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2021 National Summit on Welcoming Environment® Inclusivity Matters: Culture, Action and Outcomes

The National Summit on Welcoming Environment brought leaders together to explore how they can strengthen their organization’s DE&I efforts to provide a space that is inclusive for all professionals and members. If your organization is struggling with where to start, this event provides leaders with actionable ways to get started.
Purchase the National Summit on Welcoming Environment recordings to:
  • Learn from industry leaders who are creating a Welcoming Environment in their organizations
  • Explore actions to integrate DE&I into your organizational strategy and become a truly Welcoming Environment
  • Gain access to ten educational sessions and gain key takeaways to apply to your organization
Event Sessions
DEI First Steps: Cracking the Code on Creating an Equitable & Inclusive Association
Speaker: Dr. Brandi M. Baldwin, PhD, CEO, Millennial Ventures Holdings
Setting the Tone: Bringing DE&I into Practice at Meetings & Events
In partnership with Destinations International
  • Melissa Cherry, Chief Operating Officer, Destinations International
  • Patrick Harrison, Chief Marketing Officer, Visit Tampa Bay
  • Melissa Gogel, Vice President of Marketing, Tourism, and Communications, Visit Phoenix

Race Relations in America
  • Moderator: Paul Pomerantz, FACHE, CEO, American Society of Anesthesiologists
  • Panelists:
    • Geoffrey Brown, CAE, CEO, National Association of Personal Financial Advisors
    • Greg Heidrich, CEO, Society of Actuaries
Hilton Worldwide: The Journey to Becoming a Best Place to Work
Speaker: Meghan Magette, Senior Director of Employer Brand, Hilton Worldwide
The Critical Role of Strong Leadership on the DE&I Path to Success
Speaker: Richard Yep, CEO, American Counseling Association
Identity-Based Advisory Groups to Further Association DE&I Efforts
  • Moderator: Norma Castrejon, CAE, Associate Director of Information Technology, Higher Learning Commission
  • Panelists:
    • Jacqualine Price Osafo, MBA, CAE, Vice President of Membership, AHIMA
    • Bob Moore, MA, CAE, Executive Director, ACOFP
    • Josie Hernandez, IOM, Manager, DPG/MIG Relations, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
Perspective: What the Welcoming Environment Research Co-Sponsors Have Learned So Far
  • Moderator: Jon Hockman, Principal, McKinley Advisors
  • Panelists:
    • Shawn Sanford, Manager, Member Relations, American Academy of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
    • DJ Johnson, Vice President of Membership and Volunteer Engagement, AWHONN
DE&I Talent Management Strategy
Speaker: James Pogue, PhD, President and CEO of JP Enterprises
Lead Your Ship: Seven Steps to a DEI Culture Where Emerging Leaders Thrive
Speaker: Candace Washington, Chief Executive Officer, Pivotal Impact Learning

Title Partner:Hilton

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