Chamber launching Small Business Diversity & Inclusion Leadership Training Series

The Salt Lake Chamber, Utah’s largest and longest-serving statewide business association, is accepting applications for its Small Business Diversity & Inclusion Leadership Training Series. The program was developed to provide newly designated or seasoned professionals in the field of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion access to thought leadership and program development. 

Cohort attendees will learn from experts the business case for implementing a DEI program. This training will help participants develop a DEI playbook for their team, company or industry sector and infuse these strategies into their respective cultures. Implementing the strategy and tactics from the training will also build unity and relationships across organizations as they interact with other cohort attendees. 

This program will set up these smaller businesses of less than 100 employees for success by providing the necessary tools, resources and training, as well as give best practices to make a significant impact on diversity and inclusion in Utah.

CANDIDATE REQUIREMENTS

  • Representative of a business with less than 100 employees
  • Currently has a role that includes DEI responsibilities
  • Interested in enhancing DEI skills

COHORT DESCRIPTION

  • Size of group: 20-25 people
  • Selected participants will be broken into specific cohorts based on job function and seniority. These groups are created to help facilitate conversations with peers. 
  • Training Schedule: 
    • Coming in Spring 2022.
    • Two hours, twice a month for three months. 
      • 90 minutes of in-person training and 30 minutes of discussion/conversation with the group.

SELECTION PROCESS

Applications will be reviewed and applicants notified whether they were accepted or not.

COST

Scholarships have generously been made available to offset the total cost of the program. All accepted applicants are guaranteed the scholarship pricing of $499 (actual value: $1,500).

APPLICATION DEADLINE:

Monday, February 9, 2022

5:00 p.m. MST

To apply, click here. 

This year’s sustaining sponsor is Zions Bank. For more information on sponsorship and scholarship opportunities, please contact [email protected]