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2023 Diversity & Talent Summit
April 26 @ 7:30 am - 3:30 pm
Create Great Inclusion: 2023 Diversity & Talent Summit
The annual Diversity & Talent Summit explores the latest DEI trends to enhance business success in an increasingly diverse and global community.
This is West Michigan’s premier summit for CEOs, C-Suite leaders, Chief Diversity Officers, DEI practitioners, and human resources professionals to build capacity and expertise.
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Walk-in registration will be available at the door.
7:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
1:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
7:30 a.m. Registration, Networking, & Breakfast
8:30 a.m. Welcome & Introduction to Program
8:40 a.m. Summit Chair Leadership Lesson & Speaker Introduction
9:00 a.m. Why Remix DEI Anyway? The Case for an Expanded Approach
9:15 a.m. Break
9:30 a.m. Make the Remix Real: Connect, Engage, & Power Up!
9:50 a.m. Innovate & Implement Panel
10:30 a.m. Break
10:45 a.m. Implementing Intersectionality to Innovate on Your DEI Journey
12:00 p.m. Morning Session Concludes
Afternoon Agenda (for full-day attendees)
12:00 p.m. Lunch
1:00 p.m. Breakout Session #1
2:00 p.m. Break
2:20 p.m. Breakout Session #2
3:30 p.m. Adjourn
Advancing Inclusion in a Digital Age
Many organizations struggle with their understanding of what makes a digital experience accessible, why accessibility is important, and what steps they can take to make their digital experiences inclusive to all audiences. In this session, the Calder team will draw from our expertise in helping organizations like yours prioritize accessibility and inclusive design to give you a solid path forward in your accessibility journey.
Advancing Inclusion in a Diverse Age
The world is diverse and, increasingly, so are our workplaces. Research shows that individuals interact across differences at work more than in any other place in their lives. What happens when different identities, cultures, and values converge in a work environment? In this session, attendees will explore the concept of identity, and how it influences day-to-day workplace interactions. They will learn strategies for cultivating a culture that values and celebrates diversity, and leave equipped to think creatively to shape systems within their organization to achieve the outcome of inclusion.
Advancing Inclusion in a Divided Age
We are living, growing, and striving to thrive in an increasingly diverse community, world, and nation. Our workspaces are microcosms of our society. In countless instances, the diversity that has the propensity to grow our organizations, and this nation, instead function to divide us — effectively stalling growth and progress. At a time when we are the most [outwardly] polarized, we avoid discussions that make us uncomfortable, especially in the workplace. During this session, we will explore psychological safety as a key lever for building brave spaces that move teams beyond the divide and toward a zone of high performance, innovation, and growth.