Corporate Seminars

DIR's sought-after educational seminars are designed to give supplier diversity professionals valuable insight they can then leverage to improve the performance of their own programs. Presented by experienced supplier diversity practitioners with world-class programs, these seminars share best practices, current trends and issues impacting supplier diversity programs today. This short video shares the highlights of DIR's "Building Strategic Phases of a Supplier Diversity Process" seminar.
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Join experienced Supplier Diversity Professionals and subject matter experts for a series of presentations and discussions at DIR's Virtual Best Practices in Supplier Diversity Seminar September 28, 2020 from 12:00 - 3:00 PM EST.

"Supplier Diversity Reimagined"

For over 50 years, DIR's sought-after educational seminars have given supplier diversity professionals valuable insight to leverage and improve the performance of their own internal processes. Presented by experienced supplier diversity practitioners and subject matter experts, these seminars share best practices, current trends and issues impacting supplier diversity.

Moderators and Presenters

 Theresa Harrison, Director Inclusive & Sustainable Procurement, EY

 Brenda Marshall, Sr. Director, Global Diversity Solutions, Kelly Services

 Kevin Price, President & CEO, NC Institute of Minority Economic Development

 Michael Robinson, Program Director, Global Supplier Diversity, IBM Corporation

 John Taylor, Director of Supplier Diversity, Medtronic

TOPICS (subject to change):

  • How to help Diverse-Owned Businesses by Engaging other Areas of your Corporation
  • Redefining the “Business Case” Post COVID-19. Looking Beyond Spend
  • Creating Business Unit Action Plans to Ensure Diversity and Inclusion is Supported throughout the Organization
  • How to Readjust the Program Budget while Still Being Impactful.
  • Mentorship Opportunity: Participants will have the chance to meet virtually with students from Reaching All Minds Academy, a charter school in East Durham, NC to share information about their careers. The goal is to expose students from highly economically disadvantaged backgrounds to career possibilities.
  • Extensive Q & A Sessions/Bench Talk

PAST PARTICIPANT'S COMMENTS: "Excellent information and delivery. Excellent presenters." "I walked away with a clear understanding of how to measure ROI and develop a business case after today’s session. Very applicable and practical." "This was a wonderful session!"

WHO ATTENDS: Supplier Diversity Professionals, Purchasing Managers & Buyers, VP’s of Materials and Purchasing, Procurement/Sourcing Managers, SBLO's, Graduates of DIR's Building Strategic Phases Seminar

FEE: $199. Fee includes all sessions, presentations and materials, including post seminar audio/video.

COMPANY SPOTLIGHT: Spotlight your company by running a video during the breaks. Click here for more information.

QUESTIONS?  Email: info@diversityinforesources.com

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Spotlight your Company by running a video during the breaks at DIR's virtual "Best Practices in Supplier Diversity" Seminar September 28, 2020 from 12:00 - 3:00 PM ET.

Spotlight your Company by running a video during the breaks at DIR's virtual "Best Practices in Supplier Diversity" Seminar September 28, 2020 from 12:00 - 3:00 PM ET.

FEE: $250

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$499
This dynamic workbook accompanies DIR's annual seminar (held in February) called "Building Strategic Phase of a Supplier Diversity Initiative". If you are not able to attend the seminar, this workbook (updated annually) will give you the basics covered in the workshops including case studies, helpful work sheets, and much more. The workbook is best used in tandem with the seminar, but even when used alone, it will help supplier diversity professionals and procurement managers develop or enhance corporate supplier diversity programs and initiatives. It includes:
  • Outlines key elements of a successful program, team and culture
  • Discusses developing a strategic plan and how to engage senior management
  • Covers benchmarking and performance measures
  • Includes numerous samples, exercises and how-to’s

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