Diversity & Inclusion: Breaking the Cycle of Circular Conversations
4:00pm - 5:00pm - Vermillion
Do you ever get the sense of deja vu when it comes to explaining, coaching and counseling others on how to get through a particular diversity-related challenge? We often let ourselves get caught up doing the same things and expecting different results — a definition of insanity. It’s time for a new conversation about diversity that affords a universal approach that enables others to manage their way through any diversity-related challenge they may encounter.
This won’t be a Ten Steps to Managing Diversity conversation. We will challenge each other to help ourselves and others become more effective at managing diversity by raising questions and issues that raise more questions than they provide answers for. While that may sound counterintuitive, it’s a key ingredient to productive dialogue. The time is now for a thought-provoking dialogue about how to have a new conversation.
By the end of this session, attendees will be able to:
- Utilize a macro definition of diversity that encompasses all micro diversity mixtures.
- Establish a framework that engages every aspect of their organization.
- Effectively lean into diversity challenges as a means of driving productive dialogues.
David L. Casey
David L. Casey is vice president, workforce strategies, and chief diversity officer with accountability for strategic diversity management, workforce initiatives, talent acquisition and employee relations at CVS Caremark.
Prior to CVS Caremark, he was chief diversity officer at WellPoint. He also served as regional director of business development for Bernard Hodes Group. Casey is a veteran of the U.St. Marine Corps, having served in Operation Desert Storm. He serves on the boards of Year Up-Providence and Corporate Voices for Working Families. He also serves on the advisory boards of the American Institute for Managing Diversity, PRISM International and Profiles in Diversity Journal magazine.