As an event organizer, prioritizing diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) often means bringing groups of attendees, speakers, and suppliers together from different backgrounds, identities, and experiences. But there is still work to be done when it comes to activating allies both internally and externally. This work includes planning events that enact diverse, equitable, and inclusive behaviors.
This multi-week professional development course is designed for industry professionals looking to deepen their understanding of DEI practices as core practices both within their events and organizations.
Going beyond the fundamentals of diverse event speaker rosters, inclusive marketing, and accessibility requirements, in this course, you’ll gain skills to recognize, approach, intervene, and dismantle systems and processes that aren’t diverse, equitable, or inclusive.
From developing a workplace culture that supports a strategic commitment to DEI and building partnerships to tools and resources to use along the way, this course provides the strategies and skills to successfully become a DEI champion throughout the entire event planning process and within your organization.
Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
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The Event Leadership Institute recognizes the importance of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) across the global business of events. To help professionals engage in the dialogue and education they need, ELI is including live scheduled online class meetings with the instructor and other learners registered in the course. During these live class meetings, you’ll have the opportunity to join instructor Zoe Moore, as she chats with industry experts who are educators, practitioners, consultants, and leaders deeply involved in ensuring that DEI is actionable, measurable, and sustainable.
Beyond live classes, learners also have access to an online community forum to exchange ideas and communicate with other classmates to support each other during your journey from insight to implementation. Don’t just learn best practices for DEI, discover how to make them core to your workplace culture!
Event Leadership Institute has been approved by the Events Industry Council (EIC) as a Preferred Provider of continuing education on all professional development certificate courses, which qualifies for CMP continuing education credit. Determination of continuing education credit eligibility or Preferred Provider status does not imply EIC’s endorsement or assessment of education quality.
Honorably discharged from the United States Army following 12 years of service, Chiriga Moore, affectionately known as Zoe (pronounced ZOH), completed an M.S. in Hospitality, Recreation, and Tourism and then started an event planning company in Oakland, CA.
Learning that Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) were not prioritized in the meetings, events, and tourism industry, she became an advocate to help improve dialogue and action in supplier diversity, organizational culture, and diverse representation in leadership.
Initially, spearheading the formation of an Inclusion & Diversity committee with MPI’s Northern California Chapter, she decided to become a Certified Diversity Professional (CDP)® to deepen her knowledge. As the co-founder of Moore Consulting Agency LLC, she seeks to support hospitality organizations to assess the FIVE Cs: Characteristics, Commitment, Capacity, Climate & Culture to develop DEI strategies that are measurable and sustainable. Additionally, as an independent Hospitality Strategic Consultant, she engages leaders of organizations through her speaking, writing, and consulting.
The outgoing co-chair for MPIs 2021 Global Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Advisory Committee, Zoe is committed to holding industry leaders strategically accountable for their expressed commitment to change.
Zoe is a contributing writer to The Meeting Professional, Meetings Today, and her blog Unsolicited Advice. She resides in Marietta, GA, with her teenage son and loves homemade chocolate chip cookies, photography, and traveling.View Zoe's Profile
25% – Forum posts (completion and quality)
25% – Quizzes (80% pass required for each. You can take each quiz up to three times.)
50% – Final Exam (with minimum pass at 75%) or Article*
*Beginning Week 3, participants will determine if they will write an article or take an exam.
The exam will consist of multiple-choice questions.
If learners select to write an article, they will choose a protected class/social identity for which they believe is underrepresented. Then, they’ll identify training, support, and design resources needed to improve the creation of more equitable, diverse, and inclusive workplaces, events, and experiences, to share 3-5 best practices for that particular protected class/social identity.
Minimum course passing grade: 75%
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