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Advancing the State of Diversity and Inclusion

Recent events in our nation have brought into clearer focus the critical need for organizations to create a diverse and inclusive culture where everyone can thrive. Enhancing awareness, identifying and addressing unconscious biases, and creating an environment where all feel comfortable bringing their authentic selves to the workplace are practices that must be part of every organization's workforce development strategy.

Join us on this important journey by participating in the Crossing Bridges Series, brought to you through collaboration with the Ohio Society of CPAs. This series aims to help organizations advance their understanding and implementation of diversity and inclusion (D + I) initiatives. Long considered the right thing to do, D + I training has not always been viewed as essential. That mindset must change and the time to do so is now.

We invite you to tune in to hear from a variety of D + I thought leaders on ways your organization can engage in these important conversations and take your D + I efforts to the next level. Together, we will learn about the complexities and value involved in bringing awareness and sensitivity training to employees with a goal of building a more diverse and welcoming workplace.

Series Programs

Sustaining an Inclusive Culture During Growth and Succession

December 8: 2–3:30 p.m.

Member Fee: $50 –NonMember Fee:$75


LaFern Batie, Author, Speaker & Owner, The Batie Group


So you've developed and implemented a diverse and inclusive culture in your organization. But how do you ensure that what you built remains solid as the organization evolves? Join us for this webcast as LaFern Batie explores strategies for future-proofing your D+I plan.

This Webinar is designed to provide you with the knowledge and skills necessary to:

  • Identify components of workplace culture to grow and evolve your inclusive culture.
  • Explore sustainability techniques to create, maintain, and measure an inclusive workplace through communication.
  • Apply strategies that foster inclusion that promotes growth.
  • Embrace and foster all talents in a workplace where people thrive.
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Stories of Belonging: Equity and Inclusion in the Workplace

February 10: 10–11:30 a.m.

Member Fee: $50 –NonMember Fee:$75


Dr. Cynthia Turner, PhD, Assistant Dean and Chief Diversity Officer at The Ohio State University Fisher College of Business


As organizations become more diverse, they inevitably face the challenges that come with different perspectives. Successful organizations recognize the value of creating a workplace culture that is welcoming and where its employees feel safe to be who they are. Join us for this important and engaging panel discussion facilitated by Dr. Cynthia Turner, PhD, Assistant Dean and Chief Diversity Officer at The Ohio State University Fisher College of Business. We'll hear stories of belonging as Dr. Turner guides us through strategies for creating equity and inclusion in the workplace.

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Inclusiveness Metrics & Measures: Where Are We Going?

March 10: 2–3:30 p.m.

Member Fee: $50 –NonMember Fee:$75


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Kimberly Ellison-Taylor, CPA, CGMA, CISA, Executive Director, Finance Thought Leadership, Oracle Dr. Florence Holland, EdD, Lead Manager, Pipeline Initiatives, AICPA


Be part of the conversation during this webinar roundtable discussion on how we measure our progress toward creating a diverse and inclusive culture. Dr. Florence Holland, EdD, Lead Manager, Pipeline Initiatives, AICPA, will facilitate a discussion around:

  • Defining our inclusiveness journey
  • Identifying where we need to be as a profession
  • Understanding the inclusiveness metrics and measures we need to target and track collectively
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