September 21, 2011
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The Community Foundation
University of Rochester
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SUNY Brockport
Nixon Peabody LLP
Harris Beach PLLC
Harter Secrest & Emery LLP
Bausch & Lomb
Al Sigl Community of Agencies
LDA - Life and Learning
Rochester Business Alliance
Monroe Plan
St. John Fisher College
Monroe Community College
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Hear Bush Mango at Power of Inclusion Conference on Sunday!
Don't miss the award-winning Bush Mango Drum & Dance group, a multicultural, multi-generational company that teaches and performs the music and dance
 of Guinea, West Africa.


WDN Welcomes New Member - Iberdrola USA
Iberdrola USA, is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Iberdrola, is a super-regional energy services and delivery company with operations throughout New England and NY State. 98% of Iberdrola USA’s assets are in regulated utilities, including NY State Electric & Gas, RG&E and Central Maine Power. >>>


Thinking about LGBT Diversity in the Workplace
By  Susan Woods
This year marks continued progress in the recognition of those of us who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender as authentic persons with whole lives.  According to the latest Human Rights Campaign Corporate Equity Index, 85% of Fortune 500 companies’ non-discrimination policies include “sexual orientation” and 43% include “gender identity.” >>>


RFP Template– Getting the Most from your Diversity and Inclusion Efforts - 7 Requirements to Insist Upon
By Mauricio A. Velasquez, MBA
Recently, DTG was asked to assist a client in “putting out an RFP to procure Diversity and Inclusion training, consulting and related services” and I thought my guidance to this client would make an interesting article.  >>>


The Trouble with “Tolerance”: Moving Beyond Passive Approaches to Diversity
By Bruce Jacobs
Every day, most of us accept the term “tolerance” as an ethical underpinning for healthy diversity in our organizational life. We seek diverse workforces by energetically applying the principle of “tolerance” in our hiring practices. >>>


The Changing Face of Diversity
By Steve Hanamura
It seems that in the fast and faster pace of today’s world we may be accomplishing more, but at what cost.  We can get “there” in less time thanks to faster planes, trains, autos and GPS.  We can get in touch faster because of e-mail, Instant Messaging and 4G phones.  With the internet we have access to more information than we know what to do with.  >>>

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Kevin McDonald Appointed VP for Diversity and Inclusion at RIT
Rochester Institute of Technology President Bill Destler announced that Kevin McDonald has been named vice president for diversity and inclusion. He will focus on connecting RIT's diversity efforts to all aspects of the institution. >>>


MCC Raises Awareness of Hispanics’ Contributions
MCC will hold a series of events celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month in an effort to inform and educate people about the contributions and impact of Hispanics/Latinos at MCC and in the local community. >>>


"Building Community through Diversity" Diversity Conference is Sept 22 at The College of Brockport
BrockportThis year’s theme is Building Community through Diversity: Embracing a Culture of Accessibility,” highlighting diversity as an important value in building and nurturing an inclusive community. >>>


October 1, 2011- Concert to Benefit the Hope of Sudan Alliance
Featuring "Spread The Love" The U2 Tribute Band Pavel Sfera >>>


October 6,  2011 - Workshop: Welcoming Diversity and Controversy: Being REAL in the Process
Creating and sustaining team cohesion and success in today’s fast-paced work environment is a direct outcome of the degree to which employees are valued and included in the decision-making process. >>>



Onboarding Program Indoctrinates New Millenials at MACH Speed - Workforce Management Online 

Small Interventions Can Alleviate Underperformance Caused by Stereotype - the American Psychological Association

Religious Beliefs Shape Health Care Attitudes Among U.S. Muslims - University of Chicago Medical Center


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