Pre-requisites: Participants are encouraged to read this selection before attending the discussion.
Target Audience: Individuals interested in reading professional development themed books and then meeting to discuss thoughts, ideas and opinions with others.
Editorial Review from Publisher: The idea for this book came to Martin Davidson during a disarmingly honest conversation with a CFO he worked with. “Look,” the executive said, clearly troubled. “I know we can get a diverse group of people around the table. But so what? What difference does it really make to getting bottom-line results?” Answering the “so what?” led Davidson to explore the flaws in how companies typically manage diversity. They don’t integrate diversity into their overall business strategy. They focus on differences that have little impact on their business. And often their diversity efforts end up hindering the professional development of the very people they were designed to help. Davidson explains how what he calls Leveraging Difference™ turns persistent diversity problems into solutions that drive business results. Difference becomes a powerful source of sustainable competitive advantage instead of a distracting mandate handed down from HR.
Facilitated by: Kelly Okken, Manager of Facilities & Capital Procurement Team, Procurement Services and Brian Kielson, Area Director, Office of Residence Life
Wednesday, September 18, 2013
3:00 PM – 4:30 PM