January 16, 2014
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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Annual Luncheon Jan. 17
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Join Us April 1st for a Half-day Seminar!
Move Your Organizational Diversity and Inclusion Efforts Forward! with Joe Gerstandt

Registration starts Tuesday January 21
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. Joe Gerstandt will bring his unique style, new clarity, and new tools to organizational diversity and inclusion work, at this half day session. Full of tools and resources to use toward the pursuit of competitive advantage for your organization. [ Learn more and register... ]


Welcome New Member: YWCA of Rochester & Monroe County
The YWCA of Rochester and Monroe County is a powerful resource empowering women to regain control of their lives and to get on the path to a healthy, successful future. [ Read more... ]

Language Competence – The Forgotten Twin
By Leslie Aguilar
Look closely at most organizations’ diversity and inclusion strategies; there is something missing. Cultural competence probably has a place on the agenda, yet its fraternal twin – language competence – is often overlooked, lost, forgotten or placed in the parking lot. [ Continue reading ]


Three Very Simple Diversity and Inclusion Actions for 2014
By Simma Lieberman 
Actually, why wait until 2014; you can begin as soon as you finish reading. I’m not going to suggest New Year’s resolutions or tell you how to make them. There are enough books and suggestions online. Here are  three no-cost, very simple diversity management practices you can begin today. [ Continue reading ]

HR as Strategic Diversity Partners
By Shilpa Pherwani
To effectively integrate Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) in the HR role, HR professionals need to implement strategies for addressing conscious and unconscious biases in HR systems. Unconscious Biases are pervasive in most societies, and often people are unaware of their unconscious biases. [ Continue reading ]

Who Needs Diversity and Inclusion Training and Related Work?
ByMauricio A. Velásquez, MBA
News of the “End or demise of the Diversity Training and Consulting Field” is a wee-bit premature.  After a 25-year career training and educating nearly a million participants in my workshops and partnering with hundreds of clients - I wanted to share some observations about the “Participants and clients who need diversity and inclusion training and related work the most!”
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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Annual Luncheon Jan. 17 at the Inn on Broadway presented by the Rochester Black Employees Association will focus on the theme Transforming the Dream into Action. [ Learn more ]



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Ouch! That Stereotype Hurts: Communicating Respectfully in a Diverse World Video
Experience the impact of stereotypical comments, explore why people don't speak up against stereotypes and other biased behaviors, and learn six techniques for speaking up without blame or guilt. [ Learn more and buy ]

Ouch! That Stereotype Hurts Book
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