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DIVERSITY, EQUITY, AND INCLUSION MAIN WEBPAGE

VISION STATEMENT & STRATEGIC PLAN - Learn what ACC NCR is doing to improve DEI in the chapter and about vision and plans for the next few years. Click here

UPCOMING PROGRAMS

  • July 27, 2022 - Professional Development for Women Attorneys & Attorneys of Color

ACC NCR Career Development: Professional Development Strategies for Women and People of Color

July 27, 2022

12:00 PM-1:30 PM

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REGISTER HERE

  • December 1, 2022 - Encouraging and influencing diversity at outside law firms

 

ONGOING OPPORTUNITY

  • USF DEI in the Workplace Certificate Program.  In December, the ACC NCR Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Committee shared information about the University of South Florida Muma College of Business "Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the Workplace Certificate Program."  The goal of the certificate program is to help companies become more inclusive by imparting knowledge and developing tools to perform organizational self-assessment and plans for inclusive change. The program consists of seven, two-hour modules.  All content is pre-recorded, available free of charge to anyone. In addition, USF offers a DEI in the Workplace Certificate for those who complete program (seven modules and quizzes) with a passing grade by December 31, 2022 and pay a $99 fee.  For more information, click here.

ONGOING OPPORTUNITY

  • USF DEI in the Workplace Certificate Program.  In December, the ACC NCR Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Committee shared information about the University of South Florida Muma College of Business "Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the Workplace Certificate Program."  The goal of the certificate program is to help companies become more inclusive by imparting knowledge and developing tools to perform organizational self-assessment and plans for inclusive change. The program consists of seven, two-hour modules.  All content is pre-recorded, available free of charge to anyone. In addition, USF offers a DEI in the Workplace Certificate for those who complete program (seven modules and quizzes) with a passing grade by December 31, 2022, and pay a $99 fee.  For more information, click here.

Learn to Lead on DEI - Click a button below to explore resources developed or identified by the DEI Committee’s volunteer leaders (including recordings and materials from past programs) that will empower you with knowledge and tools to lead and sustain more diverse, equitable, and inclusive organizations.

PAST PROGRAMS & RESOURCES – Click here {link to Subpage #4 below} to access recordings of past programs and related resources. 

AFFINITY GROUPS – Click here to learn about ACC NCR’s affinity groups.

OBSERVANCES - As part of ACC NCR’s efforts to promote knowledge and awareness of the important months, days, and events observed by our chapter members and the communities in which we live and work, we have compiled a list of those occurring in a specified timeframe.  Click here {link to Subpage #6 below} to learn more and see the list for January - June 2022.

DEI PIPELINE EFFORTS - The chapter operates a diversity pipeline internship program which places local law students from diverse backgrounds in legal departments for summer internship.  For more information, see Corporate Scholars Program.  In addition, ACC NCR supports two Street Law Legal Diversity Pipeline Programs and has begun to collaborate with CLEO.

ACC NCR RACIAL & SOCIAL JUSTICE CHALLENGE - ACC NCR RACIAL & SOCIAL JUSTICE CHALLENGE

Accept the Challenge!  Join the many members and sponsors who signed up in 2021 and commit to expanding your diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts and to fighting for racial and social justice within your communities. If you haven’t joined the fight, suit up; if you’re doing good work already, do more. 

As lawyers, we are officers of the court, members of the bar, and defenders of the rule of law.  As leaders in our legal departments, law firms, and/or organizations, as well as the communities where we live and work, we have the opportunity to have an impact and inspire others to do the same.  As such, ACC NCR challenges each member, member organization, sponsor, and sponsor representative to play an active role as a forceful advocate for racial and social justice.

How can you fulfill the Challenge?  One option is to start with the resources on this DEI webpage!  Join an affinity group, participate in the USF DEI in the Workplace Certificate Program, watch the 2021 DEI Annual Conference, and read the survey results, list of observances, and briefing sheet and put what you learn into practice!  Need more ideas?  Examples of personal actions; diversity, equity, and inclusion activities for organizations; and community racial and social justice initiatives are listed here.  You do not need to do them all or even any of them - they are ideas only.  Please submit new ideas to be added to the list to diversityandinclusion@accnationalcapitalregion.com

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Sign up at https://cvent.me/QqyXmQ.

Signatories and donors to our fundraising campaign to support the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law (as of January 14, 2022) are listed at https://bit.ly/ACCNCR_RSJSigs.

DEI COMMITTEE - The DEI Committee is composed of three related yet distinct subcommittees. Click here {link Subpage #8 below} to learn about the Committee and Subcommittees, as well as a list of members and how to get involved. 

Results of the 2021 DEI SurveysThe results of the 2021 surveys have been compiled and we are pleased to share the following reports:

Both offer a summary of responses to the key questions and key take-aways.  The In-House Counsel Survey Report also includes recommendations for GCs and CLOs.

ACC global & acc foundation maturity model

Have any ideas for future programming, speakers, observances, etc?  Our goal is to develop programming that speaks to our members and helps them to be better leaders in the development of DEI efforts and initiatives at their respective organizations. Your feedback is very important to us in the development of our programming.  If there’s a topic or issue you’d like us to explore or a program you’d like for us to host, please feel free to share your recommendations and ideas with us. Please submit new ideas to be added to our list of programming to diversityandinclusion@accnationalcapitalregion.com.


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