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2022 DEI Webinar Series - Session 2: Diversity Is Not Just Black and White
Wednesday, July 06, 2022, 11:45 AM - 1:00 PM MDT
Category: Education

 

NAIOP Colorado presents...
2022 DIVERSITY, EQUITY, AND INCLUSION WEBINAR SERIES
SESSION 2: DIVERSITY IS NOT JUST BLACK AND WHITE
Wednesday, July 6, 2022 · 11:45 AM - 1:00 PM MDT

Virtual Meeting Only

NAIOP Colorado is committed to building a more inclusive and diverse real estate community by providing resources and programming on incorporating professionals diverse by ethnicity, gender, and age in the workplace. Join us for the 2022 NAIOP Colorado Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Webinar Series to gain a better understanding of the concepts of diversity, equity, and inclusion as well as learn how you can help promote a sense of belonging in your organization or community. This FREE 3-part webinar series will offer attendees a professional, welcome, and safe environment to discuss DEI issues. 

FEATURED WEBINAR SESSIONS INCLUDE:

SESSION 1: "Let's Talk About It"
Wednesday, June 15, 2022; 11:45 AM – 1:00 PM MDT

Learn what diversity, equity, and inclusion mean. Talk about the history of DEI and why it is an increasingly important topic for organizations in every industry.  

REGISTER FOR JUNE 15

SESSION 2: Diversity Is Not Just Black and White
Wednesday, July 6, 2022; 11:45 AM – 1:00 PM MDT

With an increasingly diverse population in our workplaces and communities, the concept of diversity must become increasingly expansive. We’re not only talking about only race here, but the diversities among us to include: religion, gender, sexual orientation, education, income, height, weight and more. Learn how minimizing any of these definers can be a disservice to your organization’s diversity program. Attendees will also gain a better understanding of bias and learn how both implicit and explicit bias affects the workplace. We will wrap up the session with "Blue Sky vs Green Sky…a Story of Multiple Truths"...“There are multiple perspectives and versions of the truth. Interpreting them wisely is our responsibility.” Tamara J. Erickson

REGISTER FOR JULY 6

SESSION 3: Assessing CRE’s Commitment to DEI
Wednesday, July 20, 2022; 11:45 AM – 1:00 PM MDT

Hear from a panel of commercial real estate industry leaders as they discuss how championing DEI in their organizations has helped attract top talent and business. Learn how these leaders hold themselves and others accountable on diversity initiatives.

REGISTER FOR JULY 20

FEATURED SERIES FACILITATOR:

KY ODAY
Corporate DEI Consultant, O-Pen For Growth
Mortgage Loan Officer, Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation

Ky Oday was born in St. Louis, MO to Patricia and Yusuf Oday. His given name is “Kulmeyeh” (cool-me-yeh), which in Somali means “one who calls people together.”

Ky attended elementary school in St. Louis. During this time, public schools were in the process of ending race-based segregation through desegregation, also known as school integration. Ky was bussed 70 miles a day to Chesterfield, MO. Ky began 5th grade in Detroit, Michigan where he attended the neighborhood school. The situation was far from ideal. Ky moved with his family to Grand Junction, Colorado two months into 5th grade.

Ky graduated from Grand Junction High School, attended Mesa State College (now Colorado Mesa University) and graduated from Utah State University with a degree in public relations and a minor in marketing.

As mortgage loan officer for the last 15 years, Ky communicates with applicants, sellers and buyers, their agents, and financial institutions. He has most recently shared his skills with Colorado Mesa University in Grand Junction, CO as Coordinator of Student Diversity.

Ky’s lifelong passion for bringing people together has placed him in many leadership positions throughout his life. From Little League coach to high school football coach, Ky has always valued giving back to our community. His personal and professional experiences provide a unique and valuable perspective on DEI.

REGISTRATION:

Registration for the DEI webinar series is complimentary. Deadline for each session is by 11:59 PM the evening prior.  Upon registering, attendees will be sent the webinar credentials. Please find the registration links for the various sessions above.  


THANK YOU TO OUR DEI PROGRAM SPONSORS:

 

 


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