21st Annual DLA Conference
Turning stumbling blocks into stepping stones
October 12th – 14th 2022
The 2022 DLA Conference is about having BRAVE CONVERSATIONS in hopes that they will turn stumbling blocks into stepping stones for change. Through our innovative opening sessions, dynamic workshops, and cutting-edge fire-side chats, our 2022 conference will cultivate change agents that are leading with empathy and openness. This year, we challenge participants to raise their collective voices loud enough to drown out the hate and unravel the havoc that racism has wreaked throughout our beloved community and country.
From Our Co-Founder Marion Kelly
The events of 2020 and 2021 have been trying and heartbreaking, yet also motivating. If anything, the past two years have deepened our resolve and commitment to dismantling systemic racism in all its forms.
At Diversity Leadership Alliance, our goal has always been to provide a forum for diversity and inclusion dialogue, as well as offer learning opportunities to enhance professional development, understanding, promotion, and management of diversity as an essential part of business success. Organizations that understand, recognize and value diversity can attract and retain top talent, as well as have a competitive advantage in the marketplace.
In this our first-ever annual report, you’ll read more about how we do that, through conferences, workshops, youth outreach, and scholarships. And you’ll discover how you can get involved and become an agent of change in your own life. Because if there’s one thing this last year has taught us, it’s that we need more people speaking up in support of equity and inclusion. We need to raise our collective voice loud enough so that we drown out the hate — and we need to get to work on undoing the havoc that racism has wreaked throughout this country.
I can’t wait to see what the next 20 years bring. Can we count on you to join us in this long but oh-so-worthwhile fight?
Director, Community Affairs
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.
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
Annual Diversity Conference
The 2021 Conference, Uncomfortable Conversations, a three-day virtual conference was held November 17th – 19th. The 2021 conference identified, addressed, and eradicated the deep-rooted, insidious nature of racism by harnessing the powerful tools of Education and dialogue.Annual Conference
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 attend monthly workshops and are eligible to apply for DLA scholarships.Youth Leadership Program
Monthly workshops or seminars, with virtual attendance averaging over 150+ attendees per month, feature world-class diversity and inclusion practice leaders. The focus is to 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. Workshops are always FREE to attend however registration is required.
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