2020 Leadership Vision: The New Decade of Equity, Diversity & Inclusion

Join the Texas Diversity Council for our Virtual DiversityFIRST Best Practices & Awards! This program offers you the opportunity to learn and share diversity and inclusion best practices with other organizational leaders within your community. In addition to learning valuable takeaways that can help you enhance your internal D&I efforts, you will also be able to engage with individuals who represent a wide array of perspectives, businesses, and industries.

You will receive an email with a Zoom invitation link 1 day prior to the event. Please make sure you check your spam folder.

For questions or comments, please contact Kelsea Haught at [email protected]

Texas

United States

William Shaw

William Shaw

Associate Judge in the 436th District Court
Bexar County

Angeles Valenciano

Angeles Valenciano

CEO
National Diversity Council

Agenda

8:30a - 9:30a Module 1: Engaging White Males as True Champions for Diversity - Dr. Zahra Jamal
9:30a - 10:40a Break
10:40a - 11:40a Module 2: Creating & Managing a Diverse Team - Dr. Zahra Jamal
11:40 – 12:30p Lunch
12:30p - 1:30p Module 3: Developing and Implementing the Strategy: Understanding Where You and Your Team Stand - Armida Russell
1:30p - 2:30p Module 4: Metrics: Counting What Works - Armida Russell
2:30p - 2:40p Break
2:40p - 3:30p Module 5: Change Agent Roles - Armida Russell

Modules

  • Module 1: Engaging White Males as True Champions for Diversity
    Everyone must have a seat at the table for D&I to succeed in the workplace. Although white men hold nearly 70% of business leadership roles and are in the best place to drive inclusion efforts, they are often targeted by or left out of the diversity conversation. This session covers why white males are needed in D&I efforts, obstacles to their involvement, and best practices in engaging white males in the D&I space.

  • Module 2: Creating & Managing a Diverse Team
    Diversity and inclusion must be tied to business functions to be effective. This module covers what it takes to work with a culturally diverse workforce, how cultural differences impact the performance of core business functions, and strategies for maximizing your diverse team's potential. Come and learn how to better understand, influence, and motivate a diverse team to achieve business results.

  • Module 3: Developing and Implementing the Strategy: Understanding Where You and Your Team Stand
    Before implementing any strategy, it is important to see exactly where your organization lies in terms of Diversity and Inclusion. In this session, we’ll reveal tested Diversity and Inclusion benchmarks/standards that help organizations measure progress in managing diversity and fostering inclusion. We will also discuss how these standards lay the groundwork of what will become a constantly evolving journey that raises the bar and improves the quality of Diversity and Inclusion work. Participants will also have an opportunity for self and organizational assessment. This self –examination will help them determine where they and their organization stand at this juncture. We will also review strategy development for Diversity and Inclusion throughout an organization with a range of dedicated resources.

  • Module 4: Metrics: Counting What Works
    The question of what to measure in D&I has been a challenge for the function. In this module, we will review current practice, discuss what it is we are really trying to accomplish, and identify some tools to help us get there.

  • Module 5: Change Agents Role
    Leaders and employees at every level help bring about targeted and effective organizational change. In this module, we will discuss the role that change agents play throughout the organization, the importance senior leadership buy-in and support and how to get leaders on board. Additionally, we will focus on employee engagement through creating and implementing Employee Resource Groups (ERG). Each of these are keys to successful organizational change that results in improving employee morale, sparking creativity and innovation, and increasing long term organizational performance.

For questions or comments please contact Mae Marshall at [email protected].

Registration

Award Nomination

DiversityFIRST™ Leadership Award

Deadline to nominate is September 30, 2020

BRONZE

sponsor
$1250
  • Designated as a Bronze Sponsor of the summit; this designation will be on the event webpage, all pre-event and event online and email promotional material, and printed event materials
  • Professional photographs of event for organizational use
  • Quarter-page ad in the printed event program
  • 2 tickets to the summit

SILVER

sponsor
$2,500
  • Designated as a Silver Sponsor of the summit; this designation will be on the event webpage, all pre-event and event online and email promotional material, and printed event materials
  • Professional photographs of event for organizational use
  • Half-page ad in the printed event program
  • 4 tickets to the summit

GOLD

sponsor
$5,000
  • Designated as an Gold Sponsor of the summit; this designation will be on the event webpage, all pre-event and event online and email promotional material, and printed event materials
  • Gold Sponsor(s) will be included in recognition of 50% event proceeds donation to the Ohio Stem Learning Network
  • Professional photographs of event for organizational use
  • Full-page ad in the printed event program
  • 8 tickets to the summit

PRESENTING

sponsor
$10,000
  • Designated as Presenting Sponsor of the summit; this designation will be on the event webpage, all pre-event and event online and email promotional material, and printed event materials – limited to two co-title organizations
  • Presenting Sponsor(s) will be included in recognition of 50% event proceeds donation to the Ohio Stem Learning Network
  • Presenting Sponsor(s) will be listed on all nametags, table tents, and signage during the event
  • Receive a formal plaque as Presenting Sponsor of the event
  • An opportunity to have a representative from your organization provide remarks to open or close the event (10 minutes)
  • Professional photographs of event for organizational use
  • Two full-page ads in the printed event program
  • 16 tickets to the summit

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