Free AICPA Webinar Highlights Ways to Improve Workplace Inclusion

September 23, 2019

  • Learn what it means to truly be inclusive and how you can create a more inclusive work environment.
  • Earn continuing professional education (CPE) credits.
  • Join the webinar at 10 a.m. ET, Thursday, September 26.

NEW YORK (September 23, 2019) – Organizations throughout the country are striving to be more diverse and inclusive. But those terms are so broad, it can be difficult to achieve.

The American Institute of CPAs is working to help accounting firms better understand what it means to truly be a diverse and inclusive organization.  A free webinar, “Inclusion 2.0: Getting from Intent to Impact,” will provide attendees with a better understanding of what it means to be an inclusive organization and how to implement polices and practices to achieve diversity and inclusion goals.

Inclusion 2.0: Getting from Intent to Impact

10 a.m. ET, Thursday, Sept. 26

During this free webinar, Khalil Smith, practice lead of Diversity and Inclusion at The NeuroLeadership Institute, an executive coaching organization that seeks to improve business leaders and create effective change in organizations, will discuss:

  • Differences between diversity and inclusion
  • The value of being an inclusive organization.
  • How to achieve optimal inclusion.
  • The pitfalls of excessive inclusion and how to avoid that.

Attendees will be eligible to receive Continuing Professional Education credits from this webinar.

“The accounting profession is becoming increasingly diverse, and it’s important that firms assign the responsibility for creating an inclusive environment to all employees,” said Kim Drumgo, the Director of Diversity and Inclusion for the Association International of Certified Public Accountants. “Diversity is who we are, inclusion is what we do with diversity and belonging is how we feel in our environments. When implemented well, the influence of these factors has been proven to increase staff engagement, operational effectiveness and financial growth.”

This is webinar is the latest installment of the AICPA’s Celebrating 50 Years of Diversity and Inclusion webcast series. The AICPA also offers a number of tools and resources to help organizations better understand and measure their diversity and inclusion efforts. The Accounting Inclusion Maturity Model helps firms evaluate their current diversity and inclusion efforts. The AICPA’s National Commission on Diversity and Inclusion also has aligned one of its key goals to the CEO Action initiative.

The AICPA also offers several resources, webcasts and mentoring opportunities for accounting professionals to expand their diversity and inclusion efforts.