Diversity, Equity and Inclusion 101
26

Monday, 26 October

2 4 pm CDT

GA Washington D.C. (Livestream)

Online Class
Livestream
$55 USD
Regular Ticket
$55 USD
Total

Questions? Read our FAQs

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion 101 | October 26

Mercedes Jenkins Photo


Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Strategy, Google

26

Monday, 26 October

2 4 pm CDT

GA Washington D.C. (Livestream)

Online Class
Livestream
$55 USD
Regular Ticket
$55 USD
Total

Questions? Read our FAQs

About This Workshop

Diversity, equity and inclusion is not apart from but a part of all of our jobs.

It's not lost on us that we are in a time where companies recognize their practices are not always equitable and now they are making concerted efforts to ensure they reflect the communities they serve by building diverse, dynamic teams. For any business to function well, they must represent the users, customers and communities they serve while understanding how equity, diversity, and inclusion fit into the companies overall vision/strategy.

By analyzing the way a company/team(s) attract, select, develop and retain top talent, to building a DEI vision - we will examine and practice tools to understand that DEI is a part of all the work we do.

The well-being of our employees, students, clients, instructors, and guests is our number one priority here at General Assembly. We are monitoring COVID-19 very carefully and are adjusting delivery of our programs.


Due to the current health concerns, all GA short-form events, workshops & bootcamps will temporarily be held online - including this one.


Registered participants will be notified 24 hours in advance of this program with information on how to log in to the Zoom Meeting Room and other tools you’ll need for the session. Registration for this offering will close 2 hours prior to the session start in order to allow all students ample opportunity to have the technology enabled.


General Assembly’s classes, workshops and events are recreational and for avocational purposes only. No certificate is awarded.

Takeaways

  • Identify foundational DEI concepts, strategies
  • Understand the DEI landscape as it pertains to Tech
  • Build a DEI vision for your company and/or team
  • Handle challenging questions with precise language
  • Identify resources, networks that support historically left out communities
  • Begin a personal DEI learning journey

Preparation

  • You will need access to a laptop or computer with a working webcam and microphone as well as a strong internet connection.
  • This course will occur completely online using Zoom and Slack.
  • Course set up information will be emailed to all students signed up around 24 hours before (and again an hour before) your course launches.
  • Each individual course participant must have purchased a ticket

About the Instructor

Mercedes Jenkins Photo

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Strategy,
Google

Mercedes supports the Staffing Organization at Google, by focusing on learning and development from a diversity, equity and inclusion lens. She works to help staffers create equitable hiring processes and reflect the global community of Googler users. Before Google she led DEI strategy at Lyft and helped General Assembly, SF through local social impact initiatives.

Mercedes has been in the social justice and education field for over a decade working towards providing equitable opportunities for historically left out communities across the US. From working with teachers from DC's public schools, teaching middle school at a charter school in San Jose, CA to being a director for a cognitive processing center in San Francisco, Mercedes believes that quality education should be accessible to everyone and that social justice starts in the classroom.

Mercedes studied film, psychology, Spanish, philosophy and religion in undergrad and ruins all movies for friends by critiquing them. She is also is a yoga teacher, avid hiker and building an educational outdoor community geared towards empowering women who are interested in accessing the outdoors. She loves podcasts and is trying to train her lab, Xochitl.

Refund Policy

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