2018 D&I Professional Development Retreat (For-Profit Business Leadership, Professionals and Influencers)

Announcing the 2018 D&I Professional Development Retreat

(For-Profit Business Leadership, Professionals and Influencers)

Date: Thursday, October 18, 2018 | 9am-5pm

Location: Sheraton Hotel, Downtown Silver Spring, MD (Washington DC Metro Area)

* Reservations for reduced rate hotel accommodations contingent upon availability

Project 986 Consulting is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM


Cost: $400 for early registration by August 18, 2018; $500 after this date.


Cost includes full breakfast and lunch. Last Date to Register is Friday, October 12, 2018

Who Should Attend:

Professionals representing and serving for-profit businesses and organizations of any size, including:

  • Chief Executive Officers
  • Presidents and Vice Presidents
  • Chief Diversity Officers
  • VP’s and Directors of Diversity & Inclusion
  • VP’s/Managers/Directors of HR
  • Workforce Recruiters, Hiring Personnel and Talent Acquisition Specialists
  • Professionals Responsible for Diversity & Inclusion, Organizational Culture, Leadership Development and Employee Relations

Description and Purpose:

Inspired by the diverse community of Silver Spring, MD, one of the country’s most vibrant and culturally rich cities, and just minutes from Washington, DC, this 2018 D&I Retreat hosted by Project 986 Consulting, LLC brings together for-profit professionals, organizational representatives and influencers whom are looking for fresh, new strategies for helping their businesses advance and improve in key areas of performance that contribute to the success and growth of their brand.  No matter the size of your organization, investing in customized D&I solutions that make sense for your business and workplace environment will be a critical factor in your business’ ability to sustain or realize a competitive edge in your industry in consistently evolving business and cultural climates.  This signature retreat is designed to provide participants with practical tools to help them successfully integrate D&I ideals into their business practices.  In addition, this experience will increase participants’ ability to facilitate D&I processes meant to advance their business goals and exceed organizational expectations while connecting with others in key positions working to accomplish similar objectives for their brand.

As the result of participating in this D&I Professional Development Retreat, you will acquire the following:

  • A tool-kit for developing D&I Strategic Plans for your organization or business leading to the increased potential to realize success in key areas of growth, including sales, productivity, recruitment and expanding into new markets
  • An increased understanding of successful, results-oriented approaches to integrating D&I ideals into your organizational practices, goals, mission and vision
  • Strategies for attracting diverse customers, clients and communities to your brand and services leading to increased sales
  • Guidance on how to institute D&I processes leading to improved cultural competency and workplace climate
  • The ability to inspire organizational investment in D&I practices at every level leading to an increased capacity for the realization of business goals
  • Knowledge of key strategies for attracting and retaining the highest qualified diverse talent to your workplace
  • Methods for confronting and combatting unconscious bias in the workplace which might impede the progress and advancement of organizational goals
  • An understanding of organizational challenges facing women and minorities in the workplace and how to support their professional and leadership development while advancing the brand of your business



Workplace Cultural Competency/Fluency TrainingsD&I Strategic Planning for the WorkplaceEmployee RelationsExpanding into Diverse MarketsD&I Workplace/Climate AssessmentDiversity Recruitment/RetentionWorkplace MediationD&I Marketing and Advertising StrategiesD&I Public/Community Relations StrategiesD&I Development and Fundraising Strategies

(Refund Policy: All requests for refunds must be submitted in writing to [email protected] Refunds of 50% of the total price paid will be honored upon receipt of written request within 60 days of the program date. Refunds of 25% of the total price paid will be honored upon receipt of written request within 30 days of the program date.)