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2022 D&I Virtual Learning Series: Creating Environments with Strong Cultures

As the largest regional chamber of commerce in WNY, we bring approximately 4,500 people together each year via an unprecedented number of events, meetings, and workshops. Designed to facilitate networking opportunities, encourage business development, support professional development, and drive business advocacy, there is a BNP event for every member of your organization. 

2022 D&I Virtual Learning Series: Creating Environments with Strong Cultures

Wednesday, November 2, 2022 (8:30 AM - 10:00 AM) (EDT)


Continuing the Conversation: Culture Creation  
The Buffalo Niagara Partnership is committed to providing learning opportunities that will assist in building stronger, more inclusive environments. This Virtual Learning Series (VLS) is designed for employers and individuals who are at a turning point in their journey to create equitable workplaces. It is essential learning for anyone who is focused on creating a strong D&I culture. Featuring locally recognized diversity and inclusion experts, each session in this 3-part series builds upon one another to provide strategies you can use in your D&I work. Act on your corporate commitment to D&I by first creating a foundation of inclusivity through understanding and practicing cultural humility. Then, build a framework for a strong corporate culture by encouraging meaningful and critical conversations that will benefit the entire organizational structure. Finally, learn how inspecting your organization through a cultural assessment can empower you to keep the conversation flowing and make informed decisions.

A culture that values diversity and inclusion cannot be developed by periodic meetings or mandatory workshopsYour organization must constantly cultivate, support, and reinforce these values. Rather than just raising awareness as many D&I programs do, your organization should commit to meaningful conversations that can leverage employees’ unique experiences, perspectives, and viewpoints for the collective benefit of all. In this session you’ll learn the anatomy of critical conversations, how to have and continue them, and how to build strong environments where employees can feel seen, heard and valued. 

The last 30 minutes are Q&A 

Sign up for the series to maximize your learning and take advantage of series pricing.  
View Series Descriptions (Series Includes, October 6, November 2 and December 1 events)

Individual Tickets: 
BNP Member : $50 
Non-Members: $100 

Member Corporate Pass: $499 – Unlimited registrants. Email domain must be one company. 

Corporate Pass: $699  – Unlimited registrants. Email domain must be one company. 

Event recordings for all BNP events will now be exclusively available on the Member Portal.  Please contact our Member Services Team for assistance -  

For SHRM HR professionals, this series is valid for a total of  4.5 PDC for the SHRM-CP® or SHRM-SCP®.  1.5 credit per event

Buffalo Niagara Partnership is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CP® or SHRM-SCP®. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit


Individual Tickets: 
BNP Member: $50 
Non-Members: $100 

Member Corporate Pass: $499 – Unlimited registrants. Email domain must be one company.

Corporate Pass: $699  – Unlimited registrants. Email domain must be one company. 

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Charlene Janiga
(716) 541-1770
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Wednesday, November 2, 2022 (8:30 AM - 10:00 AM) (EDT)
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SHRM Credits

The Buffalo Niagara Partnership has officially been named an authorized Recertification Provider by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). With this certification, participants in our qualified educational trainings and other HR-related programming will now have the opportunity to receive Professional Development Credits (PDCs).

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Did you know: As a Buffalo Niagara Partnership member, you also have access to Hamilton and Greater Niagara Chamber of Commerce events?

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