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December Member Program

  • 12/21/2023
  • 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
  • Northeast Community College 1001 College Way, South Sioux City, NE 68776


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Why Diversity Matters Part 2: Advancing Representation and Inclusion in the Workplace

Diversity, equity, and inclusion is so much more than just a superficial numbers game, targeted at meeting quotas, writing policies, and being in compliance with federal regulations.

Even through the entire landscape around the journey of diversity, equity and inclusion has dramatically evolved, too often misconceptions about this work’s true meaning leaves individuals, business leaders, and organizations at large with a false, or incomplete understanding of why diversity, equity, and inclusion really matters.

Today’s workforce across all industries is ever-changing. Although a wealth of literature today outlines the benefits of advancing representation and inclusion within workforces, we still see significant inequities with certain groups of people in hiring, compensation, promotion opportunities, and diversity of various types within positions of management and executive leadership. It is important for leaders and HR professionals to understand the factors that lead to these inequities and develop strategies for mitigating these issues.

Participants from this session will walk away with key learning objectives Including:

  • 1.      Understanding the concepts of diversity, equity, inclusion, justice, belonging and why these elements matter from a business, learning, and moral perspective.
  • 2.      Understanding concepts of unconscious bias, and how bias can negatively impact your organization’s workforce.
  • 3.      The benefits of advancing representation and inclusion in the workforce.
  • 4.      Actionable advice and strategies on ways to advance representation within workforce.

Dr. Julian Lee is the Director of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Process Improvement at the Siouxland Community Health Center, in Sioux City, Iowa. His role includes helping lead the Siouxland Community Health Center’s Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Organizational Performance Transformation. He leads and coordinates all organizational PI, DEI and Health Equity related strategies. The key goal in his role is to help advance the organizational mission of health equity for all.

In June of 2023, Dr. Julian Lee graduated with a Doctorate in Business Administration (DBA) with an emphasis on Healthcare Administration from National University. His doctoral research focused on reducing unconscious bias and racial inequality in healthcare. He is passionate about becoming a change agent within the area of health disparities and advancing health equity for all

Dr. Lee is also certified and specializes in the area of advancing Justice, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusive leadership. Through professional certifications through Purdue University , the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business and through real time management experience, Julian excels in the area of teaching leaders and organizations about Justice, Diversity, Equity and Inclusive leadership.


1.5 HRCI Continuing Education Units and 1.5 SHRM Professional Development.

Please RSVP by Thursday December 14 , 2023.

Siouxland SHRM (Chapter #0211) is a 501(c)6 non-profit organization. PO Box 364, Sioux City, Iowa 51102

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