9:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Welcome Remarks from Amy Lin Meyerson, CBA President
9:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Signatory Data Presentation - Cecil J. Thomas, CBA President-elect
10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Plenary Workshop: Aleria Research Corporation - Paolo Gaudiano & Lisa Magill
11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Break
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Plenary Workshop (cont.)
1:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Break
1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Keynote Speaker and Q&A with Sharon E. Jones, Institute for Inclusion in the Legal Profession, and Moderated by Sandra S. Yamate, Institute for Inclusion in the Legal Profession
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Closing Remarks from Amani Edwards, CBA Director of Diversity and Human Resources
It's been said that diversity is being invited to the party, and inclusion is being asked to dance. But while this makes sense intuitively, how does it help leaders navigate tactical and strategic aspects of Diversity & Inclusion (D&I)? We have developed a unique framework to define and measure inclusion. In this session, we explain how and why inclusion drives greater employee satisfaction and form performance, while fostering greater diversity, and we show how to link specific D&I inclusion initiatives to traditional business KPIs and to employee satisfaction. After introducing these key concepts, the workshop shifts into a hands-on “Inclusion Assessment” in which we explore Categories of Inclusion and participants share specific experiences using our online tool. Following the exercise, we will present a real-time analysis of the data collected during the exercise, to get an immediate demonstration of the quantitative measurements of inclusion among members of the audience. The presentation concludes with a discussion of specific, practical actions and resources that can help participants increase inclusion within their firms.
2.0 CT CLE Credits (Ethics) | 0.0 NY CLE Credits
This session will present strategies for successful mentoring and sponsorship initiatives for organizations designed to promote retention and advancement of diverse lawyers. Strategies for individuals on how to foster successful mentoring and sponsorship relationships will also be addressed. Finally, steps that individuals can take to create more inclusive legal cultures and a more inclusive legal profession will be covered.
1.5 CT CLE Credits (Ethics) | 1.5 NY CLE Credits (Diversity&Inclusion)