Effective Diversity and Inclusion Councils (DV310)

The effectiveness of diversity & inclusion councils varies considerably from organization to organization, and there is no consistent approach to making them work. The effective use and application of a diversity council strategy is one of the critical challenges and opportunities facing organizations. This workshop will examine:

  • How to position your diversity & inclusion council for success
  • The best practices in diversity & inclusion council formation, operation and impact

Key Topics

  • Forming effective diversity & inclusion councils
  • Diversity & inclusion council membership: who to include and why
  • Core competencies of effective diversity & inclusion councils
  • A strategic approach to assessing membership in the long and short term
  • From council member to diversity advocate: a step-by-step approach
  • Privileges and disadvantages of membership
  • Energizing existing diversity & inclusion councils
  • Enlisting the support of the entire organization
  • Functioning as a productive member
  • Setting expectations for diversity & inclusion councils
  • Accountability for diversity & inclusion councils
  • Training diversity & inclusion council members
  • Charting the progress of dynamic councils
  • The need for a strategic integrated approach to diversity & inclusion council formation and governance

Special Features

  • Case study and application
  • Best practices in diversity & inclusion council development and operation

Who Will Benefit

EEO, AA, diversity, and other HR specialists with diversity responsibility; members of diversity & inclusion councils; members of councils that are losing steam; diversity consultants; anyone who wants to know how to make councils work

16 East 34th Street, 6th Floor
New York, NY 10016
United States


David Ciliberto

David Ciliberto, Founder, David Ciliberto Enterprises, is an independent human resources consultant with over 20 years of experience in human resources. Mr. Ciliberto focuses on diversity and inclusion, learning and development, management coaching and career transition. He has held roles at financial services firms including UBS, Credit Suisse, HSBC, The Prudential and American Express. Additionally, Mr. Ciliberto has consulted with and has done speaking engagements for ION Media, The Howard Center, VT., CUNY, Montclair State University and Jennifer Brown Consulting. In addition to his Adjunct Instructor role at Cornell ILR, he works part time at Partners International as the SVP of Client Services and Career Transition.

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