New England: 2013 Diversity and Inclusion Conference


Layout 1A conference offering the region’s diversity champions and leaders’ inspiration and direction to build and support diversity and inclusion as a business imperative.

September 10, 2013 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM MassMutual Center 1277 Main Street Springfield, Massachusetts

At Baystate Health, we understand that diversity and inclusion are a business imperative. In alignment with our business goals, development goals and in support of our community we are pleased to announce the Baystate Health Diversity & Inclusion Conference, a conference offering the region’s diversity champions and leaders inspiration and direction to build and support a business imperative of diversity and inclusion. The event will take place September 10, 2013 in Springfield, MA and provides a unique opportunity to collaborate, share best practices, and collectively define what diversity and inclusion means for our region

The one-day event will feature keynote speakers, skill development, best practice sessions, networking and will cover the following topics:

• Building the business case and demonstrating the business imperative for diversity & inclusion • How to be an effective diversity champion • Connecting diverse employees to organizational objectives • Mentoring across difference • Leveraging inclusion to drive successful customer relationships • Using your power of influence and privilege to advance diversity work as a diversity champion • Enhancing inclusive leadership skills


8:30-9:00 am
Registration and Networking
9:00-9:30 am
Opening Remarks
9:30-10:45 am
Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer Roundtable

“The Business Case for Diversity: Moving from Nice-to-Have to Have-to Have”
Moderator: Philip Berry, Executive Director, Association of Diversity Councils
11:00-12:15 pm
Breakout Sessions:

  • Case study Presentation: Developing a Diversity Strategy to meet Organizational Outcomes
  • Panel Discussion: A Diversity Champions’ Toolbox: Tools for Reaching the Tipping Point
  • Skill Development Workshop: Becoming an Inclusive Leader: Driving High-Performance and Engagement presented by Global Novations a Korn/Ferry Company
12:15-2:00 pm
Lunch and Keynote Address

Dr. Steve Robbin s “Inclusion Insights”
2:15-3:30 pm
Breakout Sessions:

  • Panel Discussion: Connecting Diversity & Inclusion to Organizational Objectives
  • Skill Development Workshop: Mentoring Across Difference presented by Washington Orange Wheeler
  • Case Study Presentation: Formalizing Inclusive Leadership into Work Environments
3:45-5:00 pm
Industry Roundtable Discussions: Leveraging Diversity and Inclusion
5:00-6:00 pm
Evening Networking Reception

Join our LinkedIn group for regular conference updates. For immediate questions contact us at or 413-794-7722