Greetings from the President,

Dennis Kennedy

Lora VinandeAs 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.

2016 Women in Leadership Symposium

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."

DiversityFIRST Certification Program Expansion

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.

Asian Pacific Heritage Month

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.


Advisory Board opportunity

Board of Directors opportunity

National Newsletter Committee


Michigan Veterans Summit - August 2016

Health Care Diversity Summit - September 2016

Michigan Diversity & Leadership Symposium - November 2016

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