While the concept of diversity is not new, it has become more complex and reaches into all layers of the organization. Over time, diversity management in business has transitioned from an emphasis on "achieving the numbers" into an essential business strategy. Commitment to opportunities for a diverse supplier base and commitment to a diverse workforce are key components to attracting the best suppliers and employees while ensuring business success. Discussion topics will include building goals and measurements across the organization, how supply managers play a key role in encouraging supplier commitment to diversity programs, and what a model program might look like.
Who should attend? This satellite seminar is designed for individuals with responsibility for or who participate in Supply Chain, Supplier Diversity, Workforce Diversity and Supplier Relations. It will also be useful to professionals in Purchasing and Supply, Strategic Sourcing, Contract Administration or Materials Management who are interested in how to initiate and/or maintain a diversity program in their organizations.