Discounts

We offer discounts to organizations that buy bulk seats at our programs. Or, let us come to you: we can collaboratively develop training to address the specific needs of your organization, hosted at your corporate venue. For more information, contact us via email or at 541-737-1818.

Center for the Advancement of Women in Leadership

This session is sponsored by the OSU Center for the Advancement of Women in Leadership, which aims to move more women into leadership roles in industry, enabling women to equitable influence on business decisions and growth. Learn more about the center and how to contribute to our community.

Course Instructor

Audrey Iffert-Saleem, EdD

Director, Oregon State University Center for the Advancement of Women in Leadership

Dr. Audrey Iffert-Saleem is the founder and director of the Oregon State University Center for the Advancement of Women in Leadership, which aims to move more women into leadership roles in industry, enabling women to have an equitable influence on business decisions and growth. Dr. Iffert-Saleem has led training focused on diversity and inclusion in both corporate and higher education settings.