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March 31, 2022

EVOLVE Series Sponsored by TD Bank Returns for 2022TD Bank Logo

MBACC’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Council presents the Educated Voices On Leading and Valuing Equity (EVOLVE) series. This series provides an in-depth look at diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace. It is sponsored by TD Bank.

Continuing education units will be awarded for participation in EVOLVE Series sessions. People who attend all four sessions in 2022 will be awarded a certificate of completion. Register to attend all four sessions today.

April 6
Autism & Inclusive Workplaces, 9 a.m.

Did you know the unemployment rate for people with autism is 90 percent? We've all heard about the benefits of employing people with autism - loyal, detail-oriented, dependable - but few know the accommodations that may be needed or how the entire process (interviews, hiring, onboarding, continued support) must be altered to have the venture be a success for all parties.

Join Becky Large, Greg Rosen, Frank Espinal and Lara Ceisel for a panel discussion that will provide an insight into what employers should consider and expect when hiring and working with people with autism. This session will be in a Q&A format moderated by Becky Large.

June 16
Why Identity Markers and Pronouns Matter, 9 a.m.

Businesses invested in a growth mindset must be responsive to making connections across culture and experience. Respecting people’s identities, and referring to them correctly, builds engagement and belonging. In this session, learn how to use pronouns and personal identity markers as a means for fostering deepened relationships and inclusivity in the workplace.

Session led by: Amanda Masterpaul, co-founder of Passion for the Possible Professional + Leadership Development team and lecturer in the Women’s and Gender Studies Program at Coastal Carolina University.

Sept. 20
DEI Vocabulary Basics, 9 a.m.

Nov. 1
Inclusive Leadership, 9 a.m.

Have you ever wondered what it means to be an inclusive leader, what are the traits that all-inclusive leaders embody, and/or how does one use their positionality and power to reduce harm, empower others, and cultivate spaces that foster inclusion and belonging? This course invites participants to learn about why DEI matters to leaders, explore the six traits of inclusive leadership, reflect on their own identities, and how socialization influences the way in which we interact with each other to improve cultural competency. 

Session led by Dr. Franklin William Ellis Jr.

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