Academy for Leadership and Inclusion

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MCCA's Academy for Leadership and Inclusion is a groundbreaking, interactive training program designed to show you how to define, create, and sustain a diverse and inclusive workplace. As a participant in the Academy, you will learn inclusion principles that can be implemented immediately within your organization.

MCCA will present this four-hour training across the country throughout 2014. These courses will be offered in 6 cities across the country: Houston, Seattle, Chicago, New York, Toronto, and Boston.


Cultivating Diversity & Inclusion Agenda

12:30 pm Lunch  
1:00 pm Introductions 15/15
1:15 pm Seeds & Soil:  Diversity & Inclusion
  • History & Definitions
  • Business Case 3.0
  • The Unique Realities of the Legal Profession, Law Firms & Legal Departments
  • Understanding Diversity & Inclusion as Distinct & Interdependent
2:15 pm Understanding the Soil: A Deeper Dive into Inclusion
  • Implicit v. Explicit
  • Intent v. Impact
  • Activity v. Achievement
2:45 pm Break 15/120
3:00 pm Priming the Soil: Inclusion in Action
  • Interpersonal: Microinequities & Microaffirmations
  • Structural: Make the Subjective Less Subjective in
  • Recruiting, Professional Development, Evaluation & Advancement
4:00 pm Getting Rid of the Weeds: Common Challenges to Inclusion
  • Lack of Collective Understanding of Mission, Vocabulary & Personal Benefit
  • Apathy & Exhaustion
  • Difficulties with Integration of White Men
4:30 pm Personal Commitment + Q&A  

Registration Information

This cutting-edge and intensive program is an exclusive benefit MCCA is offering at no charge to its members and the law firms participating in MCCA’s Firm Affiliate Network (FAN). MCCA members can send an unlimited number of individuals to attend a training in any city where a course is being held, subject to capacity limitations. Member corporations should consider inviting leaders and implementers within the organization, such as the company’s general counsel, senior attorneys, diversity committee chairs and members, diversity managers, and professional development professionals. Non-members/FANs are also welcome to attend for a nominal fee of $75.

FANs registrations for the Academy are limited based on firm size and capacity, so register early. FANs can send the following number of representatives to a course in any city:

  • Fewer than 99 attorneys = 2 firm representatives per city
  • Between 100 – 499 attorneys = 4 firm representatives per city
  • Between 500 – 1000 attorneys = 6 firm representatives per city

FANs should consider inviting other leaders and implementers within the firm, such as the firm’s leadership, practice group leaders, office managing partners, chief diversity officers, diversity committee chairs and members, diversity managers and professional development professionals.

Interested in becoming a member or FAN? Click here or contact David Chu at davidchu@mcca.com.

Need CLE?

CLE accreditation has been sought in the state the program takes place. All attendees will be contacted via email following the program with information on how to print out their certificate of attendance once CLE has been awarded by the corresponding jurisdiction.

Upcoming 2014 Events

Time and location for the following cities for the 2014 Academy for Leadership & Inclusion dates TBD.

May 21, 2014
Seattle, WA
  New York
June 11, 2014
New York, NY
August 21, 2014
Toronto, ONT, CAN
September 10, 2014
Boston, MA
October 15, 2014
Chicago, IL
November 18, 2014
Houston, TX

2013 Events


April 8, 2013
Walmart Auditorium
702 SW 8th Street
Bentonville, AR 72716

May 7, 2013
Winston & Strawn LLP
35 W. Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 60601

New York
July 9, 2013
MetLife, Inc.
1095 Avenue of the Americas
New York City, NY 10036

San Francisco
August 8, 2013
Pacific Gas & Electric
245 Market Street
San Francisco, CA 94105

October 8, 2013
Dallas World Aquarium
Port Hole
1801 N Griffin St,
Dallas, TX 75202

New Orleans
November 13, 2013
Entergy Corporation
Hyatt Regency New Orleans
601 Loyola Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70113