First Healthcare Compliance hosts Dawn Cooper, Manager for Diversity and Cultural Competency at The Arc of the United States, for an interactive discussion on “Strategic Planning To Action: Becoming a Culturally Competent Organization.”
Diversity has long been viewed as a way for organizations to leverage talent to meet organizational objectives, however, man initiatives fail to yield results because diversity is approached as a numbers game (how many diverse people should I hire) instead of a systems change, i.e. what kind of organization do we need to be successful and meet the needs of our constituents? The Arc’s 2010-2016 Diversity Strategic Action Plan focuses our efforts to become an even more powerful advocate for people with I/DD. Join us as we talk about how to position your diversity initiative for success and achieve your organizational mission and vision.

Objectives:
1. Review the strategic purpose of diversity, inclusion and cultural competency
2. Review the need for a sound organizational imperative
3. Learn key steps to successfully implementing a change strategy around diversity within your chapter