Are You Biased? Applying an Equity Lens to Talent Acquisition

Venue

Collaboratory

2031 Jackson Street, Fort Myers, FL 33901

Fort Myers, FL, US, 33901

Overcome biases and build a diverse talent pipeline!

Join Dr. Matt Leon for an eye-opening session on talent acquisition and bias mitigation. Learn practical strategies to foster diversity and inclusion in your hiring process and unlock the full potential of your workforce.

Who Should Attend: Whether you work in the for-profit, non-profit, or public sector, this workshop offers valuable insights to enhance your organization’s retention strategies and promote equity in the workplace.

· Business professionals, entrepreneurs, owners, and managers

· C-suite executives and board of directors

· Leaders and executives from small, medium, and large businesses

· Supervisors and team leads across various industries

· Individuals interested in advancing workplace equity

· Professionals seeking to enhance leadership skills and organizational effectiveness

· Local businesses in the 5-county region, including Glades, Hendry, Collier, Lee, and Charlotte counties

Lead Trainer: Dr. Matt Leon, PhD, Associate Professor of Management at University of North Florida and Affiliate Trainer at Southwest Florida Leadership Institute

Parking: Parking at Collaboratory is limited. Plan extra time for parking and walking to the venue from parking garages or other nearby parking locations. For parking options, visit: https://www.myriverdistrict.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/12/Parking-Map.pdf

Session Cost: Free to Southwest Florida through the EDA Grant, $100 value

About the Grant: The Southwest Florida Equitable Jobs Pipeline is a collaborative initiative aimed at accelerating education, job placement, and economic development across Southwest Florida. Supported by a $22.9 million grant from the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration, the initiative focuses on building talent pipelines, advancing workplace equity, and driving sustainable economic growth.

About SFLI:

At Southwest Florida Leadership Institute (SFLI) at Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU) our purpose is to strengthen the SWFL business community by cultivating forward-thinking and innovative educational programs to develop and enhance the skills of employees at all levels in our region. We partner with non-profit, for-profit, and governmental agencies from small to large to determine the knowledge and skills gaps that impact the functioning, growth, and sustainability of their workforce and create customized learning opportunities that enhance the economy of the region.

Our leadership workshops incorporate cutting edge research, best practices, and application to support leaders at all experience levels. Additionally, our professional coaches provide ongoing support and guidance to individuals and teams seeking to reach their full potential.

Join us at SFLI and unlock the potential of leadership excellence for yourself and your organization.