Schedule

*The conference is being held over a one-week period. The full conference starts on October 24–28.

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

Day One - October 24
Training - 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Multi-day Training
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. CST *Certified Diversity Professional Certification
*DEIB Executive Leadership Certification
*- will span 2.5 days, Mon, Tues, Wed
One Day Training
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. CST DEI Emerging Leaders Certificate
DEI Certificate
DEI Talent Certificate
Implicit Bias Certificate
Racial Justice Certificate
Day Two - October 25
Training - 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
General Conference - 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. CST
Multi-day Training
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. CST *Certified Diversity Professional Certification
*DEIB Executive Leadership Certification
*- will span 2.5 days, Mon, Tues, Wed
One Day Training
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. CST DEI Emerging Leaders
DEI Certificate
DEI Talent Certificate
Implicit Bias
General Conference
9:00 a.m. - 10:20 a.m. Concurrent Session I
  1. Engaging White Males as Full Diversity Champions
  2. Manage and Champion Change and Innovation
  3. Transitioning From Manager to Leader
10:20 a.m. - 10:40 a.m. Break
10:40 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Concurrent Session II
  1. Executive Presence
  2. DEI Strategy
  3. Diversity Data Done Right: An analytics tool that changes the game
12:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Break
2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Concurrent Session III
  1. DEI Strategy
  2. Race, Racism, & Privilege
  3. Five Essential Qualities of a Leader
Day Three - October 26
Training - 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
General Conference - 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. CST
Multi-day Training
Group 1
9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. CST

Group 2
1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. CST
*Certified Diversity Professional Certification
*DEIB Executive Leadership Certification
*- Group 1 will span 2.5 days, Mon, Tues, Wed
*- Group 2 will span 2.5 days, Wed, Thurs, Fri
Group 1 session will end at 11 a.m. CST
Group 2 session will begin at 1 p.m. CST
General Conference
9:00 a.m. - 10:20 a.m. Concurrent Session I
  1. CDO Toolkit
  2. DEI Benchmarks
  3. CDO Roundtable
  4. DEI Strategy
10:20 a.m. - 10:40 a.m. Break
10:40 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Concurrent Session II
  1. Gaining Buy-in as a Chief Diversity Officer
  2. Equity & Disrupting the Status Quo
  3. CHRO Roundtable
  4. DEI Scorecard
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Break
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Keynote
2:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Break
2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Concurrent Session III
  1. Creating Effective & Sustained DE&I Initiatives
  2. Creating Accountability Frameworks
  3. The Essential Role of the Chief Diversity Officer: Promoting Equity and Increasing the Bottom Line
  4. DEI Scorecard
Day Four - October 27
Training - 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
General Conference - 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. CST
Multi-day Training
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. CST *Certified Diversity Professional Certification
*DEIB Executive Leadership Certification
*- will span 2.5 days, Wed, Thurs, Fri
General Conference
9:00 a.m. - 10:20 a.m. Concurrent Session I
  1. Leaders Emotional Wellbeing: Who is taking care of your mental wellness?
  2. Diversity Officers Best Practices Roundtable
  3. Leading Cultural Change
10:20 a.m. - 10:40 a.m. Break
10:40 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Concurrent Session II
  1. Diversity Fatigue: Emotional Drain for BIPOC Audiences Addressing Social Justices Matters
  2. Leading Transformational Change
  3. Diversity Officer Roundtable
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Break
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Keynote
2:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Break
2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Concurrent Session III
  1. Leading with Emotional Intelligence
  2. Executive Leadership Development
  3. Establishing a Culture of Allyship in the Workplace
Day Five - October 28
Training - 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Multi-day Training
1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. CST *Certified Diversity Professional Certification
*DEIB Executive Leadership Certification
*- will span 2.5 days, Wed, Thurs, Fri