Diversity, Equity And Inclusion Forum

Includes a Live Event on 07/23/2020 at 1:00 PM (CDT)

From COVID-19 to racial inequity, murder hornets and everything in between, life is teaching us the importance of change and adaptability. As you move your business forward with new ways of operating, there are many diversity, equity and inclusion-related questions being asked. What can you do to reach a more diverse client base? When it comes to working remotely or returning to an office, what accommodations do you make to meet the needs of your diverse employees? When it comes to racial inequity, what business practices need to change to increase diversity and help everyone feel included and valued? Join the virtual Diversity, Equity And Inclusion Forum to talk through some practical steps you can take and hear how your industry peers are taking action.

Julie Kwan

Diversity and Learning Engagement Manager

Julie is the manager of diversity and learning engagement at PPAI. She has over 10 years of experience in learning and development as a program manager, instructional designer, training facilitator, and webinar producer. Julie earned her Bachelor of Business Administration from Texas A&M University and her Master of Science in Instructional & Performance Technology from Boise State University. Through her academic work, Julie published a case study in the textbook Cases on Human Performance Improvement Technologies, as well as two articles for ISPI’s online publication PerformanceXpress.

Maurice Norris

Public Affairs Manager

Maurice is the public affairs manager for PPAI. He monitors legislative and regulatory developments affecting the promotional products industry. Maurice also assists members with compliance challenges facing their businesses and helps them advocate for their companies with various aspects and levels of government. Maurice also serves on the board of the Graphic Communications Workforce Coalition.

Kathlene Brethowr

Volunteer Programs Coordinator

As the Volunteer Programs Coordinator, Kathlene Brethowr works to create opportunities for professional development through volunteering. Prior to joining PPAI, Kathlene was an Account Manager and Event Coordinator for MOJ Consulting LLC for three years where she received direct experience serving associations in the Dallas Fort Worth area. Kathlene graduated from the University of North Texas with a Bachelor of Science in Integrative Studies with a focus in Business, Sociology, and Kinesiology. 


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Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Forum
07/23/2020 at 1:00 PM (CDT)   |  120 minutes
07/23/2020 at 1:00 PM (CDT)   |  120 minutes
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Certification Credit
2.00 CAS credits  |  No certificate available
2.00 CAS credits  |  No certificate available