2022 HR Retreat - Schedule
This schedule is subject to change. All times listed are in Eastern time.
Thursday, September 8
11:10 a.m.-12 p.m.
Opening Keynote: How Do You Take Care of Your People?
Years of crisis, global disruption, and new opportunities have brought renewed attention to how organizations can better support our team members, and the call to help our colleagues work more effectively, sustainably, and humanely has placed new urgency on ensuring organizational cultures align with organizational values.
In this opening session, "people and culture" and HR professionals from a range of grantmakers will engage participants in frank discussions of practices and policies adopted during these times of change and crisis. How are we taking care of our people during the pandemic? What experiments do we want to make permanent, and how does all this “internal” work relate to our foundations’ missions? While HR staff and those with organizational culture responsibilities hold much of this work, we all have something to contribute.
Small Group Discussions
How to Keep Up with A Changing Workforce
The workforce is shifting quickly. And while philanthropy has yet to feel the impact of the "great resignation" to the same extent as other sectors, there is still a need to explore new processes amid the changes brought about by COVID-19. Many organizations are implementing a hybrid work model, but how can we make that work equitably? From implementing new technologies and rethinking office space structures to designing entirely new policies, the current climate presents an opportunity – even a necessity – for philanthropy HR leaders to consider.
In this session, attendees will:
- Interrogate compliance as a primary approach
- Explore the evolution of worker expectations
- Begin disrupting the gendered nature of HR's emotional labor and responsibilities
Disability in the Workplace: Advancing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
This year marks the 32nd anniversary of the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act — landmark civil rights legislation that includes protections to ensure people with disabilities have equal employment opportunities. Despite these protections, however, employment inequities abound for the disability community – data show that, in 2021, only 19.1% of people with disabilities were employed compared to 63.7% of people without.
This session is intended to engage attendees in real conversations about disability inclusion and equity in the workplace, discussing DEI staff and/or employee resource groups; instituting disability education in DEI training; recruiting, retaining, and promoting people with disabilities; how funders can create collaborative spaces and partnerships with disability communities, and more.
In this session, attendees will explore:
- How to include clear accessibility language in job postings
- What actions are needed to provide reasonable accommodations when requested
Wrap Up for the Day
Friday, September 9
Welcome Back & Regrounding
11:15 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Across the Lifecycle: Compensation Conversations in an Interdependent Workplace
Pay equity is a hot topic, but what exactly is equity in an inequitable world? What might a values-aligned, more equitable nonprofit pay structure look like? In this workshop, attendees will hear findings from recent compensation experiments, learn actionable steps to stop contributing to the increasing racial wealth gap, and explore how we can center equity at all stages of the employee lifecycle.
Leadership and Self-Care: Creating a Culture of Wellness
Amidst a surge of national and international crises, mental health is emerging as a deep concern in organizations across the country. It's imperative that organizations create a culture of wellness and implement transitional strategies to assist people as they continue working or return to work post-quarantine, exploring emerging practices like flexible hours, job redesigns, and confidential communication with management.
In this session, attendees will explore:
- Mental health and its link to DEI
- Self-awareness of your OWN mental health
- Sustainable strategies for mental health in the workplace
- Post-traumatic growth and resilience