Learning Circles

Small group, virtual sessions to discuss DE&I related topics

Diversity, equity and inclusion, (DE&I), is increasingly crucial to our businesses. Many leaders are willing to do the work necessary to create meaningful and sustainable change within their organizations, but they struggle with how and when to take the next step. The Council’s Learning Circles are an opportunity for our member firms to gain the insight and guidance they need to transform their firm’s culture and strengthen employee engagement.

Learning Circles are a series of monthly, professionally facilitated, small-group virtual discussions, focused on specific DE&I-related topics. Participants have the opportunity to confront difficult truths, expand awareness, and unlearn dominant norms. Trained professionals offer a safe space for everyone to contribute and explore the challenges and benefits that come with creating more inclusion in the workplace, and with clients and customers.

There is no cost for members to participate in this program.

Questions? Contact Julia Ruiz at julia.ruiz@ciab.com



Authentic, trust-building, bias-shifting and courageous discussions. Participants will learn how to successfully navigate uncomfortable conversations and untether some of the barriers essential to moving forward.

Each session will conclude with tangible, actionable takeaways for participants to bring back to their firms to further company DE&I initiatives and individual growth.


  • Topic Overview & Facilitator Dialogue (20 min)
  • Facilitated Small Group Discussion (45 min)
  • Group Wrap Up (20 min)
  • Closing (5 min)
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