May 31, 2012
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We Welcome Aerotek and City of Rochester to the WDN
We are pleased to welcome Aerotek and the City of Rochester as new members of the Workforce Diversity Network.

Aerotek is a leader in the recruiting and staffing industry. With nearly three decades in the recruiting and staffing industry, it has developed the knowledge and skills to deliver the perfect fit between a candidate and an employer. Read more

The City of Rochester employs about 3500 people, making a difference in the quality of life for residents. Rochester, south of Lake Ontario, is New York's third most populous city and is an international center of higher education, medical, and technological development. Read more


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YMCA Honors Diversity Scholarship Winner, Kquanze'via Shaw
Shaw is an honor roll student, math scholar and senior at Gates-Chili High School and will attend Xavier University of Louisiana. In addition to her academic honors, Kquanze'via Shaw has an impressive volunteer and work history. Read more


Fernán R. Cepero, V.P. Human Resources, YMCA of Greater Rochester, PHR appointed to SHRM Diversity Engagement Groups
The DEGs, made up of representatives from SHRM's African American and Latino membership, were formed in late 2010, and began meeting virtually in 2011. Read more


The Silence is Deafening
By Mauricio Velásquez, MBA
President, CEO – The Diversity Training Group

I have always specialized in hostile or militant audiences but from time to time even I have to step back and pause for a second. Current events are always "fair game" in my workshops; it is what makes my sessions current, electric and never boring. Read more

Diversity and Inclusion Fatigue
Do we have to keep talking about this? Oh, a diversity workshop… why? You are ruining the workplace; we can't have any fun anymore!" Have you heard these wonderful, welcoming, open, pro-learning comments lately? I had one participant (in front of all of his buddies) recently comment – "This session will probably be about the KKK, right?!" Read more


Conversation With a Purpose
By Sondra Thiederman, Ph.D.
Have you ever found yourself abruptly thrust into the middle of a conversation about diversity with no particular idea about how to proceed? Perhaps there has been some sort of misunderstanding, maybe an accusation of bias has been made, or perhaps something has been said that left a team member feeling disrespected in some way. Read more



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