33rd Annual Conference

MARCH 8-12, 2021


Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Coaching Center

The DEI Coaching Center Offers Two Programs

  • 90-minute Ask-An-Expert Group Coaching Sessions
  • One-hour Round Table Discussions

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: March 9-12, 2021
Time: 8:30am – 10:00am CST

Participate in one of 40 small group coaching sessions over four days. DEI subject matter experts lead sessions to provide outcome-focused assistance you can apply immediately in the workplace.

  • 90-minute sessions.
  • Select from one of 10 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 Singleton, Twitter

Ask-An-Expert Group Coaching Options:

DEI Management Coaching

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

Executive & Leadership Coaching

  • Managing your DEI Role
  • Career Management
  • Wellness / Self-Care for DEI Professionals

Round Table Discussions

Dates: March 9-11, 2021
Time: 1:30am – 2:30pm CST

Participate in one of 24 small group round table discussions over three days. DEI thought leaders will facilitate dynamic conversations on topics specific to the four conference themes. You will collaborate with participants to unpack conference learnings and identify solutions.

  • 60-minute session.
  • Select from one of 8 different topics each day.
  • Pre-register for your session on the conference platform. Limited slots are available.

Round Table Discussion Topics

Tuesday, March 9

Development and Advancement of People

How can we ensure fair practice and equitable opportunities for marginalized people to develop their talents and advance toward greater success in our workplaces?


  • Addressing Structural Changes to Achieve Equitable Talent Development
  • Addressing Structural Changes to Achieve Equitable Performance Management Systems
  • Addressing Human Biases to Achieve Equitable Talent Development
  • Addressing Human Biases to Achieve Performance Management.
  • Expanding Sponsorships to Advance the Internal Diversity Pipeline
  • The ERG’s/BRG’s Roles in Driving Equitable Talent Development or Performance Management
  • Implementing Programs that Achieve Equity in Talent Development and Advancement
  • Assessing Equity in Talent Development or Performance Management
Wednesday, March 10

Building Active Allyships

In order to walk the talk, how can we build strong allyships that support and center diversity and equity in our work?


  • White Allyship
  • White Allyship: What BIPOC People Need from White Allies
  • Workplace Ally Programs
  • Ally Skills Training
  • Designs to Create & Motivate Allies to take Action
  • ERG/BRG Allyship Through Cross-Group Collaboration
  • Black, Latino, Asian and Indigenous People Collective Allyship
  • Leveraging The Power of Individual Allyship
Thursday, March 11

Dismantling Systemic Racism

What must be done to eradicate systems, structures, procedures, and processes that disadvantage black, indigenous, and people of color?


  • The J in JEDI: Embedding Social Justice into Your Organization’s EDI DNA
  • Combatting Racism in the Workplace
  • The Organization’s External Role in Combating Racism
  • Dismantling Systemic Racism: The Organization’s Role in Sponsoring and Delivering Equity, Empowering Underserved/Marginalized Communities

Re-Invention During Disruption

In the midst of survival mode and navigating a new normal, what bold new opportunities can we seize to advance equity?


  • How Can JEDI Lead Transformational Change to Achieve Equity in the Workplace?
  • The Reinvented Leader
  • ERG’s/BRG’s Role Driving Transformational Change in the Workplace
  • Leveraging Technology and AI to Evolve Inclusive Workplaces

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.”

2020 Coaching Faculty

Chief Diversity Officers, DEI/HR leaders, conference presenters, multicultural talent acquisition and management experts and executive coaches. To learn more about our faculty members, click on their names.

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