2022 Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging Summit


With labor shortages affecting all businesses - both large and small, for-profit and non-profit - many businesses are looking for new ways to attract and retain talent. Regardless if an employee is hired from the outside or is mentored from within, skilled, talented and loyal employees are a hot ticket item for businesses to remain open and successful. As businesses work to expand their pool of skilled workers, they are overlooking one key demographic: people with disabilities.

Traverse Connect presents the second annual Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging Summit, which includes speakers, panel discussions and networking for a day of learning and listening. The Summit will offer an approach towards implementing a strong welcoming and affirming workplace culture in the five-county region.

The second session of the Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging Summit will feature Disability Network and UpBound At Work for a panel discussion on attracting skilled and loyal employees in underutilized talent pools. Click on the resources button to read about Disability Network's team of speakers that will be presenting at the summit. Through this day's discussions and presentations, we will explain what this means and why it is important to area businesses and the community's economic growth.

Register and join us as we are looking forward to a whole day of learning and listening at the annual Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging Summit on March 10, 2022, at the Great Wolf Lodge Conference Center in Traverse City.