Please join us for the 4th Annual D&I Symposium: DE&I At Work.
We are especially excited to announce this year’s keynote: Angela Glover Blackwell, a leading voice for equity in America and Founder in Residence at PolicyLink. Get a sneak peek of her keynote here!
We hope you can participate in a productive half day, full of meaningful conversations around diversity, equity, and inclusion that will feature experts to answer your questions, provide actionable tips, information, and inspiration for you to launch or advance initiatives at your organization – and reap the benefits.
Angela will address the idea of DE&I as a journey for business organizations, where some may be further along than others, but where everyone has work to do. She will provide guidance on building DE&I infrastructure, setting goals and holding people accountable to make necessary changes at every level of an organization. That includes the CEO and upper management who must lead the journey with the help of the entire team.
Overview: Diversity & inclusion (D&I) is a decades-old phenomenon whose evolution has run the gamut from awareness to more recent activism. Today, D&I is more en vogue than ever before, and has been appended to include equity, justice, belonging and the like. Individuals are demanding it, and employers are scrambling to address it. Hear from an executive diversity & inclusion strategist as she discusses the core elements of intentional practices that get results.
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REIAT = Racial Equity Impact Analysis Training. It’s an important first step towards becoming a trusted organization and creating a culture where individuals of diverse backgrounds feel empowered to grow and thrive in their careers. REIAT training at an organization can set your D&I journey up for the best chance for success, while being a tool that makes the concept of racial equity both actionable and measurable.
REIAT training teaches attendees about the history of inequality, the impact, and tangible actions to use to build towards an equitable culture.
An interactive session that will clarifying the what, why, and how of microaggressions. We will examine intent versus impact, identify and define racial and other micro aggression, examine the experience of receiving a micro aggression and jointly strategize ways to diminish their prevalence and use. Because microaggressions are not so small after all.
What’s a growth minded culture, and how does it improve D&I? Learn how to model the behavior and thinking of transformational change in the DEI leader. Learn more HERE.
A roundtable discussion on how to build equity through procurement and purchasing in your organization.
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Why building an infrastructure to organize DEI efforts is critical to your success and how to do it.
Get insights from the BNP survey: Employing Diversity, Equity & Inclusion in WNY: 2020 Western New York Diversity & Inclusion Business Community Assessment, which compiles the sentiments of employers of various sizes and industries throughout WNY.
Learn about the 21 Day Racial Equity Challenge with the United Way of Buffalo & Erie County.
This powerful opportunity to develop a deeper understanding of how inequity and racism affect our lives and our community through shared learning action and growth.
An enriching discussion on analytics, goal setting, and accountability. Learn what it looks like to set measurable actions that will demonstrate the positive impact of the work being done.
There are so many ways to get employees engaged – Employee Resource Groups (ERGs), Internship Programs – what works and what does not? This session will go over the options and help determine the right answer for your organization.
This will be more than just your typical webinar…We are working with King Virtual Events to bring the virtual conference experience to life!
Attendees can expect all the benefits of past conferences, all from the comfort of your own desk. Enjoy keynotes, main stage panels, and choose from a variety of breakout sessions designed to give attendees action steps to move their D&I journey forward.
Tickets: Individual Ticket – $35 | Corporate Symposium Pass – $129
After your purchase, a separate email will be sent with instructions on how to register your attendees.
Meet Angela Glover Blackwell, Founder in Residence at PolicyLink, a national research and action institute advancing racial and economic equity and working to transform policy making in the United States.
Through her writing, speaking, and leadership, Angela has helped to grow and define a national equity movement focused on innovating and improving public policy with a wide range of partners to ensure access and opportunity for all low-income people and communities of color – particularly in the areas of building an equitable economy, health, housing, transportation, infrastructure, and arts and culture.
She’s a super star in her field, widely recognized and sought after for her experience and knowledge on the issues people are talking about today. She has appeared as a frequent guest and commentator on PBS and CNN, and has contributed to the New York Times and Washington Post, to name just a few. And now it is our great fortune to engage her as the keynote speaker, where she will speak about the special role business plays in advancing diversity, equity and inclusion and why the moment is now to keep moving forward.
This event is valid for a total of 4 PDC for the SHRM-CP® or SHRM-SCP®.
Buffalo Niagara Partnership is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CP® or SHRM-SCP®. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit www.shrmcertification.org.
This is the first event I’ve been to like this—where the whole day was dedicated to diversity and inclusion topics and the focus was on getting started...You could feel that everyone in the room knew the importance of diversity and inclusion efforts but wanted to learn more about getting started, get questions answered, or share ideas.