• Provide educational opportunities, tools, and resources to build an inclusive community.
• Assist students to transition from school to work and/or adulthood. 

WORKSHOPS - Monthly workshops, with attendance averaging over 100 each month, feature world-class diversity practice leaders who promote leadership skills and educate attendees on a wide variety of topics. Participants gain valuable tools and information that can be implemented in their organizations and community.

DIVERSITY CONFERENCE - The annual conference, with attendance as high as 1,700, features multiple workshops, executive and legal forums and nationally recognized keynote speakers. This year’s conference celebrates 15 years of Diversity and Inclusion and will be held on October 28th 2018 at the Arizona Biltmore.

DIVERSITY & INCLUSION AWARDS - Each year at our Annual Conference, DLA will celebrate and recognize Arizona individuals and companies that lead by example, creating an inclusive environment which enhances and strengthens the community. Nominees must have operations in the State of Arizona.

YOUTH LEADERSHIP ACADEMYThe Youth Council, geared towards Phoenix area high school students, is designed to assist students transitioning from school to work, as well as provide them with tools and resources to help build leadership skills.  Students participate in workshops, the new DLA mentor program and are eligible to apply for DLA scholarships.

















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