Diversity means all of us!

Date: November 14, 2018
Time: 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Location: The Metropolitan
Address: 233 S Wacker Dr,  Willis Tower, 66th Floor, Oak Room, Chicago, IL 60606
Cost: $75 members / $95 non-members (Includes hot breakfast)

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No matter where you work or what your title is, Diversity means all of us! Please join us for the 2018 Diversity Forum, as we discuss sustainable strategies for advancing diversity and inclusion within the accounting profession. Discover new ways to connect the diverse strengths of every person on your team to ensure everyone has the potential to succeed and grow together.

We are excited to have Suri Surinder, Founding Partner & CEO of CTR Factor, lead this important and engaging program. Suri is a leadership, diversity and inclusion expert with real work experience and clients in the accounting profession.

8:00AM - 8:30AM

Breakfast and Networking

8:30AM - 10:00AM

Developing Diverse Talent

Understanding the importance of community and cultural values for your co-workers is only the beginning. Putting meaningful practices into place is the real driver of success. Discover hidden techniques to:

  • Get’em: Stop using a “Snuggie” one-size-fits-all strategy for recruiting minorities. Start using a FUBU approach – For Us By Us – to succeed.
  • Keep’em: Instead of taking the “Lone Ranger” individual approach to minority retention, learn how to focus on an “Avengers” team strategy.
  • Grow’em: The “Nutty Professor” classroom learning approach for developing talent will only go so far, but employing a mentor-focused “Karate Kid” strategy will yield lasting results.

10:00AM - 10:30AM

Networking Break

10:30AM - 12:00PM

20 Shades of Inclusion

Inclusion is a nuanced concept that comes in various forms. But, in all cases, inclusion involves feeling empowered, enabled and encouraged to bring our whole selves to work because of the feeling that our diverse needs are being met. Explore 20 different kinds of inclusion based upon the different needs employees have.


If you are interested in joining the list of sponsors below, please email Wendy Sech or call her at 312-517-7655.

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