Thursday, December 14, 2023
9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. (PT)
Equitable HR Policies & Employee Handbooks
Employee handbooks are fundamental for any nonprofit because they establish the working agreement between staff and the organization. Staff are valuable resources and the largest budget line item for most organizations, so having a document that spells out rights, responsibilities, and benefits is crucial. In this session, Jodi Segal and Dr. DeShondra Smith of Big Change Consulting will discuss how employee handbooks can help recruit and retain excellent staff who are central to an organization’s ability to fulfill its mission.
Employee handbooks are also important building blocks for creating diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) within an organization. DEI comes into play in several areas within these foundational documents, including benefits, conflict resolution, facilities, internal power dynamics, and more. Nonprofit leaders and supporters are becoming increasingly aware of the need for equity to ensure their work reasonably and effectively serves their communities. While diversity in the recruitment process is helpful, few resources exist for nonprofit leaders to integrate and sustain DEI in their employee and operations policies.
If you want to learn practical steps to make your employee handbook and policies more equitable, then this session is for you. You are encouraged to submit questions before the session, which will help inform the presentation and discussion. Participants will receive an employee handbook template for customization.
- Grow a frame of reference for equitable staff policies
- Support the diversity of perspectives among staff
- Define lanes for decision-making and participation
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About the Presenters
Jodi Segal, Founder & Principal, Big Change Consulting
Dr. DeShondra Smith, Ed.D, Training & Client Services Coordinator, Big Change Consulting
Thank You Sponsor and Funders
$45 NAO Members
This event is Member Pass eligible.
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