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Charlotte Marriot City Trade Center
100 West Trade St | Charlotte NC 28202

April 14-17, 2019

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Diversity, Equity

and Inclusion Conference

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The City of Charlotte is excited to host its first Diversity Equity and Inclusion Conference in April 2019.

~Hosted By~

"When most people envision a "Diversity Equity and Inclusion Conference" they tend to think about issues surrounding race and gender..."

The City of Charlotte is excited to host its first Diversity Equity and Inclusion Conference in April 2019. The Charlotte Diversity Equity and Inclusion Conference will be the first of its kind in North Carolina; on April 14-April 17, 2019, we plan to bring together a diverse group of people and presenters who are subject matter experts in their respective fields.  When most people envision a “Diversity Equity and Inclusion Conference” they tend to think about issues surrounding race and gender. While race and gender demographics are certainly part of this dialogue, this conference will promote a multi-faceted discussion including recruitment, legal issues, cultural diversity, and human relations.

Public safety is continuously changing; an overall goal and theme of the conference is “transition and change”. We all like comfort zones and tend to guide our organizations by conducting “business as usual”. However, that which feels comfortable can often stagnate and hinder organizational growth. Success mandates that we cannot keep doing things the same way and expect different results. As part of this conference, we will explore ways to breakdown both organizational and personal barriers that relate to diversity and inclusion so we can fully identify obstacles to both organizational and personal success. This conference will be the first of its kind in Charlotte and we hope to make it an annual event. All stakeholders are committed to the following:

Developing programs that increase the awareness of cultural diversity, improve human relations, and foster equal opportunity and affirmative action

Create an environment free of discrimination, harassment and intimidation

Assure each individual the opportunity to achieve his/her highest potential

Establish an atmosphere that instills ethical practices and produces quality leadership

Our Mission

Advance the education, understanding, and acceptance of differences in all Public Safety organizations by creating an environment that is inclusive.

What To Expect

Educational Sessions
Engaging Conversation
Networking Opportunities
Empowerment

Fire
Law Enforcement
EMS
Human Resources Recruitment
Military



Pre-Conference Sessions
ConEd Credits
Team Building Exercises
Vendors

This conference is designed for public safety employees, corporate leaders, Human Resources and government officials to exchange insights and concepts about diversity and inclusion (D&I) and what are the best practices across multiple industries.

The Conference participants will benefit from lectures and informal opportunities to have conversations and see what other organizations are experiencing. It will provide a foundation to hear success stories and examine the various facets of how we can overcome and improve diversity and inclusion within our own organizations. Our guest speakers will discuss issues ranging from how we define diversity, recruitment efforts to improve diversity, legal issues and a many more topics.

Change is a constant and it’s important for professionals to always be learning and networking with peers about the best practices within the workforce.

Conference Venue & Hotel

All conference programming will take place at the Charlotte Marriot City Trade Center.

Charlotte Marriot City Trade Center
100 West Trade St | Charlotte Nc 28202

FOR RESERVATIONS, CALL 704-333-9000
ROOM RATES FROM $159/NIGHT