Dear Business Record Reader, 

Pressure is mounting on our business leaders to move beyond diversity to racial equity within their own companies’ walls. We are here to help. The Business RecordUrban Dreams and Tero International are collaboratively announcing the Executive Vision Series: Strategies for Racial Equity, a powerful new offering for leadership teams and boards.

Why focus on racial equity now? 
The ongoing pandemic, economic uncertainty and discourse around racial equity have created unprecedented changes and challenges. Many executives nationwide and in Iowa are in need of a space to reflect, learn, share, and take time to explore new visions and appropriate guiding strategies for this mercurial business and civic landscape. In particular, conversations around racial equity are of utmost urgency, as many Iowa CEOs are seeking guidance for themselves, as well as resources and training for their teams. 

Idea crystalizes to join forces
As protests - both peaceful and violent - unfolded this summer, Izaah Knox of Urban Dreams was approached by numerous business executives asking for help in shaping strategies to address racial equity. Knox approached Business Publications Corporation (BPC) because of its commitment to diversity, equity and inclusivity and its many channels for reaching and engaging with local business and cultural communities. Conversations ensued between Urban Dreams; Rowena Crosbie, owner of the highly respected and locally based training firm Tero International; and BPC’s Business Record, and the three organizations decided to join forces on a brand-new initiative. 

Together we will provide the resources, expertise and safe haven for executives and thought leaders to create racial equity in their workspaces - and in turn cultures supporting "just and fair inclusion where all employees can participate, prosper and reach their full potential." 

To that end, the Executive Vision Series on strategies for racial equity is a collaborative venture with Urban Dreams and Tero International to provide relevant and interactive programming and authentic subject matter expertise. This executive education event series is designed to guide C-suite and senior-level leaders through professional growth and racial equity development to most effectively create bold, confident strategic visions and the related cultures that value all people. 

Enrollment for five-week series 
Companies may enroll small groups of five to 10 top-level executives or board members who will participate in large- and small-group learning and planning in a virtual environment during a five-week series starting Nov. 6.

More information: Click here
Interested in enrolling? Contact Sara Brown at sarabrown@bpcdm.com
Registration deadline: Oct. 16, 2020 


You and your leadership team are invited to join us on this journey.

Sincerely,

Suzanna de Baca - President, BPC
Izaah Knox - Executive Director, Urban Dreams
Rowena Crosbie - President, Tero International