Event Details

Filene invites you to the FIRST research event from the Center of Excellence for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.

Experts from inside and outside the credit union industry will come together to share insights about:

  • Being a DEI leader
  • Integrating DEI into the member experience
  • DEI in the current environment
  • Driving value through DEI

This event is great for CEOs and Operations leaders.



Tuesday, September 15, 2020
Engage Deeper: HR Focus9:00 AM - 9:45 AMCDT
Welcome & Opening Session10:00 AM - 10:15 AMCDT
DEI and the Future of Work: Creating a New Normal10:15 AM - 11:30 AMCDT
Lunch Break11:30 AM - 1:30 PMCDT
DEI Future Perfect Story, a panel discussion1:30 PM - 2:15 PMCDT
Break2:15 PM - 2:30 PMCDT
The View from the CU DEI Collective: Commitment and Call to Action2:30 PM - 3:30 PMCDT
Wednesday, September 16, 2020
Leader Conversations: Q&A with DEI Practitioners10:00 AM - 11:00 AMCDT
Welcome Back11:30 AM - 11:45 AMCDT
A Conversation on One Credit Union's Journey to Board Realignment and Renewal11:45 AM - 12:30 PMCDT
Lunch Break12:30 PM - 1:30 PMCDT
Refocusing on Belonging: A Fireside Chat1:30 PM - 2:30 PMCDT
Break2:30 PM - 2:45 PMCDT
Examining the Uniqueness of Diversity2:45 PM - 3:30 PMCDT
What's Next? Closing Remarks and your DEI Call to Action3:30 PM - 4:00 PMCDT
Engage Deeper: HR Focus4:15 PM - 5:00 PMCDT

Featured Keynote

Quinetta Roberson
Full Name
Quinetta Roberson
Job Title
John A. Hannah Distinguished Professor of Management and Psychology
Michigan State University / Filene
Speaker Bio
Dr. Quinetta Roberson began her wine career in the Finger Lakes Wine Region of New York. What started out as an interest in, and enthusiasm for, learning about different varietals and growing conditions blossomed into a part-time job (while on the faculty at Cornell University) working with judging panels at local wine festivals. While Quinetta assumed that her wine career ended with a move to Pennsylvania, she was introduced to the Wine School of Philadelphia, where she earned a Baccalaureate du Vin in 2012 and ultimately became an instructor. Further, after watching the documentary, Somm, Quinetta’s continued curiosity in enology and overachieving spirit encouraged her to sit for the Court of Master Sommeliers–Level 1 exam. Since then, she has earned other wine-related distinctions and teaches private courses, workshops, and wine tastings. As a lifelong learner, it should come as no surprise that Quinetta is already contemplating her next wine certification.

Thank you to our Center Sponsors!