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Connecticut's Diversity & Inclusion Summit: The Collaborative Blueprint* (CDC171025)
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Connecticut's Diversity & Inclusion Summit: The Collaborative Blueprint* (CDC171025)

When: Wednesday, October 25, 2017
11:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Where: Quinnipiac University School of Law
370 Bassett Road
North Haven, Connecticut  06473
United States
Contact: Member Service Center

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 About the Program
 "An individual has not started living until he can rise above the narrow confines
of his individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity."

                                                                       -Martin Luther King, Jr.

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 collaborative workshops and panel discussions, you will gain knowledge and inspiration to help you lead your organization into a revolutionary transformation that will make a positive effect in the realm of diversity and inclusion in the state of Connecticut.
You Will Learn:

How implicit bias impacts the workplace and the methods used towards successful change and   self-assessment for promoting diversity and inclusion within your organization
• New research from Dr. Arin Reeves of Nextions on how organizations should rethink diversity and inclusion training by using a three-part process that targets different objectives for different phases of diversity and inclusion in your organization
The necessary tools needed to create a concrete training plan to implement diversity and inclusion within your organization

CLE Credit
CT: 3.5 CLE Credits

Services for Persons with Disabilities: If you need assistance at the program, please contact us at least one week prior to the event.

To download a printable registration form, click here.

 11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Registration, Lunch Selection, and Networking
 12:00 p.m. - 12:15 p.m. Welcome Remarks
Karen DeMeola
President, Connecticut Bar Association
UConn School of Law, Hartford                                     
 12:15 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Keynote Lunch: Bias, Disability, and the Legal Profession
James Merklinger
Vice President and Chief Legal Officer,
Association of Corporate Counsel, Washington, DC
 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Workshop: An Enigma? Why Unlocking Diversity and Inclusion Training Starts with Throwing Away Everything You Think You Knew about It*

Dr. Arin Reeves will reveal her latest research on how organizations should rethink diversity and inclusion and are targeted by using a three-part process. Each objective is key to how we should strive to train within our organizations on diversity and inclusion.

During this innovative workshop, summit attendees will gain tools towards creating a concrete training plan to implement within their organizations so that the real power of training can be unlocked to help you move towards measurable success of diversity and inclusion goals.

Dr. Arin Reeves
Chicago, IL

 4:00 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. Best Practices/Benchmark Overview from Summit Signatories
  Attendees will be reintroduced to the goals of the collaborative pledge and plan and learn about results from year one goals with signatories.
Cecil J. Thomas
CBA Diveristy & Inclusion Committee Co-chair,
Greater Hartford Legal Aid Inc, Hartford
 4:15 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Closing Remarks
Christine Jean-Louis                                     
Diversity & Inclusion Summit                              
Committee Chair,                                              
Office of the Attorney General, Hartford            
Monte E. Frank
Immediate Past President,
Connecticut Bar Association
Pullman & Comley LLC, Bridgeport                                                        
 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Networking Reception
  View printable agenda here.
  *Title is subject to change.
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