“Championing Diversity & Inclusion in the First State!”

Dover Downs Conference Center

July 11, 2017 

9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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Join us as we Champion Diversity & Inclusion in the First State!  We are excited to host the 1st annual D & I Conference and Award Luncheon on Tuesday, July 11th at Dover Downs.  We desire to honor organizations that are spearheading the way and have implemented D & I programs in their companies.   Come learn best practices in the D & I arena from leading organizations in Delaware, in our morning and afternoon workshops.  We are proud to provide SHRM and HRCI credits for this event!


Link to Agenda



Keynote Speaker Announced  

Dr. Rosa Colon-Kolacko    Link to BIO                                                   

President and Founder | Global Learning and Diversity Partners and Health Innovation Globally 


Session Speaker

Terri Easter   Link to BIO 

Principal, T.H. Easter Consulting 

“Building Diversity & Inclusion in your Organization"



 Session Speaker

Michelle Morin  Link to Bio

Executive Director, State of Delaware Office of Supplier Diversity


 Nominate Your Organization

In addition, your organization could be one of the honorees at this memorable event.  Just complete the Nomination Form.  If your organization is selected then you will receive an award at the Luncheon after our Keynote Speaker. All nominees will be recognized in our D & I Conference Booklet.  The D & I Conference invites sponsors and exhibitors to also support our efforts.   


Example of programs:

  • Employee Resource Groups
  • Mentor/Sponsor Programs
  • Leadership Development Programs
  •  Minority Vendor Program
  •  Internships for Minority Students
  •  Hiring of Veterans or Disabled Candidate
  • Post a D & I statement on Website

 Application Deadline for D&I submission: Friday, May 12, 2017

 E-mail: lsample@deshrm.org

 Link to Nomination Form  

Take a few minutes and answer the 20 simple questions and return it to Laurie Sample by May 12, 2017. The awards will be presented during our Annual Diversity and Inclusion Awards Luncheon on Tuesday, July 11th at Dover Downs.

Link to Application 

 Sponsor or Exhibit

 Link to Sponsor and Exhibitor Rates

Link to Sponsor and Exhibitor Registration

Attend the Event 

Link to Attendee Rates

Link to Attendee Registration

 Register as a Dual Sponsor As an added bonus, register as a sponsor for the 2017 Diversity and Inclusion Conference and Awards Luncheon and receive  $200.00 off sponsorship at the Delaware State SHRM Conference to be held October 5th and 6th  at Dover Downs.
 Spend the Night

 Interested in Spending the Night?

*Call Dover Downs Hotel VIP Reservations at 800.711.5882

*Reference Group Code GSHRM

*Rate is $119.00 plus tax/fee

Questions? Call Laurie Sample at 302-367-7476 or e-mail lsample@deshrm.org