Does this sound like you?

  • You want to increase your understanding of diversity and inclusion in relation to hiring.

  • You're frustrated with not being able to attract diverse candidates.

  • You are not sure where to begin.

  • You're feeling the weight of making the right selection decision.

  • You want to begin to build a solid “diversity hiring toolbox”.

  • You're too busy to consider how to redesign and improve your hiring strategies to focus on diversity.

Imagine that every time you post a job, a variety of diverse candidates apply and you are able to hire candidates to foster a welcoming and inclusive workplace and learning environment for students!

By choosing EduSelect’s Diversity Hiring workshop, you are getting sector-specific information and strategies that maximize your chances of building an inclusive workforce and supporting your diverse student population.

In this course you will learn how to pave the way for a barrier-free selection process so that you can welcome and retain diverse applicants’ candidacy through each phase of the selection process.

By the end of this workshop you will be able to:

  • Define terms related to diversity and inclusion.

  • Appreciate the benefits of hiring for diversity.

  • Understand how bias can manifest in the hiring process.

  • Identify tools to deepen diversity in your candidate pools.

  • Know how to plan for reduced bias in selection practices.

  • Ensure diverse candidates don’t get left behind!
  • When you finish the five main modules in the course, you will be able to more easily identify bias in the selection process and reduce barriers to diverse candidates.

    Here’s the plan!
    • MODULE 1 : What is diversity hiring?
      Get clarity on what we mean when we talk about diversity hiring. What is the goal and what does it entail?.

    • MODULE 2: Why diversity matters
      Understand the importance of building a diverse and inclusive workplace culture in K-12; We review how diversity in our workforce positively impacts student learning and enhances employee engagement.

    • MODULE 3: Foundational concepts.
      Finish this module with a clear understanding of the terms Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging.

    • MODULE 4: What gets in the way?
      Learn about the ways bias enters into our decision-making process and affects the way we approach hiring. We review the research and review strategies to reduce bias in our hiring process.

    • MODULE 5: What strategies can help?
      Learn strategies to implement at each phase of the hiring process that can enhance your ability to attract, hire, and retain diverse applicants.

    • MODULE 6: What next?
      We summarize the great things happening in the area of diversity hiring and share ways that you can further strengthen your diversity hiring practices.

    Pleased to meet you! I am Janet and am a true believer that the hiring decisions we make for our schools and school districts directly impact student experiences.

    My years as a teacher and as a school, district, and provincial leader have provided me evidence to support these beliefs ― that the way we structure selection processes and the questions that we ask in an interview make a difference in the quality of our decision making. I am thrilled to share my tips and strategies so that your hiring journey is smooth and barrier-free.

    This course is perfect for you if:

    • You are a school leader looking to better understand diversity hiring.

    • You want to support others in your organization in understanding the importance of strategically planning to enhance diversity in your organization’s workforce.

    • You are responsible for hiring at the school or district level.

    • You care about enhancing the diversity and strength of your workforce.

    • You want to be inspired and motivated to make a difference for students!