HomeAnnouncing SBN’s Rebuilding with Equity and Climate Resilience Workshop Series

Your business is the cornerstone of our region’s economy. Amid COVID-19, and increasing calls for social equity and climate action, our local business community’s survival is more critical now than ever. To support our region’s local businesses as they assess what rebuilding and reinventing means for them, SBN is launching a new program series: Rebuilding with Equity and Climate Resilience.

The yearlong workshop series is designed to provide you with a framework and toolkit to help stabilize and rebuild your business while being positive contributors to a strong, equitable, and climate-resilient local economy. The series will consist of virtual workshop sessions to help you implement solutions inside your own company and surrounding communities. Experts will lead each session and examine systems change strategies that address the following topics:

  • workplace culture
  • hiring practice
  • equitable and climate-resistant supply chains
  • values-driven practices on business services and needs
  • marketing and branding
  • employee policies 

SBN will provide a toolkit to all participants, including recordings of each session, a workbook, goal-setting and self-guiding framework, and a seal of completion. The toolkit will be assembled and created over the year and available for sale after completing the full series. Individual recordings will also be available throughout the course. Sessions are free for SBN members and on sale for non-members. 

Right now, our local business community is at a critical point. SBN is committed to helping you rebuild your business and our local economy with social equity and climate resilience at the forefront. 

 

 

EVENTS 

 

Rebuilding with Equity and Climate Resilience: Nurturing an Equitable Workplace Culture

Date: Wednesday, November 11

Time: 9 am 

Tickets: FREE for members, $35 for non-members

A key part of a business’s long-term success is its ability to foster a diverse, inclusive, and equitable workplace. Part One in SBN’s Rebuilding with Equity and Climate Resilience series, this immersive workshop examines practices and strategies for nurturing an inclusive work environment. Attending business owners will learn more about why workplace culture matters, and tips and tools to help you with the ongoing work of nurturing one for your team. Additionally, business owners will engage in a Q&A with our featured speaker and discuss their current workplace culture structure, goals to improve upon it, and the support they need in doing so. More details to be announced soon.

Register for this event here.

 

Rebuilding with Equity and Climate Resilience: Diversifying Your Hiring Pool

Date: Wednesday, December 9

Time: 9 am 

Tickets: FREE for members, $35 for non-members

True workforce diversity is about recruiting people with diverse backgrounds, cultures, races, ideas, skill-set, gender, age, and more. Diversity on teams is critical as having different views and perspectives are proven to benefit innovation, creativity, growth. Attending business owners will learn how to attract and recruit new employees to their organizations, guidance on preparing hiring materials for an inclusive environment, and looking for qualified candidates. More details to be announced soon.

Register for this event here.