Advancing Equity in the Human-Serving Sector: Strategies for Supplier Diversity E-Course

Mon, 12 Jun 2017 - Sat, 1 Jul 2017
Central Time (CT)

E-Course 3: Strategies for Supplier Diversity:  Register Online

  • Alliance members: $30
  • Nonmembers: $75 

Series of Four E-Courses: Register Online

  • Alliance members: $75
  • Nonmembers $175

E-Course Description

This is the third in a four part series of e-courses on advancing equity. It will unveil ways students can fill the supplier diversity gap within their organizations. Other courses in this series will dive deeper into diversity, equity, and inclusion basics; equity in education; and historical trauma.

This e-course will help leaders establish the support and commitment needed to make supplier diversity initiatives successful. Truly harness the immediate and longer-term, transformative power of effective supplier diversity programs as an important component of your mission.

This e-course will unveil ways to fill the supplier diversity gap and provide procedural strategies and real-life examples.

The presentations are one hour pre-recorded videos each week. Participants can view these on their own time and respond in writing to discussion questions each week. There will also be a one hour teleconference call with the cohort during week three of each session. 

Advancing Equity in the Human-Serving Sector Series

Part 1: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Basics
April 17-May 6

Part 2Improving Educational Outcomes for Black Students
May 15-June 3 

Part 3: Strategies for Supplier Diversity

Part 4Historical Trauma and Diversity 
July 10-July 29

Who Should Attend

  • Executives
  • Senior leaders
  • Program staff

Level of Learning and Objectives

  • Explore the importance of supplier diversity and its effect on organizational growth
  • Learn the historical and contemporary relevance of supplier diversity
  • Understand the bottom line business benefits of effective supplier diversity programs


Claude A. Robinson Jr. is the vice president of external affairs and diversity at UCAN. Robinson specializes in the personal development, education, and motivation of youth and children.

In 2008, he led a U.S. delegation on a four-city exchange of best practices to the United Kingdom to assist policymakers and community leaders on positive youth development.

Robinson is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, where he earned a bachelor’s in psychology and was captain of the 1989-1990 NCAA Division III men’s basketball championship team. He went on to earn his master’s in counseling at Chicago State University.

Robinson serves on the Illinois Collaboration on Youth Board of Directors and the Attorney Registration & Disciplinary Commission. He has affiliations with the Chicago Community Development Advisory Council, United Church of Christ Council for Health and Human Service Ministries, Chicago Committee on Urban Opportunity, Trinity United Church of Christ, and Leadership Greater Chicago. 

 Direct questions to Rehana Absar, associate director at the Alliance, at 414-359-6552. 

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