Diversity & Inclusion Virtual Learning Series

For employers and individuals alike, we are at a turning point for creating equitable workplaces. This work is neither simple nor quick. In response to the many levels that come with a corporate commitment to D&I, this event series is designed to fulfill the current needs of both our members and the business community at large.
This 3-part virtual series will feature nationally recognized diversity and inclusion experts as well as local business leaders and will provide expert insight into timely D&I topics.
Each event in this series is essential for anyone who is focused on, or interested in, driving D&I in their organization.

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More About Each Event:

#1 Engaging in Bold, Inclusive Conversations®

Wednesday, September 16 | 9:00-10:00am
Featuring: Mary-Frances Winters, President & CEO of The Winters Group

Now more than ever, leaders and employees alike must have the skills and competencies to engage in dialogue on historically polarizing and “off-limits” topics. Participants will gain an understanding of the business case for developing these skills as well as increase one’s capacity to engage in and create ‘brave’ spaces for Bold, Inclusive Conversations®.
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#2 Moving Toward Racial Equity in the Workplace

Thursday, October 15 | 11:00am-12:00pm
Featuring: Greg Hodge, social change activist & organizational development consultant, Khepera Consulting

In order to walk the walk and not just talk the talk, it’s critical for D&I leaders to understand the latest trends and industry best practices. Participants will learn more on the importance of racial equity in the workplace and the latest on where corporate D&I strategies are today.
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#3 Leading with D&I – A Panel Discussion

Wednesday, November 18 | 9:00-10:00am
Featuring: Sesha Yalamanchili, President & Founder of On The Mark Consulting

Wrap-up the Virtual Learning Series with this engaging panel discussion. Hear from a diverse group of Western New York leaders on their successes and challenges in moving their D&I efforts forward.
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Series Discount Pricing

BNP Members: $66 for 2-event series

  • Single event: $40

BNP Members: Series Group Discount

  • 8 or more: $50 each

Non-Members: $133 for 2-event series

  • Single event: $70

Each event can be purchased individually. See 2 events and registrations here.

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All proceeds from this program goes to the Buffalo Niagara Foundation.


For SHRM HR professionals, this program is valid for a total of 3 PDC for the SHRM-CP® or SHRM-SCP®.



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