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December Education Program: Leadership and Advocacy for Inclusive Events

December 9, 2021 @ 2:00 pm6:00 pm MST

December Education Program
Leadership and Advocacy for Inclusive Events
December 9, 2021



2:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. – Registration
2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. – Educational Program (located in the Crystal Ballroom 1/2)
4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. – Networking Reception (located in the VIP Lounge)


Member: $35
Non-Member: $45


Our communities are increasingly diverse. COVID has made us all realize the importance of human connection and the value of relationships with colleagues, friends and family. The need to ensure everyone feels included and welcomed has never been more clear. When we gather together, at events or meetings, our underrepresented communities may feel excluded. They may not feel seen, heard, valued or respected. Through all our best efforts, there remain gaps. RMPCMA members have the opportunity to serve as leaders and advocates to increase inclusion, build community, and drive positive change.


As leaders, we have an obligation now more than ever to stand for what is right and do our part to drive inclusion. Creating event experiences where everyone feels welcome is not only the right thing to do for our communities, it’s also the right thing to do for the business. How do we, as leaders, influence key stakeholders to drive change and move the needle? In this interactive workshop, we will share best practices to get buy-in for more inclusive events. There will also be dedicated time for conversations with your colleagues as we collaborate together to increase inclusion and make an impact. Please come with a decision-maker in mind that you want to influence and drive positive change!

Kathleen Zemaitis
Award-Winning Diversity Equity and Inclusion Consultant, Certified Executive Diversity Coach, DEI Public SpeakerAdvancing Women
Z Inclusion, CEO & Founder
Kathleen, also known as “Z”, centers her diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) practice on advancing women. A stormer and former, she brings her unique perspective and rare expertise launching both innovative employee-facing mobility programs in the workplace, and client-facing growth programs in the marketplace. Kathleen partners closely with her clients to create and accelerate DEI programs, cultivates executive and C-suite inclusion advocates through diversity coaching, and amplifies her women-centric message in public speaking engagements. Prior to starting Z Inclusion, Kathleen launched award-winning inclusion programs as Head of Advisor Diversity and Inclusion at LPL Financial, the nation’s largest independent brokerage firm. In this role, she developed insight-based business strategies and impactful programs to authentically connect with and grow underrepresented women, multicultural, LGBTQ+ and NextGeneration financial advisors and investors. Before joining LPL Financial, Kathleen served as a Director at TIAA and managed the firm’s first-ever DEI and community relations programs. Previous to joining TIAA, Kathleen served as a communications, public relations and advertising consultant. Dubbed one of “19 People Who Will Change Wealth Management” (Financial Planning, 2018), Kathleen centered her 30+ year corporate career and philanthropic interests empowering women. Kathleen hails from Chicago, IL and earned a B.S. Business Administration degree from the
University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana.


Location: Monarch Casino Resort Spa | 488 Main St, Black Hawk, CO 80422
Stay the night at Monarch! Click here to reserve your hotel room at the special rate of only $99!

View Space Map here – This will help you locate the correct rooms for the event and reception.

Workshop Length: 90 minutes

Live format with broadcast or recording element

-35 minute workshop GroundRules

-35 minute small group

-20 minute sharing and conversation


Important: Vaccines are required! Moving forward, vaccines will be mandatory for in-person RMPCMA attendees!

*Please see specific information regarding our updated vaccine policy. RMPCMA Mandatory Vaccination Policy

**For our December Education Program, we are partnering with SafeAccess to ensure a safe experience for our attendees!
This mobile app will provide attendees private, secure, and reliable way to show proof that everyone
is adhering to our vaccine policy. RMPCMA Mandatory Vaccination Policy

***You will receive an email from SafeAccess with additional information approximately 1 week prior to the event.
Please keep an eye on your junk folder and let us know if you don’t receive it. This will be required to attend the program!

Thank you to Monarch, our Advocate Sponsor, for hosting this education event.

Thank you to our Health and Safety Partner at SafeAccess. 


December 9, 2021
2:00 pm– 6:00 pm MST
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Monarch Casino Resort Spa
488 Main Street
Blackhawk, CO 80422 United States
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