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'23 Diversity Education Institute

'23 Diversity Education Institute

Friday, May 19, 2023 (9:00 AM - 3:00 PM) (CDT)


Sponsored by IPRA's Diversity (DIV) Section, Diversity Education Institute is a unique hybrid event designed to provide students and professionals of all experience levels a curriculum that increases DEI awareness and identifies tools to assist in the process of operationalizing DEI at their agency. This 3rd annual event will begin with an keynote from Debbie Trueblood of Association Management Center, followed by a track of sessions featuring respected industry practitioners and professional speakers presenting on topics such as allyship, intersectionality, LGBTQ+ policies, Veteran inclusion, and conflict resolution. Come network with colleagues and keep the DEI discussion at the forefront in Illinois. This event is generously sponsored by the Illinois Park and Recreation Foundation (IPRF).

Who Should Attend: Park and recreation, conservation, and forest preserve district professionals that are seeking to build and strengthen their foundation for DEI awareness and identify tools and resources that will help operationalize DEI at their agency.

Virtual Track: Virtual attendees will have access to the keynote presentation, Allies and Upstanders: Courageous Leadership in the DEI Space, as well as three general sessions: Is Your Park District Gay Enough?, Cultural Competency: What Is It and Why Is It Important?, and Productive Conflict Resolution. Virtual registration does not include lunch.

How To Participate Virtually: The virtual track will take place live via Zoom Webinar - no recordings will be available after the event. Upon registering for the event with IPRA, participants will be emailed an invitation from Zoom with a unique join link before the event.

Live Transcriptions: Live transcriptions are available to virtual participants.

CEUs: Virtual and in-person tracks each approved for 0.4 CEUs and will be awarded to those in attendance for at least 45 minutes each session. Continuing Education Units are for certifications such as CPRE, CPRP, and CTRS.

Buffalo Grove Park District
Community Arts Center 225 McHenry Road
Buffalo Grove, 60089
Event Contact
Mark Burrage
(847) 551-4310
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Friday, May 19, 2023 (9:00 AM - 3:00 PM) (CDT)

Check-In 8:30am-9:00am, Lunch 11:30am-12:15pm 

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