Preparing Your Business to Do Business
at Penn State Abington
Lares Banquet Room
Inclusion is a key factor in boosting employee satisfaction and performance (SHRM, 2012). Penn State Abington will host a half-day conference for Human Resource professionals and others responsible for diversity initiatives that will provide strategies for optimal employee engagement and retention.
(This program is approved for 2.5 General HRCI Credits.)
At the end of the conference you’ll be able to:
- Appreciate the importance of diversity in various contexts including interpersonal, intercultural and organizational.
- Determine why people may not understand you and employ new strategies to help get your ideas across more effectively.
- Recognize steps of effective delegation as you prepare emerging talent.
- Appreciate the need to operate your business units at a global level.
This conference will benefit you if:
- Your organization is having sensitivity issues related to people from diverse backgrounds including age, gender, culture, function, etc.
- Your organization is growing its business globally.
- You are involved with leading emerging talent and preparing the next workforce.
Keynote speaker Kelley Cornish will share lessons learned over the past decade in the field of diversity and inclusion and unfold the Top 3 Diversity Imperatives that will catapult the early careerists to the seasoned professional into 2013!
In addition, guests will benefit from a panel discussion on the issues of:
- Hiring employees with disabilities
- Immigration issues affecting the workplace
- Cultural competence in health care
Lunch will be provided
About the Keynote Speaker
With over 15 years as a diversity and human resources practitioner and leader, Kelley Cornish will share lessons learned over the past decade in the field of diversity and inclusion and unfold the Top 3 Diversity Imperatives that will catapult the early careerists to the seasoned professional into 2013!
An organization’s perspective on improving bench strength plays an important element in business success. Through bench strength and the various dimensions of diversity including communication skills and cultural intelligence you will hear about regional success stories as well challenges confronting today’s workplace. You will learn how your colleagues are integrating D&I programming to help transform their talent.
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