Diversity Inc. Webinar Schedule

Workshops That Come to You

(For details on access to these webinars, contact linda@nepdec.org)

Talent Development (January 25)
NEPDEC Headquarters
67 Public Square, Suite 500, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701

We look at the proven best practices to identify, retain and nurture people with leadership potential, especially those from traditionally underrepresented groups.

Retention (February 11)
Hosted by: Luzerne County Community College
1333 South Prospect Street
Nanticoke, PA 18634

Why are some companies able to retain valued workers at equal rates, regardless of race/ethnicity or gender, while others note certain groups leaving at far higher rates? Find out the most successful, proven retention strategies from The DiversityInc Top 50 Companies for Diversity, including the increased use of employee-resource groups to identify corporate-culture issues that cause turnover.

Work/Life Balance (March 22)
Guard Insurance
16 South River Street, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702

Which cutting-edge work/life benefits are helping The DiversityInc Top 50 Companies for Diversity attract and retain valued talent, especially women and younger workers?
You’ll find out about the latest flextime/telecommuting benefits, the increasing need for religious accommodations, and which benefits are most valued by employees with disabilities and LGBT employees. Learn how you can successfully implement these benefits at your company from two leading companies.

Recruitment (April 26)
Guard Insurance
16 South River Street, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702

Can’t find enough Blacks, Latinos or people from other traditionally underrepresented groups? You need to develop a pipeline into schools, professional organizations and networks. Find out from The DiversityInc Top 50 Companies for Diversity–companies that are scooping up available talent rapidly–how their relationships make them the employers of choice.

Mentoring (May 17)
Hosted by: Commonwealth Medical College
150 North Washington Avenue
Scranton, PA 18503

Studies show that women and Blacks, Latinos, Asians and American Indians cite mentoring as the key to their retention and promotion. Which proven best practices from leading mentoring companies in The DiversityInc Top 50 Companies for Diversity deliver proven results? Topics covered:

  • Mentoring from the same or different racial/ethnic/gender groups
  • How to have formal and informal mentoring
  • Which structures and metrics offer the best results

If you are thinking about starting a mentoring program–or improving the one you have–you won’t want to miss this webinar.

Diversity Top 50 Best Practices (June 21)
University of Scranton
800 Linden Street, Scranton, PA 18510
Get best practices and proven strategies from two companies that surged on The 2010 DiversityInc Top 50 Companies for Diversity list. Find out why they moved way up the list and how you can stay ahead of the pack.

The 2010 DiversityInc Top 50 Companies for Diversity demonstrate consistent strength in CEO Commitment, Human Capital, Corporate and Organizational Communications, and Supplier Diversity. Hear why diversity is critical to their business success and how they leverage it in every way to successfully compete in the marketplace.

For details on access and hosting DiversityInc webinars, please contact Linda Trompetter at 570-262-6597.


NEPDEC’s mission is to create a more inclusive, dynamic culture in our region and to prepare for increasingly complex and diverse communities and workplaces. To achieve these goals, we:
* provide educational programming/consultation,
* support member’s diversity initiatives,
* organize networking and social events for relaxed interaction and sharing, and
* build alliances among historically isolated groups.

Through cooperation, we address regional diversity issues with greater impact and economies of scale.