Every year the Human Capital & Leadership Club (HCAL) at the McDonough School of Business works with Deloitte to plan a Diversity & Inclusion Case Competition. The event features a key note speaker, a diversity and inclusion panel, and the case competition. Four schools are invited to participate in the competition and attend the event.
I have been working with the President of HCAL to plan this year's case competition. The day is on February 15th and we are in full planning mode. It has been pretty exciting to work with Deloitte on this event. Dean David Thomas will be our keynote speaker. Professor Jose Guerrero is moderating a panel that includes a Deloitte PPD, Dr. Christopher Metzler, Sharon Wong from the U.S. Office of Personnel Management, and a Federal Inclusion Lead.
The importance of the event is starting to set in today. In doing a little research, I came across an article about diversity and inclusion in the Obama era. The article talks about the initiatives that President Obama has overseen and the President's goal for the federal government to "develop and implement a more comprehensive, integrated, and strategic focus on diversity and inclusion..." I am looking forward to hearing what our panelists have to say about that and what they see as our (current business school students) role in creating an inclusive workforce in the future.