Diversity & Talent Webinar

The Diversity & Talent Series will address various talent needs of the West Michigan business community. The series will also focus on the different ways to attract and retain top talent and include best practices in DEI. Join us Tuesday, October 29 to hear from Angie Stewart, Regional Director for DEI at Trinity Health.

Diversity & Talent Workshop

The Diversity & Talent Series will address various talent needs of the West Michigan business community. The series will also focus on the different ways to attract and retain top talent and include best practices in DEI. Join us Tuesday, August 27.

Diversity & Talent Webinar

The Diversity & Talent Series will address various talent needs of the West Michigan business community. The series will also focus on the different ways to attract and retain top talent and include best practices in DEI. Join us Tuesday, June 25 to hear from Dennis Beste, Program Director at Global Detroit and Andres J. Ortiz-Estevez, International Student Services Coordinator at Grand Valley State University on navigating the U.S. visa process and how to hire international talent.

Diversity & Talent Webinar: How Our Culture Impacts Our Workplace

‘Nice and Exclusionary’ – How Our Culture Impacts Our Workplace

The politeness that comes with our “West Michigan nice” culture is loved by locals and visitors alike, but how does it impact our true selves at work?

Join us to hear from Misti Stanton, VP, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officer at Mercantile Bank to discuss how our West Michigan culture impacts our workplace. Receive insights and learn the ABA approach: Act, Be Bold, and Aid where it is needed. Join us Tuesday, April 30.

Diversity & Talent Webinar: Belonging in the Workplace

Fostering a Culture of Belonging in the Workplace: Strategies and Best Practices

In this Diversity & Talent Webinar, we’ll delve into the essential strategies and best practices for creating a workplace culture where every employee feels a strong sense of belonging.

Join us to hear from Jordoun Eatman, Vice President of Engagement & Inclusion at Experience Grand Rapids to learn tangible steps for cultivating an inclusive environment that values diverse perspectives and ensures all voices are heard. Through expert insights, we’ll uncover how fostering belonging goes beyond diversity and inclusion efforts, ultimately driving productivity, innovation, and employee well-being.

2024 Diversity & Talent Summit

The Diversity & Talent programs explore the latest DEI trends and address the talent needs of West Michigan to enhance business success in an increasingly diverse and global community. The annual summit will focus on the different avenues available to attract and retain the right workforce in today’s competitive marketplace. The summit will also include breakout sessions featuring subject matter experts who will share proven strategies on how to address the talent shortfall in innovative ways