The Lansing Regional Chamber of Commerce (LRCC) has announced the participants in its first Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Executive Roundtable.
The program will provide CEOs, senior business leaders and small business owners a confidential space to share advice and learn best practices, equity tools and approaches to strengthening DEI within their organizations. This program has been designed to equip business leaders with the skills required to successfully navigate areas of uncertainty and have transformational success through a DEI lens.
“Executive roles continue to evolve in an increasingly volatile environment, where business models continually change across industries,” said Tim Daman, president & CEO, LRCC. “This program has been designed to equip business leaders with the skill sets required to successfully navigate these areas of uncertainty and position executives to have transformational success through a DEI lens.”
The DEI Executive Roundtable is a 12-month program designed to prepare leaders to implement social change within their organizations, enhance their role as inclusive leaders, and provide substantial business growth and success tools. Some of the DEI Executive Roundtable leadership training series of topics include core DEI and cultural concepts, addressing inequalities and shaping business practices, building an effective business equity framework, implementing a people-first DEI strategy and framework, and recruitment, retention and rethinking DEI in the workforce.
Dr. Tonya Bailey, founder of TCB Consulting, Inc., and chief diversity officer at Lansing Community College, will serve as the facilitator of the DEI Executive Roundtable.
LRCC members were invited to submit applications and letters indicating their interest in the program. The DEI Executive Roundtable will begin on Thursday, March 31. Selected participants include:
Mallory DePrekel Communities in Schools of Michigan
Cindy Kangas Capital Area Manufacturing Council
Brian Philson Highfields, Inc.
Susan Gisholt Delta Dental of Michigan
Feliz Rodriguez Community Mental Health – CEI
Julie Pingston Greater Lansing Convention & Visitors Bureau
Wendy Hamilton TechSmith
Laurie Van Egeren Michigan State University
Kelli Ellsworth Etchison LAFCU
Smilijana Williams Lansing Board of Water and Light
Sivia Dimma MSU Federal Credit Union
Lolo Robison Capital Area Transportation Authority
Teresa Znidarsic Sparrow Health System
Tim Daman Lansing Regional Chamber of Commerce