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Diversity & Talent Webinar Series

September 26 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am

Most American corporations invest money, time, and energy in diversity, equity, and inclusion – popular terms that realistically bear little weight. Companies say they want to hire people from a wide array of backgrounds, but do they even know what a diverse workforce looks like? Why do so many companies fail in creating and cultivating an environment that truly embraces diversity and its benefits?

In The Big House: A Human-Centered & Progressive Approach to DEI and Positive Workforce EngagementHR executive Ovell Barbee, Jr. delivers essential advice to company leaders on how to stop the silence, have difficult conversations addressing race and diversity, and learn to be comfortable with being uncomfortable, to achieve an environment where everyone can flourish.

Join us Tuesday, September 26 for a virtual webinar featuring Ovell Barbee and hear compelling examples of real-life experiences combined with his passion for meaningful and authentic diversity. Leaders will leave motivated and inspired to have the courage to build a better, human-centered workplace.

After the Event

Pop into our Work Café for a book signing with the author! Ovell Barbee will have copies of his book and is looking forward to sharing his insights with Grand Rapids leaders.





Date & Time:

September 26 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am



Meet the Speaker

Headshot of Ovell Barbee, Jr.

Ovell Barbee, Jr.

Human Resources Strategist


Event Sponsors

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Interested in sponsoring this event in 2023? Please contact Yadira Garza-Malone to learn more.