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2023 DEI Virtual Learning Series1: Intentional Acts of Allyship and Advocacy

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. 

2023 DEI Virtual Learning Series1: Intentional Acts of Allyship and Advocacy

Thursday, October 26, 2023 (8:30 AM - 10:00 AM) (EDT)

Description



10/26 Session 1: Intentional Acts of Allyship & Advocacy

How to serve in a capacity to do the right thing in the right moments. This segment will focus on equipping those that would like to be allies and advocates with the 7 essential steps to be more effective in moments where you are needed.  Learn that ally and advocate are titles bestowed upon one doing the work to positively impact marginalized communities, not self-proclaimed allies and advocates 

         Speaker

  • Susan O’Sullivan, DEI Leader & Advocate


11/9 Session 2:  Affirmative Action SCOTUS Decision and the Impact on Your Business

  • A panel discussion on the recent SCOTUS ruling on ending Affirmative Action in Higher Education and its implications for corporate America. How will businesses remain focused and engaged on advancing DEI work as an integral component of their environmental, social and governance (ESG) strategic initiatives.

  • What impacts will this have on developing DEI goals and metric tracking moving forward for industries.

  • A moderated session with an attorney, a business leader and a higher ed leader discuss the actual and possible impacts.

    Panelists
    • Michelle-Marie Gant, Senior Vice President, Director of Diversity and Inclusion at M&T Bank
    • John Horn, Partner at Harter Secrest & Emery LLP
    • Sharon Nolan-Weiss at University at Buffalo


11/30 Session 3: How to Lead Inclusively

Share a framework for implementing inclusive leadership development strategies to guide business leaders toward enhancing inclusive and equitable workplaces. Demonstrate how coaches, mentors and sponsors can influence advancement opportunities that contribute to more upskilling assignments and equitable promotions within an organization. Is your strategy in alignment with your culture? We’ll share a simple model to help you determine where your company is along the inclusive leadership journey.  

          Speaker

  • Kenya Hobbs, Director, Community Engagement and Equity Initiatives at Buffalo Niagara Partnership


Sign up for the series to maximize your learning and take advantage of series pricing. (Series Includes, 10/26/23, 11/9/23 & 11/30/23 events) 



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For SHRM HR professionals, this series is valid for a total of  4.5 PDCs 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 www.shrmcertification.org.  

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

Pricing

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

Series Individual Tickets: 
Member: 3 Event Series:  $99
Member Corporate Pass: $399 – Unlimited registrants. Email domain must be one company.

Non-Members: 
3 Event Series: $300
Corporate Pass: $599  – Unlimited registrants. Email domain must be one company. 




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Thursday, October 26, 2023 (8:30 AM - 10:00 AM) (EDT)
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