April 1, 2014
Half-Day Seminar

Register Online

Move Your Organization's

Diversity & Inclusion

Efforts Forward!

with Joe Gerstandt

Joe Gerstandt brings his unique style, new clarity and new tools to organizational diversity and inclusion work.

April 1, 2014
12:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Rochester Institute of Technology
Campus Center
Building 3, Room 2610
Free Parking

This seminar has been approved for 3 (HR (General)) recertification credit hours toward PHR, SPHR and GPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute.

The use of this seal is not an endorsement by the HR Certification Institute of the quality of the program. It means that this program has met the HR Certification Institute's criteria to be pre-approved for recertification credit.


Don't miss one of the nation's most dynamic and inspiring experts on diversity and inclusion!

Join us for a half-day seminar with presenter, Joe Gerstandt, on putting the full power of authenticity, diversity and inclusion to work! This interactive learning experience is designed to help leaders move their organizational diversity and inclusion efforts forward.

12:30 – 1:15     Registration & Networking
1:15 – 1:30        Welcome and Opening Comments
1:30 – 4:45        Forward Workshop
4:45 – 5:00        Closing Comments

  • Joe's unique style, clarity and new tools for organizational diversity and inclusion work will help you put the full power of authenticity, diversity and inclusion to work to move your diversity and inclusion efforts forward!
  • Full of tools and resources to gain a competitive advantage.
  • Free print and video resources for participants to better benefit from authenticity, diversity and inclusion.
  • Something for everyone - no matter what your role or where you have progressed with your initiative.

Who should attend?

  • Chief Diversity Officers
  • Directors of Diversity & Inclusion
  • EEO & AA Managers 
  • Senior Business & Line Leaders
  • Human Resource Professionals
  • Educators


Seating is limited. Register early to save and avoid disappointment.

Day-of WDN Member - $150.00
Day-of Nonmember - $185.00
Day-of Student - $35.00

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About Joe Gerstandt

“My work deals with what exists in the social space between and around people – the things that cannot be seen inventoried or counted, but are of critical importance.” - Joe Gerstandt

Joe brings a new clarity and a fresh energy to diversity and inclusion work. He...

  • Has worked with Fortune 500 corporations, small non-profits, and everything in between.
  • Speaks at numerous conferences and summits, and blogs at joegerstandt.com.
  • Is a contributor to the Workforce Diversity Network Expert Forum and his insights have been published in Diversity Executive, HR Executive, The Diversity Factor, The American Diversity Report, the Corporate Recruiting Leadership Journal, Associations Now and other print and on-line journals.
  • Co-authored the book Social Gravity: Harnessing the Natural Laws of Relationships, and is a co-founder of Talent Anarchy, a leadership development firm.
  • Serves on both the board of directors for the Global Diversity and Inclusion Foundation, the Talent Management Human Capital Executive Research Board and CLO Business Intelligence Board.

Joe grew up on a family farm in NW Iowa, served four years in the United States Marine Corps, including participation in Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm, attended Iowa State University and then spent 6 years working in management and business development for technology and communication companies. He then made a career change and went to work for a grassroots non-profit organization doing HIV and STD prevention with high risk populations where he found himself drawn to issues related to diversity and inclusion and then became actively involved in that work.

Today, Joe is a strong advocate for resetting the diversity and inclusion conversation, and believes that we can ill afford to continue applying a 20th century approach to an increasingly critical set of 21st century issues. His keynote messages and interactive workshops bring greater clarity, new perspectives and fresh energy to diversity and inclusion work.


joe is not only dynamic in his delivery, but he literally gets you up off your chair into action. Once hearing his powerful message, and looking at your organization, you can’t help but realize the impact of the dialog that is waiting. Although we sent only two representatives from McNett, we will definitely put Joe’s ideas to work. Thank you for stirring up the best in those who attended.” - Liz Mathias, VP of Sales, McNett Corporation

 “You always wonder when you take time away from the office to attend a workshop if it will be worth it. joe’s session absolutely was! It is grounded in research and interspersed with interactive and though-provoking exercises. joe's presentation made the topic of diversity a relevant, personal, and business focused issue. This is the best content I have seen on diversity.” - Dennis Bole, OD Consultant, HR Development and Research, Principal Financial Group

joe is an authentic, engaging leader who has been able to leverage his exceptional facilitation skills towards delivering an understanding of diversity and inclusion within our organization. He leverages stories of past and present events to provide people with opportunities to gain a foundational and personal awareness of the impact and value of difference. He received overwhelming praise each time he delivered one of our three hour sessions.” - Angela Jones, VP Human Resources, ConAgra Foods

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Sponsor Opportunities:

To become a sponsor, please contact Mike Streeter, mikestreeter1@msn.com or call (315) 333-4009.

Champion - $2,500
            6 complimentary registrations
            Full-page ad in seminar program
            Large screen acknowledgement and signage at the seminar
            Your logo on the WDN web site with a link to your home page
            One-year advertisement on the WDN web site
            For non-members, a one year complimentary WDN membership

Leader - $1500
            4 complimentary registrations
            Half-page ad in seminar program
            Large screen acknowledgement and signage at the seminar
            Your logo on the WDN web site with a link to your home page
            Six-month advertisement on the WDN web site
            For non-members, a one year complimentary WDN membership

Supporter - $750
            2 complimentary registrations
            Quarter-page ad in seminar program
            Your logo on the WDN web site with a link to your home page
            Large screen acknowledgement

Ally - $500
            1 complimentary registration
            Your logo on the WDN web site with a link to your home page
            Large screen acknowledgement
            Program acknowledgement



Seminar Quick LInks

About Joe Gerstandt
Register Online
Who Should Attend
Watch Joe's Videos
Become a sponsor

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For More Information Contact:
Mike Streeter at 315-333-4009 or mikestreeter1@msn.com







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