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Tips for Chief Diversity Officers

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Be Prepared for DEIB Roles

Are you a new Chief Diversity Officer (CDO) or have you recently taken on responsibilities for driving diversity and inclusion initiatives? What’s the biggest challenge facing you? Where do you begin? How can you jumpstart having impact?

Darden DEI experts and practitioners, Professors Melissa Thomas-Hunt and Laura Morgan Roberts, share five tips to help CDOs and other Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging (DEIB) leaders navigate their critical and often challenging roles.

  • Be Clear About Your Role Expectations
  • Study Your Organization's DEIB Profile
  • Build Relationships with Your Stakeholders
  • Be An Influencer
  • Commit to Lifelong Learning

Melissa and Laura will build on the insights shared in this video playlist during their Leading Diversity program, a first-of-its-kind program designed specifically to support Chief Diversity Officers and anyone leading diversity initiatives.

Darden Executive Education & Lifelong Learning is provided by the University of Virginia Darden School Foundation.