Join the Network as we kick off the 2020 Annual Conference with the Sunday Opening Plenary Lunch: Brave, Bold Steps in Addressing Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. Diversity and equity experts, Cecilia and Malissa Stanton Adams of the Stanton Adams Diversity Institute will present the case for Brave, Bold Action.
Drawing from their unique experiences working within corporate and non-profit settings, they will share best practice research and stimulate thoughtful conversation on the roles we each play within our communities and organizations. Attendees will leave with practical approaches to increase diversity within the context of a faith based human service agency.
With humor and an ability to make even the toughest issues accessible, Cecilia and Malissa challenge participants to delve deeper into the biases that shape our lives, outlooks and daily interactions and create a plan for change.
Conference goers will leave with the:
- Understanding of the importance of historical context in building trust with communities of color, and those from other faith traditions,
- Ability to recognize how unconscious bias interrupts our ability to connect and;
- Knowledge of how to leverage key insights from today’s best practice research.
Workshop sessions on the topic of Diversity will also be offered for those wishing to learn more.