Professor Tanya Cooper Presents "The Power of a Diverse Professional Workforce" -- National Association of Counsel for Children Conference
Professor Tanya Asim Cooper participated in the presentation, "The Power of a Diverse Professional Workforce," at the 43rd Annual Child Welfare Law Conference. The conference was presented virtually by the National Association of Council for Children (NACC) on August 23-28. The NACC provides continuing legal education programs to strengthen and support child welfare legal practitioners nationwide.
From the NACC conference program "The Power of a Diverse Professional Workforce"
In 2020, is the issue of diversity still relevant to the child welfare workforce? What is the value in focusing on diversity in the profession and how do we achieve meaningful diversity in the profession? What role does bias play in active and passive diversity efforts? These questions and more will be discussed in depth, with strategies to help participants develop plans to achieve diversity in their practice. Participants will discuss challenges faced in their practice in attracting a diverse professional workforce and learn strategies to become more intentional in recruitment efforts to establish and maintain diversity. Presenters will focus on the importance of pipeline support from law school to profession, the impact of clinical programming on availability of talent pools for recruitment of child welfare professionals, and strategies to emphasize diversity as a strength in the provision of services for children and families.
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