‘Reshaping the Workplace’ webinar, Career and Internship Center information sessions, highlight week’s schedule

Business watchers including social network LinkedIn and ratings website Glassdoor, report diversity leaders will be critical to businesses’ and organizations’ ability to innovate, vie for talent and grow. A webinar directed by College of Graduate and Continuing Studies will explore this topic in a coming-week webinar.

In a Sept. 30 blog, Glassdoor reported that job seekers and employees polled said 76% considered a diverse workforce important when evaluating companies and job offers and 32% wouldn’t apply to a job at a company that lacked workforce diversity.

LinkedIn data, furthermore, show that the number of people with diversity and inclusion roles in businesses has risen 71 percent worldwide in the past five years. The number of people globally with “head of diversity” titles rose 107% in the last five years; directors of diversity increased 75% and chief diversity officers increased 68%.

“Reshaping the U.S. Workforce through Diversity and Inclusion Principles” will examine growing demand for workplace diversity and inclusion.

The graduate school’s Tuesday webinar, “Reshaping the U.S. Workforce through Diversity and Inclusion Principles,” running 2 to 3 p.m., will examine growing demand for workplace diversity and inclusion and the knowledge and skills diversity officers, organizational managers and senior leaders will need to change organizations.

Discussion topics will include how diversity, equity, and inclusion can improve employee retention and create a positive work culture; how to build hiring equity-elevating practices and policies; and company pathways for career advancement.

Dr. Rosemarie A. Pelletier, who directs the graduate school’s cybersecurity and public administration programs, will moderate a panel that includes Dr. Maureen McWhite, the Black Cybersecurity Association’s virtual chief technology officer; Angelia Williams Graves, a member of the Virginia House of Delegates; and Jessica A. Powell, president of Gender Resources, a gender-equality and social inclusion-focused social enterprise firm.

A question-and-answer session will follow the panel discussion. Click here for details.

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— Career-minded: Norwich University’s Career and Internship Center will hold a collection of virtual employer webinars in the coming week through its Handshake platform.

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Although coronavirus health protocols mean in-person job fairs are off for now, the Career and Internship Center will connect students and employee-seeking companies through virtual events. (Photo by Mark Collier/Norwich University.)

From noon to 3 p.m. Tuesday, the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education, a U.S. Energy Department institute based in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, will discuss research participation program internships, fellowships and research opportunities. Click here for details.

From noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday, ScribeAmerica, a  Lancaster, California, provider of medical scribes to hospitals and medical practices, will discuss chances to work with board-certified physicians. Click here for details.

From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, students may attend a virtual job fair from Spherion Staffing, an Atlanta-based temporary work agency. Click here for details.

From 1 to 2 p.m. Wednesday, students may attend a math fellow webinar from Saga Education, a Newton Massachusetts-based company offering math tutors to high school students. Saga Education tutoring fellows have served more than 12,600 students in Chicago, New York City, Washington, D.C., and Broward County, Florida. Click here for webinar details.

From 4 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, PPD, a global parhmaceutical contract research organization with U.S. headquarters in Wilmington, Noth Carolina, will hold a “Day in the Life of an Intern” webinar. Click here for details.

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— We’re game: The Campus Activities Board will hold a virtual “Call of Duty” tournament at 9 p.m. Wednesday. Form or join a team to participate. Click here for details.

— Moments of zen: The Counseling and Wellness Center will offer virtual yoga sessions every day during the week, some centered on flow and alignment. Click here for the complete schedule.

— Look out, Batman!: The Campus Activities Board will screen “Joker,” the movie about Gotham City’s clown prince of crime, at 9 p.m. Friday at Mack Hall. See the performance that won Joaquin Phoenix an Academy Award. Click here for details.

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Click here for a complete listing of upcoming events at Norwich University.


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