Virtual Workshop: Advancing DEI at Associations

09 Dec, 2022

April 26, 2023
1:30 p.m.−3:45 p.m. ET

According to the Public Affairs Council’s 2022 Social Impact Report, over 60% of organizations look to trade associations and non-profits as partners in their diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) efforts. As trusted voices of business sectors, associations play a key role in shaping how the public affairs profession looks and feels. Join us for a conversation with seasoned association leaders and members on DEI in the association space.

This program is eligible for 2 core credits toward the Certificate in Public Affairs Management.


1:30 pm.     Engagement from the Association Perspective

Association leaders are challenged with balancing sector movements with membership needs. These association pros will address:

  • Aligning member priorities with DEI programming and strategies
  • Examples of DEI programs and strategies
  • Implementation tactics for DEI programs and initiatives
  • Methods for receiving member feedback
Carmen Elliott

Carmen Elliott
VP Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
American Physical Therapy Association

Jennifer Fugolo

Jennifer Fugolo
VP of Advancement
American Hotel & Lodging Foundation

2:30 pm.     Break

3:30 pm.     Engagement from the Member Perspective

Associations can provide you with more than collective policy positions and advocacy counsel. They are great vehicles for idea sharing and strategic discussions on core values, social issue engagement, societal movements and more. Join our speakers as they discuss:

  • Integrating ideas and insights from association programming and initiatives into departmental or organization-wide initiatives
  • Engaging associations in conversations on equity related topics
  • Examples of partnerships or initiatives with associations that have worked well

3:45 pm.     Adjourn


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Additional discounts may apply to this meeting. These discounts may include:

For multiple registrants: A discount will apply to the standard member/non-member rate for organizations that register two or more participants for the same meeting. The first registrant will pay full price, the second participant will receive a 10% discount and each additional registrant will receive a 15% discount. To register multiple participants, you may either register online or download the print and fax registration form.

Member discounts: Discounts for members are applied to all Public Affairs Council meetings.

Non-members: Join the Council today, and save by registering at the member rate and using the $200 new-member coupon you will receive. Contact our membership team for information about joining the Council.

Questions? Contact us at 202.787.5950.

Erica Harris

Erica Harris
Manager, Social Impact Practice
202.787.5977 | email