Los Angeles Rewire Accelerator

COVID-19, racial equity, and the rise of automation each have an outsized impact on frontline employees. Their collision in this moment creates a unique opportunity for LA-based employers to rewire their talent practices to better support their most vulnerable workers.

The Opportunity

In partnership with REDF and UNITE-LA, Talent Rewire invites LA-based employers to participate in the LA Rewire Accelerator. Modeled after our acclaimed, Rewire Lab, the Rewire Accelerator is an interactive, applied-learning experience offered over five, two-hour virtual sessions. Together, in a fun and supportive setting, we’ll help you navigate these challenges and identify solutions that have the most potential to achieve your talent practice and business goals while simultaneously supporting your frontline employees. By the end of the five sessions you’ll feel more prepared to create humanity and economy boosting jobs centered on racial equity and lead your company in this new world of work.

Thanks to generous funding provided by the James Irvine Foundation, participation is free but spots are limited and accepted on a rolling basis. If you’re interested in participating please complete the interest form below by Friday, September 4. Note: All interest forms will be reviewed to assess company fit and a member of our team will reach out to confirm your acceptance.

 

Are You a Good Fit?

Given the unique structure of the Rewire Accelerator, participating employers:

  • Must send a minimum of two representatives (ideally a combination of HR, CSR, and/or Operations) who can attend all five sessions for the duration and who have access to and a willingness to dig into your company’s workforce data
  • Should have identified a business need or opportunity related to their frontline workforce they’d like to address
  • Are interested in innovating new talent practices or policies to address racial equity, changing demographics, the future of work, and/or income inequality
  • Have a personal commitment and/or interest in equitable systems change

Schedule Overview – Each module is 2 hours in length

  • Module 1: Understanding How Community Dynamics Impact Your Organization
    Thursday, September 17 at 10:30am PT
    The community outside the four walls of your company impacts how you operate. We’ll get a shared understanding of that context, which will help you make more informed choices on where to invest time and resources to ensure your future and incumbent employees are set up for success.
  • Module 2: Assessing Your Internal Policies and Practices
    Thursday, October 1 at 10:00am PT
    We’ll do a deep dive into your own company’s data and practices to help you assess your pain points and consider the practice change that might be most helpful to you and your employees. You’ll hear from others in the group to learn the inside scoop about what has worked (or not!) for them.
  • Module 3: Visioning for the Future
    Thursday, October 15 at 10:00am PT
    Based on what you have learned through the data exploration in the first two sessions, we’ll help you develop your vision for change to address the more pressing talent needs you have and support your frontline workforce.
  • Module 4: Testing Your Vision Through User-Centered Design
    Tuesday, October 27 at 10:00am PT
    No vision is complete without input and feedback. You’ll have the opportunity to test your vision with frontline workers and individuals who have experienced barriers to employment to ensure you are planning with the needs of workers at the center.
  • Module 5: Bringing Your Vision to Life
    Thursday, November 19 at 11:00am PT
    Using techniques from improv (don’t worry, we aren’t going to make you get on “stage”!) you’ll learn how to effectively build buy-in for your vision and create an action plan with clear next steps to set you on your way.