Diversity & Inclusion Overview

Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion Training

The core of any organizational culture is the vision, values, and beliefs that guide or influence behavior – the way people or groups interact with each other, clients, the broader legal profession, and the community. Dinsmore’s value and commitment to principles and actions to achieve an equitable, diverse and inclusive environment are embedded in the firm’s DNA and demonstrated in all that we do. Everyday, we strive to deepen inclusivity and belongingness in our culture.

“Building Inclusive Connections” is our educational program focused on unleashing the power of diversity by curating an inclusive culture. In 2020, Dinsmore partner and Chief Equity & Inclusion Officer Tammy R. Bennett will continue to facilitate the program for all attorneys and staff across all offices of the firm. It is tailored to raise awareness and provide techniques to build enduring, intercultural inclusive connections both internally and externally. The interactive, story-based approach of the program along with high-impact, non-judgmental content and exercises, open dialogue and targeted solutions motivates attendees to accomplish more in this space.

Primary goals of the training include:

  • Understanding the importance of maximizing unique talent, perspectives, lived experiences, and cultures;
  • Encouraging self-reflection, empathy, and compassion;
  • Improving cultural competence; and
  • Understanding and managing unconscious bias.