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An Important Message

From Our Founder and Board of Directors

As an education organization dedicated to eradicating racism, bias and prejudice, DLA stands for Justice and Equity and will continue to serve as a pivotal resource for sustainable change in our community.

The tragic and senseless killing of George Floyd and so many other African American men and women in our communities speaks squarely to the deep-rooted, systemic racism that exists in America. We must be vigilant in identifying, addressing head-on and eradicating this racism in order to bring about real change. We hear you and we feel your pain, hurt, anger and fear and want to take all of that energy and harness it into a powerful tool of action, where through Education we can begin a series of healing dialogues that ignites change.



2020 DLA Diversity Awards Nominations Are Closed

Thank you to all who submitted a nomination. Award winners will be announced at the 2020 Conference!



About Diversity Leadership Alliance

Diversity Leadership Alliance is the premier Diversity Education organization in Arizona. We provide thought-provoking Diversity training, leadership guidance and continued support to help cultivate an inclusive community where each individual is valued and respected.


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  • Workshops


    Monthly workshops, with attendance averaging over 100 each month, feature world-class diversity practice leaders who promote leadership skills and educate attendees on a wide variety of topics. Participants gain valuable tools and information that can be implemented in their organizations and community.

    Upcoming Workshops
  • Our Stories - Annual Conference

    2020 Diversity Conference

    DLA’s 19th Annual Diversity Conference & Awards “Uncomfortable Conversations that Ignite Change” is a two day deep dive Racial Equity Conference designed as a safe space and place to actively listen and learn. The Virtual conference will be held on October 29th and 30th, 2020 from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

    Annual Conference
  • Youth Leadership Program

    Youth Leadership Academy

    The DLA Youth Leadership Academy, supports Phoenix area high school students. It is designed to support students transitioning from school to work or college, with tools and resources to help build their leadership skills. Students participate in monthly workshops and are eligible to apply for DLA scholarships.

    Youth Leadership Program


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DLA Workshops

Our Monthly workshops focus on Diversity awareness and education and are both informational and interactive. On average, our workshops attract around 100-125 participants monthly. Workshops are always FREE to attend however registration is required. Past workshops have included topics such as The Art of Forgiveness, Unintentional Bias, Microinequities, Multicultural Do’s and Don’ts and the State of Mentoring & How to Make it Work for your Organization.


Be A Partner

Thanks to the generous donations of companies such as Mayo Clinic, SRP, University of Phoenix, Maricopa Community Colleges and Mountain Park Health Center, DLA has been able to award provide its thought-provoking workshops monthly at no cost to attendees. In addition, those donations help provide scholarships to our Youth Leadership Academy participants. Please help us by donating to the DLA where your dollars help us Empower an Inclusive Community.
  • Become a DLA Conference Partner today to help support all of DLA’s programs.
  • Become a Partner


2020 Change Agents

SRPMayo ClinicUSAA    Cox

2020 Partners

2020 Partners

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