Events & Programs

Events & PRograms

The Grand Rapids Chamber offers a variety of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion-focused events throughout the year. Check out our events calendar to see what's coming up.

EDI Events

2022 Diversity and Talent Summit

The annual Diversity & Talent Summit builds upon foundational knowledge and explores the latest DEI trends to enhance business success in an increasingly diverse and global community. This is West Michigan’s premier summit for CEOs, C-Suite administrators, Chief Diversity Officers, DEI practitioners, and human resources and talent acquisition professionals to build leadership capacity. Register here.

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Becoming a Culturally Intelligent Leader

Becoming a Culturally Intelligent Leader is a three-part cohort that goes beyond cultural awareness by utilizing peer-reviewed research and recognized methods to build an individual’s cultural intelligence, learn how to use CQ to counter and mitigate unintentional bias, and how to implement CQ into your work as a leader of multicultural teams and customers.

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Diversity & Talent Webinar Series

The Diversity & Talent Series will address various talent needs of the West Michigan business community. The series will also focus on the different ways to attract and retain top talent and include best practices in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.


Virtual Inclusion Solutions

The Grand Rapids Chamber is committed to walking alongside you wherever you are in your DEI journey. Designed for DEI practitioners, leaders, and HR professionals, our virtual Inclusion Solutions events will provide peer connections, conversations, and best practices as we facilitate the management of change and implementation of new strategies.


Chamber Inclusion Institute

The Chamber Inclusion Institute is an opportunity to start this dialogue by bringing racism to the forefront of discussions and examining it as both a personal and societal problem. Once this is accomplished, the framework is set for not only knowing how to identify racism but learning how to take steps to combat it in our workplaces and communities. We offer both virtual & in-person options. Interested in attending the Institute? View upcoming dates and sign up here.

 “As a first-timer at this event, I wasn't sure what to expect. I appreciated the knowledge, perspectives, stories and energy that the speakers brought, and I would love for everyone to hear the important messages that were shared. The ideas of diversity, equity and inclusion are not talked about widely enough, or enough at all. I feel like I have a new outlook on this space and am thankful for that."

-  2021 Diversity & Talent Summit Review

Questions or Comments?

Reach out to our Inclusion Team at [email protected], 616-771-0320 or schedule an appointment now.