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Practitioners for Change Series, presented by Capital One  

Out & Equal is thrilled to launch Practitioners for Change, made possible thanks to a generous grant from Capital One. This series is part of a larger investment by Capital One in Out & Equal’s work to build cultures of belonging.  

Increasingly, Out & Equal’s member companies recognize that, while necessary, standard DEI efforts fall short in addressing the most vital component of retention and growth: feeling like you belong. Developing an organizational culture of belonging is hard – especially right now. COVID realities, Gen Z and Y redefining the workplace, and increased racially charged bias and violence all are driving the urgency and importance of establishing cultures of belonging now.  Practitioners for Change brings critical conversations about racial equity and mental health and wellness to the forefront of DEI praxis.  

The series is designed to help sustain practitioners both as professionals, and as people by weaving together critical conversations about racial equity, mental health, and well-being. This program is open to anyone who works in DEI, including resource group leaders, recruiters, HR professionals, and managers striving to center equity and inclusion on their teams. 

There are three components to Practitioners for Change. The DEI Dialogues will build community while making space for practitioners’ everyday challenges and best practices. The Intersectional Learning Series will feature conversations with subject matter experts talking about the intersections and impacts of race and feature cutting-edge best practices for equity and inclusion. And the Practitioner Well-Being Series will cultivate mental and emotional skills for greater personal and professional success.  

  1. DEI Dialogues: brings together DEI leaders to discuss best practices and emerging challenges. These video meetings will bring together practitioners to discuss: engaging in public policy, inclusive data collection, best strategies for LGBTQ-inclusive hiring, and more.  
  1. Intersectional Learning: brings critical conversations on DEI practices with an intersectional focus to the forefront. This series will feature conversations with high-profile subject matter experts, and will include concrete tools and strategies to effect change.  
  1. Practitioner Well-Being: will teach participants to cultivate their mental and emotional skills for greater personal and professional success.  


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