Diversity Awareness Partnership

D&I Seminar Series

Inclusive workplaces are necessary for employee wellbeing and for the growth of your business or organization. Diversity Awareness Partnership’s seminars provide guidance on fostering an environment in which employees feel welcome to be their most genuine, engaged, and therefore innovative selves. These professional development events are ideal for HR leaders, managers, diversity professionals, and anyone interested in open, collaborative communities. Each seminar will focus on a different aspect of Diversity & Inclusion in the workplace.

Seminars are open to the first 30 registrants. Breakfast and resource workbooks are included with each seminar.


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Seminar 1 

Topic: Strategic Relationships for Diversity & Inclusion: The Benefits of Mentorship
Location: Enterprise University I 11401 Olive Boulevard I Creve Coeur, MO 63141
Date: February 21, 2020
Time: 8:00-11:00 a.m.

Seminar 1 Objectives:

  • Understand how formal mentorship boosts factors related to employee retention & performance
  • Explore best practices to enhance or create effective mentoring and sponsorship strategies
  • Explore strategies to implement best practices for mentorship and sponsorship in your organization

**Registration closed

Seminar 2

Topic: Disability Advocacy: What’s Happening Now and Next?
Location: Paraquad I 5240 Oakland Avenue I St. Louis, MO 63110
Date: March 24, 2020
Time: 8:00-11:00 a.m.

Seminar 2 Objectives:

  • Synthesize current information and historical context about disability to inform inclusion strategies
  • Explore best practices beyond what is mandated by ADA
  • Practice strategies for being an ally or self-advocate inside and outside of the workplace

**This event has been postponed. Stay tuned for details about a re-scheduled date.

Seminar 3

Topic: Maintaining and Engaging a Successful Pipeline Program
Location: Saint Louis Science Center (Taylor Building) I 4900 Manchester Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63110
Date: September 17, 2020
Time: 8:00-11:00 a.m.

Seminar 3 Objectives:

  • Understand the potential positive impact of pipeline programs on both organizations and communities
  • Explore best practices for maintaining a robust pipeline program as well as engaging with one as a hiring organization
  • Understand existing programs and their context-specific challenges to inform next steps for implementation

Seminar 4

Topic: Mental Health: Supporting Working Professionals in Seeking Care
Location: St. Louis Community College (Forest Park Campus) I 5600 Oakland Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63110
Date: October 15, 2020
Time: 8:00-11:00 a.m.

Seminar 4 Objectives:

  • Elucidate the prevalence of mental health struggles and the importance of reducing stigma
  • Explore best practices for supporting employees in accessing mental health support and identifying services
  • Planning next steps for creating or augmenting an inclusive mental health policy for your organizational context


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