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OD Cooperative Event: Beyond a DEI Checklist: Embedding Inclusion into the Everyday Employee Experience

  • October 15, 2023
  • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Virtual


Date: Friday, September 15th, 2023

Time: 11:30 - 1:00 PM CST / 12:30 - 2:00 PM EST

Location: This session will be presented VIA WEBINAR

Topic: Beyond a DEI Checklist: Embedding Inclusion into the Everyday Employee Experience

Our Presenter: Tanya Dacres & Tanja Tuck

Topic: Beyond a DEI Checklist: Embedding Inclusion into the Everyday Employee Experience

Why is it that organizations can achieve DEI targets while their employees fail to experience a sense of belonging? DEI “by the numbers” does not address the fundamental challenges organizations face when striving to foster a culture of inclusion. Policy and training alone cannot remove the unconscious bias all humans have.

Join Tanya Dacres, Senior Director, Inclusion & Diversity, and Tanja Tuck, Director, People Strategy, for Publicis Sapient, in a discussion of their organization’s journey to embrace Inclusion as a “way of being” instead of “something you do” and then move on. They will share the evolution of Publicis Sapient’s DEI strategy of Inclusive Culture and Inclusive Leadership, and how PS strives to go beyond traditional boundaries of DEI initiatives that often stall out at the achievement of compliance and target numbers. They will delve into the transformative power of behavior change and the integration of inclusive practices into every aspect of the organization, and share how discovering the warts along the way is part of the journey.

What you will walk away with:

An appreciation of the impact of how organization personality shapes ideas and policy, and tolerance for difference

A multitude of examples, big and small, to embed Inclusion and Core Values into the everyday, and the resulting impact on Engagement

An opportunity to engage in discussion to further your own experience and definition of Inclusion

Our Presenters: Tanya Dacres & Tanja Tuck

Tanya Dacres is a human resources and DEI Leader with over 20 years of experience. She is a leader in talent management, organizational design, training and development, DEI and leadership and management coaching. In her current role as North America DEI Lead for Publicis Sapient, she partners with her Global Regional counterparts to conceive, create, implement, and execute DEI strategy solutions across all aspects of the organization.​

She is also one of the 14 cofounders of the Canadian Black Standard, Canada’s premier networking and advocacy platform addressing systemic barriers to employment advancement and the inclusion of Canadian Black women in the sector of marketing. Over the past six years, she has also been a volunteer facilitator with the Edge Program, that offers marginalized and underrepresented youth a unique experience that empowers them to develop and grow their social and professional engagement skills.

Tanja Tuck has worked for over twenty-five years in the field of Human Resources in global companies, both private and public, in a variety of industries. In addition to her roles as a Strategic HR Business Partner, she has experience in Talent Management, Organizational Development, Coaching, and Leadership Development. She currently works as a Director of People Strategy at the global consulting firm, Publicis Sapient, where she partners with Global and Regional Leaders of Engineering and Product to transform the people experience so everyone can thrive.

Tanja currently serves as a mental health ambassador for Publicis Sapient and is an active member of a number of Publicis Groupe’s Business Resource Groups. Her purpose in life (and work) is to create experiences that make lives better. She absolutely loves helping others grow and uncover their passions to achieve their goals. When she’s not at work you can find her practicing her new hobby of playing flute, trying out new recipes, enjoying her garden, and hanging out with family and friends.

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We look forward to seeing you there!

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