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Partnership to Host Untapped Talent Webinar on LGBTQ Inclusion on June 23

June 7, 2022

GREATER DES MOINES, IA (June 7, 2022) – The Greater Des Moines Partnership will host an Untapped Talent webinar on the topic of LGBTQ Inclusion on Thursday, June 23. The event will take place virtually from 1 – 2:30 p.m.

Attendees will learn about important LGBTQ identities, the difference between sex, gender and sexual orientation, current LGBTQ issues, and best practices for organizations to allow their LGBTQ employees to bring their true authentic selves to the workplace. The event will be hosted by One Iowa.

Attendees will gain the knowledge to help them build upon their inclusive language library in order to become more well-versed with language, policies and strategies for LGBTQ inclusion. This work will aid in building an employee retention strategy that cultivates an environment for workers to be more productive, experience overall greater job satisfaction and commitment, and stay in their jobs longer.

“Ensuring an inclusive and inviting workplace is a key strategy for talent attraction and retention,” said Dr. Marvin DeJear, Senior Vice President of Talent Development at The Partnership. “This event will provide employers with resources and discussions that will help them continue to build their relationships with their employees and understand the importance of creating an intentional approach to fulfilling the needs of their LGBTQ workforce.”

Register for the event on The Partnership’s website.

About the Greater Des Moines Partnership

The Greater Des Moines Partnership is the economic and community development organization that serves Greater Des Moines (DSM), Iowa. Together with 24 Affiliate Chambers of Commerce, more than 6,500 Regional Business Members and more than 365 Investors, The Partnership drives economic growth with one voice, one mission and as one region. Through innovation, strategic planning and global collaboration, The Partnership grows opportunity, helps create jobs and promotes DSM as the best place to build a business, a career and a future. Learn more at DSMpartnership.com.