Building Bridges to Promote Inclusion

This summit event brings together six leaders from diverse backgrounds from all over Ohio to share their personal stories and experiences that relate to facing adversity in society. After sharing their perspective during the opening panel, each leader breakout to facilitate their own roundtable discussion. During these roundtable discussions, attendees are also able to engage in open discussion with fellow attendees to share their personal thoughts, insights, and experiences as well as create action items that they can take away from the event to make their workplaces and neighborhoods more inclusive environments. By securing business and community leaders who can share personal stories that pertain to one of the topics listed below, the Diversity in Action Roundtable aims to not only create awareness about the impact a non-inclusive environment can have on individuals, but also some of the ways in which organizations and individuals can work together to promote the importance of diversity and inclusion in the workplace and community.

For questions or comments, please contact Laura Grajczyk at [email protected]

Atlanta, GA

Christopher Farhat

Christopher Farhat

CEO
Farhat Advanced Interpreting LLC

Andre Lessears

Andre Lessears

Director, Diversity & Inclusion - Akron General
Cleveland Clinic Akron General

AJ Leu

AJ Leu

Diversity and Career Development Director in the College of Communication
Kent State University

Carrilyn Long

Carrilyn Long

Director of Multicultural Affairs
Walsh University

Lauren Purdy

Lauren Purdy

Deputy Director, Division of Opportunity, Diversity & Inclusion
Ohio Department of Transportation

Edgar Vann III

Edgar Vann III

Vice President, Diversity and Inclusion
TCF Bank

Agenda

8:30AM - 9:00AM Registration and Logging In
9:00AM - 9:10AM Welcome & Opening Remarks
9:12AM - 9:32AM Roundtable Discussions 1
9:34AM - 9:54AM Roundtable Discussions 2
9:56AM - 10:16AM Roundtable Discussions 3
10:16AM - 10:26AM Break
10:26AM - 10:46AM Roundtable Discussions 4
10:48AM - 11:08AM Roundtable Discussions 5
11:08AM - 11:28AM Roundtable Discussions 6
11:30AM - 11:55AM Share Outs & Open Discussion
11:55AM - 12:00PM Closing Remarks & Recognition of Sponsors

ACCESSIBLE INCLUSION | DISRUPTING DISCRIMINATION IN RECRUITING AND RETENTION


Across the employment landscape of our region, from tech to manufacturing, from finance to healthcare, and from retail to public service, individuals with disabilities are making their places of work more positive, more productive, and more profitable.

This is a conversation at the intersection of human capital and smart business strategy – are you practicing accessible inclusion?

Those in HR leadership, hiring and recruitment, organizational development, learning and development, and other leadership positions are encouraged to attend.

Sponsor

Registration

BRONZE

sponsor
$1250
  • Designated as a Bronze Sponsor of the summit; this designation will be on the event webpage, all pre-event and event online and email promotional material, and printed event materials
  • Professional photographs of event for organizational use
  • Quarter-page ad in the printed event program
  • 2 tickets to the summit

SILVER

sponsor
$2,500
  • Designated as a Silver Sponsor of the summit; this designation will be on the event webpage, all pre-event and event online and email promotional material, and printed event materials
  • Professional photographs of event for organizational use
  • Half-page ad in the printed event program
  • 4 tickets to the summit

GOLD

sponsor
$5,000
  • Designated as an Gold Sponsor of the summit; this designation will be on the event webpage, all pre-event and event online and email promotional material, and printed event materials
  • Gold Sponsor(s) will be included in recognition of 50% event proceeds donation to the Ohio Stem Learning Network
  • Professional photographs of event for organizational use
  • Full-page ad in the printed event program
  • 8 tickets to the summit

PRESENTING

sponsor
$10,000
  • Designated as Presenting Sponsor of the summit; this designation will be on the event webpage, all pre-event and event online and email promotional material, and printed event materials – limited to two co-title organizations
  • Presenting Sponsor(s) will be included in recognition of 50% event proceeds donation to the Ohio Stem Learning Network
  • Presenting Sponsor(s) will be listed on all nametags, table tents, and signage during the event
  • Receive a formal plaque as Presenting Sponsor of the event
  • An opportunity to have a representative from your organization provide remarks to open or close the event (10 minutes)
  • Professional photographs of event for organizational use
  • Two full-page ads in the printed event program
  • 16 tickets to the summit

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