Join us on September 17th at 12:15 for our first session in our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Webinar Series, presented by PNC Bank! Please complete a FREE registration to receive the Zoom link.
We encourage all attendees to use the time between noon and 12:15 to grab lunch from your favorite local restaurant before you tune in!
About This Session:
Data and Diversity: Change is Constant
The history of NEPA indicates that the region has always been diverse, yet lately people are beginning to notice diversity and respond. The response is not always welcoming. Do we understand diversity? Do we really know the differences between race, ethnicity, and ancestry and the incredible opportunity diversity brings? There is no time like the present for an introduction to the not so new NEPA.
About Our Speaker: Teri Ooms,
Executive Director at The Institute for Public Policy & Economic Development
Teri Ooms was appointed Executive Director of The Institute in 2004. The Institute provides essential research, data analysis, and consultation to the private, public, non-profit, and institutional sectors. The Institute is a partnership of 13 higher education institutions and the business community. The Institute publishes the regional annual Indicators report, Quarterly Economy Tracker, and convenes, facilitates and provides research support for seven issue based task forces with over 100 volunteers. Several of The Institute’s research studies have served as a basis for new Pennsylvania legislation.
Ooms is responsible for research, development, and operation functions. The Institute has conducted research, marketing, feasibility, planning, and economic studies for organizations throughout Pennsylvania, New York and Texas. From 1997 – 2004, Ooms served as President/CEO of the Inland Empire Economic Partnership (IEEP), Riverside, CA.
This series will run weekly each Thursday from September 17th to October 22nd. For more information on or to register for other upcoming sessions in the series, visit: https://www.wilkes-barre.org/events/details/diversity-equity-and-inclusion-webinar-series-11897?calendarMonth=2020-09-01.