Conscious Inclusion Summit

Conscious Inclusion Summit

Event Information


Jun 14, 2023 - Jun 15, 2023


8:30 AM - 4:00 PM


The Madison Hotel

1177 15th St NW
Washington, DC 20005
United States

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The Conscious Inclusion Summit will be an immersive one-and-a-half-day experience that will push association executives to understand their own journey along the DEI and Conscious Inclusion continuum, and how to advance these efforts within their associations. Participants will have the opportunity to engage in six intensive learning experiences centered around strengthening their conscious inclusion leadership acumen and toolkit.

The event will cover the following:

  • Why Diversity, Equity and Inclusion is a foundational leadership skill
  • How to create inclusionary tables where people can show themselves fully
  • The ability to understand and identify workplace privileges when they are being used to perpetuate exclusion. This extends to staff, the Board of Directors and other volunteer assignments
  • Practical applications of these elements for your staff and association leadership that will ensure you are “moving the needle” systemically on your conscious inclusion strategy and creating a lasting change in organizational culture
  • Creating an action plan to bring back and put in place to affect true organizational change.

This program is designed to help anyone in evolving their own leadership and their organization’s efforts in this area. Whether you are new to DEI/CI or a veteran, are part of a diverse community or an ally, or are an association professional or CEO, this program will evolve your thinking and action. Supplier partners interested in making a difference in their companies are also invited to attend.

The program is eligible for 9.25 hours of CAE credit.


The Madison Hotel
1177 15th St NW
Washington, DC 20005
Phone 202-862-1600

Room rate: $279+applicable taxes
Cutoff: May 17, 2023

Rooms may be reserved by calling (1-877-532-7984) and requesting “ASAE Conscious Inclusion Summit” in order to receive the preferred group rate of $279.00.

Guests may also book online using the personalized web link below:

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  • Agenda

    • Please note: Agenda may change.

      Wednesday, June 14, 2023

      7:30 – 8:30 a.m.

      8:30 – 8:45 a.m.
      Welcome/Program Introductions

      8:45 – 10:00 a.m.
      Session One: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion as a Leadership Skill

      10:15 – 10:30 a.m.
      Networking Break

      10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
      Session Two: Creating Inclusionary Tables

      12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

      1:00 – 2:30 p.m.
      Session Three: Roundtable Discussions

      2:30 – 4:00 p.m.
      Session Four: CEO Roundtable

      4:00 – 4:30 p.m.
      Wrap Up


      Thursday, June 15, 2023

      7:30 – 8:30 a.m.

      8:30 – 10:00 a.m.
      Session Five: Flipping Workplace Privileges

      10:00 – 10:15 a.m.

      10:15 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
      Session Six: Ask Me Anything Fireside Chat

      11:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.


  • Speakers

    • Deanna Singh

      Deanna Singh is a business consultant, speaker, and podcaster who is internationally recognized for her work in leadership, diversity, equity, and inclusion. Deanna helps her clients create more equitable and inclusive work environments and engage more authentically within their internal and external communities. A gifted communicator, she is a champion for marginalized communities through her work. Her podcast, Uplifting Impact with a focus on looking at the intersection of Leadership and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, focuses on solutions and is directed at people who want to break the status quo. Singh earned her Bachelor of Arts in Urban Studies from Fordham University, a Juris Doctorate from Georgetown University, a Master’s in Business Administration from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and certification in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion from Cornell University.

      Justin Ponder

      Justin Ponder is a professor who teaches courses on Ethnic Studies, African American Studies, and Ethnic Minority Literature. He has published in numerous journals and books on the issue of race and identity politics, exploring the ways to bridge the gap between who we are and who we must become to achieve a more equitable world for others. He has helped organizations and leaders consider connections between the historical past, the social present, and a more just future. He knows how to masterfully weave the academic with the practical, the political with the personal so people can better appreciate the complexity of the issues while finding clarity about their responsibilities. In his work on diversity, equity, and inclusion, he is known for his ability to teach difficult lessons in gentle ways that combine heartbreak and humor to inspire hope.

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