“Diversity Includes Everyone” was the unofficial theme of the day at the 2013 Baystate Health Diversity and Inclusion Conference. On September 10, 2013, over 350 people from 90 different organizations gathered at Springfield’s MassMutual Center. One-third of the attendees were Baystate Health employees.
Conference sessions and breakouts included:
- Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer Roundtable: “The Business Case for Diversity: Moving from Nice-to-Have to Have-to Have”
- Developing a Diversity Strategy to meet Organizational Outcomes
- A Diversity Champions’ Toolbox: Tools for Reaching the Tipping Point
- Skill Development Workshop: Becoming an Inclusive Leader: Driving High-Performance and Engagement
- Connecting Diversity & Inclusion to Organizational Objectives
- Formalizing Inclusive Leadership into Work Environments
- Industry Roundtable Discussions: Leveraging Diversity and Inclusion
The conference keynote speaker was Dr. Steven Robbins hit a home run with his engaging presentation about unconscious bias!
Download the conference program.
Here’s what a few of the attendees said about the conference:
“What a great day for the region! Thank you for organizing such an important resource for all of us. Very much looking forward to what's next. Thank you!!” Katie Allan Zobel, President/CEO, Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts
“Thank you very much for a wonderful day! It was so well organized and what great presentations.” Maria Burke, Director of Development at Jericho - Bureau for Exceptional Children and Adults
“It was a great moment for Springfield and the region as host to such an event. It was a great day for Baystate Health, and a major milestone for our Diversity & Inclusion efforts, which are propelled by all of you. Congratulations!” Jennifer Faulkner, Director of Communications, Baystate Health
Watch the conference slide show.
We extend gratitude to our conference partners, underwriters and supporting organizations, without whom the conference would not have been a success.
Conference Partners & Underwriters
Association of Diversity Councils
Freedom Credit Union
Health New England
HRMA of Western New England
Pioneer Valley Credit Union
Springfield Technical Community College
United Way of Pioneer Valley
Westfield State University
Women's Fund of Western Massachusetts
YMCA of Greater Springfield
AIDS Foundation of Western Massachusetts
Amherst Area Chamber of Commerce
Associated Industries of Massachusetts
Human Service Forum
Leadership Pioneer Valley
The Lioness Group
NAACP Springfield MA Branch
Pro Springfield Media
Regional Employment Board of Hampden County
SAVE THE DATE
2014 Baystate Health Diversity & Inclusion Conference
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
MassMutual Center * Springfield, Massachusetts
Please contact us if your organization is interested in exploring partnership or underwriting opportunities.
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