The CDO Leadership Forum begins March 2018. Join senior diversity leaders across industries to build an inclusive, productive, and sustainable community. This high level, year-long experiential program creates a community of practice with expertise in principles of diversity. Participants gain knowledge and skills to enhance their ability to be transformative change agents within their organizations.

Led By


Johnnetta Betsch Cole
Principal Consultant, Cook Ross
Founder, Johnnetta B. Cole Global Diversity & Inclusion Summit


Howard Ross
Founding Partner, Cook Ross


The Community

CDOs, Deputy CDOs, CHROs, and other C-Suite Executives with D&I responsibilities and accountability from a broad cross-section of organizations in building an inclusive, productive, and sustainable community.


Impactful Learning

All sessions will be learner led, “unconferences” focused on experiential learning, highly interactive programs, and learning from one another. The program will be a safe, community building initiative with an opportunity to recharge and re-engage with critical issues:

8 highly interactive days as a community during 4 two-day meetings in Washington, DC.

3 powerful and engaging online meetings.

1 on 1 coaching from Dr. Cole, Mr. Ross, and other powerful CDO counselors.


Meaningful Results

Each participant will complete an Action Learning Project over the year, developing a new initiative for their organization. The power of the Forum will lead to innovative, effective programs with a measurable ROI.



$16,000; non-profit rates available
$14,000 for early bird registrants paid by December 31, 2017


2018 Dates

March 22 & 23
June 28 & 29
September 13 & 14
November 15 & 16


More Information

For more information on the CDO Leadership Forum, please contact Natanya Khashan, Marketing and Events Specialist at or 301.329.2877.