The Ames Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the City of Ames Human Relations Commission and Iowa State University Division of Diversity and Inclusion, are pleased to announce the 2020 Symposium on Building Inclusive Organizations will be held virtually November 12 and 13.
The Symposium on Building Inclusive Organizations was designed for leaders and influencers in central Iowa, particularly those who impact hiring and decision-making in the workplace and who impact organizational culture and environment. Attendees will learn practical strategies towards building more inclusive workplaces.
This year’s speakers include:
“Although we’ve had to pivot and host the event virtually this year, I am confident the annual Symposium will still be as engaging and thought-provoking as ever before,” said Dan Culhane, President and CEO of the Ames Chamber of Commerce. “As we work together to create an inclusive environment for all, events like this Symposium will help us refocus and prioritize next steps. Attendees will walk away equipped with new tools and ideas to employ in their organizations and throughout the community. I cannot wait to sit in on this year’s event.”
The Symposium on Building Inclusive Organizations was held in 2018 and 2019 with tremendous results. The momentum going into this year’s event is evident by the strong showing of support from local sponsors. Gold Sponsors are Barilla America, Inc., Mary Greeley Medical Center and Workiva; Silver Sponsors include the NAACP Ames Branch, the Cyclone Chapter of SHRM, and McFarland Clinic; Bronze Sponsors include Burke Corporation, First National Bank, the ISU Foundation and VisionBank, with creative support from Rippke Design.
Registration for the virtual symposium is $45 per person. This event will be held Thursday, November 12 from 12:00 noon-5:00 pm, and Friday, November 13 from 8:00 am-12:00 noon. To register or learn more, visit www.AmesChamber.com or call 515-232-2310.
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