Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. Following a CUPA-HR Roadmap

Why is everyone talking about the importance of diversity, equity and inclusion when considering the components required for a successful talent management strategy and not just merely as “the right thing to do?” Because we have learned that if you include the input and perspectives of individuals from different backgrounds, genders, cultures, or education you get the “wisdom of the crowd” and can arrive at a decision that stands the best chance for success.

CUPA-HR is challenging its members to take a more mindful look at these concepts in the higher education workplace. So, as part of their commitment to diversity, equity & inclusion, they have developed a series of tools and promising practices that can help an institution jump-start or better coordinate its current diversity work, or explore ways to initiate new coordinated efforts.

CUPA-HR established the inaugural Inclusion Cultivates Excellence Award – recently awarded to Rice University. Thanks to the generous support of PeopleAdmin, CUPA-HR is pleased to offer a $5,000 contribution to Rice University’s endowment.

Hear from Elaine Britt of Rice University as she describes their award-winning initiative – Investing in Equity program. Hear their story and gain practical knowledge for your institution.

The presenters will discuss:

  • Rice University’s award winning initiative
  • Identify promising practices that have made a significant impact and brought about cultural change throughout the organization
  • Discover strategies, resources and tools that can be adapted for your campus community’s unique context

About Elaine Britt
Director of Benefits & Compensation at Rice University Elaine Britt develops and manages health and wellness programs for the university and has served both higher education and health care systems as a consultant at SynHRgy HR Technologies (now part of Mercer) and Watson Wyatt Worldwide (now Towers Watson). Our panel also inclues:

  • Linda Lulli – CUPA-HR Board Member and Associate VP of HR at Bryant University
  • Tommy Siragusa – Marketing Manager, PeopleAdmin

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