Next-Step Series: Inclusion — Building a Sustainable Culture of Diversity

Diversity and Inclusion is the Heart of Successful Business

Diversity is the mix of people you have in an organization. Inclusion is the integration of staff in collaboration, decision-making and team building.

In the modern economy, having a business culture that encourages the full participation of everyone on the team is a real competitive advantage.

Join this webcast to learn updates and ideas for diversity, equity and inclusion.

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Update your understanding of diversity, equity and inclusion, and learn techniques to apply in your workplace.

Format: Webcast
Date: Jun 11, 2021
Time: 7pm – 8pm UTC +03
NASBA Field of Study: Personnel/Human Resources
Level: Intermediate
Author(s): Karl Ahlrichs
Availability: 3 months

Key Topics

  • Definitions of diversity and inclusion
  • Diverse work environment
  • Types of diversity
  • The importance of people as a competitive advantage
  • Characteristics of high performers
  • Millennials and WiFi
  • Recruiting on Linkedin
  • Ethical ties to diversity and inclusion
  • The art of culture
  • Managing diverse workforces
  • Biases
  • Diversity task force
  • Metrics to measure the effectiveness of a Diversity and Inclusion program

Learning Outcomes

  • Recognize implementation of diversity and inclusion
  • Recognize the effect of generational issues on diversity
  • Identify an organization’s culture
  • Identify the performance benefits of maintaining a competitive advantage
  • Recognize the ethical underpinnings of diversity and inclusion

Who Will Benefit

  • Accountants and finance professionals, professionals in a leadership role


Karl Ahlrichs
Karl Ahlrichs is a national speaker, web presenter and author, often quoted in the local and national media on the people issues in modern organizations. He has broad experience in Human Resources, Operations and senior level problem solving, working with all industries. Karl’s experience is perfectly suited to times of great global challenges. He has decades of strategic consulting to all industries, using risk management and good organizational development theories to bypass “best practices” and move directly to “next practices”. Karl joined Gregory & Appel, an Indianapolis‐based insurance firm, after serving as a founding partner of ExactHire, a human resources services firm. Prior experience was as a Senior Consultant for Professional Staff Management, and Vice President in the Indianapolis office of Marsh & McLennan, and Vice President of Right Management Consultants. At those firms, his clients included IU Health, Suburban Health, Roche Diagnostics, Boeing, Apple, and Frito Lay. Karl facilitates a weekly COVID web‐based roundtable with advisors, and an invitation‐ only roundtable for CFOs, and for more than a decade he was the Program Chair for the Indiana Society for Human Resources Management annual conference. He is a member of SHRM, and the Association for Talent Development. Karl has been named the SHRM Human Resource Professional of the Year for the State of Indiana. He has presented at the Annual Global SHRM Conference for more than 20 consecutive years and holds the SHRM‐SCP (Senior Certified Professional) and SPHR (Senior Professional Human Resources) certifications and is a CSP (Certified Speaking Professional) with the National Speakers Association.


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