Last year, the Quincy Area Chamber of Commerce held its first Diversity & Inclusion Academy. As a result, 19 graduates learned how D&I impacts themselves, their community, and their company’s bottom line.
If your company is interested in learning more about D&I, the Academy will happen again this year beginning March 6. This 8-session academy will feature presenters from DOT Foods, the University of Illinois Extension Office, and representatives of the community. Sessions are held every other week, and topics covered will include how to be intentionally inclusive and identifying blind spots and hidden biases.
“Research indicates that diversity and inclusion allow for greater innovation, retention of employees, and increases a company’s bottom line. Diversity happens organically; inclusion must be intentional. The D&I Academy will give participants a greater understanding of how embracing diversity and inclusion can make them better leaders,” said Latonya Brock, executive director.
Cost is $250 a person for Chamber members and $350 a person for non-members. Cost includes more than 23 hours of training and materials. Reservations are due Monday, Feb. 25. The Academy is sponsored by Quincy Medical Group. To sign up, click here.