Event Phone: 401-732-1100
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
March 22, 2022
9:00 am - 10:00 am
What does DEI look like in the workplace? How do you start the conversation?
In this session, Amy Flynn from Insperity will:
- Provide an overview of DEI
- Discuss what the benefits are for workers and employers who build this type of culture
- Share best practices and strategic steps you can take to becoming a more inclusive workplace
Register prior to Monday, March 21st at 6:00 pm to receive the Link, Meeting ID and Passcode the day prior. You must be pre-registered prior to 7:45 am the day of the event to receive the link.
Amy Flynn is a Diversity and Inclusion Consultant with Insperity where she works with leaders and teams on strategic diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives. With an academic and twenty-five year professional background in DE&I, human resources, coaching, counseling psychology, and higher education, Amy has worked with thousands of individuals and countless companies to help them to reach their organizational and professional goals. Her experience in the area of DEI spans her career and includes expertise in strategic planning, training, development of impactful diversity and inclusion programs and initiatives, and content creation.
An educator and trusted client partner and adviser, Amy believes that relationships and inclusion are the foundation to all that we do and that how we understand and treat others is fundamental to personal and professional success. She finds great joy in helping clients to reflect on where they are on their DE&I journey and then designing a unique path forward based on growth opportunities. A graduate of Merrimack College with a BA in Psychology, Amy earned a MS in Counseling Psychology from Northeastern University and is certified in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the Workplace. Amy resides outside of Boston, MA with her family. She enjoys all four seasons but loves a summer day on Cape Cod the best.
You will feel more comfortable in the meeting|event if you prepare ahead of time. Allow at least a half hour if you haven’t already been on a zoom call to set up and test the technology:
Zoom Virtual Meeting|Call Tips
Find a quiet room and close the door so we will have the same level of no distraction plus confidentiality.
- Look at what is behind you – in Zoom you can select a virtual background – next to the video camera icon (usually bottom left) click on the arrow and select a virtual background
- If you click on the video camera icon or microphone icon (usually bottom left) it will turn it off (the icon will have a diagonal red line through it)
- Check your camera ahead of time. Ideally position your camera enough in front of you that we see not just your face but upper body, so we can see your gestures. It’s best if the camera is elevated to eye level, not looking up at your chin
- Make sure the light isn’t too bright behind you. If it’s too bright you will appear as a silhouette … we want to see your face
- Test your video first here: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362313-How-Do-I-Test-My-Video-
- Good audio is critical. Test it first. https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362283-Testing-computer-or-device-audio
- You can use a headset with a mic if the audio isn’t clear
- Test your internet connection ahead of time. If you’d like me to do that with you let me know and we’ll set up a time prior to the meeting
- You will receive an email the day before, or day of depending on when you register, with a link inviting you to join the zoom meeting – meeting ID and passcode will be included
- If you are working from home in PJ bottoms, you might want to turn off your video before you stand up 😊
Zoom Safety & Technical Tips
- DO NOT make meetings or classrooms public. In Zoom, there are two options to make a meeting private; require a meeting password or use the waiting room feature and control the admittance of guests.
- DO NOT share a link to a teleconference or classroom on an unrestricted publicly available social media post. Provide the link directly to specific people.
- Manage screen sharing options. In Zoom, change screen sharing to “Host Only.”
- Ensure users are using the updated version of software – security patches are continually being added.