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Energizing Equity: Elevate Your Diversity Impact through Recruitment, Workforce Development, and Supply Chain Advancement

October 17 @ 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM EDT


Event Details

Online, LIVE Instructor-Led Training Course

Course Description:

In today’s dynamic business environment, embracing Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility (DEIA) is no longer a choice but an imperative for sustained success. This transformative workshop approaches how Inclusive Recruitment, Workforce Development, and Supplier Diversity each play distinct roles and are interconnected to support one another in a holistic manner.  We will empower organizations by equipping them with the knowledge and strategies to effect meaningful change across these three vital facets: Advancing DEIA Recruitment, Cultivating a Skilled Talent Pipeline, and Harnessing Supply Chain Optimization to bolster sustainable business growth.

After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Recognize the importance of DEIA and its impact on organizational success.
  • Identify gaps in your recruitment process that hinder diversity and accessibility.
  • Discuss how Justice 40 & Industry DEIA compliance goals impact community and business.
  • Integrate data analysis to improve recruitment outcomes.
  • Develop inclusive job descriptions and effective interview techniques.
  • Create strategies for an inclusive culture, employee engagement, and growth opportunities.
  • Discuss practical strategies to source, assess and retain diverse talent.
  • Recognize how to foster environments where diversity thrives, ensuring a broader pool of talent.
  • Identify gaps in your recruitment process that hinder diversity and accessibility.
  • Create strategies for an inclusive culture, employee engagement, and growth opportunities.
  • Customize your Supplier Diversity Framework via practical application exercises and expert insights.
  • Create community impact through WMBE and Small Business Development.
  • Interpret the barriers and actual nuances that really impact Supplier Diversity Success.
  • Discuss how to extend your value partnerships to fortify your diverse supply chain.


Frank DeCastro

Frank DeCastro

Vice President, Strategy & Innovation, The JPI Group

Frank DeCastro is the Vice President of Strategy and Innovation at the JPI Group, where he leverages his expertise to drive remarkable growth in the human capital and technology ecosystems. With over 25 years of experience, Frank has been instrumental in developing groundbreaking solutions and forging strategic partnerships that have delivered significant domestic and international expansion. His leadership as a WMBE executive and entrepreneur has been particularly impactful.

Frank embarked on his career in the technology industry, immersing himself in Internet B-2-B solutions in Sao Paulo, Brazil. In the early 2000s, he relocated to the United States and transitioned into the realm of Total Talent Management. Over the past 15 years, his exceptional track record of driving growth in private Human Capital MBE firms and their partners has propelled them to surpass billions of dollars in annual revenue.

Frank firmly believes that integrating diverse candidates and small, diverse businesses into the energy sector is not only an opportunity to diversify the workforce, but also a responsibility he advocates for daily. By championing this cause, he aims to create solutions that foster inclusivity within the industry.

Kendra Lee

Kendra Lee

Workforce Development Director, The JPI Group

Kendra Lee, Workforce Development Director, has more than 20 years’ experience in workforce development and planning with an emphasis on innovation, collaboration, and systems change. Her expertise in program design, implementation and evaluation, training and workshop facilitation, organizational assessment and strategic planning inspires and equips leaders with the knowledge and tools to drive solutions and transformative outcomes that create diverse, equitable, and thriving workplaces.

Kendra has extensive experience in the government sector, working with American Job Centers and Workforce Development Boards. She studied training and organizational development with an emphasis on adult learning at St. Joeseph’s University and holds a B.A in Journalism and Mass Media from Rutgers University.


October 17
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM EDT
Event Category:
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