Feb. 27, 2023 - Special School District is proud to host a free Business Diversity Workshop on March 11, 2023, from 8:30 AM to 12 PM, at Northview High School. Local businesses are invited to attend the workshop to learn more about how to become certified minority (MBE), women (WBE), disadvantaged (DBE), and service-disabled veterans (SDVE) business enterprises, tips and tricks for completing requests for proposals (RFPs), and guidance on how to do business with school districts. The workshop also includes a vendor fair and a keynote from Diana Wagner Hillard, JD, SHRM-SCP, Director for the State of Missouri Office for Equal Opportunity. Lunch will be provided.
8:30 - 9:30 AM Vendor Fair (remains open throughout the workshop)
9:30 - 9:45 AM Welcome from Dr. Elizabeth Keenan, Superintendent of Special School District
10 - 10:30 AM Breakout session 1: Get Certified as MBE/WBE; RFP Tips, Tricks, and Questions; Do Business with School Districts
10:30 - 11 AM Breakout session 1: Get Certified as MBE/WBE; RFP Tips, Tricks, and Questions; Do Business with School Districts
11:15 AM - 12 PM Lunch and Keynote Speaker Diana Wagner Hilliard, Director, State of Missouri Office of Equal Opportunity
As a major employer and purchaser of goods and services, SSD is committed to creating and enhancing economic opportunities for MBE, WBE, DBE, and SDVE businesses by promoting access to procurement opportunities within SSD.