Join us at our 4th annual Diversity and Inclusion Summit. This event will be held on April 1, 2020 at the Tacoma Convention Center. This summit will be an opportunity for professional organizations to learn how to bring on and diversify their workforce while also preparing their workplace to retain their employees.
This year, the theme of the summit is Communicate, Collaborate, and Commit. The overall focus is to encourage industry partners to work together to create a more inclusive workplace and to commit to these practices, ensuring communication from the top down and bottom up.
Breakout sessions offered throughout the day will focus on the following topics: Generational Differences, Intersectionality, Leadership and Management Change, Bystander Intervention, and Respectful Workplace Training.
Registration is now open. Click here!
Planned Agenda (Subject to change)
7:30-8:00AM – Doors open, breakfast, and networking
8:00-9:00AM – Keynote Presentation
9:15- 10:30AM – Breakout Sessions
10:45AM-12:00PM – Breakout Sessions
12:15-1:15PM – Lunch Keynote
1:30-2:45PM – Breakout Sessions
3:00-4:00PM – Apprentice Panel and Networking
2020 Keynotes and Presenters:
Kimberly Davis, Keynote
An expert on authentic leadership, Kimberly Davis shares her inspirational message of personal power, responsibility and impact with organizations across the country and teaches leadership programs world-wide; most notably, her program “OnStage Leadership” which runs in NYC and Dallas, TX. Additionally, Kimberly teaches for SMU Cox School of Business’ Executive Education Program and their Latino Leadership Initiative; as well as for the Bush Institute’s WE Lead program (empowering female leaders from the middle east). Kimberly is a TEDx speaker and her award-winning book, Brave Leadership: Unleash Your Most Confident, Authentic, and Powerful Self to Get the Results You Need was named the #1 book to read on Inc. Magazine’s “The most impactful books to read in 2018.”
Kimberly Harden, Presenter
Dr. Kimberly Harden is a diversity, equity, and inclusion consultant and keynote speaker. She advises C-level executives in corporations, government agencies, nonprofit organizations, and academic institutions on their recruitment, hiring, retention, and promotion strategies and works with them to resolve interpersonal workplace conflict. Dr. Harden also serves as a professor in the Department of Communication at Seattle University. Before she became an educator, Dr. Harden spent over 15 years working in the healthcare sector. Dr. Harden has spoken at conferences, seminars, and events including Ignite Seattle’s Education Lab, One Woman Fearless! Summit, the International Women & Leadership Conference, and the Rise to the Occasion Women’s Conference.
Dr. Harden is passionate about diversity, justice, leadership, collaboration, care, and transformation. She developed her signature Dream. Plan. Do.™ program to encourage and empower others to dream big, create an action plan, and share resources.
Thank you to all of our 2020 sponsors and partners!