DEI Doesn’t Belong on a Checklist: How to Embed Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Your Organization’s Core Values

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Learn How to Embed Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Your Organization

Too often, diversity, equity, and inclusion are seen as just another item to cross off the organization’s to-do list. But creating a truly diverse, equitable, and inclusive organization isn’t a “one-and- done.” To create meaningful change, organizations must have a strong commitment to DEI as a core value. That’s why we invited Juan Amador, CAE, Director, Constituent Engagement at the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), Victor Cora Nazario, Chief Operating Officer at SOAR Community Network, and Abigail Bayer, Strategic Marketing Manager at the American Association of Veterinary State Boards (AAVSB), to join Michael Hoffman, CEO of Gather Voices, for a live, 1-hour panel discussion on creating organizational cultures that are truly diverse, equitable and inclusive. They’ll cover:

  • The importance of leadership commitment to creating a culture that’s equitable and inclusive
  • Why effective DEI efforts require us to think outside the box and approach things differently than we have before
  • Strategies to make your organization, industry, and community more diverse, equitable and inclusive
  • How effective communication plays a role elevating & reinforcing DEI practices among your staff, members, and community How Hispanic/Latinx association professionals are leading the way this Hispanic Heritage Month

As a CAE Approved Provider educational program related to the CAE exam content outline, this program may be applied for 1 credit toward your CAE application or renewal professional development requirements. Learn more.

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Michael Hoffman is the co-founder and CEO of Gather Voices, a technology company that automates the creation, management and publishing of video content. He is also the founder of See3 Communications, a digital marketing agency in Chicago and founder of the DoGooder Video Awards which honors the best social cause video on YouTube each year. Hoffman teaches marketing at the University of Chicago and is an internationally sought-after speaker and trainer who is a trusted advisor to association leaders on engagement strategy.

Victor Cora Nazario oversees the day-to-day operations at the SOAR Community Network. With over 25 years of experience in Information Technology and certifications in Talent Optimization, Victor works with clients to ensure their strategic objectives are met by creating a culture of Compassionate Leaders and Cohesive Teams in order to form a Collaborative Culture (C3). Victor works with clients to ensure that their Culture is aligned with their purpose and values. This work includes strategic mapping, running behavioral strength workshops, objective mapping retreats and deploying ideation campaigns. Victor has certifications in ITIL, Talent Optimization and is fluent in Spanish and English.

Juan Amador, CAE, has extensive experience in association management. Mr. Amador is currently a director of constituent engagement at the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC). He is a critical leader in the AAMC’s relationships and partnerships with its many constituent affinity groups. In managing these relationships, he advances the strategic value of the association for its constituents and members. He is also responsible for implementing learning and leadership opportunities that help members grow in their professional roles, enhance their career development, and strengthen their leadership competencies. Mr. Amador was the previously in the AAMC Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion unit and directed the development of programs, tools, and resources that advanced diversity, equity, and inclusion for the executives, faculty, staff, residents, and students at U.S. medical schools.

During her career in the association industry, Abigail Bayer has immersed herself in the field of marketing and communications, and is an active member of local and national professional organizations. Her main areas of focus are strategic planning, email marketing automation, personalization, segmentation, and customer experience. She is currently the Strategic Marketing Manager at the American Association of Veterinary State Boards where her day-to-day activities include developing, implementing, and executing strategic marketing plans for the entire organization, directing marketing and creative staff, leading market research efforts to uncover the viability of current and existing products/services, and liaising with media organizations and marketing partners.

Michael Hoffman is the co-founder and CEO of Gather Voices, a technology company that automates the creation, management and publishing of video content. He is also the founder of See3 Communications, a digital marketing agency in Chicago and founder of the DoGooder Video Awards which honors the best social cause video on YouTube each year. Hoffman teaches marketing at the University of Chicago and is an internationally sought-after speaker and trainer who is a trusted advisor to association leaders on engagement strategy.