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2022 Workshops

The Diversity Leadership Alliance 2022 Webinar series on Equity and Social Justice has returned for another year of meaningful content and innovative DEI (B) topics. After 20 years of driving progress around DEI, the conversations continue and now we move into taking Action.    This year is all about having BRAVE CONVERSATIONS that turn stumbling blocks into stepping stones.  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. We believe that organizations that understand, recognize and value diversity can attract and retain top talent, as well as have a competitive advantage in the marketplace.

Through these vital monthly webinars, our annual conference, workshops and youth outreach, we provide a safe space and platform to have critical conversations that impart change. 2022 is the year that we raise our collective voices loud enough to drown out the hate.  The time is now to have BRAVE CONVERSATIONS that begin to unravel the havoc that racism has wreaked throughout our beloved community and country.

Land Acknowledgement 

We here at DLA recognize that we are simply stewards of this great land that we occupy.  We would like to acknowledge and identify the indigenous peoples, nations, and histories within our area. We acknowledge the Akimel O’odham, Piipash and Yavapai. We acknowledge these people, their ancestors, their descendants, and the land itself. 

Workshop Recordings

Missed a workshop? We are making recordings available on our website for those who missed or want to review a previous workshop.

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Workshop Archive

If you have any questions about our workshops regarding subject matter or registration please contact us.

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2022 Workshops – ALL VIRTUAL

WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION The unyielding question for our society is: How do we deal with difference? In other words, how do we deal with people who think and behave differently? To answer these fundamental questions, we recognize that the approaches offered by the intercultural field (IC), the diversity , equity, inclusion, and belonging field (DEIB), and the social justice (SJ) field …

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Exploring the racial disparities that exist in leadership. WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION Some organizations have moved the needle on implementing more equitable and inclusive organizational cultures, however, people of color are still underrepresented in C-suite and executive positions. In this workshop, we will cross-examine the assumptions about people of color in leadership positions by examining the alleged deficits possessed. By shifting from …

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WOMEN LEADING WITH GRIT AND GRACE!   WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION This Women’s history month, Diversity Leadership Alliance presents an open and honest conversation with women leaders who are carving their own paths and creating success on their own terms. This diverse panel of women will share their personal narratives and lived life experiences, challenging you to begin to lead audaciously with …

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WHOLLY SHIFT: Changing the Conversation About Diversity, Empathy, and Privilege   WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION After the murder of George Floyd in the summer of 2020, millions of people around the world are entering into a dialogue about race and racism in America. Diversity Leadership Alliance understands the importance of this dialogue, but also understands that many folks may not know where …

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Renee Bhatti-Klug (she/her) NAME PRONUNCIATION: [Ruh-nay Ba-ha-tee Kloog] Founder | Chief Trainer & Consultant Culturally Intelligent Training & Consulting (CITC) WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION In this introductory workshop to Cultural Intelligence (CI), participants will understand why building CI is a critical step toward achieving DEI outcomes. Through interactive and reflective activities, participants will learn how to increase the values of curiosity, empathy, …

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  • DLA Programs and Events

    The purpose of DLA’s programs and events are:

    • Provide educational opportunities, tools, and resources to build an inclusive community.
    • Assist students to transition from school to work and/or adulthood.
    • Monthly Educational Workshops

      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. 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. Join us for our next workshop or seminar by browsing the link below. If you have an idea for a workshop or seminar please contact us and let us know.

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    • Annual Diversity Conference

      Our 2021 conference, “Uncomfortable Conversations that Ignite Change – the dialogue continues”  held from November 17th – 19th was a three-day virtual Conference, with our Diversity Awards presented in partnership with AZ SHRM. The 2021 conference identified, addressed, and eradicated the deep-rooted, insidious nature of racism by harnessing the powerful tools of Education and dialogue. We dug deeper into the systems of inequities we see in Education, Media, Gender Pay Equity for women, RaceLighting, and Mental Health. By having these meaningful dialogues, we hoped to eliminate some of the racist thoughts, behaviors, and actions within various systems, encourage advocacy and social justice and promote authentic, sustainable diversity, equity, and inclusion practices and programs. 

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    • Diversity & Inclusion Award Recipients

      Each year at our Annual Conference, DLA celebrates and recognizes Arizona individuals and companies that lead by example, creating an inclusive environment that enhances and strengthens the community. The DLA Diversity and Inclusion Award is a joint award given on behalf of Diversity Leadership Alliance and Arizona SHRM. This prestigious award is given to a Corporation or Organization that recognizes and values Diversity, Equity and Belonging.

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    • Youth Leadership Academy

      The Youth Leadership Academy supports Phoenix-area high school students and is designed to help them transition from high school to college or directly into the workforce. Students are provided tools to create and sharpen their leadership skills. Students also receive resources, funding, and guidance to help them pursue Higher Education or obtain satisfying employment.  The program has awarded over $250,000 to our local Youth Academy Leaders.

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                                      Education Committee

    A Message from our New Committee Chair

    Tondra Richardson
    Tondra Richardson, Chair
    DLA Diamonds Education Committee
    The Diversity Leadership Alliance 2022 Webinar series on Equity and Social Justice has returned for another year of meaningful content and innovative DEI (B) topics. After 20 years of driving progress around DEI, the conversations continue and now we move into taking Action. This year is all about having BRAVE CONVERSATIONS that turn stumbling blocks into stepping stones. 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. We believe that organizations that understand, recognize and value diversity can attract and retain top talent, as well as have a competitive advantage in the marketplace.

    Through these vital monthly webinars, our annual conference, workshops and youth outreach, we provide a safe space and platform to have critical conversations that impart change. 2022 is the year that we raise our collective voices loud enough to drown out the hate. The time is now to have BRAVE CONVERSATIONS that begin to unravel the havoc that racism has wreaked throughout our beloved community and country.

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      2022 Education Committee

       

      • Mallary Tytel

        Dr. Renee Bhatti-Klug
        Culturally Intelligent Training & Consulting Arizona State University

         

         

      • Lewis Andrea Brownlee

        L. Andrea Brownlee, Ph.D.Maricopa Community Colleges

         

      • Leticia Cheatham

        Leticia ‘Tish’ Cheatham
        University of Phoenix

         

         

      • Olga Diaz

        Olga Diaz
        Title V Student Service Analyst MESA Program Phoenix College

         

         

      • Tondra Richardson

        Tondra Richardson, MBA/HRM
        Director, Student Diversity & Inclusion DLA Board Member Chairperson, DLA Education Committee

         

         

      • Betty Thompson

        Betty S.Thompson
        BThompson & Assiociates

         

         

      • Rowdy Duncan

        Rowdy Duncan
        Communication Professor Phoenix College

         

         

      • Alexandra Excobar

        Alexandra EscobarUniversity of Phoenix

         

      • Sharla Hooper

        Sharla Hooper
        University of Phoenix

         

         

      • Jeff Pudwill

        Jeff Pudwill

         

         

      • Mini Salas

        Mini Salas
        Mesa Police Department

         

         

      • Brent Scholar

        Dr. Brent Scholar Scholar Consulting, LLC
        Arizona State University

         

         

      • Victoria Stinson

        Victoria Stinson
        Investment Advisory Consultant Edward Jones

         

         

      • Jacque Starks

        Jacqueline Starks, CDE
        Transformation Evangelist , Jacque of All Tradez
        DEIE, Maricopa Community College District

         

         

      • Ramses Zelocuatecatl

        Ramses Zelocuatecatl
        University of Phoenix

         

         

      • Chantel West

        Chantel West

        D.O.E. Excursions Travel, LLC

         

         

      • May Dobbins

        May Dobbins
        Vitalant/div>

         

      “Diversity work is tough work and when we get comfortable is when we know we have to push forward.”

      DLA Diversity Diamonds

      Erika Philpot
      HR Director – Coconino County