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DEI Executive Exchange


Empowering DEI Trailblazers in Western New York

The Premier Professional Development Program for DEI Practitioners

Amplify your impact as a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) catalyst with the Buffalo Niagara Partnership’s professional development program: the DEI Executive Exchange. Just as advocates of inclusivity continually seek growth, dedicated DEI practitioners like you flourish when equipped with the skills to drive meaningful change. That’s where the DEI Exchange takes center stage - a mastermind group of passionate DEI practitioners from the region, cultivating an environment of shared insights and collective progress.

  • Navigate DEI Challenges: Get feedback on sensitive issues from people who have been in your shoes.
  • Strategic Growth: Leverage the collective wisdom to make informed decisions that drive your DEI efforts forward.
  • Private Discussions: Engage in confidential dialogues that facilitate open, candid
    exchanges about the challenges unique to the DEI efforts found in WNY.

Secure Your Seat in DEI Executive Exchange

Deadline Extended: Apply Today!

Cohort Begins January 2025

Learn more about our facilitator and her DEI Executive Exchange group

Here is what you receive as a member of the DEI Executive Exchange

  • Monthly Meetings: 10 sessions each year | Monthly 2-hour facilitated conversations that will help solve business challenges and provide cost effective and time-smart solutions that drive results.
  • Experienced Facilitators: Our facilitators are professionals with years of experience in business & individual coaching, and organizational development.
  • A Free Assessment: Gain valuable insights into your leadership style and strengthen your self-awareness as you discover how to leverage your strengths and overcome potential blind spots. Assessments are optional, but the cost is included.
  • Networking Beyond Your Group: Exchange members receive a ticket to HobNob Buffalo’s Best Business Party and opportunities to connect with other Exchange members at two networking happy hours.
  • An Exclusive End-Of-Year Event: This exclusive event will feature a key speaker and agenda focused on your personal and professional growth.

Join today to elevate your executive excellence. Space is limited!

Some of the WNY companies that have participated in The Exchanges

  • BestSelf Behavioral Health, Inc.
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters Erie
  • Niagara & SouthernTier
  • Bond, Schoeneck & King PLLC
  • Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus, Inc.
  • City of Buffalo
  • Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo
  • Excelsior Orthopaedics
  • Hodgson Russ LLP
  • Horizon Health Services
  • Ingram Micro, Inc.
  • LeChase Construction Services, LLC
  • New View Alliance
  • Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority
  • Niagara University
  • PCB Piezotronics, Inc. – An Amphenol Company
  • People Inc.
  • Seneca Gaming Corporation
  • Try-It Distributing Co., Inc.
  • Wendel

Titles of DEI Executive Exchange participants

  • AVP Community Relations & DEI
  • Chief Executive Officer
  • Chief Diversity Officer
  • Chief People Officer
  • Director of Human Resources
  • Director of Inclusion and Community Initiatives
  • Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer
  • HR Business Partner
  • Manager of Diversity & Development
  • Senior Director of Human Resources
  • Vice President of Human Resources
  • Vice President for Academic Affairs

Frequently Asked Questions

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