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IDEAL Staff Advisory Committee Updates

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The IDEAL Staff Advisory Committee is working on many initiatives and projects in partnership with university leaders. Here are updates about our work. 

Current Projects and Initiatives

Our current areas of focus in Summer 2022 are:

Inclusive Talent Acquisition

  • This initiative began during spring and will continue through FY23. The goal is to bring more diverse candidates into staff positions, disrupt bias across recruiting and hiring processes, and improve the candidate experience.
  • Tools and resources will be provided across the university. In addition, several schools and units have volunteered to be part of a deeper, comprehensive redesign of their recruiting and hiring processes, and work is progressing in those areas to implement a new approach in FY23. 

The IDEAL Learning Journey progress

  • Approx. 3,000 staff are in progress
  • Overall satisfaction with the learning journey is rated as 4.3 out of 5 for all participants, and managers rate their satisfaction as 4.5 out of 5 
  • Meetings with leaders to help them engage staff within their school and unit are being held this summer. A new set of tools has been developed for their use (agendas, facilitation guides, and email/Slack communication templates)

Strategic alignment session follow-up

  • Strategic alignment sessions were held in May and June with over 250 Stanford leaders and DEIB professionals 
  • Q&A sessions will be held in July and August to support effective action planning

A new subcommittee is launching

  • The metrics and measures committee will launch in August; the goal is to determine how to measure progress on DEIB goals and initiatives that ensure accountability  

Nominations for new AC members

  • Nominations are being evaluated to identify new members of the IDEAL Staff Advisory Committee, whose two-year terms will begin in September