Diversity Roundtable - 2 Part Program

October 19, 2020 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM




Fee: Free!

12:00 - 1:30 pm Eastern

PART ONE:  A Solutions-Based Approach to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI):  How You Can Promote DEI in the COVID Environment

Join us to hear DEI expert Asker A. Saeed in a virtual “fireside chat” with AIPLA President Barbara Fiacco.  During this program, you will not only learn about DEI challenges facing firms and corporations in the age of COVID-19, but Mr. Saeed will also offer practical tips and approaches to maintaining the pre-COVID momentum in improving DEI at our organizations.  As we rapidly approach the end of a turbulent 2020 and focus on onboarding new attorneys, annual reviews of our talent, and compensation for associates and partners, Mr. Saeed will provide timely insights into how DEI programs can thrive in this new normal.

Mr. Saeed is the founder and principal of Saeed Consulting LLC, a full service consulting firm for law firms, legal departments, and other organizations with an emphasis on diversity and inclusion process improvement, strategic plan development, assessments, and awareness training.  He started his career as an attorney and has worked as both in-house and outside counsel.  Prior to founding Saeed Consulting, Asker headed up the diversity and inclusion initiatives at international law firm Fried Frank and prior to that at northeast regional law firm Day Pitney.  Learn more about Mr. Saeed on his LinkedIn page:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/asker-a-saeed-4a091833/

Register for Part 1 HERE

1:45 - 3:00 pm Eastern

PART TWO:  DEI Roundtable Discussions

Join us for a roundtable discussion on DEI in the COVID-19 Environment.  During this program, we will have facilitated discussions in break-out rooms to share practices that each of our organizations have successfully or unsuccessfully implemented to facilitate and encourage DEI during the current pandemic.  After the breakout sessions, we will return to the main group to share our learnings. 

This is the second in a series of roundtable discussions directed to DEI.  As with our prior roundtable, we will be compiling information from the meeting to later share. 

Possible topics for discussion during the roundtable include:

  • DEI challenges facing organizations during the pandemic
  • Practices that organizations are adopting to address bias during the pandemic and in a work-from-home environment
  • Approaches to annual reviews and compensation during these turbulent times
Register for Part Two HERE

Sponsored by: 
Axinn, Finnegan, Goodwin, Gowlings, and Smart & Biggar

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