September 4, 2019 
9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.


Metro Technology Centers
1900 Springlake Dr, Oklahoma City, OK 73111


9 a.m. - Welcome

9:45 a.m. - Breakout Sessions

11 a.m. - Breakout Sessions

Noon - Lunch & Keynote Speaker

1:45 p.m. - Breakout Sessions

3 p.m. - Keynote Speaker

4 p.m. - Wrap Up and Next Steps

4:30 p.m. - Conclude




As Oklahoma becomes increasingly diverse, it is imperative for organizations to understand the changing demographics and the impact they will have on your business. Join us at the 2019 Inclusion & Diversity Summit as we advance our organizations—bringing them to the forefront of an inclusive work environment. 

The 2019 Inclusion & Diversity Summit will feature experts from around the city, state and region—empowering individuals and businesses to take what we've learned about inclusion and diversity and begin integrating this information into our organizations. The Summit will feature two keynote speakers, along with breakout sessions and interactive discussions. These experts will share their knowledge, best practices and insights on issues ranging from corporate culture, to supplier diversity, to ROI.

This full-day Summit provides an opportunity to explore new ways to lead widespread transformation by collaborating with other inclusion and diversity leaders. Learn how to design inclusion and diversity programs using best practices, and discover new strategies to further the mission of incorporating inclusion and diversity in the workplace.

At the conclusion of the event, participants will:

  • Better understand and articulate the business case for inclusion and diversity
  • Glean insight and share best practices for inclusion and diversity excellence
  • Receive tangible action steps for incorporating inclusion and diversity into workplace culture and team dynamics
  • Understand the implications around recruitment, hiring and retention
  • Understand how inclusion and diversity relates to customers, suppliers and contractors


“The Power of Inclusion!” with LaTricia Hill-Chandler

LaTricia serves as the primary subject matter expert and architect of Arvest's diversity and inclusion and cross-cultural relations plans and programs. Her keynote presentation will address how an enterprise can truly thrive when they focus on inclusion in the workplace.

"Developing a Sustainable Culture of Inclusion: The Food & Hospitality Perspective" by Gerry Fernandez

In today’s marketplace, creating a culture of inclusion is the most important ingredient in building a sustainable workforce. Gen Z, millennials, and multicultural employees are all looking for work that has a purpose. They expect career and personal development training from their employers, and they demand inclusive hiring practices, or they won’t work for you. Gerry Fernandez has spent decades educating and advocating for the business benefits of cultural diversity and inclusion in his industry. He will share insights, best practices, and tools to help leaders take action and start building a company culture that makes it a great place to work for all people.



The Summit will include a morning, mid-morning and afternoon breakout session. We have a variety of topics to cover, some targeted at different skillsets and industries, so we’ve designed a multitrack conference. It is our hope that attendees will get the most out of each presentation by attending a breakout session relevant to them.

You will select one of four tracks at the time of registration. 

  1. HR (recruitment/retention, unconscious bias, etc.)
  2. Leadership/Management (business case for inclusion and diversity, leadership commitment, etc.)
  3. Small business/organization (culture of inclusion, nonprofit inclusion and diversity, etc.)
  4. General (disability etiquette, ERGs, technology and bias, inclusion in minority groups, etc.)

As an example, a nonprofit HR coordinator may be interested in the HR track, while the executive director may get more value from the small business/organization track.

Schnake Turnbo Frank is recognized by SHRM to offer seven Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM

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