35th Annual Conference

March 27-29, 2023


Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Coaching Center

The DEI Coaching Center Offers Two Programs

  • Ask-An-Expert Group Coaching Sessions (75-minutes)
  • Roundtable Discussions (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.

Ask-An-Expert Group Session Coaching

Dates: April 5-7, 2022
Time: 8:30am – 9:45am CDT

Participate in one of 30+ small group coaching sessions over three days. DEI subject matter experts lead sessions to provide outcome-focused assistance you can apply immediately in the workplace.

  • 75-minute sessions.
  • Select from one of 11 specific DEI management or executive and leadership development topics.
  • 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

Ask-An-Expert Group Coaching Options:

DEI Management Coaching

  • Strategy and Execution
  • Diversity Talent Acquisition
  • Employee Development/Upward Mobility
  • Equitable Talent Management: Addressing Systemic Issues and Human Bias
  • Employee Resource Groups (BRG/ERG) and Diversity Councils
  • DEI Training and Coaching in Organizations
  • DEI Metrics and Communicating the Results
  • Mental Health and Wellness in the Workplace

Executive & Leadership Coaching

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

Roundtable Discussions

Dates: April 5-6, 2022
Time: 1:45pm – 3:00pm CDT

Thank you to our Roundtable Discussions Sponsor

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Participate in one of 24 small group roundtable discussions over two days. DEI thought leaders will facilitate dynamic conversations on specific topics. You will collaborate with participants to unpack conference learnings, critical issues and identify solutions.

  • 75-minute session.
  • Select from one of 12 topics each day.
  • Pre-register for your session on the conference platform.
  • Limited seats are available.

Roundtable Discussion Tracks

Track 1: Critical Conversations
Track 2: Industry
Track 3: Affinity

RoundTable Discussion Topics

Track 1: Critical Conversations

Date TBD

Topics are based on DEI trends, conference attendee feedback, and crowdsourcing from 2022 registrants.

  • Authenticity@Work: Embedding Authenticity, Belonging into Your Organization
  • Creating Sustainable Equity in Your Organization
  • Disability DEI: From Performative to Priority
  • ERG’s/BRG’s Role Driving Transformational Change in the Workplace (1 session each day)
  • Equity in Hybrid, Remote Work, Return to Work
  • Intersectionality@Work: No one left behind
  • Internal Mobility: Expanding Sponsorships to Advance the Internal Diversity Pipeline
  • J in JEDI Embedding Social Justice into Your Organization’s DNA
  • Leveraging Technology and AI to Evolve Inclusive Workplaces
  • The Great She-Cession
  • White Allyship
  • White Allyship: What BIPOC People Need from White Allies
Track 2: Industry

Date TBD

DEI issues specific to your industry.

  • Government
  • Healthcare
  • Higher Education
  • Nonprofit
Track 3: Affinity

Date TBD

Issues specific to affinity DEI professionals and DEI Council, ERG, DEI-related, Committee members, etc.

  • Asian and Pacific Islander (API)
  • Black
  • Multiracial and other Intersectional Identities
  • Latino/a/x
  • Women

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. More information coming soon.

Managed By:

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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