Doyline Williams, the President-Emeritus for the North Eastmoor Civic Association, will host a webinar on how civic leaders can grow a culture of diversity and inclusion (D&I) in their communities. The webinar, titled”All In: A Conversation on Diversity and Inclusion in Civic Leadership”, will be available throughout February at the following link: nationaldiversitycouncil.org. In this webinar, audiences will learn:

  • The definition of D&I through the lens of a civic leader
  • The 5 critical steps today’s civic leaders can take to advance D&I at the community level
  • How leveraging D&I advances community engagement
  • How D&I elevates community decision-making

The value of D&I is not only beneficial to the corporate environment but also to communities as a whole. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the U.S population is getting more and more diverse with a growing number of women, people with disabilities, people of color and immigrants each year. By 2050, 54 percent of the U.S population will be “minorities” (any race other than non-Hispanic, single-race whites), and one third will be of Hispanic ancestry. Through the advancement of D&I in communities, we can empower change and shed light on the beauty of our differences.

Introducing D&I through education is the key to success. For example, D&I in classroom can benefit all students. Amy Stuart Wells, Lauren Fox, and Diana Cordova-Cobo of Teachers College Columbia states that “diversity makes us smarter,” The authors go on to write: “researchers have documented that students’ exposure to other students who are different from themselves and the novel ideas and challenges that such exposure brings leads to improved cognitive skills, including critical thinking and problem solving.” Furthermore, students who learned how to work in a diverse environment will likely do well in the future when they enter the workforce, which is getting increasingly diverse as time goes by.

If you are a civic leader who is looking to implementing D&I in your community, you don’t want to miss out on this seminar. Ms. Williams has had 20 years of diverse business and leadership experience and is committed to provide you with the most valuable knowledge in the field.

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