IUPUC Hosts Lead By Design: Unveiling the Bias

September 18, 2020
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The Center for Business and Economic Development at IUPUC is continuing its popular Lead by Design series with “Unveiling the Bias,” an online, interactive conversation regarding the importance of diversity to economic development, and how equity and inclusion are vital to achieving that goal. The Zoom event will take place on Tuesday, October 13, beginning at 8 a.m. The event is free, but registration is required.
Nicole Pence Becker, owner, Pence Media Group, will again serve as moderator, and the facilitators include IUPUC professors Julie Goodspeed-Chadwick and Kevin Jones, as well as Mark Stewart, President, United Way of Bartholomew County, and Marsha VanNahmen, Assistant Director of the Center for Learning and Teaching at IUPUC.
In addition to presentations from the facilitators, the event will include multiple opportunities for “breakout conversations” in which participants will take a deeper dive into the subjects presented.
The event organizer and Director of IUPUC’s Center for Business and Economic Development, Melissa Fairbanks, believes the move to an online event due to COVID-19 restrictions will  provide an opportunity for rich discussion via Zoom breakout rooms and the use of the polling tool.  More people may actually have a chance to participate. “When we held the previous Lead by Design events at Mill Race Center we had to turn people away due to space limitations,” Fairbanks said. “And although we look forward to bringing community members together for future events, we hope Zoom will allow us to reach even more people with this important and timely message.”
Event Details
Event Date: Tuesday, October 13, 2020
Time: 8 a.m. – 9:45a.m. EDT
Location: Online via Zoom (must register to receive the link)
Cost: Free, but registration is required at iupuc.edu/events/lead-by-design
Registration Deadline: October 12 at 5 p.m.
In addition to the Center for Business and Economic Development at IUPUC, the event is also sponsored by Innovate Indiana, the Columbus Chamber of Commerce, Columbus Rotary, and Viewpoint Books.
For more information, go to iupuc.edu/events/lead-by-design, or contact Melissa Fairbanks via email at mcfairba@iupuc.edu.
About the IUPUC Center for Business and Economic Development (CBED) 
CBED builds business relationships with corporations and organizations in Columbus and throughout the south central Indiana region by providing a portfolio of business services and leveraging university faculty, staff and regional subject matter experts.  These business services include executive education and management development seminars and certification programs, management consulting and coaching, and supporting entrepreneurship, innovation, business start-ups and professional networking events.