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The Savvy Executive must lead Diversity and Inclusion efforts with… COURAGE … RISK TAKING … VISIBLE ACTIONS Relying on the business case for diversity means relying on assumptions that are safe! It’s an appealing option – and so tame! What you will take away from this session: • • • • •

Why diversity is a wicked problem untouched by tame solutions How the demographic trends for diversity and inclusion are evolving Meaningful facts and figures that matter to leaders, managers and your organization How to have fierce conversations that lead to impactful solutions Tools and strategies that you can take away and use: – Reframing diversity and inclusion – Driving forces to lead from exclusion to inclusion – Creating an inclusive organizational structure – Pushing yourself to the “edge” of your comfort zone – Measuring the value of intangible assets


Host / Location:

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

The Boeing Company, 2-22 Theater, Seattle, WA

Time: 7:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

The 4th Annual

Executive Diversity Education Session

Organized by The GilDeane Group, Inc.

Who should attend this session: Presidents, CEOs, COOs, Senior Vice Presidents and Vice Presidents, Senior Directors and Directors along with their Senior HR Officers and Chief Diversity Officers

Presenters Challenge Traditional Approaches! Patricia Digh Patricia Digh was formerly the Vice President of International and Diversity Programs for the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) in Washington, DC. Her first book, Global Literacies: Lessons on Business Leadership and National Cultures (Simon & Schuster, 2000) was named a “Best Business Book for 2000” by Fortune Magazine. Patti has designed diversity initiatives and training for clients around the world for the past 20 years. Clients include Shell Oil, Equity Residential, DaimlerChrysler, the Government of Guyana, the New Zealand Institute of Personnel Management, the U.S. Postal Service, PBS, The Center for Association Leadership, and The American Society for Quality.

Patti Digh

David Robinson David Robinson is a strong artistic leader with extensive experience in theatre, visual art, creativity, and education innovation. His 20 years of professional directing experience help him design programs for academic and corporate environments utilizing theatre techniques to discover the creative impulse. Recent clients include The Society for Humanism in Medicine, the Hudson Institute, The Fetzer Institute, Prudential Financial, and the San Lorenzo School District, in association with Dell and Microsoft.

David Robinson

What Executives Say about Patti and David “It’s rare to have the safety and encouragement to explore your edges, question your assumptions, change your perspective, and have a lot of fun doing it. Patti and David’s facilitation style is fluid, smart, creative, balanced, and aware. They expertly extracted the wisdom in the group and guided us through a playful, and sometimes uncomfortable, journey of discovery. None of us will ever forget it.” Marlo Goldstein | Adelante Services “We began diversity work in our organization several years ago, but through Patti and David’s work with us, we have been better able to identify where our opportunities lie and where to focus our energy. I believe the teaching methods that Patti and David used have been instrumental in breaking down barriers, and have helped us to begin to understand what it means to truly build an inclusive culture.” Julie Blaikie | Assistant Vice President, Equity Residential “Patti and David took our group into a world of learning. We learned what keeps people apart and how that hurts not only our business aspirations, but also our human spirits. This is exactly the kind of training businesses and organizations need today.” Mike Wagner | President, The White Rabbit Group

Overall Session Purpose To explore how the concepts of diversity and inclusion impact every part of the business so that executives can confidently kindle change where it needs to happen. The intention is that executives understand at a physical, gut level what diversity and inclusion mean personally – and for the organization.

Learning Methods Workshop format with experiential exercises; authentic, fierce conversations; and the opportunity to ask tough questions and receive frank answers.

Registration Fee per Person Early Bird – $395 by May 2 After May 2 – $495

How to Register Fill out the registration form on the back page of this brochure, or download the registration form from: session_executive.php and fax it to 206.363.5028.

For more information, please visit… learning_series/session_executive.php

Engaging Gen X and Y The core demographic of social networking sites [i.e., Facebook and MySpace] is 16 – 34 year olds, and they are not just gossiping. There are business groups, industry groups, professional groups and interest-based groups getting 90+ million viewers every month. Blurred Boundaries for Gen X and Gen Y California AAA fired 27 employees for posting messages to MySpace that were offensive on the basis of weight and sexual orientation. Challenging Corporate Responsibility 64% of people would be willing to pay a higher price – a premium of 11%, on average – for products and services that produce lower greenhouse gas emissions. Retaining the Wave of New Workers 2015: Hispanics will make up 15.9% of the labor force, up from 13.7% in 2006. | 2015: African Americans will make up 12% of the labor force, up from 11.4% in 2006. | 2015: Asians will make up 5.1% of the labor force, up from 4.4% in 2006. Managing Workforce Hostility Due to Job Loss At least 3.3 million white-collar jobs and $136 billion in wages will shift from the United States to low-cost countries by 2015. Navigating Work / Life Integration Worker stress costs businesses between $50 billion and $300 billion annually in lost job productivity due to over 52 million working parents’ concern about their kids’ after-school time. Serving Diverse Markets and Customers People with disabilities’ aggregate income tops $1 trillion; they are the largest minority population in the United States that spans all other minority groups and they demonstrate loyalty to companies that serve their needs, as do family members of people with disabilities. Organized by The GilDeane Group, Inc.

Beyond Tame Solutions for a Wicked Problem: Evolving the Diversity Business Case Presents:

The Fourth Annual Executive Diversity Education Session

Speakers: Patricia Digh and David Robinson The Circle Project: Diversity, Inclusion Leadership Seattle, WA and Asheville, NC

- Registration Form A Special Session for Presidents, CEOs, COOs, Senior Vice Presidents and Vice Presidents, Senior Directors and Directors along with their senior HR officers and Chief Diversity Officers

Your Registration Fee includes a continental breakfast. Advanced registration required. Please copy and fax this form to 206-363-5028 or mail with payment to address below.

Date: Tuesday, June 3, 2008 Time: 7:30 -11:30 am (7:00 am Continental Breakfast served)

Attendee’s Name: ______________________________

Location/Host: The Boeing Company, 2-22 Theater: 7755 East Marginal Way South, Seattle, WA 98108

Company name: _______________________________

Note: Driving directions, parking instructions, and building entry will be included in your confirmation email.

Phone: ________________________________________

REGISTRATION FEES: Early Bird (By May 2nd): $395 per person After May 2nd: $495 per person All registration fees must be paid in full prior to June 3, 2008

To register, please fax this form to: Laurie Goff, Office Manager The GilDeane Group, Inc. Fax: 206-363-5028 Tel: 206-362-0336 Email:

Your Name (if different): ________________________

Title: __________________________________________

Attendee Email: _______________________________ Your email (if different): _________________________ Payment: Pay by credit card to guarantee your registration. If paying by check, please make it payable to: The GilDeane Group, Inc. and send to: 13751 Lake City Way NE, Suite 210, Seattle WA, 98125 Credit card (please circle one): Visa Mastercard

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Hotels near the 2-22 Theater: Doubletree Guest Suites, Ph (206) 575-8220 Best Western Southcenter, Ph (425) 226-1812 Days Inn-South, Ph (206) 241-2200 Hampton Inn, Ph (425) 228-5800


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Cancellation Policy: Registration Fees are not refundable but are transferable to another person.

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NWDLS Executive Diversity Education Session: Evolving the Business Case  

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NWDLS Executive Diversity Education Session: Evolving the Business Case  

Evolving the Business Case: Beyond Tame Solutions for a Wicked Problem Diversity Trends are Evolving: What are the Implications for Your Bus...