• Inclusive Workplaces for People with Disabilities: Continuing the Conversation

    Posted on April 19, 2016 by Jodi Vandenberg-Daves in Updates.

    We hope that our March Lunch & Learn presentation by Chris Finn, “Creating a Culture of Achievement and Empowerment,” helped launch new conversations in your workplace about building on the strengths of people with disabilities in our workplaces. To continue these conversations more broadly, here are some take-aways from Chris’s presentation, and some best practice […]

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  • A Good Time To Reflect on Your Recruitment and Retention Practices

    Posted on April 14, 2016 by Jodi Vandenberg-Daves in Updates.

    The La Crosse Area employers are facing some interesting circumstances.  We are competing for talent with larger cities at a moment when unemployment is low, and many baby boomers will be retiring in the next several years.  The need–and opportunity–to recruit and retain a diverse and dynamic workforce are as important as ever. Last month, […]

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  • Lunch and Learn: Creating a Culture of Empowerment and Achievement in the Workplace

    Posted on February 2, 2016 by Jodi Vandenberg-Daves in Updates.

    On March 9, UW-La Crosse graduate Chris Finn will deliver the Council’s first Lunch and Learn presentation of 2016.  Driven to achieve his childhood dreams while living with quadriplegia, Chris Finn is a three-time World Champion as the former head coach of the US National Power Soccer Team.  He speaks around the country on success […]

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  • February is Black History Month: How Will You Celebrate? How Will You Advocate?

    Posted on February 2, 2016 by Jodi Vandenberg-Daves in Updates.

    Black History Month promises to start more conversations than usual this year. The Black Lives Matter movement is making national headlines, overt racism is on the rise throughout the country in the form of hate incidents against people of color and divisive political rhetoric. So it’s especially important that we have these conversations in Wisconsin, […]

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  • Council Welcomes New Intern and Community Volunteer

    Posted on January 28, 2016 by Jodi Vandenberg-Daves in Updates.

    We are delighted to enrich the work of the Diversity Council with the work and ideas of two young people who have a passion for diversity and inclusion, our first intern, Morgan Kolinski, and Kassie Dorman, who reached out, after attending our annual conference, to ask if she could volunteer her time for the Council. […]

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  • Join Us! Diversity Council Announces Theme for 2016

    Posted on January 28, 2016 by Jodi Vandenberg-Daves in Updates.

    The Greater La Crosse Area Diversity Council has adopted a theme for 2016: “Building Capacity and Developing Relationships.” As I develop my role as Executive Director, I am excited to enhance the Council’s connections in the area by working with our existing members and founders, developing new active members, and strategizing and collaborating with forward-thinking […]

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  • Our Diversity Council in the News

    Posted on November 19, 2015 by Jodi Vandenberg-Daves in Updates.

    There was some good media coverage of the 2015 Annual Half-Day Conference.  We are addressing important needs in the community by bringing people together to think critically about and strategize for greater inclusivity in area workplaces. La Crosse Tribune: Conference to address diversity in the workplace WKBT News 8: Diversity Council Conference  

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  • The Forum on Workplace Inclusion

    Posted on January 11, 2015 by Violeta Iguchi in Updates.

    The Forum on Workplace Inclusion is the largest diversity and inclusion conference in the country. The purpose of The Forum is to provide a compelling learning experience fostering business and thought leadership in workplace diversity and inclusion. Because education is our primary focus, we keep our costs low to allow our diversity and inclusion message […]

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  • 2014 Report

    Posted on December 28, 2014 by Violeta Iguchi in Updates.

      Download newsletter (PDF file; 1.6MB)

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  • Multicultural Resource Guide 2015!

    Posted on December 28, 2014 by Violeta Iguchi in Updates.

      New  and updated version of the Multicultural Resource Guide! The Guide contains local and up-to-date information in the following areas Civic and Advocacy organizations Faith Communities Education Business and Services Please go to our Resource page to view and download it!

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