What you will learn:

Diversity & Inclusion efforts have persisted for several decades; however, as of 2022, industries still struggle with making all workplaces reflective of our larger society.  But why?  My research suggests that the ambiguity of diversity & inclusion (D&I) strategies is based on two points.  First, Individuals (employees and business leaders) prefer a consistent culturally proficient leadership to D&I best practices in the workplace. Second, Individuals (employees and business leaders) seem to be unaware of cultural proficiency and the effect of understanding differences in D&I strategies.  This course aims to define Cultural Proficiency, highlight the differences between a DEI strategy and a Cultural Proficiency, and explore best practices to incorporate Cultural Proficiency in the workforce.

Takeaways and Tools
Attendees will be able to identify barriers to DEI strategies
Create scalable DEI strategies for domestic and international audiences
Understand the role of culture in DEI strategies.

Why does this matter: Our consumers, businesses, and stakeholders require organizations to understand the impact of culture in developing and distributing products and services.

After the class, attendees will possess actionable steps to identify cultural blind spots in recruitment, retention, promotion, and service stakeholders.

About the instructor:

With more than 20 years as a seasoned financial services professional, Dr. George M. Blount has assumed several roles in sales, sales management, project management, strategy, and research. As a result of his work experience and post-secondary education, he has obtained a wealth of knowledge in financial planning, retirement planning, behavior sciences, decision-making, analytics, and strategy. Dr. Blount was named one of Top 100 People in Finance 2020, by top 100 magazine and in 2015 served as Co-Chair of the adult sub-committee for the MA Financial Literacy Task Force, Appointed by MA Treasurer Deborah Goldberg. He is the author of What is Retirement?: The Concept, Plan Administration, and Readiness of Retirement, which helps people navigate their wealth journey in a more informed way.

Today, Dr. Blount is a financial therapist and a managing partner at nBalance Financial headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts, where he works with individuals on financial matters but with a special focus on the emotional, behavioral, and psychological elements that impact their financial decisions.  Dr. Blount is an adjunct lecturer of Managerial Accounting, Entrepreneurship, Behavioral Finance.
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Suggested Length:45 min(Flexible)
# of Employees: Flexible
Delivery: Live via Zoom
Available Formats:
  • Keynote Followed by Q&A
  • Lecture with Discussion
  • Interactive Workshop

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