Norfolk Chapter to Sponsor Diversity and Inclusion Conference in October

The Hampton Roads Diversity and Inclusion Consortium (HRDIC) in partnership with Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities will host its third Eastern Virginia Regional Diversity & Inclusion Conference on Thursday, October 13, 2016 at the Virginia Beach Convention Center, 1000 19th Street, Virginia Beach, VA 23451. This conference will include speakers from the Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk Commission for Persons with Disabilities, Virginia Wesleyan College Center for the Study of Religious Freedom, United States Postal Service, as well as consultants with expertise in the areas of diversity and inclusion.

HRDIC evolved from a body known as the Regional Roundtable. Virginia Beach City Manager James Spore, now retired, initiated this roundtable by inviting other stakeholders in the region to join the city in discussing “best practices” related to diversity and inclusion. As a result, HRDIC is now a group of representatives from nonprofit, local, state, and federal sectors of the Hampton Roads Region, and the Eastern Shore of Virginia. Their vision is to become an agent of change that will assist employers and others to ensure diversity and inclusion are embedded within the culture of their organizations. The Norfolk Chapter of the FBI CAAA is a proud sponsor of this important event.

The conference’s theme this year is “All In, All Win!” Workshop topics will be relevant to change agents, aspiring business leaders, community leaders, EEO and diversity officers, as well as to those who want to improve the bottom line of their business.

Click here to register. Early bird rates available through July 31. Group rates are available for 6 or more.

Questions regarding this conference can be directed to Ms. Emily Reaves at (757) 385-4643 or may be emailed to

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