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2024 Workshops

The Diversity Leadership Alliance 2023 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 Sustainability. 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. 2023 is the year that ACTIONS SPEAK LOUDER THAN WORDS. Let’s continue the momentum and create sustainability amongst all of our DEI endeavors. We have worked hard. But equity is not a trend; we must take action. Let’s continue investing into our businesses, schools and communities.

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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2024 Workshops – Online

Presenters Erin Beacham (she/her/hers) Founder, ACTivator ACT Consulting Perri D. Chandler ACTivator ACT Consulting Date Thursday, February 29, 2024 Time 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. (MST – Arizona) Location: Virtual Workshop Workshop description We receive messages of stereotypes and assumptions at an early age from various socializers. This session will focus on what those messages are and where they came from …

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Presenter Dr. Jeff McGee Chief Executive Officer Cross Cultural Dynamics Date Thursday, January 25th 2024 Time 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. (MST – Arizona) Location: Virtual Workshop Workshop description Join DLA for our first workshop of 2024. In this insightful and dynamic workshop, “Navigating the Intersection: DEI and Leadership,” we will explore the crucial connection between Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) …

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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

       

    • Ashley Troyer

      Ashley Troyer
      Goodyear, AZ

       

    “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