This week, the BSA is proud to participate in and sponsor the 15th Annual Diversity & Leadership Conference, April 8th-11th in Dallas, Texas. Keynote speakers such as 44th President of the United States Barack Obama and General Colin Powell will present topics important to today’s culture, such as diversity & inclusion, professional development, talent management, corporate responsibility, and legal and organizational health.
And we’re in good company! Along with BSA, the 2019 conference is also sponsored by 54 other companies, including Amazon, Toyota, Valero, and Morgan Stanley, and approximately 1,500 conference attendees.
What BSA’s Bringing to the Conference
Erin Eisner, Chief Strategy Officer for Culture and People will be contributing as a speaker on the topic of Developing Leadership Presence and Current State of Employment Discrimination Law. In addition, Dinaz Jiwani, Diversity & Inclusion Specialist at the BSA will present ERG 101 – Starting from Scratch, a session to help workplaces form employee resource groups. Jiwani will also moderate the Changing demographic of the U.S. session, so if you plan to attend, get ready to engage with some of BSA’s brilliant minds!
The BSA team will also attend conference discussions on managing and leading a successful diversity council, diversifying the people supply chain, the changing demographics of America, starting diversity initiatives from scratch, and how to apply conference learnings to expand diversity outreach.
We are thrilled to participate in the learning, partnership and collaboration this conference will deliver as we share our strategic vision to serve families from all backgrounds and prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law.
The BSA is committed to Diversity & Inclusion– people, culture and diversity are considered top priorities, as they are inherently intertwined and pivotal to Scouting’s success as a movement. The opportunity for BSA to participate in the 15th Annual Diversity & Leadership Conference works to bolster our organizational focus of all three of these strategic priorities.
Update: check out photos from the conference below!