PRLog (Press Release) - Sep. 10, 2012 - Boston, MA -- The International Association of Business Communicators, Boston Chapter, and Global Novations are sponsoring the half-day professional development seminar, "Diversity & Inclusion: What Does Communications Have to Do with It?"
The event will take place from 8 a.m. to noon on Tuesday, October 23, 2012, at Global Novations, 200 West St., Waltham, MA #diversityIABCBoston.
Jan Thibodeau, ABC, Vice President, Consulting, Global Novations, will serve as moderator of a panel discussion featuring four Diversity & Inclusion experts. She brings more than 20 years of organizational development experience helping clients, such as American Greetings and Fortune 500 companies in the financial and pharmaceutical industries, implement Diversity & Inclusion strategies.
The four panelists will discuss how organizations market themselves to increasingly diverse populations both internally and externally; communicate to diverse groups of people; and integrate diversity and inclusion into all operations.
• Renita L. Jefferson, Director of Leadership Development and Diversity & Inclusion, American Greetings. Renita has aligned a multi-year Diversity & Inclusion strategy to enable the value, “We care about people and treat them with respect.”
• Demetrai Mitchell, Director, Diversity & Inclusion, Raytheon Company’s Integrated Defense Systems (IDS) business. Demetrai is responsible for directing the strategy that cultivates an inclusive environment across IDS.
• Greg Morris, Senior Consultant, Global Novations. Greg’s expertise includes global and multicultural teamwork, intercultural communications, inclusive recruiting, and non-traditional diversity, such as communication style.
• Thomas L. Saltonstall, Director of Diversity & Inclusion at Bunker Hill Community College. Thomas has a strong track record in diversity initiatives and civil rights advocacy. With a student body representing 97 countries and speaking 75 languages, the college is one of the most diverse in New England.
Seating is limited. Register by September 23, 2012
to receive the early-registration discount.
$40 IABC Boston members ($50 after September 23)
$50 IABC Boston nonmembers ($60 after September 23)
$30 student members ($40 after September 23)
$40 student nonmembers ($50 after September 23)
Visit http://boston.iabc.com to register.
About IABC Boston
Spanning five New England states, the Boston chapter of the International Association of Business Communicators offers its members a vast array of communication resources and networking opportunities. For more information, visit http://boston.iabc.com
About Global Novations
Global Novations helps the world’s leading organizations unleash the capacity of their employees. We provide innovative consulting and training services which help organizations optimize their talent management programs and deliver exceptional organizational performance. For more information, visit www.globalnovations.com
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