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DEI Employee Experience & Internal Communication Best Practices

November 9 @ 8:00 am - 11:30 am


Business leaders who are committed to enhancing their commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion are encouraged to attend this half-day workshop co-hosted by AZ Talent Coop and A-Z Biz Link. The event will be hosted in-person and attendees will learn how to take action on creating more inclusive workplaces through:

  • effective communication
  • talent acquisition
  • recruiting
  • employee onboarding
  • respecting and celebrating religious and social holidays
  • continuing education

 Our featured guest speakers have helped a number of organizations and will be leveraging their experience to share winning strategies in each of their 25 minute educational workshops. 

Panel Discussion: The Power of Employee Resource Groups

Guest Speakers: 

  • Crystal Blackwell | Founder & CEO | Crystal Clear Results LLC
  • Patricia Davis | CEO | Defeat Racism at Work Enterprises, LLC
  • Lisa Stevens | President, Arizona Market | Equality Health
  • Jackie Hunter | SVP, Chief Diversity/Inclusion Officer | The University of Vermont Health Network


Workshop 1: DEI Recruitment

Guest Speaker: Kianna Dobbs | Director, Talent Acquisition | Sigma


Workshop 2:  DEI Employee On-Boarding

Guest Speaker: Ted Smith | Human Resources Executive & Consultant


Workshop 3: DEI Communication & Social Media Strategy

Guest Speaker: Lindsay Moellenberndt | Chief Business Development & Marketing Officer | Fennemore


Workshop 4: DEI Internal Continuing Education

Guest Speaker: Christine Gannon | CEO | Brightworks Consulting


Our 2021 A-Z Biz Link commitment to leaders and the local business community is to inspire, help participants to innovate and teach them how to implement. In order to keep in alignment with that, we have asked each of our speakers to teach participants a new tip, tool or tactic during their 25-minute educational workshop session. Interactive worksheets, surveys, etc have been encouraged.   


  • 8:00-8:30         Breakfast & Networking
  • 8:30-8:35         Opening Remarks
  • 8:35-9:00         Panel Discussion: The Power of Employee Resource Groups
  • 9:00 – 9:25      Guest Speaker #1: DEI Recruitment
  • 9:25-9:35         Engaging Activity/Polling/Etc. + Discussion
  • 9:35 – 10:00    Guest Speaker #2: DEI Employee On-Boarding
  • 10:00-10:10     Engaging Activity/Polling/Etc. + Discussion
  • 10:10-10:20     BREAK
  • 10:20-10:45     Guest Speaker #3: DEI Communication & Social Media Strategy
  • 10:45-10:55     Engaging Activity/Polling/Etc. + Discussion
  • 10:55-11:20     Guest Speaker #4: DEI Internal Continuing Education
  • 11:20-11:30     Engaging Activity/Polling/Etc. + Discussion
  • 11:30-11:35     Closing Remarks

COVID-19 Warning

An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. COVID-19 is an extremely contagious disease that can lead to severe illness and death. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, senior citizens and Guests with underlying medical conditions are especially vulnerable. By attending an AZ Biz Link event you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19. Help keep each other healthy.

Health Acknowledgement

By attending an A-Z Biz Link event you are confirming that you are not experiencing any of the following symptoms of COVID-19 identified by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention at CDC.gov, including:

      • Fever or chills
      • Cough
      • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
      • Fatigue
      • Muscle or body aches
      • Headache
      • New loss of taste or smell
      • Sore throat
      • Congestion or runny nose
      • Nausea or vomiting
      • Diarrhea
    • have not been in contact with someone with confirmed or suspected COVID-19 symptoms without completing a 14-day quarantine
    • are not under any self-quarantine orders

Registered attendees who cannot confirm all of the above criteria must not enter an A-Z Biz Link event. By entering an A-Z Biz Link event, you acknowledge that you understand and will abide by the above health-and-safety requirements. If you are unable to attend, a credit will be provided to the purchaser that can be used towards a future hosted A-Z Biz Link event at no additional cost.


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November 9
8:00 am - 11:30 am
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MEET24 Phoenix
2398 E. Camelback Rd., First Floor
Phoenix, AZ 85016 United States


A-Z Biz Link
(480) 291-4961

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