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Diversity and Inclusion Summit

The Business Case for An Inclusive Workplace.

Learn why creating a more diverse workforce is not only good for social progress but also imperative for the financial wellbeing of your company.

The Central Penn Business Journal is COVID conscious and will be making educated decisions on whether events are virtual or in-person per CDC recommendations and state and county guidance. For now, all events for 2020 are moving forward as virtual but as soon as we can come back together in person to celebrate excellence we look forward to doing so.


Monday, August 31, 2020
8:30 am - 11:00 am

Event Schedule:

8;30 AM: Greeting and Overview

8:40 – 9:20 AM: Keynote and Q&A – The Business Case for an Inclusive Workplace. 

Keynote speaker: Eric Ellis, President and CEO of Integrity Development Corporation

9:20 – 9:45 AM: Virtual small group break sessions led by Eric Ellis in Zoom small groups (15 minutes)

Overall reaction to the presentation.

What is the value of recognizing that all people have bias?

What strategies are you currently implementing, or could you adopt?

Identify key insights gained and questions remain.

9:45 – 10:15 AM: Large Group with Eric Ellis Q&A

10:20-11:05 AM: Panel discussion and Q&A. Panelists to be confirmed.

Presenting case studies from local businesses with a proven track record of implementing diversity and inclusion strategies in their organization. The discussion with focus on recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce, challenges and success stories.