November 14, 2012
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Introducing Two New Contributors to Expert Forum!
The Workforce Diversity Network is pleased to welcome Gary Karp and Stan Kimer to Expert Forum. This central resource of articles and contributions from 18 acknowledged experts in the field of diversity and inclusion is updated monthly.
Gary L. Karp is an author and speaker whose goal is to enlighten society to the radical changes that have taken place in what he calls "Modern Disability."  He makes people with disabilities real people living real lives. A wheelchair user following a spinal cord injury he incurred in 1973 at the age of 18, Gary has produced four books, written extensively as a disability journalist, and speaks to a wide array of audiences across the U.S. Read more
Stan Kimer combines his passion for personal growth with world-class business know-how to propel enterprises to gain efficiencies and grow profit through total engagement.  He is recognized as an internal/external consultant with unique skills in employee development / career road mapping, GLBT (Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender) diversity management and organizational effectiveness / project management. Read more

In Marketplace: Inclusion Insights - Stereotypes, Lazy Brains & Unintentional Intolerance
RobbinsInclusionInsightsThis new training program features Steve Robbins, the innovative speaker / socio-scientist storyteller who coined the phrase Unintentional Intolerance. Did we mention he's also very funny? Inclusion Insights is a powerful presentation of Steve's latest thinking - why inclusion is important, why it's about creativity and innovation, and not just doing the right thing. Read more


Nine Strategies to Hire Diversity of Thought In Your Organization
by Simma Lieberman
If you always recruit from the same places, with the same methods, you will always get the same people. In today’s competitive market you need to be creative. You have to go where the candidates are and have a long enough lead-time to get a good selection of candidates. If you want to be ahead of the competition, and bring in more innovation, then think with a diversity of thought mindset. Read more

Disability: A Compulsory Fresh Look
by NEW Expert Gary Karp
A profound transformation has occurred around what disability is and what it means; a transformation that has yet to be seen clearly, much less integrated into workplace culture. For an already substantial—and growing—segment of people who can be considered to have a disability, prevailing societal beliefs simply don’t fit the reality.  Read more
Transgender in the Workplace
by NEW Expert Stan Kimer
Transgender is an umbrella term for the spectrum of people whose gender identity or expression does not conform to society’s expectations of male and female.  In some cases, gender expression takes the form of clothing, hair style, voice and body characteristics. Read more

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