For over 24 years the Workforce Diversity Network has been the standard of excellence in the Rochester region in providing continuous support to its member organizations as they develop their diversity and inclusion initiatives.
The Network was formed in 1996, in response to needs expressed by several businesses to develop a network of members who could work together to broaden and apply the concepts of diversity and inclusion to a larger audience.
As a non-profit 501c3 corporation, we have organized some of the largest and most highly regarded conferences in the country focused on the importance of diversity, inclusion and equity as key elements of successful organizations.
Our members include a wide range of corporations and organizations from higher education, healthcare, the legal profession and the non-profit space. We have conducted hundreds of educational meetings for our members that represent the essence of our mission – to create strong connections and personal relationships that lead to inclusive, engaged, successful organizations.
Our outreach extends well beyond the Rochester, New York region through our website, with more than 1,000 visitors a day from around the world. To enrich the content of our site, we have fostered key relations with national and international experts who provide their expertise and insight on diversity and inclusion issues by making regular contributions to our Expert Forum.
Our expectation is to ensure that the Rochester, New York region is recognized as a center of excellence for diversity, inclusion and equity. We continually challenge the Network’s capacity to develop our member organization leadership skills in:
Diversity is important to your business. Whether you represent a multinational global corporation or a major university, making a commitment to diversity initiatives can help you:
Having a trusted resource - people you know, a network of support and a knowledge base to tap into - helps you maximize your organization's diversity efforts. The Workforce Diversity Network is a valuable resource for businesses and organizations. We provide you with a unique opportunity for involvement with other professionals who are committed to producing tangible results in their companies. This forum also enables you to expand your thinking by exchanging ideas, networking and learning from others outside the boundaries of your own place of work.
Clay Osborne, founder and president, True Insights Consulting LLC, an executive coaching and organization effectiveness consulting practice that helps organizations leverage the talents of its workforce to achieve its business goals, experience performance-based change and higher levels of employee engagement.
Previously, Clay served as Vice President of Human Resources, Talent Management, and Diversity for Bausch + Lomb, a global healthcare company. During his 18 years there he also served in global roles including VP for Learning, Strategic Staffing, Employee Engagement and as its Ethics / Privacy Compliance Officer. Prior to his tenure at Bausch + Lomb, Clay served as the Deputy County Executive for Operations for Monroe County, NY States third largest county. He also led and implemented the N.Y. State rehabilitation oriented Juvenile Justice strategy in its upstate N.Y. counties as the Regional Director for the NY State Division for Youth.
He earned a master’s and Bachelor of Arts degree from the State University of New York at Albany and completed the course work towards a Doctor of Education degree from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.
Clay served as a Master Coach for the Achieving Excellence Program, a leadership development program at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government and is an adjunct professor at the St. John Fisher College, where he teaches Human Capital Management to students earning Doctorate degrees in Executive Leadership and is certified as a Master Executive Coach by the Association of Corporate Executive Coaches (ACEC) He also serves as Professor Emeritus at the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT), where he earlier served as an Assistant Professor of Social Work and Counseling. He also consulted at RIT’s Leadership Institute, where he supported the university’s efforts to ensure that all students graduated with leadership competencies that could be leveraged in the workplace.
Clay is currently serving on the Board of Home Care of Rochester (HCR), the Children’s Agenda, and Chairs the Board of the Diversity Network. He previously chaired the boards of the ESL Federal Credit Union and the Center for Governmental Services. He is an advisory board for the University of Rochester Eye Institute and a member of the Association of Corporate Executive Coaches.
Clay has built a reputation as an innovative, strategic thinker, a can do person with a vast network of professional partners across the world.
He is certified by the Center for Creative leadership to facilitate and administer the following 360 Assessment Instruments: Benchmarks, Executive Dimensions, and Prospector, 360 By Design, Skill Scope and Global Six.
Email Clay at email@example.com.
Over a 29-year career at Eastman Kodak, Mike was acknowledged as a highly effective organizational management professional with extensive background in the financial, international logistics and human resource communities.
In 1996, he retired from Kodak as Director of Diversity Initiatives for Manufacturing and Supply Operations and founded the training and consulting firm, Mike Streeter & Associates, which is dedicated to helping organizations achieve excellence through valuing and managing diversity and inclusion. Mike has worked with senior and middle management teams to develop and implement customized, comprehensive diversity initiatives, both large and small scale, and has trained thousands of employees from the C-Suite to the shop floor.
Since its founding, Mike has been the Executive Director of the Workforce Diversity Network, and has been responsible for the creation and development of many of the highest quality educational events on diversity and inclusion in the country, ranging in size from major conferences attracting hundreds, to smaller symposiums and workshops.
Email Mike at firstname.lastname@example.org
Workforce Diversity Network
150 State Street, Rochester, New York 14614, United States
Workforce Diversity Network Executive Director
Guided by the Board of Directors, the Executive Director is responsible for the overall management, operation, and well-being of WDN. The Executive Director champions the development and implementation of the organization's mission and goals, oversees the organization's strategic plans, manages the organization's financial operations, and provides leadership and direction to WDN contractors and volunteers.