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The Diversity Imperative

Nutter McClennan & Fish LLP is again partnering with the Association of Corporate Counsel to host their Diversity program.  This year’s program is a half-day summit with the theme of increasing diversity leadership within the corporate legal department.  It is being held at Nutter on June 21st from 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM and will include two panels, two offered workshops lead by professional diversity consultants Marguerite Fletcher and Patricia Hennessey, and lunch with Keynote Speaker Carol Fulp.  




Program Format:


8:00 – 8:30 – Registration/Coffee/ Pastries


8:30- 8:45 -   Welcome & Opening Remarks


8:45 – 9:45    Panel I (60 minutes)


9:45 – 10:00   Break


10:00 – 11:00 Panel II (60 minutes)


11:00 – 11:15   Break


11:15 – 12:45    Workshops I and II (90 minutes)


12:45 – 2:00      Lunch with Keynote Speaker (speaker to start at 1:15)


Panel Discussions:


Panelists will be Corporate Counsel and Corporate HR Reps


Possible Topics to include:


            Panel I-            How Corporate America Drives the Diversity Discussion

                                    Discussion will center on:

                                    Corporate Counsel “Call to Action” and ABA Resolution 113;

Diversity initiatives that work and those that don’t;

Overcoming diversity fatigue

            Panel II-           Using Emotional Intelligence and Unconscious Bias Training to Promote Diversity Leadership

                                    Discussion will center on:

                                    The importance of emotional intelligence;

                                    How to recognize and overcome our unconscious biases;

                                    Individual panelist perspectives on how to use these tools to increase diversity leadership


Workshop Sessions


The workshops will include:

1 session tailored to Department Leaders (with themes related to how to be a better leader); and

1 session tailored to Younger Attorneys (with themes related to professional development tools)

Workshop Session Topics would include:

            Workshop I-     Key Professional Development Strategies for Diverse Attorneys

            Workshop II-    Successful Management Strategies for Increasing Diversity Leadership










The Diversity Imperative 

 Developing Successful Strategies to Achieve Diversity Leadership within the Legal Profession


Wednesday, June 21, 2017 from 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM EDT
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Louis Brandeis Conference Center @ Nutter
155 Seaport Boulevard
Boston, MA 02210
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We invite you to join ACC-Northeast and Nutter as we bring our members a half day program on Diversity.  Experienced panelists and professional diversity consultants will identify successful diversity strategies and explore - through a series of panels and hands on workshops - how those strategies can be applied to achieve diversity leadership within corporate legal departments. 


Continuing on the success of last year's Power of Inclusion Forum, ACC-Northeast once again is partnering with Nutter to bring you this must- attend event.  


We hope you can join us for this important and exciting day of exploring the Diversity Imperative.



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