Diversity And Inclusion


Content focused on discussions around diversity and inclusion in the industry. 

14 Results

  • Expo East 2019: Embrace Diversity To Grow Your Business

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits

    It’s been said that we need more diversity in the promotional products industry. Diversity exists in our industry, but it may not be apparent in our customers or workforce. What’s the differentiator? Inclusion. In this session, Julie Kwan will discuss what you can do to foster an inclusive environment that attracts diverse customers and employees.

  • Expo East 2019: Hire Right With Behavior-Based Interviewing

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 06/03/2019

    Have you ever hired someone only to discover, a few months later, that they’re not the right person for the job? Imagine the impact that poor employee selection has on customers and coworkers, as well as the potential legal implications, rehiring costs and damage to the company’s reputation. The challenge of interviewing is we often only scratch the surface of a candidate’s potential, relying on resumes, appearance, LinkedIn endorsements and references. The good news is there’s a way to dig deeper using a behavioral interview technique that allows the candidate to lead the conversation. Join Julie Kwan for this session to learn how behavior-based interviewing can uncover the right employee for your company.

  • Best of Expo 2019: Safe Conversations: Dialogue That Transforms Workplace Culture

    Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Employee conflict is a reality in the workplace. When working relationships are strained, organizations experience lowered productivity, employee under performance and negative workplace culture. While conflict is inevitable, when workplaces engage in “safe conversations”—transformative dialogue that uncovers hidden workplace issues—concerns are identified, behaviors are addressed, and a positive workplace culture is established. Join Lorie Reichel-Howe to learn how to equip managers to foster greater innovation, inclusion and collaboration within their teams by learning skills to safely talk about issues that hinder the success of the people they lead.

  • 10 Tips for New Managers 

    Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 12/05/2018

    Without question, managing people is one of the most challenging professional experiences. While some people are born with great management skills, others must learn them. From conducting critical conversations to providing feedback, and from documenting interactions to conducting safe terminations, this session provides some golden nuggets for professionals looking to develop new management skills or for seasoned managers who just want a refresher. Learn to recognize common management pitfalls and how to avoid them; learn new communication skills and techniques, and understand how to safely and effectively manage a diverse workforce.

  • Grow Your Sales With ADA-Compliant Products!

    Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 11/14/2018

    Although 56 million Americans are currently living with disabilities, ADA-compliant braille products remain a largely untapped market in the promotional products industry. When the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was enacted 28 years ago, the act reaffirmed our nation’s commitment to ensuring that people with disabilities have the right to live, work, and fully participate in the community alongside their fellow citizens. Join us to learn about ADA compliance, braille products, and simple questions you can ask to uncover these opportunities within your client base!

  • Cultural Diversity And Its Impact On Today's Industry Trends

    Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 10/24/2018

    Join Vicki Ostrom and Julie Kwan as they discuss current trends and cultural diversity, how they influence each other, what it means for the promo industry, and what you can do to stay relevant.

  • SPARK 2018: Hustle Lifestyle

    Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 08/24/2018

    Join Robbie Goldsmith for this 30-minute session, during which he will share how he hustled his way through his ‘20s, and built two companies worth over $1 million dollars by employing 10 Millennials. In this session, attendees will learn how to start from zero, how to manage Millennials, and how to work smarter.

  • SAGE Show 2018: Implicit (Unconscious) Bias Overview

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    Implicit bias refers to attitudes and stereotypes that affect our understanding, actions and decisions in an unconscious—often negative—manner. These biases are activated involuntarily and without our awareness or intentional control. We’ve all heard people say: “that’s not me;” “that’s not who I am;” “I would never do something like that.” But evidence shows that this is who we are, albeit unintentionally. The fact that these biases are unconscious makes it all the more challenging to overcome them. Join Dr. Riley Harvill for this session as he discusses how to overcome implicit bias, including first steps such as stereotype replacement, individuation, perspective taking and contact.

  • NALC 2018: Culture Is More Than A Ping Pong Table

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 08/14/2018

    The buzz around great corporate culture is more acute than ever, yet it remains elusive for some. So how is it achieved? It’s not as simple as putting ping pong tables in the lunchroom, providing bean bag chairs, and supplying your staff with free snacks. Great culture stems from leadership—plain and simple. Beliefs and values are the core of your company and enforcing them is key. Chris Sinclair will share his leadership experiences and the importance of transparency, which has allowed him and his business partner to grow Brand Blvd, a successful company with an award winning culture.

  • NALC 2018: Rising Star Panel

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 08/13/2018

    Join the 2018 PPAI Rising Stars in this interactive session. We'll discuss what it is like to work in the Promotional Products Industry, how to recruit the next generation and much more.