Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Workshop examines power of diversity

Utilizing Diversity for Performance and Results is the final segment of “Leveraging the Power of Diversity: Global and Domestic Perspectives,” a series that examines the convergence of global and domestic diversity challenges across organizations and communities.

The event will take place noon-3 p.m. March 20 at the Stephen M. Ross School of Business, room 0210.

The workshop will address how organizations achieve results through diversity programs, measurements and performance-based incentives that can encourage and build a diverse workforce, and what distinguishes an effective diversity program from administrative double-talk.

The gathering will be led by Edward Hubbard, president and CEO of Hubbard & Hubbard Inc., an international corporation that specializes in workforce diversity organizational analysis, instructional design and organizational development. A pioneering diversity metrics author of more than 40 books, Hubbard assists organizations with restructuring work teams to utilize the strengths of a multiethnic workforce and handle diverse work group consolidations.

To register contact Lola Ali-Oke at oaz@umich.edu or 764-6878. Walk-ins permitted, but registration is encouraged. Workshop will include lunch.

The event is cosponsored by the Stephen M. Ross School of Business, College of Engineering, School of Public Health, Medical School, Department of Health Management and Policy, Rackham Graduate School, LSA, School of Social Work, Law School, School of Nursing, Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, School of Dentistry, School of Kinesiology, Human Resources, U-M Health System, Division of Student Affairs, Program for Multicultural Health, and Office of Academic Multicultural Initiatives.

For more information contact NCID Associate Director Valerie Johnson at vnjohnso@umich.edu or 764-6550, or go to www.ncid.umich.edu/events/leveraging_power.shtml.