2019 Diversity and Inclusion Summit: COMMITTED! Intentional, Impactful and Inclusive Leadership in Diversity and Inclusion

September 19, 2019

About this event

The Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City in partnership with The Diversity Consortium will host the 2019 Diversity and Inclusion Summit: COMMITTED! Intentional, Impactful and Inclusive Leadership in Diversity and Inclusion. The purpose of the Diversity and Inclusion Summit is to convene D&I practitioners and champions for professional development dedicated to the exchange of concepts, insights and best practices in the field of diversity, equity and inclusion.

By attending this summit, you will:

  • Discover how intentional D&I efforts can shift and positively impact business practices, culture and community.
  • Examine new ways to apply strategy to measure D&I effectiveness.
  • Explore how a D&I strategy can align to support both business and culture.
  • Explore ideas for starting and expanding D&I efforts.
  • Hear stories and best practices for engaging allies for greater impact.
  • Identify areas to support leadership in creating more intentional and inclusive environments.
  • Benchmark, collaborate, and network with your peers.

Audience

Who should attend?

Chief Diversity Officers; Executives; Officers and Managers of Diversity and Inclusion; Talent Management; Human Resources; Professionals with responsibility for: Diversity and Inclusion, Organization Culture, Leadership Development, Employee Engagement, Employee Relations, Talent Acquisition; Champions of Diversity and Inclusion

Event details

Date Time Location
September 19, 2019 8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. CST Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, Conference Center

Registration

Registration form the summit is now closed. 



Registration Deadline: September 13, 2019
Cost: $0

CPE Credits

By attending the 2019 Diversity and Inclusion Summit, you can earn 6.5 CPE credits for which no prerequisite is required.

Field of Study: 6.5/Personal Development
Program Level: Update
Delivery Method: Group Live
Learning Objective: The purpose of the Diversity and Inclusion Summit is to convene D&I practitioners and champions for professional development dedicated to the exchange of concepts, insights and best practices in the field of diversity, equity and inclusion. 

Contact Information

Trina Duncan
Diversity and Inclusion Specialist
(816) 881-6797

2019 Diversity and Inclusion Summit: COMMITTED! Intentional, Impactful and Inclusive Leadership in Diversity and Inclusion

 

September 19
  • 8:30 - 9 a.m. Registration, Continental Breakfast and Networking Breakfast
  • 9 - 9:10 a.m. Welcome and Opening Remarks
  • 9:10 - 10 a.m. INTENTIONAL: The Impact of a Leader

    As an inclusive leader, Courtney has been intentional in her personal and professional diversity and inclusion efforts. As a result of the Central Exchange (CX) diversity and inclusion strategy, the organization has experienced an increase in gender and racial representation at all levels, advocated for gender equality in the field of STEMM and created a safe space for guided conversations on topics of diversity. As a leader, how are your decisions, actions, reactions and future plans aligning with a commitment to intentionally drive a gender, racially, culturally and socioeconomically diverse environment? You have more influence than you think and the power to shift the trajectory comes from being an Intentional Leader. Courtney will share ways you will be able to:

    • Define what you stand for and want to be known for.
    • Identify the gaps between where you are and where you want to be.
    • Commit to closing the gaps.
    • Build the plan to bring it to life. 

    Success is a result of intentional and accountable leadership. Hear how being an Intentional Leader can move the needle in your organization.

    Courtney Thomas, President & Chief Executive Officer, Central Exchange

  • 10 - 10:10 a.m. Morning Break
  • 10:10 - 11 a.m. IMPACTFUL: Measuring Diversity for Success – Metrics vs. Strategy

    Measuring the effect of diversity and inclusion must move beyond compliance-based representational demographics into the strategic realm. By aligning diversity goals with enterprise goals, organizations can better make the case for its diversity programs. However, there is little indication about what is being done to accomplish this. While companies want to be more strategic and add value through D&I, they often have trouble even starting out. Panelist will share insights on their diversity plan deployment strategies; basic measurement goals; facets of strategic diversity; how tracked metrics inform programs, policies, procedures, procurement and recruitment; and how to create accountability in D&I.

     

    Moderator: Michael Gonzales, Co-Founder, Diversity and Inclusion Consortium

    Panelists:

    Clint Bradley, Director of Human Resources, Inside Ventures

     

    Tammy Edwards, Vice President, Community Development and Diversity & Inclusion, Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City

    Samantha McCloud, Director of Community Involvement, Diversity & Inclusion, GastingerWalker

    Jason Peters, Senior Compliance Officer, JE Dunn

  • 11 - 2 p.m. INCLUSIVE: The Radical Hospitality Toolkit (How to Be an Ally): Bridging Social Capital in the Workplace

    Join the Marnita’s Table team over a tasty meal for a deep-dive conversation and practice session offering actionable tools and techniques to help you “move the dial” on social equity issues by building a culture of radical hospitality, even where personal and political starting points are different. Explore emergent strategies for moving beyond “diversity and inclusion,” toward an office culture where difference is authentically embraced and where diversity functions as an asset rather than an obstacle to be overcome.

    Marnita Schroedl, Chief Executive Officer and Founder, Marnita’s Table, Inc.

  • 2 - 2:10 p.m. Afternoon Break
  • 2:10 - 3 p.m. COMMITTED: The Solution Room

    Wouldn’t it be great if you could walk into a room, identify a challenge you’d like to address and get advice from a small group of colleagues? Now you can! A participant-led session, The Solution Room gives you the opportunity to obtain just-in-time answers from a small group of peers to your professional problems and challenges. And, as you provide and receive consultation, you’ll get to know your small group members. During the session, you’ll meet and build in-depth connections with 4-5 new peers through sharing problems, advice, and support. You’ll receive help from your peers on a personal professional problem or challenge. And you’ll discover the amount of peer experience available and learn how to tap it for your own benefit.

     

    Chantell Garrett, Manager, Diversity, Inclusion and Strategic Engagement, Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City

  • 3:00 p.m. Adjourn