July 28, 2011
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Diversity 2011 Sponsors

The Community Foundation
University of Rochester
Time Warner
SUNY Brockport
Harris Corporation
Nixon Peabody LLP
Harris Beach PLLC
Harter Secrest & Emery LLP
Bausch & Lomb
Al Sigl Community of Agencies
LDA - Life and Learning
Rochester Business Alliance
The Monroe Plan
St. John Fisher College
Monroe Community College
United Way

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Speakers Announced for The Power of Inclusion Conference October 2-3, 2011

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Click here to register online! Register early and save! Workforce Diversity Network (WDN) members save 20%. Join now to save.

On October 2 and 3rd there won't be a place on the planet with a higher concentration and bigger collection of experts on diversity and inclusion than in Rochester NY at The Power of Inclusion Conference. The conference will be held at the Rochester Riverside Convention Center.

  • 20+ sessions and keynotes
  • Skills to employ now to make your organization better!
  • Real-life examples, case studies & tools presented by some of the most highly regarded and highly trained professionals in the nation

This conference will be an exceptional opportunity to really ratchet up your understanding of the power of inclusion and take away the skills and concrete tactics to employ now to make your organization better and more inclusive.

Don't miss dynamic keynote speakers Larraine Kaminsky, who will speak on Leveraging Cultural Competence for Inclusion in a Rapidly Changing World; Robert Wendover, who will will address Celebrating Age Diversity in Today’s Workplace; and Joe Gerstandt talk about RESET!

A Senior Leadership Panel will provide a lively discussion on lessons learned while establishing and sustaining a diversity and inclusion initiative. Panelists include United Way of Greater Rochester President Peter Carpino, Xerox Chief Diversity Officer William Castle, The College at Brockport President John Halstead, and City of Rochester Deputy Mayor Leonard Redon.

Sessions will focus on how you can engage people more effectively for improved organizational outcomes and to ultimately provide better services and products to your customers.

Learn how to:

  • Work with people as effectively as possible to get results.
  • Work with people in different generations.
  • Bridge cultural differences in this global business environment.
  • Collaborate more effectively across cultures.
  • Understand the role that respect plays in collaborative workplaces.
  • Integrate diversity and inclusion with other key business initiatives.
  • Identify and develop diversity succession planning strategies.
  • Move beyond tolerance to actively overcome bigotry.
  • Build critical thinking skills in the technology-driven generation.
  • Manage resistance and conflict between groups.
  • Utilize employee resource groups so they can contribute more effectively.
  • Understand the difference between effective and ineffective diversity training.

Fees - before Sept. 17, 2011

  • Full Conference - $250 WDN Members, $315 Non-members
  • October 2 only - $70 WDN Members, $90 Non-members
  • October 3 only - $200  WDN Members, $250 Non-members

Certification Credit Offered
Approval is pending for recertification credit hours toward PHR, SPHR and GPHR recertification through the Human Resource Certification Institute (HRCI).


Reach Decision Makers! Exhibit and Market Your Business at The Power of Inclusion Conference!
We offer a number of opportunities to create visibility for your business and services. Reserve exhibit space. Booths are just $750. Program advertising and other sponsorships are also available.

Thank You Sponsors!
Become a sponsor today! See information

The Power of Inclusion is sponsored by The Community Foundation, The University of Rochester, Time Warner Cable, The College at Brockport, Harris Corporation, Kodak, Xerox, Excellus, Nixon Peabody LLP, Harris Beach PLLC, Harter Secrest & Emery LLP, Bausch & Lomb, RIT, Al Sigl Community of Agencies, LDA Life and Learning Services, Rochester Business Alliance, The Monroe Plan, St. John Fisher College, Monroe Community College and the United Way of Greater Rochester.


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