The Inclusion & Diversity Group held the first-ever Global Emerging Leaders Seminar in the UK on the 4th-7th of October for colleagues from the UK, Luxembourg, and the Netherlands. The seminar provided leaders with tools to better engage their colleagues and ensure Convergint’s Values and Beliefs are at forefront of every business decision that is made. Colleagues participated in team building exercises, worked together to solve problems, and took part in fun and laughter activities at the seminar.
Yaruba Tate, Vice President of Inclusion & Diversity, brought the Global Emerging Leadership Seminar to EMEA to gain an understanding, and discuss Inclusion & Diversity. The main aim of this seminar was to connect with colleagues locally and the strengthen communication in the EMEA region. This highlights Convergint’s commitment to investing in their colleagues and ensuring diverse perspectives and voices are brought onto the team, enhancing Convergint’s programs, policies, and initiatives as they relate to Inclusion & Diversity.
Highlights from the UK Seminar
“The training from Ryan, Laura and Yaruba was very insightful. It was great to connect with colleagues and work together on team-building exercises bringing us closer as a business. Many of the lessons learned will benefit both me personally and Convergint in our growth plans for the future.“
~Craig Southon, Bid Manager, Convergint
Inclusion & Diversity Council
Convergint has developed an Inclusion & Diversity Council to serve as a working advisory body to Convergint leadership. The functions and responsibilities of the Inclusion & Diversity Council are as follows:
To serve as a communication channel through which all colleagues will be able to express ideas as they relate to I&D issues.
To review Convergint’s programs, policies, and initiatives, including strategic action plans, reports, and policy statements as they relate to I&D.
To provide periodic updates on the Council’s goals and progress to organizational leadership and all colleagues.
To provide advice and consultation to the Vice President of I&D on the development and implementation of the organization’s initiatives.
To ensure diversity, equality, and accessibility are considered in strategic management initiatives and that strategic planning is aligned with I&D objectives.
To develop and support initiatives aimed at promoting I&D.
To support all levels of leadership in their efforts to enhance and promote I&D.