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DEI Board Meeting

September 11-12, 2024ㅤ•ㅤChicago, IL

Board Meeting Agenda

To see what types of sessions you can expect at this meeting, download last year’s agenda here.

Wednesday, September 11

11:30 AM

Registration opens

12:00 PM

Lunch Discussion

Get here on time and grab a seat at the table. This sit-down lunch is your first opportunity to meet all of the great DEI leaders you’ll get to know at the Board Meeting.

12:40 PM

Break

12:50 PM

Welcome & Introduction

1:00 PM

Show & Tell #1 – Coming soon!

1:30 PM

Break

1:45 PM

Show & Tell #2 – Coming soon!

2:15 PM

Break

2:30 PM

Show & Tell #3 – Coming soon!

3:00 PM

Snack Break

3:30 PM

Show & Tell #4 – Coming soon!

4:00 PM

Break

4:15 PM

Show & Tell #5 – Coming soon!

4:45 PM

Adjourn

5:00 PM

Member Dinner

Following our afternoon of conversations and Show & Tell Talks, we’ll all go out for a fantastic dinner together. It’s a perfect opportunity to connect with your fellow members before a big day of brainstorming, discussion, and collaboration.

Thursday, September 12

8:00 AM

Breakfast Discussions

The conversations over coffee and eggs at this event are often more lively than any other conference’s happy hour. You’ll want to be here bright and early (and on time).

8:50 AM

Break

9:00 AM

Welcome Back

9:05 AM

Member-Led Discussion #1 – Coming soon!

9:35 AM

Break

9:45 AM

Member-Led Discussion #2 – Coming soon!

10:15 AM

Snack Break

10:35 AM

Member-Led Discussion #3 – Coming soon!

11:05 AM

Break

11:20 AM

Member-Led Discussion #4 – Coming soon!

11:50 PM

Lunch Discussions

12:50 PM

Break

1:00 PM

Unconference Round 1

EXAMPLE TOPICS:

  • Affirmative Action: Corporate impact and reviewing existing programs/protocol
  • Making the case for DEI statistical analysis with legal
  • Engagement best practices: Disengaged, mid-level management, and hourly workforce
  • Sustaining as a DEI practitioner: How do you prioritize mental health and well-being?

1:30 PM

Break

1:40 PM

Unconference Round 2

EXAMPLE TOPICS:

  • Native American education for employees in the U.S.: Is there anything out there?
  • DEI becoming political and a company necessity is to be risk adverse
  • Psychological safety: Framework, programs, and communication
  • DEI staff for global organizations: Resources, budgets, support

2:10 PM

Snack Break

2:20 PM

Unconference Round 3

EXAMPLE TOPICS:

  • DEI metrics: setting goals and objectives and evaluating performance
  • Biggest headwinds/barriers to advancing DEI and what are you doing about it
  • Benchmarking realistic expectations on workforce representation goals: What should we expect every year?
  • Passion for DEI with poor performance and driving the work in the business

2:50 PM

Break

3:00 PM

Unconference Round 4

EXAMPLE TOPICS:

  • Leading DEI through recession, inflation, and layoffs
  • Your DEI career trajectory: What’s next?
  • External partnerships: Evaluating + communicating ROI
  • Supplier diversity: Who’s responsible?

3:30 PM

Adjourn

Please note: This agenda is subject to change based on speaker availability and scheduling.

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