DiveIn is a global movement in the insurance industry to support the development of inclusive workplace cultures. In 2019, GB sponsored DiveIn events throughout North America on September 24 and 26 in Atlanta and in Miami. Kristy Sands and Megan Reed led these efforts as chairs of these two local events.
On September 24 in Atlanta, a short panel discussion discussing the importance of Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) moderated by Megan Reed (Digital Marketing Lead) was held, followed by a variety of guided workchops led by industry experts, including Wendy Sumrell (VP, Business Developemnt). Attendees were actively engaged in conversations throughout the room about how to prove the impact ERGs have within their organizations, effectively manage goals, and more.
Atlanta Dive In Panel
Atlanta Dive In Workshops
On September 26, DiveIn Atlanta continued at the Georgia State University Buckhead campus, where students learned about intergenerational mentoring. Megan Reed served on the panel, alongside other colleagues from the risk management industry, discussed what the younger generations can bring to the workplace. "Take all your learning and networking opportunities and connect with people on a personal level, really get involved - this helps drive professional development," said Megan Reed when asked how to take the first steps to finding a mentor. The panel was followed by speed networking which will help students gain valuable contacts within the industry.
Atlanta Dive In Panel at GSU
At Dive In Miami, it was a standing room only crowd, eager to understand and confront unconscious bias in the workplace. Panelists Kristy Sands, Scott Clark, Meg Gibbon, and Melissa Christ explained the types of bias we experience and provided real life examples with strategies recognize and overcome bias. The group broke into workgroups where they worked through scenarios and shared meaningful and executable strategies to overcome bias at work, including bystander intervention and self-empowerment.
Miami Dive In Panelists
Miami Dive In Workshop
Gallagher Bassett was proud to support these initiatives as a sponsor, as well. To learn more about Dive In Fest and find out how to get involved, click here.