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May 17, 2018

7:30 a.m. — 8:30 a.m.

Registration, Breakfast and Networking

8:30 a.m. — 8:50 a.m.

Welcome, MIDC Board of Directors Address, Partner and Sponsor Recognition

8:50 a.m. — 9:30 a.m.

Most Powerful and Influential Women's Breakfast
Keynote Speaker — Dr. Patricia Horne-Mcgee

9:30 a.m. — 9:45 a.m.

Award Presentation

9:45 a.m. — 10:00 a.m.


10:00 a.m. — 11:00 a.m.

Concurrent Sessions I
Leading with "Emotional Intelligence"
Learn the capacity to be aware of, control, and express one's emotions, and handle interpersonal relations judiciously and empathetically and how it supports inclusion

Developing Culturally Competent Leaders Leaders must be culturally competent in order to change their corporate cultural. Dive into the reasons this is important and how it will build a better environment and make a difference in the bottomline

Creating a Diversity Strategy
The components of a “Non-Bias” Diversity Strategy

Creating Health and Respectful Work Environments
Acquire tools to creating a productive and cohesive work environment

11:00 a.m. — 11:10 a.m.


11:15 a.m. — 12:30 p.m.

Lunch and Networking

12:30 p.m. — 1:15 p.m.

D&I Leadership Symposium Keynote Address
Keynote Speaker

1:15 p.m. — 1:30 p.m.


1:30 p.m. — 2:30 p.m.

Concurrent Sessions II
Building Game-Changing Organizations: Aligning Purpose, Performance, People
The title says it all....

Race, Racism and Privilege
The three destroyers of Inclusion! Learn how to bypass these to reach an inclusive environment

Authentic Networking: Building Relationships that Matter
Relationships are vital. Learn how to develop long lasting ones which make a difference

2:30 p.m. — 2:45 p.m.


2:45 p.m. — 3:45 p.m.

Concurrent Sessions III
EEOC/Affirmative Action Best Practices
The best practices and new laws associated with this topic will enlighten and educate those in the space relative to Diversity and Inclusion

The Intersection of Labels: Identity, and Colorism: Their Impacts and Implications for the Workforce
Labels can be extremely dangerous. How to identify how they hinder inclusiveness, the impacts and implications they have in the workplace

Multicultural Leadership: Embracing and Understanding Multicultural Differences- Toss the Negativity
Moving pass "tolerance" to "embracing" for optimal inclusion in the workplace

3:45 p.m.