As the founder of the National Diversity Council, I would like to welcome you to the second edition of the 2016 Michigan Diversity Council Newsletter. We are very excited about our past accomplishments in the first quarter and look forward to our upcoming events in the year. his fall we will host one of our most notable events, the Diversity and Leadership Conference.
On April 26, 2016, The Michigan Diversity Council hosted its Inaugural Women in Leadership Symposium on at the Garden Theater in Mid-Town Detroit. Attendees from various corporations gained valuable information to assist them in becoming better business leaders. The theme of this year's event was "Secure Your Place at the Table."
The National Diversity Council is proud to announce its DiversityFIRST™ Certification Program will be held in three different states in 2016. Due to last year's positive response from the inaugural graduating cohort, the program will add another session this year in Texas and expand into California and Florida.
The month of May has been designated as Asian-Pacific Heritage Month - a celebration of Asians and Pacific Islanders in the United States. The celebration of this month originated in a congressional bill introduced by Reps. Frank Horton of New York and Norman Y. Mineta of California in June 1977.
Michigan Veterans Summit - August 2016
Health Care Diversity Summit - September 2016
Michigan Diversity & Leadership Symposium - November 2016
The Michigan Diversity Council announces a new Board of Directors Chair- Mrs. Susan Gibson. Susan is the Director of Client Services and Business Development at the Rehmann Group, located in Troy, MI. and has been a member of the MIDC board for three years.
The Michigan Diversity Council is honored and grateful to be a recipient of the 2016 DTE Energy Foundation Grant in the amount of $10,000.00. The award was given to support the MIDC's Diversity & Inclusion improvement efforts.Under the direction of Ms. Faye Nelson, the DTE Energy Foundation is at the core of DTE Energy's commitment to the communities and customers it is privileged to serve.
The MIDC is ecstatic to have both the University of Phoenix and Detroit Public Television join our team, as we continue to support workplace equality across the state. The University of Phoenix has two campuses in Michigan located in Detroit and Southfield.
The Michigan Diversity Council (MIDC) is embarking upon a rebirth of new and exciting events, workshops and conferences for 2016! And we want to share the news with you. Join us, as we network, mix and mingle and learn how the MIDC is helping to change the fabric of D&I in the workplace in Michigan.