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Greater Cleveland Partnership to host hybrid Inclusion Conference promoting workplace diversity in Northeast Ohio

The two-day hybrid event will take place virtually on Tuesday, Aug. 16 and in person on Wednesday, Aug. 17.

CLEVELAND — EDITOR'S NOTE: The video above previously aired on 3News on Aug. 8, 2022.

The 14th annual Inclusion Conference hosted by the Greater Cleveland Partnership is set to take place next week. 

The Bold Abundant Change event will be in a hybrid format this year. The two-day event will take place virtually on Tuesday, Aug.16 and in person on Wednesday, Aug. 17. 

The event will feature workshops for employers in Northeast Ohio on how to "effectively capitalize on diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace." 

Schedule: 

  • Tuesday, Aug. 16 
    • Virtual 
    • 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. 
  • Wednesday, Aug. 17 
    • In person
      • Ariel International Center: 1163 East 40th Street, Cleveland 
    • 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. 

The goal of the conference is to help workforces in the Greater Cleveland area understand the current and upcoming themes and trends in the fields of diversity, equity, inclusion and economic inclusion.

“The programming ensures content that is active and relevant,” says Jejuana Brown, GCP Director of Equity and Inclusion Programs. “A strength of this year’s conference is that it’s heavy with leaders from across the region. It’s good to see what our region is doing from a change perspective. The speakers bring much to the table.”

Throughout the conference, over 25 speakers and panelists will discuss topics including Transitioning The Workplace, Strategic Planning and Change Management in Times of Uncertainty, Engaging the Whole Workforce with Innovative Earn & Learn Models, The Color of Money: Why Creating Inclusive Marketing Strategies Increases Your Bottom Line, Alternative Workforce strategies targeting people with disabilities and Can you DIY DEI Recruiting?

On Wednesday, the winners of the Best in Class Awards will be honored in the areas of workforce diversity, board diversity, supplier diversity and diversity in the legal profession. 

2022 Best in Class winners: 

  • Global Cleveland 
    • Workforce Diversity (small/mid-size) 
  • Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland 
    • Workforce Diversity (large non-profit/gov't/public) 
  • Cavaliers Holdings LLC 
    • Workforce Diversity (large for-profit/private) 
  • Global Cleveland 
    • Board Diversity (small/mid-size) 
  • Cuyahoga Community College 
    • Board Diversity (large non-profit/gov't/public) 
  • Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland 
    • Board Diversity (large non-profit/gov't/public) 
  • Champ Titiles, Inc. 
    • Supplier Diversity (small/mid-size) 
  • Huntington Bank Local 
    • Supplier Diversity (large) 
  • Global Cleveland 
    • Hall of Fame - Board Diversity 
  • Cuyahoga Community College 
    • Hall of Fame - Board Diversity 

More information on the Greater Cleveland Partnership's inclusion conference can be found HERE. Anyone interested in attending the conference can do so by signing up at greatercle.com

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