A two-and-a-half-day event focusing on diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) will be hosted by the federal credit union regulator Nov. 2-4, the agency said Thursday.
The National Credit Union Administration’s (NCUA) 2022 Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & ACCESS Summit, according to the agency, is a “hybrid” event that includes professionals from credit unions and other financial institutions to promote the value proposition of diversity, equity, and inclusion for the credit union industry; share DEI and financial inclusion best practices; and develop solutions to industry-specific challenges.
The program also includes focus on the agency’s ACCESS program (the NCUA initiative for Advancing Communities through Credit, Education, Stability and Support).
The NCUA said the program – the third it has hosted annually – will focus on the above-noted three areas: promote the value proposition of diversity, equity, and inclusion; share DEI and financial inclusion best practices; and develop solutions to industry-specific challenges.
Session topics, the NCUA said, will cover a wide range of DEI-related areas, including: how to build a successful DEI program; including programs for the LGBTQ+ and disability communities; cryptocurrency and the unbanked; digital access; and inclusive lending.
Speakers will include NCUA Chairman Todd M. Harper, Vice Chairman Kyle Hauptman, and Board Member Rodney E. Hood.
The in-person event is being held at the Hilton Washington Dulles Airport Hotel in Herndon, Va.