Fourth annual diversity conference slated for June on ASU campus

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The fourth-annual Northeast Arkansas Diversity Conference will be held June 9 at the Cooper Alumni Center on the Arkansas State University campus.

St. Bernards Healthcare; the Arkansas State University Division of Diversity, Inclusion, and Community Engagement; and the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine at A-State are collaborating to lead the event, which aims to help businesses and organizations develop and create more inclusive workplaces.

The conference theme is “Courageous Conversations for Social Action.” The conference will offer tools to assist with the advancement of DEI within organizations through courageous dialogue and communication.

Kristie Tobias will serve as the keynote speaker of this year’s event. Tobias is a professional certified change management and diversity, equity, and inclusion consultant, national speaker, and author with a background in human resources and organizational development at Huron Consulting Group. She has close to 20 years of consulting and leadership experience.

This year’s conference will include a pre-session for individuals at the beginning and intermediate level who want to engage in courageous conversations about everyday DEI issues and work through DEI case studies. The pre-conference will be held June 8, via Zoom and will prepare individuals to engage on a deeper level during the conference.