Greetings from the Founder,

Dennis Kennedy

Dennis KennedyAs founder of the National Diversity Council, I would like to welcome you to the second edition of the 2013 Arkansas Diversity Council Newsletter. We are very excited about the upcoming year and the events we have planned for our community. Two of our most popular events across the nation, the Diversity and Leadership Conference and the Women in Leadership Symposium, will be coming to Arkansas in 2013. Both programs have evolved over the years as meeting grounds for innovative business people to shape the face of diversity in their community.

Asian Pacific Heritage Month

The month of May has been designated as Asian-Pacific Heritage Month – a celebration of Asians and Pacific Islanders in the United States. The celebration of this month originated in a congressional bill introduced by Reps. Frank Horton of New York and Norman Y. Mineta of California in June 1977.

Global Diversity

Today many US-based corporations know about the benefits of diversity and already have corporate responsibility programs in place. Human resources leaders include diversity training on employee on-boarding checklists along with sexual harassment and ethics policies training and these considerations are primarily focused on internal company operations.


Advisory Board opportunity

Board of Directors opportunity

National Newsletter Committee


May 15, 2013 Little Rock Advisory Board Meeting

Aug 15, 2013 Healthcare Diversity Summit

Sep 2013 Inaugural Arkansas Diversity & Leadership Conference

Sep 3, 2013 Diversity Boot Camp

Nov 11, 2013 College Tour

Nov 19, 2013 Multicultural Roundtable- Little Rock

Nov 20, 2013 Multicultural Roundtable- Northwest Arkansas

Corporate Partners