Establishing and or Advancing your Firm's Diversity & Inclusion Program
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 Export to Your Calendar 11/4/2020
When: Wednesday, Nov. 4
1:30- 3:30 p.m. ET
Where: Zoom
United States
Contact: Shelby Dunn
(317) 637-3563

Online registration is available until: 11/4/2020
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Engage in an interactive discussion with panelists centering around Establishing and/or Advancing your Firm's Diversity & Inclusion Program.


Angela Smith Jones, Vice President, Diversity & Inclusion, Health & Hospital Corporation

Confirmed Panelists

Tanya Adams, Vice President, Manager Community Relations & Diversity, WSP

Linda D. Calvin, Vice President, School of Information Technology, Workforce Alignment, Ivy Tech Community College

Erika Sutton, Transportation Designer at VHB

Sample of Topics to be Addressed

  • Tone at the Top. “Support from the top goes beyond saying you support the initiative—we have to walk the talk and lead by example.

    • Has your firm set a vision for a culture of D&I?

    • Does your firm have board/ leadership commitment or a D&I program?

    • Who is engaged in the D&I program?  Who from outside the HR department?

    • What is your firm’s plan for D&I in the next year?  5 years?  10 years?

  • Create Structure and Process. “Any sustained organizational change requires adjustments to structure and process to guide changes.”

    • Who is responsible for supporting the D&I program at your firm?

    • Is D&I integrated into your firm’s strategic plan?  If not, how can you incorporate?

    • How does your firm support D&I within its recruitment and retention?

    • How can your firm tie D&I program goals to management goals?

    • How can your firm assess the status of the D&I program and its impacts on employees?

  • Measure Outcomes. “Include objective and subjective measurements.”

    • What employee engagement surveys have you conducted with a focus on D&I?

    • What is your firm’s starting point for a D&I program and how does that benchmark against the profession/ industry?

    • How can your firm be intentional with its D&I goals?

    • How can your firm create accountability for D&I success?

  • Awareness Building. “Make you D&I efforts and commitment highly visible.”

    • How can your D&I program be a leader in change management efforts?

    • How might your firm benefit from outside consultants and facilitators?

    • How can you wear your firm’s everyday processes and leadership development structures into D&I initiatives?

2 PDH credits available