Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in 2021: Special Train the Trainer Session with a Focus on Action Plans, Diversity Statements, and DEI Committees

Wednesday 10:45 – 11:45 AM

Session Description

A genuine commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) in the workplace is imperative for any organization and critical to organizational survival. As changing U.S. demographics, current events, increasingly diverse workforces and applicant pools, and a nonstop news cycle converge to produce significant business risks, organizations would be well-served to ensure that their DEI efforts are timely, agile, thoughtful, and thorough. Join us for a unique train the trainer presentation to understand DEI action plans, diversity statements, and DEI committees as well as what to think about when planning training for your organization. In this session, we will review the hot topics of which organizations must be aware in conducting their DEI efforts in 2021.


 

Britt-Marie Cole-Johnson, AWI-CH

Ms. Cole-Johnson counsels boards of directors, senior management, and human resources professionals in all areas of employment law, with a focus on sensitive, high-risk personnel issues, investigations, compliance, training, and U.S. market-entry initiatives for international corporations. She routinely advises private sector employers, ranging from Fortune 500 and NYSE companies, nonprofit organizations, and educational institutions to manufacturers, financial services firms, and federal contractors. Ms. Cole-Johnson is a trained workplace investigator and also represents employers in litigation. As a trusted advisor, she regularly counsels board chairs and C-Suite executives on C-Suite/director transitions, the executive search/selection process, investigations, and board and committee training. Ms. Cole-Johnson is a trained workplace investigator and also represents employers in litigation. As a trusted advisor, she regularly counsels board chairs and C-Suite executives on C-Suite/director transitions, the executive search/selection process, investigations, and board and committee training.


 

Abby Warren, AWI-CH

Ms. Warren counsels clients, including multinational corporations, private equity firms educational institutions, manufacturers, and non-profits, on employment law an workplace human resource issues, including personnel issues and compliance. She also defends clients in state and federal court litigation matters as well as before state and federal agencies. Ms. Warren represents federal contractors in their compliance efforts, including with regard to affirmative action plans and audits. She is a trained workplace investigator and conducts, manages and provides advice regarding workplace investigations. Ms. Warren conducts trainings and presents on topics such as sexual harassment, workplace investigations, and discrimination.