DEI Conference

Wednesday, April 28, 2021

Virtual Conference - April 28th, 8:30 am - Noon

Taking Inventory & Making Change

Hosted by the Junior League of Springfield, MO


Vicki Clark (Vicki Clark Consulting); Francine Pratt (Pratt Consultants); Presentation of Springfield’s Inclusiveness survey results.

Event Timeline

8:30-8:45 Welcome & Introductions
8:45-9:45 Vicki Clark (Personal)
9:45-10 Break
10:00 – 11:00  Francine Pratt (Organization / Group) 
11:00-11:15 Springfield specific overview 
11:15-12:00 Presentation of Springfield Inclusion survey results (Community)


Session Information

Speaker: Vicki Clark

Level: Personal Inventory – Who am I?

Vicki Clark will present on the importance of taking a personal DEI inventory by helping participants identify implicit biases while teaching them valuable tools for working through these biases to help build a more inclusive and equitable life.  

Vicki Clark has devoted the past 30 years of her life to building capacity in organizations and inspiring community and business leaders. A noted speaker, facilitator, consultant and trainer, she has extensive experience in the nonprofit, government, and private sectors. Her work includes numerous specialty areas including; leadership development, inclusion and diversity, board development, strategic planning, project planning, volunteer resource development, and effective communication. Vicki Clark is a dynamic and engaging speaker you won’t want to miss! 


Speaker: Francine Pratt, Pratt Consultants  

Level: Organizational Inventory – Who are WE?

Francine Pratt will engage participants in a presentation about the importance of infusing DEI within your organization and the meaningful steps your organization can take to foster a more equitable, inclusive and diverse environment.  

Francine Pratt is an accomplished Project/Program Director with over 25 years of experience leading government, private, public and non-profit organizations with a focus on developing community client sustainability, customer service and family support work in the public and private sectors. Francine Pratt currently services as the Executive Director of the Missouri College Access Network. Ms. Pratt has held several notable roles in the Springfield community, including Executive Director for Multicultural Programs at Missouri State University, Executive Director of Isabel’s House – Crisis Nursery of the Ozarks, and Director of Prosper Springfield with Community Partnerships of the Ozarks. 


Speaker: Cora Scott (City of Springfield) & Mayor’s Commission on Human Rights

Level: Community Inventory – Springfield specific 

After we have taken a personal and organizational DEI inventory, we will turn our attention to our community. A representative of the Mayor’s Commission on Human Rights and Community Relations will present the results of the 2020 Springfield (MO) Inclusion Survey followed by a brief question and answer period.  

The Mayor’s Commission on Human Rights and Community Relations works to promote understanding and respect among all citizens and provides the community recourse for discriminatory acts. The commission investigates alleged incidents of discrimination and tries to mediate settlements between affected parties. The commission acts as a clearing house for information regarding human rights and offers its services to help educate interested citizens and community groups.