Broadcast Date: Thursday, August 27, 2020
from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm (ET)


Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) is becoming an essential factor in workplace management. An inclusive corporate culture makes everyone feel valued, thus, boosting employee engagement and experience. D&I is also credited for improving corporate innovation and bottom line thru higher performing and more creative workforce.

To ensure maximum benefits of D&I, practitioners and business leaders should make sure that relevant strategies are in line with the current developments as well as anticipated trends.

In this LIVE Webcast, Chief Diversity Officer Sim Covington (Finger Lakes Community College) will provide an in-depth analysis of the emerging D&I trends and developments and their impact on organizations. Sim will also present effective D&I strategies to ensure organizations’ workforce management success.

Key topics include:

  • Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) – Recent Trends and Developments
  • D&I Benefits
  • Potential Issues and Challenges
  • Effective D&I Strategies
  • What to Expect in 2020

Learning Objectives:

  • Recognize Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) workplace/recruitment strategies as well as D&I benefits for organizations


Course Level:



Advance Preparation:

Print and review course materials


Method of Presentation:

On-demand Webcast (CLE)





Course Code:



NY Category of CLE Credit:

Diversity, Inclusion and Elimination of Bias


Total Credit:

1.0 CLE


Sim J. Covington, Jr., Chief Diversity Officer
Finger Lakes Community College

A 15 + year veteran of the State University of New York (SUNY) system, in spring 2018 Dr. Sim J. Covington, Jr. joined Finger Lakes Community College as their inaugural Chief Diversity Officer. In this role he is responsible for supporting all aspects of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion for all segments of the institution, creating a welcoming atmosphere for students, faculty, and staff. Focusing on climate, policy, programming and recruitment, Sim works to advance diversity and equity within institutional units in support of organizational sustainability. His educational training includes a B.A. in Psychology, a M.S. in Rehabilitation Counseling, a CAS in School Counseling, a M.S. in Educational Administration & Policy Studies – Higher Education Leadership, a MBA in Technology Management, an Advanced Graduate Certificate in Human Resources Management, and a Ed.D. in Higher Education Administration. ​


Sim J. Covington, Jr.Chief Diversity Officer

Finger Lakes Community College

  • D&I Benefits for Organizations Today
  • Effective DEI Workplace Environment Strategies
  • Inclusive Recruiting Strategies

Date & Time:

Thursday, August 27, 2020

12:00 pm to 1:00 pm (ET)

Who Should Attend:

  • Labor and Employment Law Attorneys
  • Employee Relations Professionals
  • Human Resource Executives
  • Human Resource Managers
  • In-House Counsel
  • Top Level Management


Sim J. Covington, Jr.Chief Diversity Officer
Finger Lakes Community College



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