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2018 Champion of Diversity Nomination

Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce POWER of Diversity Breakfast  - Champion of Diversity Award
 
This KC Chamber event has grown to become one of the region’s most important events recognizing regional businesses that have made a durable commitment to embracing diversity in their workplace and community.
 
The Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce values and promotes diversity and inclusion for a successful business community.

Champion Of Diversity Criteria
The KC Chamber Champion of Diversity Award recognizes a regional business that has made an impactful commitment to embracing diversity in their workplace, vendor partnerships, and the community. The KC Chamber Champion of Diversity is a business that can demonstrate adherence to practices which support the business case for workforce diversity as a strategic initiative by ensuring the diversification of staff, suppliers, and community outreach is a normal part of their organizational practice, policy, and culture. This Champion of Diversity business will be able to demonstrate their organizational practices are inclusive of all people no matter that person’s race, national origin, religion, age, disability, marital status, veteran’s status, military status, genetic information, sexual orientation or gender identity.

Nominations close May 1.

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Candidates must demonstrate support for diversity in their management structure and company culture. Please submit one paragraph (up to 250 words) that describes how your nominee does this?  Be sure to include in your response the bulleted questions below.
  • Number of Employees:
    • Percentage of Minority Workforce in Management:
      Latino % | Black/African American % | Asian % | Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander | Two or more races
    • Percentage of Women Workforce in Management
    • Percentage of Disabled Workforce in Management
    • Percentage of Veteran Workforce in Management
       
  • Do you have a need to set goals to increase women and minorities in your management structure in upcoming years? If so describe your initiative(s) to accomplish this, or if there is a gap, do you have a plan in place to achieve set goals?
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  • What is your organization’s  value statement, mission, vision, and/or other policy statement or position in support of a culturally diverse workforce?  Is this statement prominently displayed and on all relevant company literature?
     
  • Describe how your organization celebrates diversity in the workplace.

Candidates must demonstrate support for diversity in their workforce through company goals and efforts to recruit, retain, develop and nurture a culturally diverse workforce. Please submit one paragraph (up to 250 words) that addresses how your nominee does this? Be sure to include in your response the bulleted questions below.
  • Number of Employees:
    • Percentage of Workforce Minority:
      Latino % | Black/African American % | Asian % | Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander | Two or more races|
    • Percentage of Workforce Women
    • Percentage of Workforce Disabled
    • Percentage of Workforce Veteran
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  • Describe your organization’s program(s) which focus on recruiting and retaining a culturally diverse workforce? What recruitment sources do you use and what recruitment activities have you conducted? What development program or initiatives are in place?
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  • Has your organization conducted a diversity climate assessment within the past three years? If so, describe the results and programs in place to support and nurture a culturally diverse workforce?

Candidates must demonstrate support for diversity within their community through active support and collaboration with Supplier Diversity and area initiatives to improve and recognize diversity in the greater Kansas City region. Please submit one paragraph (up to 250 words) that addresses how your nominee does this. Be sure to include in your response the bulleted questions below.
  • Talk about your supplier diversity initiatives and organizations you actively support that provide leadership and champion diversity initiatives?
     
  • Describe how your business promotes and facilitates equitable education and social engagement with and between people of varying ethnic or religious backgrounds, socio-economic status, sexual orientation and/or physical and mental capabilities?



NEED HELP GETTING STARTED? Consider including answers to questions like these in your nomination response:
  • What is your organization’s publically stated value statement, mission, vision, and/or other policy statement or position in support of a culturally diverse workforce?
  • Do you have a need to set goals to increase women and minorities in your management structure in upcoming years? If so describe your initiative(s)?
  • Describe how your organization celebrates diversity in the workplace.
  • What percent of your workforce is represented by minorities? By women?
  • Describe your organization’s program(s) which focus on recruiting and retaining a culturally diverse workforce? What recruitment sources do you use and what recruitment activities have you conducted?
  • Has your organization conducted a diversity climate assessment within the past three years? If so, describe the results and programs in place to support and nurture a culturally diverse workforce?
  • Talk about your supplier diversity initiatives and organizations you actively support that provide leadership and champion diversity initiatives.

POWER of Diversity Breakfast
Wednesday, July 25, 7:30-9:30 a.m.
Marriott Downtown
Breakfast presented by Hallmark and KCP&L.
Register online today >>

$40 KC Chamber members
$55 non-members
  
KC Chamber Diversity Program information
 
If you have questions, please contact Greg Valdovino, Director of Diversity and Inclusion at valdovino@kcchamber.com.