Watch the Webinar: Race Relations and Your Business



In the summer of 2020, the discussion of racial equity took on new life in the American workplace. Organizations became reinvigorated to build strong company cultures with a diverse employee pool and promote equal treatment, mutual success, and a fully engaged workforce.

We heard from many companies in our larger Nelson community, the organizations were eager for community conversations that fueled smart strategies and revealed best practices.

With this in mind, our Oct. 22, 2020 webinar featured two esteemed speakers who offered a historical perspective and critical discussion of why the American workplace looks as it does today. They provided recommendations for building sustainable DEI plans to improve the employee experience and ultimately build stronger organizations.

We were informed and moved by their insights and personal experiences and are excited to share their knowledge with you. At the end of the webinar, the speakers addressed audience-submitted questions.

Download the NELSONtalks speaker slides

Our Speakers:

Dr. Jarik Conrad
SPHR, SHRM-SCP – leads the Human Insights and HCM Evangelism group at Ultimate Kronos Group (UKG)

Connia Nelson
SVP & CHRO for LifeWay – former SVP of HR at Verizon with expertise in diversity, equity, inclusion, & belonging (DEIB)

Our Moderators:

Chandra Pappas
Executive Vice President, Nelson

Melanie Wise
Vice President of Human Resources, Nelson and Higher Growth Search