Introduction to Diversity & Inclusion + Understanding Unconscious Bias - workshop for service staff 15.4
Diversity increases innovation, improves decision-making, supports employee well-being, produces better results, and boosts effective problem solving. While we understand the benefits, we need to further understand diversity and inclusion in the organizational context to be able to overcome the obstacles that are in our way to build inclusive workplaces. Learning and recognizing our unconscious biases is an important step on this journey as they affect our understanding, actions, and decisions in our everyday lives at work.
In April 2021, two trainings / workshops will be organized for Aalto's service personnel, which will deal with the promotion of diversity and inclusion in the work community. We recommend participating in both, but participation in only one of them is also possible.
In this workshop we will go through some theory, practical examples and both individual and group exercises to help you integrate D&I into your daily work.
This training is open to all service staff members at Aalto
Julia is a D&I specialist and People Operations professional with broad experience in attracting and engaging global talent in fast-paced organizations. She helps companies to build strategies, actions plans and taking concrete actions in a variety of different functional areas such as: Leadership, Recruiting, HR processes, Culture and Communications. Before joining Inklusiiv, she has a background working in the tech industry as the Global HR Operations Lead at Smartly.io and the Chief People Officer of Slush. Julia holds a Master’s Degree from Aalto University School of Business and has also completed law studies in University of Helsinki.
Yesmith is D&I specialist and Business Strategy professional with broad experience building up and engaging diverse teams in rapidly changing environments. She helps companies to build D&I strategies, actions plans and taking concrete actions in a variety of different functional areas such as: Leadership, Internal Communication, and Organizational Culture. Before joining Inklusiiv, she has a background working in agile minded businesses and organizations advocating for diversity as a change factor. Yesmith holds a Master’s Degree from Hanken School of Economics in International Management and Strategy.
Equality, diversity and inclusion at Aalto
We aim to be a diverse and inclusive community where all students, faculty, staff and stakeholders feel a sense of belonging and can fulfill their professional, educational and social aspirations fully.