35th Annual Conference

March 27-29, 2023


Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Coaching Center

The DEI Coaching Center Offers Four Programs at the 2023 Conference

  • Small Group Coaching Sessions (75-minutes)
  • Ask-An-Expert One-On-One Consultations (15 to 20-minutes)
  • Critical Conversations Roundtable Discussions (75-minutes)
  • DEI Professionals Affinity Group Meetings (75-minutes)

Our premier faculty includes Chief Diversity Officers, DEI/HR leaders, conference presenters, multicultural talent acquisition and management experts, and executive coaches. See our faculty roster at the bottom of the page.

Small Group Coaching Session

In-Person Attendees

March 27, 2023                        March 28, 2023
9:00am – 10:15am CT              8:30am – 9:45am CT

Virtual+ Attendees

March 27, 2023                       March 28, 2023                        March 29, 2023
2:30pm – 3:45pm CT              8:30am – 9:45am CT              8:00am – 9:15am CT

Participate in one of 18 small group coaching sessions over two days in-person or three days on Virtual+ . DEI subject matter experts lead sessions to provide outcome-focused assistance you can apply immediately in the workplace. Seats are limited to 20 participants per session.

  • 75-minute sessions.
  • Select from one of nine specific DEI management or executive and leadership development topics (some sessions repeat).
  • Coaches will answer individual participant questions and facilitate group conversations.
  • Pre-register for your session on the conference platform. Limited slots are available.

Left to right:  Sandra S. Yamate, Institute for Inclusion in the Legal Profession (IILP) | Bill Proudman, White Men as Full Diversity Partners/FDP Global | Howard Ross, Udarta Consulting  |  Regina Speed-Bost, SB Law, PLLC  | Candi Castleberry, Amazon

Small Group Coaching Options:

Check registration and the Attendee Hub for specific session dates and times.

DEI Management Coaching

  • Strategy and Execution
  • Diversity Talent Acquisition
  • Employee Development/Upward Mobility
  • Employee Resource Groups (BRG/ERG) and Diversity Councils
  • DEI Training and Coaching in Organizations
  • DEI Metrics and Communicating the Results

Executive & Leadership Coaching

  • Managing your DEI Role
  • Career Management
  • Self-Care and Resilience for DEI Professionals

Ask-An-Expert One-On-One Consultations

In-Person Attendees Only

March 27, 2023                           March 28, 2023
9:00am – 12:00pm CDT               8:30am – 9:45am CDT

A confidential 15 to 20-minute consultation with a DEI subject matter expert designed to provide practical guidance and next-step solutions. All consultations are on a first-come, first-served basis.

Got DEI Questions? Get Answers from DEI Leaders!

Topic areas include

  • Managing your DEI Role
  • Strategy & Execution
  • Employee Resource Groups (ERG)
  • Measuring Your DEI Success
  • Managing Your DEI Career

Critical Conversations Roundtable Discussions

In-Person Attendees
March 27, 2023
10:45am – 12:00pm CT

Virtual+ Attendees
March 27, 2023                        March 28, 2023                        March 29, 2023
2:30pm – 3:45pm CT             10:45am – 12:00pm CT             8:00am – 9:15am CT

Participate in one of 12 roundtable discussions over two days in-person or three days on Virtual+. DEI thought leaders will facilitate dynamic conversations on specific topics. You will collaborate with participants to unpack conference learnings, discuss critical issues and identify solutions. Seats are limited to 20 participants per roundtable.

  • 75-minute session
  • Select from one of 12 topics

Critical Conversations RoundTable Discussion Topics

Topics TBD. Check back on your registration page and the Attendee Hub  for specific session topics, dates and times.

DEI Professionals Affinity Group Meetings

In-Person Attendees Only
March 28, 2023
12:35pm – 1:50pm CDT


Thought leaders will facilitate dynamic conversations on issues impacting specific affinity groups of DEI professionals and DEI Council, ERG, DEI-related, Committee members, etc. Seats are limited to 20 participants per roundtable. 

  • Asian and Pacific Islander (API)
  • Black
  • Multiracial and other Intersectional Identities
  • Latino/a/x
  • Women
Ready to join us?

What Attendees Are Saying

“Our D&I program would not have progressed as quickly without a follow-up coaching session to address questions that subsequently arose and the feedback on our implementation.”
“My executive coach was outstanding in helping me navigate the unique challenges of being a Diversity and Inclusion leader.”
“I have been in the D&I space for over 10 years. Having the opportunity to collaborate with a senior leader who understands my issues was a highlight of this conference.”
“The D&I coaching service exceeded my expectations. My coach was a true subject matter expert and I left the session with actionable strategies specific to the challenges I had in moving our program forward.”

2023 Coaching Faculty

Chief Diversity Officers, DEI/HR leaders, conference presenters, multicultural talent acquisition and management experts and executive coaches. Click on the coaches’ names to learn more about each.

The 2022 faculty are listed below. 2023 faculty will be posted soon.

Managed By:

Mann Bombela Tobias Group LLC

M – Z

Anu Mandapati Founder IMPACT Leadership Partners

Murray Mann Managing Partner / Chief Coaching Officer Mann Bombela-Tobias Group LLC

Mercedes Martin President/CEO Mercedes Martin & Company

Pam McElvane CEO and Publisher Diversity MBA Media

Graciela Meibar Executive Coach / D&I Thought Leader Graciela Meibar

Kurt Merriweather Co-Founder / VP The Diversity Movement

Alejandra Mielke Founder Alejandra Mielke PhD Coaching & Consulting, LLC

Meredith Morales Senior Global Program Manager, ERG Leadership Development Programs. Diversity, Inclusion, Belonging LinkedIn

Farzana Nayani Founder and Principle Consultant Farzana Nayani Consulting and Training

Obella Obbo Consultant Hummingbird Humanity

Julie O’Mara Board Member The Centre for Global Inclusion

Lisa Ong President and Founder Wishing Out Loud LLC

Rebecca Parilla Director of Content and Research LCW

Michelle Rodriguez Director, Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging LinkedIn

Riikka Salonen Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Leader

May E, Snowden President and CEO Snowden & Associates Inc.

Ada Vargas Associate Consultant LCW

Eric Watson Director, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Southern California Electric

Lynda White Chair / President Centre for Global Inclusion / Mcleod White and Associates

Dr. Nika White President and CEO Nika White Consulting

Andrea Wicks Bowles Senior Consultant LCW

Latasha Williams CEO / Corporate HR Leader The Modern Millennials Careers and Consulting

Gamiel Yafai CEO Diversity Marketplace

Isaias Zamarripa Director, PBRG Strategy & Operations Bristol Meyers Squibb

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