AICPA Kicks Off Free Three-Part Workforce Diversity Webcast Series Thurs. Feb 16

Hour Long Webcasts are Open to CPAs and General Public

February 14, 2017

Contact: James Schiavone, 212-596-6119,

New York (February 14, 2017)
– The AICPA is pleased to offer a free three-part webcast series intended to provide the knowledge and skills employers need to enhance their efforts to attract, retain and advance diverse talent. The free webcast, which offers one hour of Continuing Professional Education (CPE), will provide actionable strategies by leveraging an in-depth knowledge of how diverse constituencies think and behave. The first webcast will be held on Thurs. February 16 from 1-2 PM EST


The first webcast in the Workforce Diversity series will offer best practices for attracting and recruiting diverse constituencies based on cultural norms. Attendees will leave with an understanding of how to develop a diverse talent attraction strategy and a strong employment brand for diverse job candidates.   Attendees will learn about setting legally acceptable diverse recruiting goals and tools on how to measure the success of these goals


Session 1: Workforce Diversity: Attracting and Recruiting Diverse Talent

Date: Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017
Presenter: CTR Factor
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Session 2: Workforce Diversity: Retaining and Advancing Diverse Talent 

Date: Thursday, March 16, 2017
Presenter: CTR Factor
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Session 3: How to Effectively Coach, Mentor and Sponsor Diverse Talent

Date: Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Presenter: Trudy Bourgeois
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Current trends indicate the continued growth of minorities in the U.S., and their increasing influence on the U.S. economy.  The most recent U.S. Census found minority-owned businesses increased receipts to $1.4 trillion between 2007 and 2012, an increase of 34.7 percent. This influence on the economy will continue to increase as the U.S. population grows more diverse. According to the U.S. Census, more than 50 percent of all Americans are projected to belong to a minority group by 2044.

The AICPA’s National Commission on Diversity and Inclusion, which is hosting the webcast series, is a profession-wide effort led by the AICPA to encourage and promote diversity and inclusion within the accounting profession and create workplaces that are better reflective of the communities that they serve. Research shows that diverse and inclusive teams lead to higher functioning teams and better business outcomes.