Meetings & Events


Diversity & Inclusion Summit

Date & time

November 9, 2017

09:00 AM–16:00 PM


Alexandria, VA

Join us on Thursday, November 9 from 9:00 am - 4:00 pm for a "Diversity and Inclusion Summit" for the Human Resources, Learning & Development, and Diversity & Inclusion Peer Councils!

As leaders in human service nonprofit organizations, we need more than just a diverse workforce, true equity means removing the structural and institutional barriers that will allow organization to become inclusive and empower employees and organizations to reach their full potential.  A growing evidence base also suggests that greater equity leads to more effective organizations, is a positive investment for businesses, and can spur economic growth.

Join us for an interactive event to explore efforts to implement organizational, cultural, and systemic changes that will increase diversity, equity, and inclusion in the sector.  We will exchange ideas on how to increase each within our own organizations, as well. Presenters will include Nonet Sykes, Director of Racial and Ethnic Equity and Inclusion with The Annie E. Casey Foundation, and Brenda Girton-Mitchell from Grace and Race Ministries.  We will also save some time for networking and to allow each council to meet individually

We look forward to a terrific day of learning and networking together! 





Jane Cohen, Council Chair

Senior Vice President, Human Resources, Volunteers of America


Mike Fandey, Council Chair

Vice President, Learning & Conferencing, United Way Worldwide