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DIVERSITY EQUITY INCLUSION IMPLEMENTATION 2023 IMMERSION PROGRAM

September 2022 – January 2023

Our Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Implementation (DEII) Immersion Program is the first of its kind for our Billings community. It convenes people and businesses to improve individuals and workplaces through awareness and advancements in diversity, inclusion, and equity.

The 2023 DEII Immersion Program begins in September 2022.

Class A

Tuesday, September 6

Tuesday, October 4

Tuesday, November 1

Tuesday, January 3

Class B

Thursday, September 16

Thursday, October 13

Thursday, November 17

Thursday, January 12

Network events with panel discussions will be held for both classes on the following dates:

Wednesday, September 21

Wednesday, October 19

Wednesday, December 7

Wednesday, January 18–Graduation

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

Business leaders, employees and individuals wanting to start their personal journey, begin to develop organizational foundations to do better, or simply desiring more connections and information on diversity, equity and inclusion.

THROUGH THIS PROGRAM, PARTICIPATING BUSINESSES AND INDIVIDUALS CAN:

  • become a place to work that retains and attracts talent
  • create an inclusive and productive work environment
  • facilitate diverse and inclusive interactions
  • learn how to have difficult conversations
  • grow their network

Combined, our two series’ of DEII workshops have welcomed a total of 92 participants representing 28 organizations that employ 14,582 people.

Our inaugural class of program graduates includes representation from Big Sky Economic Development, Billings Chamber, Billings Clinic, Billings SD2, Boothill Inn, Downtown Billings Alliance, Exxon, First Interstate Bank, KOA, MSU Billings, Northern Hotel, Sibayne Stillwater, Sanctuary Plaza, STEP Inc., Visit Billings, Visit Southeast Montana, and ZooMontana.

THIS FOUR-MONTH PROGRAM INCLUDES:

  • four 2.5-hour long workshops
  • four 2-hour long network/panel discussion events
  • 10 CEU’s through Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) accredited classes
  • Earn the Chamber’s designation of “A Workplace of Choice”

Workshops are centered on the four tenets of the program, with a different focus each time.

Network/panel discussion events include a one-hour program, followed by networking time which includes light appetizers and beverages.

ARE YOU READY TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN THE WORKPLACE AND OUR COMMUNITY?

TUITION is $1,450 for first employee and $1,250 for each additional employee. A limited number of scholarships are available to those who show a financial need and a commitment to the DEII journey. Deadline to submit scholarship application is August 16, 2022 by 5 p.m.

Deadline to register is August 23, 2022 by 5 p.m. or unless classes fill early.

If you would like more information, please contact Cathy Grider at 406-869-3724 or cathy@billingschamber.com.

Interested in applying for a DEII scholarship? CLICK HERE

REGISTER NOW

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ARE YOU A DIVERSITY & INCLUSION CHAMPION?

Become a lead organization in our community to make tangible strides to improve our workplace through improvements in diversity, inclusion, and equity. Your investment not only provides direct benefits to your organization but also visibly shows your leadership in DEII, helping the Chamber continue to provide this community-wide program that benefits all. One hundred percent of your investment will be used to further the DEII program. Interested in applying or becoming a sponsor? Please contact Cathy Grider at cathy@billingschamber.com.

Thank You to our 2022 Sponsors