Webinar: Activating Middle-Managers to advance DE&I Efforts

Includes a Live Event on 09/20/2022 at 1:00 PM (EDT)

Human Resources & DE&I professionals know middle managers are integral to successfully implementing DE&I strategy. Yet, efforts often stall or freeze at that level within organizations. Rachael McCoy & Samuel Ellison from YW Boston will share what they’ve learned building inclusive leadership skills with mid-managers. We’ll look at barriers that get in the way of engaging middle management around DE&I and identify solutions. 

Samuel Ellison

Manager of Partnerships

YW Boston

Samuel R. W. Ellison joined YW Boston in March 2021. As Manager of Partnerships, Samuel is responsible for generating program revenue by cultivating new participants and partners for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Services and supporting the stewardship and growth of existing partners.

Prior to joining YW Boston, Samuel was the Senior Administrator at The Partnership, Inc. and brings a wealth of experience developing professionals of color and supporting organizations with their DEI strategy. In 2018, Samuel co-designed and co-facilitated the curriculum for the City of Boston’s Dialogue to Action initiative, which aimed to convene conversations about racism in Boston neighborhoods, organizations, and civic associations.

Additionally, Samuel is a restorative/transformative justice practitioner and abolitionist, with a particular focus on supporting survivors of interpersonal violence and organizing men to address harmful manifestations of masculinity and skill-building for holding community members accountable for causing harm. Samuel is also an elite professional athlete training for the 2021 U.S. Olympic Trials in the 800m and was sponsored by adidas and the Boston Athletic Association from 2015-2020.

Samuel holds a bachelor’s degree in Communication, Political Science & Africana Studies from Villanova University and was a captain and seven-time All-American for the Track & Field team. Samuel also holds an MA in Migration, Superdiversity & Policy from the University of Birmingham (UK) and was the 2014-2015 US-UK Fulbright Scholar. Samuel is likely to be seen with cookies & cream ice cream and/or a chai latte in hand.

Rachael McCoy

Director of Leadership Services

YW Boston

Rachael McCoy joined YW Boston in August 2019 as the LeadBoston Program manager. A native of Dorchester, Rachael is passionate about serving Boston communities and fighting for racial justice and equality. Rachael has been an educator and leader for nearly a decade, most recently working as an Assistant Principal in the Boston Public Schools where she intentionally worked to make her schools more diverse, inclusive, and equitable communities for staff and students.

Rachael graduated from Georgia State University’s J. Mack Robinson College of Business with her degree in Marketing. It was at GSU where Rachael became an active student leader and trained facilitator of dialogues on race and equity. Rachael went on to serve as an AmeriCorps Teach for America corps member in Atlanta and Massachusetts, later earning her Master’s in Education from Boston University.

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NEHRA / Webinar: Activating Middle-Managers to advance DE&I Efforts
09/20/2022 at 1:00 PM (EDT)   |  60 minutes
09/20/2022 at 1:00 PM (EDT)   |  60 minutes Human Resources & DE&I professionals know middle managers are integral to successfully implementing DE&I strategy. Yet, efforts often stall or freeze at that level within organizations. Rachael McCoy & Samuel Ellison from YW Boston will share what they’ve learned building inclusive leadership skills with mid-managers. We’ll look at barriers that get in the way of engaging middle management around DE&I and identify solutions.
SHRM / HRCI Certificate: Activating Middle-Managers to advance DE&I Efforts
Live and Archive Viewing: 1.00 SHRM & HRCI credit and certificate available
Live and Archive Viewing: 1.00 SHRM & HRCI credit and certificate available
Survey: Activating Middle-Managers to advance DE&I Efforts
6 Questions
6 Questions A quick survey to evaluate the effectiveness of this NEHRA session (3-4 minutes)