NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Organizations throughout the country are striving to be more diverse and inclusive. But those terms are so broad, it can be difficult to achieve.
The American Institute of CPAs is working to help accounting firms better understand what it means to truly be a diverse and inclusive organization. A free webinar, “Inclusion 2.0: Getting from Intent to Impact,” will provide attendees with a better understanding of what it means to be an inclusive organization and how to implement polices and practices to achieve diversity and inclusion goals.
Inclusion 2.0: Getting from Intent to Impact
10 a.m. ET, Thursday, Sept. 26
During this free webinar, Khalil Smith, practice lead of Diversity and Inclusion at The NeuroLeadership Institute, an executive coaching organization that seeks to improve business leaders and create effective change in organizations, will discuss:
- Differences between diversity and inclusion.
- The value of being an inclusive organization.
- How to achieve optimal inclusion.
- The pitfalls of excessive inclusion and how to avoid that.
Attendees will be eligible to receive Continuing Professional Education credits from this webinar.
“The accounting profession is becoming increasingly diverse, and it’s important that firms assign the responsibility for creating an inclusive environment to all employees,” said Kim Drumgo, the Director of Diversity and Inclusion for the Association International of Certified Public Accountants. “Diversity is who we are, inclusion is what we do with diversity and belonging is how we feel in our environments. When implemented well, the influence of these factors has been proven to increase staff engagement, operational effectiveness and financial growth.”
This is webinar is the latest installment of the AICPA’s Celebrating 50 Years of Diversity and Inclusion webcast series. The AICPA also offers a number of tools and resources to help organizations better understand and measure their diversity and inclusion efforts. The Accounting Inclusion Maturity Model helps firms evaluate their current diversity and inclusion efforts. The AICPA’s National Commission on Diversity and Inclusion also has aligned one of its key goals to the CEO Action initiative.
The AICPA also offers several resources, webcasts and mentoring opportunities for accounting professionals to expand their diversity and inclusion efforts.
About the American Institute of CPAs
The American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) is the world’s largest member association representing the CPA profession, with more than 429,000 members in the United States and worldwide, and a history of serving the public interest since 1887. AICPA members represent many areas of practice, including business and industry, public practice, government, education and consulting. The AICPA sets ethical standards for its members and U.S. auditing standards for private companies, nonprofit organizations, federal, state and local governments. It develops and grades the Uniform CPA Examination, offers specialized credentials, builds the pipeline of future talent and drives professional competency development to advance the vitality, relevance and quality of the profession.
About the Association of International Certified Professional Accountants
The Association of International Certified Professional Accountants (the Association) is the most influential body of professional accountants, combining the strengths of the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) and The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) to power opportunity, trust and prosperity for people, businesses and economies worldwide. It represents 657,000 members and students across 179 countries and territories in public and management accounting and advocates for the public interest and business sustainability on current and emerging issues. With broad reach, rigor and resources, the Association advances the reputation, employability and quality of CPAs, CGMAs and accounting and finance professionals globally.