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Retaining Diverse Employees: Taking the Next Step in DEIB

Cassandra Walker  (Clinical Program Manager, Take This)

Eve Crevoshay  (Executive Director, Take This)

Location: Room 2010, West Hall

Date: Wednesday, March 20

Time: 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Pass Type: All Access Pass, Core Pass - Get your pass now!

Topic: Production & Team Leadership

Format: Session

Vault Recording: Video

Audience Level: All

The push for quick diversity has given far less attention to retention and employee wellbeing once in the door resulting in both high turnover and layoffs of employees of marginalized identities. In this talk, Executive Director of Take This, Eve Crevoshy and Clinical Program Manager Cassandra Walker, LCSW CCTP, will combine professional and personal experience, academic knowledge, and industry data to provide insight into what it takes to retain and support a diverse workforce as a member of leadership. The session teaches leaders about the specific factors which contribute to a loss of diverse talent, the financial and reputational impact on your studios, as well as specific techniques for how leadership can improve retention of employees with diverse identities and needs.


Attendees gain a foundational understanding on systemic factors which impact retention of diverse talent, as well as associated financial costs and reputational damage. Finally, attendees will receive actionable steps they can take as leaders to improve studio sustainability, cultures and retention of diverse talent.

Intended Audience

This session is for anyone responsible for the hiring and management of employees, or looking towards management in the future, as well as those who assist in hiring and retention policies. While there are no knowledge-based prerequisites, attendees should be willing to evaluate and challenge their current practices and beliefs.

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