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Beginning Your DEI Journey

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Name: Beginning Your DEI Journey
Date: May 26, 2021
Time: 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM CDT
Registration: Register Now
Event Description:

As more companies begin to start diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) programs and individuals seek to become more involved in DEI issues, “Where do I start?” is often a common question. DEI topics are complex and learning about them requires intentionality. A growing number of organizations and individuals are seeking to start DEI programs and learn.  
With this in mind, the Greater Des Moines Partnership’s Inclusion Council will offer a DEI 101 series.  

 The series will help employers, managers, employees and individuals better understand the broad array of DEI terms and concepts. These sessions are most suitable for organizations and individuals who are new to the journey of DEI. Each session will have an interactive component for participants to discuss, share and learn from each other in smaller breakout rooms.  

 Please join us for the first session on Wednesday, May 26 from 1 – 2:30 p.m., where attendees will learn about DEI terms and concepts, hear from a panel of employers and engage in small group discussions. 

 Stay tuned for announcements on future DEI 101 events. 


1 – 1:05    Welcome         
1:05 – 1:25     DEI Terms    
1:25 – 1:55     Employer Panel Discussing DEI Journey 
  • Holly Kluever, Chief Operating Officer with Girl Scouts of Greater Iowa
  • Greg Blythe, Vice President, Accounting and Treasurer with IMT Insurance
  • Tracey Gibson, Vice President Chief Diversity Officer with Andersen Corporation                   
1:55 – 2:25        Breakout Rooms — Facilitated Discussion 
2:25 – 2:30        Wrap up 

Zoom meeting
Date/Time Information:
Wednesday, May 26
1 - 2:30 p.m.
1:00 – 1:05    Welcome        
1:05 – 1:25      DEI terms   
1:25 – 1:55      Employer Panel discussing DEI journey
1:55 – 2:25      Breakout Rooms- Facilitated Discussion
2:25 – 2:30      Wrap up
Contact Information:
Molli Davis
Event is free to attend, please register to get the Zoom link.
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