Founder's Welcome

Dennis Kennedy


It is my privilege to welcome you to our 15th annual California Diversity & Leadership Conference 2021 which is scheduled to take place over a 3 week period from October 4-8, October 12, and October 19-20. This year's theme is “Consciously Unbiased: Our New Normal.” The conference will afford organizations the opportunity to explore tools and resources necessary to build a diverse workforce and remain competitive on the global stage. The conference will have over 60 speakers who will discuss a variety of different topics all related to our ever-changing workplace. It is important to recognize that learning leads to growth and growth is essential for change.

The Pre-Conference will kick off with our Certified Inclusive Leadership Certification. The dates of these classes are October 4-8. Here is a link with additional information, CILC. Each class is for 2.5 days.

The Conference will start on October 12 with the day dedicated to training. There is a menu of options to select from for training. Each training is for 6 hours. Day two & three of the conference will have concurrent sessions throughout the day with 4-5 breakout sessions.

In closing, I would like to thank our sponsors for their support. I would like to thank the conference organizers, volunteers and speakers who are working diligently to bring you a wonderful conference. I hope your calendar will allow for your participation in our multi-day learning event.

Dennis Kennedy
Founder and Chairman
California Diversity & Leadership Conference

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