Schedule

Please note that the conference schedule, conference sessions, and speakers are subject to change.

Pre-Conference - April 5-9
Training Certificates
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. CST Allyship Certification
Belonging Certification
Certified Inclusive Leadership Certification
Racial Justice Institute Certification

*Each training is 2.5 days. The training is provided by DiversityFIRST™.
Day Two - April 22
Luncheon Keynote - Sheila Talton (12:00 p.m)
General Conference
9:00 a.m. - 10:10 a.m. CST Concurrent Session I
  1. Anti-Racism 101
  2. Corporate Stewardship: How Companies and Individual Empowerment Can Drive Positive Change
  3. Culture Competence in Healthcare
  4. Destination C-Suite - Creating a Road Map To Success
  5. Do I Belong - Creating a Culture of Belongingness
  6. Essential Leadership Skills
  7. How to Create Your Organization DEI Strategy
  8. Multicultural Leadership Roundtable
  9. Servant Leadership
  10. The Practice of Inclusion
  11. Women Who Lead
10:10 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. CST Break
10:30 a.m. - 11:40 a.m. CST Concurrent Session II
  1. Authentic Leadership – Embracing Imperfection and Fostering Innovation
  2. Cultural Assessment - Where to Start
  3. DEI 101
  4. Disability Roundtable
  5. Diversity Best Practices in Healthcare
  6. Economic Empowerment as a Means to Achieve an Inclusive and Sustainable Society
  7. Emerging Leaders - What You Need to Know to Make That Jump
  8. Key Strategies on How to Advance Your Career
  9. Perfecting Priorities: Creating a Life that Works for You
  10. The Practice of Inclusion
  11. Women on Boards - How to Position Yourself for a Seat
11:40 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. CST Break
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. CST Luncheon Keynote: Sheila Talton
1:00 p.m. - 1:20 p.m. CST Break
1:20 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. CST Concurrent Session III
  1. Allyship Best Practices
  2. Art & Practice of Influencing
  3. Creating High Performance Teams
  4. DEI - Where Do We Start?
  5. Key Strategies on How to Advance Your Career
  6. Leadership: Presence, Influence & Inspiration
  7. Practicing Selfcare
  8. Privilege 101
  9. Race, Racism & Privilege
  10. Verterans Roundtable
  11. Women's Health - What Women Should Know
2:30 p.m. - 2:50 p.m. CST Break
2:50 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. CST Concurrent Session IV
  1. Allyship 101
  2. Belongingness Roundtable
  3. Brands & Social Movements
  4. Creating Your Personal Board - The Power of Mentors & Allies
  5. DEI Tools for Healthcare Industry
  6. Diagnosing Toxic Workplace Cultures and How to Fix it
  7. Diversity Officer Roundtable
  8. Inclusive Leadership
  9. Kamala Harris, Make Sure to Wear Shoes as There is Glass Every Where
  10. What are the Characteristics of a Great Leader?
4:00 p.m. - 4:10 p.m. CST Break
4:10 p.m. - 5:10 p.m. CST Closing/Keynote
Day Three - April 28
General Conference
9:00 a.m. - 10:10 a.m. CST Concurrent Session I
  1. Belongingness 101
  2. Creating a "Diversity First" Culture
  3. Creating and Sustaining Organizational Excellence
  4. ERG Best Practices
  5. Healthcare Leadership Roundtable
  6. How to Build Inclusive Teams
  7. Implicit Bias Training
  8. LGBTQ+ Roundtable
  9. Micro Aggressions in the Workspace
  10. Multicultural Leadership Roundtable
10:10 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. CST Break
10:30 a.m. - 11:40 a.m. CST Concurrent Session II
  1. Broadening Your Horizons - Make a Career Transition
  2. Career Advice from the C-Suite
  3. Creating Your DEI ScoreCard
  4. Equity 101
  5. Future Workforce Implications of Pandemic
  6. Healthcare DEI Roundtable
  7. LGBTQ+ Roundtable
  8. Managing a Multi-Generational Workforce
  9. Social Impact
  10. Systemic Racism
  11. Unlocking Your Full Potential
  12. Women Who Lead
11:40 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. CST Break
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. CST Keynote
1:00 p.m. - 1:20 p.m. CST Break
1:20 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. CST Concurrent Session III
  1. Becoming a Servant Leader
  2. Becoming An Allyship Organization
  3. Creating Your Personal Board - The Power of Mentors & Allies
  4. Cultural Assessment - Where to Start
  5. Healthcare Equity
  6. Implicit Bias 101
  7. Live Fearlessly: Choosing the road less traveled
  8. Racial Justice
  9. "Talent Comes in All Shades" - Diverse Talent Best Practices
  10. "We Rise" - Women of Color in Leadership
2:30 p.m. - 2:50 p.m. CST Break
2:50 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. CST Concurrent Session IV
  1. Corporate Social Responsibility Best Practices
  2. How to Develop Culturally Competent Leaders
  3. Inclusion Best Practices
  4. Influence 101
  5. Level Up – Reach Your Full Potential
  6. Practicing Selfcare
  7. Smart Networking: Building Alliances with Decision Makers
  8. Social Justice Roundtable
  9. Systemic Racism
  10. The Art of Creating a "Community" at Work
4:00 p.m. - 4:10 p.m. CST Break
4:10 p.m. - 5:10 p.m. CST Closing/Keynote