Start with Strategy: How to Build an Inclusion-Centered Diversity Program

Human Resources & Staff Training

Fostering a diverse and inclusive workplace is critical to a bank’s success. This 60-minute session offers practical steps to implement as a bank establishes or grows its diversity and inclusion program. From identifying and engaging stakeholders to measuring and communicating program outcomes, this is a session that generates ideas and strategies that can be implemented immediately.

Who Should Attend: HR Director, HR Officer, Diversity & Inclusion Officer, Training & Development Officer

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the business case for diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • Identify actionable items that lead to stronger, more inclusive workplace cultures
  • Learn how to explore conversations about diversity, equity and inclusion at work


Dee McDougal
Senior Vice President, Diversity & Inclusion
Pacific Western Bank
Dee McDougal directs Pacific Western Bank’s corporate diversity and inclusion strategy where she focuses on creating innovative, sustainable plans and programs that promote diversity and inclusion across the bank’s stakeholder groups. Her previous professional experience includes roles within financial services and commercial real estate. She is also co-founder of Black Wall Street, a nonprofit focused on increasing access to capital for minority entrepreneurs growing scalable companies. Her philanthropic and community impact roles also include board member, advisor and volunteer positions at Prevent Child Abuse North Carolina, Empower Dance Foundation, Junior Achievement of Eastern North Carolina and the Boys & Girls Club of Durham and Orange Counties.

Webinar Fees

Pricing For Price Season Pass
Bank Member $195 $0
Bank Nonmember $249 $0
Affiliate Member $195 $0
Affiliate Nonmember $249 $0

Season Pass Members receive 4 individual logins to every webinar

Additional Info

Participants will earn 1.0 CPE credit

Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge

Prerequisites: None

Advanced Preparation: None

Program Level: Basic

Delivery Method: Group Internet Based

Refunds and Cancellations: Webinar registrations are non-refundable. If the registrant is unable to attend the designated time and date of the webinar, a playback link and any written materials will be provided within 2 business days following the conclusion of the webinar

Western Bankers Association is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its


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