The series is for anyone looking to expand their knowledge of concepts related to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) and will explore the opportunities created by inclusive workplaces. The EVOLVE Series is sponsored by TD Bank.
Dr. Franklin Ellis, associate dean and director of the Center for Inclusive Communities at Furman University, is the instructor for all four parts. He also taught the final class of the 2022 EVOLVE Series.
Ellis is a Florence, S.C., native and graduate of Coastal Carolina University with more than 20 years’ experience in higher education. He earned a doctorate in marriage and family therapy from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology in Westwood, Calif.
This year, the series is designed to begin with an introduction to DEI and then build on the foundational knowledge with each subsequent session.
Registration costs $50 per person and includes attendance at all four workshops. Participants will receive a certificate of completion at the end of the fourth session. All sessions will be held in the boardroom at the chamber. Membership with the chamber is not required to participate.
TD Bank is excited to sponsor the chamber’s Educated Voices On Leading and Valuing Equity (EVOLVE) series as we seek ways to better understand and respect one another. We are committed to demonstrating strong and sustained action to support diverse colleagues, customers and communities to contribute to meaningful, measurable change.