Diversity Committee

 

Mission

To serve all Michiana organizations that support advancing diversity and inclusion by providing opportunities to connect with a community that encourages respect in the workplace.  We pledge to work strategically with business leaders to raise awareness about the positive impact that Diversity and Inclusion has on culture, operations, and revenue.

Vision

To be the go-to resource for Diversity and Inclusion Champions through awareness and education initiatives 

HR Professional Career Development

Diversity and Inclusion is a 21st Century Workplace Competency that all Human Resource Professionals should master and lead their organization’s D&I efforts in several ways: they consult with non-HR managers on diversity issues and policies; create and maintain an organizational culture of D&I; and identify and implement workplace accommodations.

Senior- and executive-level HR professionals may, in addition to developing and implementing HR plans and strategies to create and maintain a diverse and inclusive workforce, incorporate D&I into the organization’s goals and strategic plan. At all career levels, HR professionals should recognize that diversity goes beyond readily observable differences (e.g., race), be proficient in D&I best practices, and leverage this knowledge to identify ways in which to improve the fairness of organizational policies and procedures. *SHRM BoCK Diversity and Inclusion Competency.

Diversity Committee Member Application

Committee Member Commitment:

  • 1 Hour/ Month for Committee Meetings

  • 30 Minutes/Month for Committee Work

  • Additional Hours may be required during Events and Conferences

 

Diversity Committee
Diversity Committee Chair

Kelly Pallanti

(219)508-4610
e-mail: kellypallanti@gmail.com