Building more equitable communities through inclusive workforce development and workplace action. 

A pay-what-you-can virtual event series by Cities Rising

and presented by United Way of Greater Charlottesville.

From Classroom to Boardroom

March 29— April 9, 2021

 

Exploring the Intersection of Workplace & Community

A place where many people spend as much—if not more time—than home, the workplace is a litmus test for the group behavior and institutional policy we accept as the norm. In a time when many are reevaluating their choices when it comes to equity and inclusion as both individuals and organizations, we see an incredible opportunity to encourage workplace environments that uplift and empower all members of our community.

 

What’s more, the thoughtful implementation of equitable hiring and retention practices by employers has deep, intersectional roots in the community. Consideration of these factors opens up opportunities for robust, multi-sector conversation about employment pipelines, systems of education, and financial empowerment.

 
Notebook and Keyboard

How do we create equitable workplaces?

Uplift & Empower

We see an opportunity to encourage environments and pipelines for work that uplift and empower all members of our community.

Community Conversations

We can do this by hosting community conversations around key issues that elevate coalition-building efforts and reinforce sustainable ideas.

Topics of Conversation

01

Creating pipelines to employment through higher education

04

Embracing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion as an organizational culture

02

Authentic cultivation of diverse talent pools

05

The changing tide in required experience and degrees in today’s workforce

03

Fighting the “brain drain”—keeping college graduates in college towns

06

Charlottesville focused fields: Clean Energy, Data Science, Health Sciences

Audience

TOP EMPLOYERS

UNIVERSITIES

ENGAGED CITIZENS

COMMUNITY LEADERS 

& EDUCATORS

HUMAN RESOURCES

ECONOMIC DEVELOPERS

Goals

Educate

community leaders and impact makers on key issues around hiring, retention, and workplace practices around diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Elevate

employers, education leaders, and human resource professionals driving change and creating impact.

Connect

and build relationships between stakeholders across sectors in the Commonwealth and nationally.

Create

a tool-kit focused on the unique challenges faced by today's employers. 

Position

Charlottesville as a leader in conversations of national relevance in a critical moment for the state and country.

Facilitate

hiring during the conference with virtual hiring fairs and one-on-one networking breakouts. 

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