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Concurrent Session
 A Fireside Chat: The Commitment for DEIA in the Workplace, Post the Affirmative Action Decision
Chatham Ballroom A
In-Person and Virtual Wednesday 11/01/2023 09:00 AM - 10:00 AM   Add to calendar
Competencies: Business (Behavioral), Leadership (Behavioral), Workplace (Technical) | Intended Audience: Advanced (Elevating DEI), Intermediate (Fostering DEI)

In-person session offerings are on a first-come, first-served basis. Seating is limited.

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This fireside chat will feature senior diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility (DEIA) leaders from the Executive and Legislative branches of the Federal Government, who will discuss the current state of DEIA in the federal workforce, synthesize the findings of the most recent GAO report on DEIA, discuss the major accomplishments of the governmentwide strategy of DEIA and White House Executive Order 14035, as well as share weather proofing strategies for DEIA implementation.  The panel will evaluate promising and best practices in DEIA. Specific topics will include a discussion about sustainability of the national DEIA strategy, how to talk about “equity” with everyone, the impact of the affirmative action supreme court decision on DEIA, and how to address political complications. The session will also include a Q&A with attendees.  

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All virtual sessions inherently run the risk of audio or visual issues due to factors out of our control. If any technical difficulties arise, we appreciate your patience and understanding as we work diligently to resolve it. All virtual sessions, unless marked as "LIVE ONLY" or "VIRTUAL LIVE ONLY", are recorded and will be available to view on demand until December 1, 2023.

Alaysia Hackett Photo
Alaysia Hackett, Chief Diversity Equity Officer,
U.S. Department of Labor
Charles Barber Photo
Charles Barber, Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer,
National Science Foundation
Constance  Mayer Photo
Constance Mayer, Acting Chief of Diversity and Inclusion Officer,
Department of State
Dr. Janice Underwood Photo
Dr. Janice Underwood, Executive Director of the Office of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility,
U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM)