The Diversity & Inclusion Summit: The Collaborative Blueprint is an innovative and collaborative professional development experience designed to empower leaders in the legal profession to take action toward making Connecticut a more diverse and inclusive bench and bar. Through interactive workshops and discussions, you will gain knowledge and learn strategies to help create a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment in your organization and in the State of Connecticut.
9:00 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 PBC- 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. Closing Remarks from Cecil J. Thomas, CBA President-elect and Amani Edwards, CBA Director of Diversity and Human Resources
Attendees will be reintroduced to the goals of the collaborative pledge/plan, see results from data collection among the signatories, and receive a summary of the path to successful training initiatives discussed during signatory meetings.
0.5 CT CLE Credits (Ethics) | 0.5 NY CLE Credits (Diversity&Inclusion)
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 firm 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)
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