Presenter: Alfonso Wenker
Presenter: Trina Olson
Date: September 13
Time: 3:30 pm
During this session, Team Dynamics’ co-founders, Trina C. Olson and Alfonso T. Wenker, lay out the 6-part process outlined in their book, Hiring Revolution: A Guide to Disrupt Racism + Sexism in Hiring. They’ll share what they have done to find and hire teams of people that are incredibly diverse – across race, gender identity, sexual orientation, religious tradition, age, ability, ethnicity, immigration experience, and more. Hiring Revolution is an invitation to stop, start, do more of, do less of, and do differently. It is a purposefully tactical approach to hiring the team you claim you want.
Through a thoughtful reimagining of team building, you will begin the process of reckoning with all the times and places where your hiring intent (find “the best” “most qualified” workers) did not ultimately match your impact (inadvertently convincing yourself that white male workers were the best choice). The session explores small, medium, and large shifts that can transform your hiring practices toward a more equitable way of doing business. The session does not spend time pointing out everything done wrong in hiring days past – the Hiring Revolution session will identify specific problems and pair each with a viable solution you could start implementing today.