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Breakout Presentation

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Presentation Details

In the ever-evolving landscape of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI), organizations must constantly innovate and adapt. Join us for an enlightening session tailored for Talent & Culture leaders, organizational DEI professionals, and ERG leaders. We will delve into how GPJ, a leading experience marketing agency, harnessed the power of experiential design and programming to create a thriving DEI ecosystem.


In this engaging presentation and light interactive workshop, we will delve into GPJ's transformative journey towards building a DEI culture that extends beyond demographics. You will gain insights into practical strategies and real-world examples of programmatic Recruitment, Retention, and Regular DEI training initiatives, revealing the secrets to building a diverse and inclusive workforce.

During this session, you'll explore:

  1. gain a comprehensive understanding of how GPJ successfully integrated experiential design principles into their DEI initiatives 

  2. leave with practical strategies for enhancing Recruitment, Retention, and Regular training programs.

  3. learn how to navigate the delicate balance between leadership support and grassroots movements, harness the potential of ERGs, and leverage client resources to advance their own organization's DEI journey.


Speaker Bio:

Noelle San Jose is the DEI Program Manager for GPJ Experience Marketing, dedicated to fostering a diverse, equitable, and inclusive work environment. Since assuming her role in 2021, she has not only doubled GPJ's DEI programming but also fundamentally transformed the organization's approach to diversity and inclusion. Noelle's work is built on three core pillars: creating inclusive spaces, shaping a culture of celebration and empowerment, and embedding DEI into business practices. Her ability to design approachable, actionable, and industry-relevant DEI programs has been a standout feature, fostering a sense of belonging. Noelle's strategic acumen, personal passion, and commitment make her a true DEI Champion.

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