Please join us for our "Virtual" Regional Economic Forecast with a special presentation on The Business Case for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, by our Keynote speaker Kuma Roberts, IMO, Senior Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Consultant of Arrowhead Consulting. Followed by an economic update presentation by Dr. Matthew Fienup, Executive Director of the Center for Economic Research and Forecasting (CERF) at California Lutheran University.
8:30 - 9:00 AM Networking
9:00 - 10:30 AM Presentations
$20 for Members | $40 for Future Members
Kuma Roberts, IOM is the Senior Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Consultant for Arrowhead Consulting. She is tenured in the area of organizational development and has spoken to hundreds of businesses including non-profits and chambers of commerce on the best practices for developing a strategic plan related to DEI.
Most specifically, she emphasizes on equity & inclusion, cultural competence, implicit bias, and strategies for becoming an equity-centered organization. She offers inclusive workplace language as well as other elements of diversity, equity and inclusion. Kuma is passionate about racial and social justice with emphasis shifting policy and practice vs. hearts and minds and speaking to how more companies and organizations can harness the power of DEI to enhance their competitive advantage.
Dr. Matthew Fienup is the Executive Director of the Center for Economic Research and Forecasting (CERF) at California Lutheran University. He teaches courses in Econometrics and Environmental Economics in the Masters of Quantitative Economics program.
His specialties are applied econometric analysis, the economics of land use, and environmental markets. Matthew is a member of the Wall Street Journal Economic Forecasting Survey. He is also the Chair of the Fox Canyon Water Market Group and was recently chosen by Fox Canyon Groundwater Management Agency to serve as exchange administrator for an innovative, first of its kind water market pilot program.
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