Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Summit: The Collaborative Blueprint (CDC221019)

Wednesday, October 19, 2022

9:00 AM to 3:00 PM (Eastern Daylight Time)

Virtual Conference

Sponsorship Opportunities Agenda

Presented by the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee


About the Program

The Diversity, Equity, & 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.

Summit Agenda

9:00 a.m. Opening and Welcoming Remarks 
9:10 a.m. Signatory Data Collection Overview
9:50 a.m. Break 
10:00 a.m. Inclusive Coaching Workshop: Coaching for Inclusion and Not Conformity
12:00 p.m. Break (30 minutes)
12:30 p.m. Breakout Panel Track 1
Attendees select the breakout panel they would like to attend
1:30 p.m. Break (15 minutes)
1:45 p.m. Breakout Panel Track 2
Attendees select the breakout panel they would like to attend
2:45 p.m. Closing Remarks

Please click the Agenda button above "presented by" to view, download, or print the complete agenda.

You Will Learn

  • About the collaborative diversity pledge/plan and its goals
  • Strategies for increasing retention in your firm
  • About the underpinnings of systemic racism as well as approaches for redressing it

Who Should Attend

This summit is open to all members of the Connecticut legal community.

Featured Presenter, Ritu Bhasin

Ritu Bhasin Headshot2

Title:  Inclusive Coaching Workshop: Coaching for Inclusion and Not Conformity


Ritu Bhasin, an award-winning speaker and the founder and CEO of bhasin consulting inc. will present a workshop to help leaders in the legal profession ensure that they are providing coaching, mentorship, sponsorship, and advocacy in an inclusive way. In this session, attendees will learn about a methodology for coaching across cultural differences and the skills necessary to empower and elevate team members without pushing conformity. This workshop will be highly interactive.

You will learn:

  • The critical impact of inclusive coaching on the career growth of legal professionals from equity-seeking communities
  • The main barriers to inclusive coaching when providing support and feedback to legal professionals from equity-seeking communities
  • A methodology for holding inclusive coaching conversations
  • How to distinguish between offering behavioral adaptations and pushing conformity
  • How you can interrupt biases when determining behaviors for career success vs. offering advice to conform to your preferred ways of behaving
  • How to use language effectively to foster leaders in the context of cultural differences 
The first 150 registered attendees will be eligible to receive a free copy of Ritu Bhasin’s book: The Authenticity Principle: Resist Conformity, Embrace Differences, and Transform How you Live, Work, and Lead. To be eligible to receive a copy, kindly complete this book survey.





CLE Credit

CT: 4.5 CLE Credits (Ethics) 

If the seminar is recorded, all member registrants will receive complimentary access to the recording approximately six weeks after the program. Please note that refunds will not be granted once course materials have been sent. Cancellations made less than 2 business days prior to event are non-refundable.

Closed captioning will be available during the seminar presentation for virtual attendees.

Cornerstone Sponsor

Pillar Sponsor

Foundation Sponsor

Friend Sponsor


Member Service Center
Email: msc@ctbar.org
Phone: (844)469-2221