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The NAAAP DEI Symposium is just over a month away and NAAAP  is excited to welcome all attendees from diverse industries and demographics to San Diego. Our theme, “Tides of Change”, will provide an exciting day of breakout sessions, DEI training, and wellness workshops led by our industry's finest trainers. Beyond the benefits of networking, our DEI Symposium offers amazing opportunities that will grow, thrive and empower your DEI and ERG ambitions. Our agenda features candid dialogue and data that will spark strategic and tactical visions within the realms of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Accessibility, and Belonging. 

Together we will explore diverse backgrounds to cultivate fresh and innovative perspectives. Together we will transform the meaning of DEI into a reality of actionable accountability. This momentous event has historically featured Fortune 100 companies, the nation’s most admired companies and the leading US banks, among many others, seated at these pivotal discussions. If you are a DEI professional, ERG leader or professional in any level of career advancement, we invite you to add your voice to our conversations.

 

Registration is only $299 and includes all workshops, breakfast, lunch, and networking reception.

 

Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion (DEI)Symposium: February 24, 2023

8:00 am – 8:30 am

Registration Open | Networking Breakfast

8:30 am

Welcome – “Why are your here?”

– Land Recognition 
– Opening Remarks 

  • Lauren Garces, President, NAAAP San Diego
  • Jason Paguio, President & CEO, Asian Business Association San Diego | California Commission on Asian and Pacific Islander American Affairs

9:00am

DEI Thought Leaders Panel

10:00 am
NAAAP Wellness Program Exercise

10:30am

Breakout Session A: DEI in Talent Acquisition

In this session, join the dialogue on how to incorporate effective DEI strategies into your talent acquisition strategy. Learn the DEI Do’s and Don’ts and how managers, employees, and partners can develop impactful practices that exponentiate the company’s ROI.


Breakout Session B: ERG/ DEI Playbook: Launching!

Presenter: David Doan, Accenture

Just like life or success, embracing diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) is not a destination, but an engaging, DEI learning journey. As corporate ERG/DEI leaders, you have the power to make a difference. 

In this session, you will be socialized with a suggested playbook to launching ERG/DEI initiatives.

  • Aligning ERG/DEI focus areas with the company’s goals and objectives
  • ERG Maturity Models


Launch

– DEI pillars, areas of focus, and progression model

– Understanding your ERG/DEI landscape

– ERG/DEI business case
– ERG/DEI vision and mission statements
– ERG/DEI leadership roles and responsibilities
– ERG Charter and approval
– ERG/DEI leadership model
– Creating a launch plan
– Onboarding executive sponsors
– Setting up for success

11:30 am
Networking Lunch

12:30 pm
NAAAP Wellness Program Exercise

1:00pm

Building a Culture of Inclusion and Belonging 

Presenter: Jeanie Y. Chang, LMFT, Your Change Provider, PLLC® & Noona’s Noonchi, LLC

2:30pm

Breakout Session A: From Small Businesses to Small Teams: Tactical Ways to Create Inclusive Workspaces

Presenter: Christie Marcella, Connect

With all the talk about DEI (Diversity, Equity and Inclusion), it’s hard to think you have time to invest in it when you are managing a small team or a small business. You don’t have budgets to hire DEI officers, or have enough bandwidth to do more. But, DEI is really about creating a sense of belonging for everyone you work with, and that may not require anything new, just a new way of engaging with others. In this session we will: 

  • Create a shared understanding of DEI and why it matters 
  • Hear from non-profit, public sector and small business professionals on what DEI looks like from their perspective 
  • Engage in facilitated conversations and activities so you walk away with tools to build a sense of belonging as a leader

Breakout Session B: Making your ERG/DEI THRIVE!

Presenter: David Doan, Accenture

Just like life or success, embracing diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) is not a destination, but an engaging, DEI learning journey. As corporate ERG/DEI leaders, you have the power to make a difference. 

In this session, you will be socialized with a suggested playbook to growing and thriving your ERG/DEI initiatives.

  • Aligning ERG/DEI focus areas with the company’s goals and objectives
  • ERG Maturity Models
  • Grow
    • Recruiting your 20% or your leadership team
    • Building your case for funding
    • Communication plan, stakeholders, dashboard, and toolkit
    • Programming internal and external events
    • Measuring key accomplishments, areas of opportunity, and alignment with pillars/areas of focus with reports and dashboards
  • Thrive
    • Pillars and progression model
    • What should be measured and ramping up metrics by aligning to pillars/areas of focus
    • Pulling it all together: Brainstorming, prioritizing, documenting,  and aligning
    • Talent planning
    • The ABC of allies
    • Expanding through chapters
    • Leading and inspiring

3:40pm

Where DEI Matters: Leveraging Nonprofit and Civic Engagement Relationships

Speakers: 

– Chris Cate, Former City of San Diego Councilmember

– Alex Villafuerte, San Diego API Coalition Co-Chair

– Kim Desmond, City of San Diego Chief of Race and Equity

The skills and strategies used to implement Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion practices are integral across public and private sectors. Dive into the dialogue with phenomenal public service leaders on how we create tides of change through the ways we leverage and actively bridge nonprofit, civic, corporate, and community relationships through diversity, equity, and inclusion.

 

Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion (DEI) San Diego Reception

5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Immediately following the DEI symposium

Opening remarks

– Ashley Mack, Interim Executive Director, NAAAP

– Lauren Garces, President, NAAAP San Diego

– 2023 NAAAP National Leadership Convention

– Sponsor Recognition

Open Networking

REGISTRATION FAQs - PLEASE READ

What does the Registration Fee include? 
The $299 and includes all Friday sessions, breakfast, lunch, and reception.

I'm using a mobile device and can't see where to indicate the quantity of tickets to purchase. Where can I indicate the quantity of tickets to purchase?
Under the "Ticket Name" section, click on the "+" next to "2023 NAAAP DEI Sympoisum Registration" to expand the ticket selection section. 

How do I use my discount code?
If you were provided with a registration Discount Code, click on the "Click here to enter your promotional code" at the bottom of the registration page, enter the discount code provided to you, and then click "Submit".  The registration ticket(s) will be discounted accordingly. If you are on a mobile device, you may have to click on the "+" next to "Promotional Code" first.

Can I register more than one participant at a time?
Yes, if you wish to register multiple participants at one time, please be sure to provide individual names and email addresses for each registrant. You can also contact [email protected] for assistance with bulk registrations.

  • IMPORTANT NOTE: Only one discount code can be used in the same registration transaction. Therefore, separate transactions will need to be made if multiple discount codes need to be applied or if you need to register multiple participants who fall into different categories (e.g., regular registration and discounted registration).

24 Feb 2023
8:00am - 7:30pm PST

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