In today’s business environment, the ability to recruit and retain a diverse pool of talented employees is key to meeting business and social responsibility objectives. If you are trying to grow and improve your inclusion efforts, you won’t want to miss the Toward One Wisconsin 2023 conference.

Business leaders and interested employees along with nonprofits and community members from around Wisconsin will gather in the Fox Cities April 25 – 26 at the Hilton Appleton Paper Valley Hotel for a two-day conference which will feature:
Informative and inspiring keynotes
• More than 50 presentations to choose from within four tracks (Workforce, Community, Education and Health)
• Best practices, success stories, and actionable takeaways as you develop and grow your EDI program
• Opportunities to network, learn, and grow with other attendees

Of particular interest for the business community will be the Workforce track with a variety of presentations and experiences, including:

• Engaging in dialogue around current and ongoing challenges with the recruitment and hiring of historically underrepresented and marginalized employees. Learn how reframing criteria removes unintentional barriers and improves access for candidates. (Session Link)

• Participating in an experiential exercise to learn how to design an inclusive workplace that allows for diversity of thought with a team of varying backgrounds and experiences. (Session Link)

• Hearing from an employer who has been using the Department of Workforce Development’s Division of Vocational Rehabilitation share their journey on how they got started, the benefits of hiring people with disabilities, the successful relationships they have built, and the outcomes they have experienced. (Session Link)

• Learning how a global industrial manufacturer made slow and steady progress through deliberate focus and sustained action to get leaders involved while inviting all employees to play a greater role in advancing DEI. (Session Link)

• The importance of broadening DEI to include those experiencing addiction is a critical component in a Recovery Friendly Workplace. Learn best practices from businesses with these programs from around the country, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), and the Center for Disease Control (CDC). (Session Link)