The Diverse Future program is designed to provide a life-changing career boost to high potential, mid-to-senior-level communications executives of color, preparing them for success as senior strategic leaders in their organizations. We assemble some of the most accomplished professionals as instructors and mentors, exploring topics that prepare participants to make a difference within their own firms, and beyond, as they rise to leadership positions.
This year, it will take place at the Mirbeau Inn & Spa Rhinebeck, New York, on November 27-30, with an at-home, virtual component on Friday, December 1 devoted to career planning and participants meeting with their mentors. Tuition is $8,000 per participant and includes all course materials, fine dining, refreshments, and lodging.
As businesses operate in an increasingly complex global ecosystem, it is critical for them to understand and reflect diverse perspectives. Greater diversity, equity and inclusion within corporate communications teams, especially at higher levels, is vital to the future of our profession and our businesses. In fact, research shows that businesses whose leadership reflects a diverse range of perspectives achieve higher bottom-line results and create greater shareholder value over time. And recent studies from the Diversity Action Alliance, show that Asian, Black, Hispanic/Latino, and Indigenous communicators remain underrepresented in public relations and corporate communication at all levels, but especially at the seniormost levels.
This program offers participants the opportunity to gain insights, learn best practices and receive feedback on the skills needed to advance in the communications profession. Limited to a class of 15, the cohort will form a peer network, with supplemental mentoring provided beyond the initial week-long program. Additionally, investing in your top talent is a proven retention strategy, demonstrating your commitment to their personal and professional success.
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