You Belong Here: Creating an Inclusive Environment Where Everyone Belongs

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Recorded On: 11/03/2021

Join this interactive session for guidance on how leaders can enhance the sense of belonging in a firm by creating an open and welcoming environment in which employees can be their authentic selves. You’ll explore the economic and racial injustice crises from a diversity, equity and inclusion lens since the onset of COVID-19. You’ll consider implicit bias and how the sooner we’re able to recognize our biases and become more self-aware, the better we’ll be as leaders. You’ll also learn about imposter syndrome and how to recognize and address employees who feel as though they do not belong.


  • Develop equity, inclusion and diversity programming for employees.
  • Create awareness of implicit bias and learn how to form healthy working relationships with employees who may not be similar to you.
  • Identify solutions for increasing employee engagement by creating a space of inclusiveness.
  • Appraise how to be a true ally to employees in underrepresented communities in the workplace.

Level: Intermediate

$29 for members and $79 for nonmembers


Recorded 11/03/2021
Recorded 11/03/2021
1.00 CLM, HRCI, SHRM credit unit credit  |  Certificate available
1.00 CLM, HRCI, SHRM credit unit credit  |  Certificate available

Chassidy Deckard, SHRM-CP

Director of Administration for the Texas region

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman

Chassidy Deckard, SHRM-CP, is the Director of Administration for the Texas region of Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman. Deckard received her bachelor’s degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from the University of Texas and her master’s degree in Occupational, Workforce and Leadership Studies from Texas State University. 

She currently serves as the President of the Houston Association of Legal Recruitment Administrators. She also is an active member of and volunteer for ALA. In ALA she is currently a member of the Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Accessibility Committee and serves as the Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion for the Houston Chapter.

Ellen Rosenstiel, SHRM-SCP

Director of HR, Employment and Employee Resources

Kutak Rock LLP

Ellen Rosenstiel is the Director of HR, Employment and Employee Resources at Kutak Rock LLP. She has more than 25 years of law firm management experience with a special interest in leading diversity, inclusion and change management initiatives. Rosenstiel is an active member of her firm’s National Inclusiveness and Diversity Committee and is the current Chair of ALA’s Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Accessibility Committee. She has also served as Chair of the Capital Chapter’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee.

She received her bachelor’s from the University of Northern Iowa and her master’s in Organizational Performance and Leadership Development from Drake University.  She received her SHRM-SCP certification in 2017 and a Diversity and Inclusion Certificate from Cornell University in 2021.

60 Minutes

CLM App: Organizational Development

CLM Functional Specialty: HR Management

CLM Recertification: HR Management

HRCI: HR (General)

HRCI Functional Areas: Employee Relations and Engagement

HRCI Code: 571163

SHRM: Activity 21-HE3MH

SHRM Learning Format: Instructor-Led Activity