DEI on Demand Webinar Series

Making meaningful progress on diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) in commercial real estate can be challenging. This four-part webinar series, free for NAIOP members, allows you to access valuable resources on-demand anytime to help foster organizational diversity, equity and inclusion.

Speaker Rhonda Payne, CAE, organizational psychologist and founder and CEO of Flock Theory, leads four capacity-building sessions for professionals to explore how to advance company priorities and build a positive workplace culture.

The NAIOP DEI Webinar Series is sponsored by Trammell Crow Company. 

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Rhonda Payne, CAE

Founder and CEO

Flock Theory

  • Rhonda Payne (she/her) is an organizational psychologist and entrepreneur with nationally recognized expertise in nonprofit associations, career education, business events and workforce equity.
  • She is the creator of BLK + BRN Professionals, CreditAble, and is the founder and CEO of Flock Theory, a hybrid agency that advances and defends equity in expertise through its deliberately diverse professional speakers bureau, training and facilitation programs, and advisory services.

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    Back to Basics: Essential Foundations for Workplace DEI Webinar
    Recorded 07/26/2023  |  60 minutes
    Recorded 07/26/2023  |  60 minutes If time has taught us anything, it’s that making progress on diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) in commercial real estate is tough. The workforce deserves – and increasingly demands – meaningful progress, but often organizations aren’t sure where to begin. This webinar will set a strong foundation for organizations just starting off on this journey or in need of a refresher.
    Back to Basics: Essential Foundations for Workplace DEI Webinar Evaluation
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    Bias-aware Language: How to Use and Promote Inclusive Communication Webinar
    Recorded 09/19/2023  |  60 minutes
    Recorded 09/19/2023  |  60 minutes Has the fear of saying the wrong thing prevented you from learning more about diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) or fully engaging in acts of everyday allyship? In this safe, interactive, capacity-building session, explore how intentional language can advance priorities like equity, belonging, wellness and justice.
    Bias-aware Language: How to Use and Promote Inclusive Communication Webinar Evaluation
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    Equal Employment: A Roadmap for Fair Hiring, Inclusive Onboarding, and Equitable Advancement Webinar
    Recorded 11/14/2023  |  60 minutes
    Recorded 11/14/2023  |  60 minutes Beyond inclusive hiring alone, new employees are likely to change the dynamics of workplace teams, departments, and depending on the size of your company, perhaps even the entire organization. Are your advancement and rewards systems inclusive enough to retain your diverse team? Payne will pull back the curtain on the dos and don’ts of equitable search and share inclusive approaches to onboarding and advancement.
    Equal Employment: A Roadmap for Fair Hiring, Inclusive Onboarding, and Equitable Advancement Webinar Evaluation
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    Inclusion Analytics: Data-driven Methods to Measure, Analyze and Improve DEI Webinar
    Recorded 01/23/2024  |  60 minutes
    Recorded 01/23/2024  |  60 minutes You’ve heard the adage – you can't manage what you can't measure. During this interactive session, gain a deeper understanding of the importance data must play in driving DEI initiatives. Learn how to set meaningful goals contextualized to your company’s position and priorities, measure the outcomes and progress of your DEI improvement tactics, iterate using qualitative and quantitative findings, develop accountability mechanisms at every level, and lead with the kind of transparency that builds trust both internally and externally.
    Inclusion Analytics: Data-driven Methods to Measure, Analyze and Improve DEI Webinar Evaluation
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