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Webinar: CEO Action Day of Understanding

April 28, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

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One event on April 28, 2021 at 10:00 am

One event on April 28, 2021 at 12:00 pm

One event on April 28, 2021 at 4:00 pm

Penn State Health’s Office for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion presents: The 3rd Annual CEO Action for Diversity and Inclusion

In 2017, PwC’s CEO established CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion as the largest CEO-driven business commitment to advance diversity and inclusion within the workplace.  Today, more than 2,000 organizational leaders, including Penn State Health CEO Stephen Massini and Penn State University President Eric Barron, are part of this effort.

One of the initiatives of CEO Action is the annual Day of Understanding, during which the nearly 2,000 signatory organizations lead an open dialogue within their organization with the goal of inspiring change and “moving the needle toward a more just and equitable world.”

Penn State Health’s Day of Understanding will be April 28, 2021, with four programs at 8 a.m., 10 a.m., noon, and 4 p.m. 

  • The 8 to 9 a.m. program will focus on Diversity and Inclusion in a Post COVID World:  Where We Have Been and Where We Need to Go. This session will discuss the lessons COVID has taught people as individuals and as a community, how they’ve impacted the new normal and the opportunities for each person to advance change.  Register here:
  • The 10 to 10:45 a.m. session will be an opportunity to hear updates from the recipients of the Doctors Kienle Center for Humanistic Medicine, Ripple Effect Competition grants and what they are doing to advance a more respectful and inclusive environment.  Register here:
  • The noon – 1 p.m. conversation will guide attendees through the history of bias, racism and discrimination against the Asian and Pacific Islander community and recommendations for what each person can do individually and collectively to be an upstander against this injustice.  Register here:
  • Lastly, the 4 – 5 p.m. session will feature a reading from the book, “Enough Say Their Names:  Messages from Ground Zero to the World” which was written to challenge unjust practices and belief systems and to provide the foundation to address systemic racism. The reading will be followed by a collaborative dialogue for how we can act for change and create a culture of respect for everyone.  Register here:

If you have questions or require accommodation of a disability to participate for any of the above events, please email


April 28
10:00 am to 11:00 pm
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
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Office for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
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