Description: As the LGBT and ally community grows closer to full inclusion in the workplace, it is critical that it finds ways to include and create relationships with other diverse groups that have experienced many of the same hurdles in workplaces.
This webinar focuses on building cultural competency. It begins by understanding our own life experiences that helped shape who we are. Understanding your own life experiences and discovering the differences of those around us to create a stronger, more productive team is becoming a skill employees globally must acquire. It is vital that we move beyond diversity and understand the importance of cultural competency in every interaction we have.
Duration: 75 minute webinar
Joel A. Brown is the Chief Visionary Officer of Pneumos LLP ("Pneumos"), a management consulting firm specializing in: 1) cultural competency, 2) leadership training, 3) organizational development, 4) conflict resolution, and 5) life/executive coaching. Pneumos is small but mighty! Its unyielding mission is to "create space for the positive human experience." Having graduated from the University of Minnesota and the University of Virginia School of Law, Joel has worked with the City and County of San Francisco, Kansas City Power & Light, the Human Rights Campaign Fund, the University of South Florida, Applebee's International, and the Office of Naval Intelligence, to name a few. Joel is best known for his critical analysis, creativity, humor, and his ability to build consensus. His most recent article, "Black and Gays: Bridging the Cultural Divide," was published in the Legal Services of Northern California newsletter in August of 2009. Joel is a member of a diversity think tank, D2K, and a political think tank, New Leaders Council, which trains and creates a pipeline for social entrepreneurs and progressive leaders. He is also the co-chair of the San Francisco Regional Council of Out and Equal, and a Board Member with the Gay and Lesbian Victory Fund.
Simma Lieberman creates workplaces where people love to do their best work and customers love to do business. She is a consultant, author and speaker. Simma has had a passion for diversity and inclusion since she began working with a multi-cultural organization in New York over thirty years ago to create dialogues amongst people from different cultural backgrounds. She is known amongst her colleagues and clients as "the Inclusionist." Simma's clients include; ABM Industries, Applied Materials, Kimpton Hotels and Restaurant Group, Kaiser Permanente, Diageo, McDonalds, Lockheed, Chevron, Cities of San Francisco, and San Mateo in California, Cites of Tucson and Phoenix in Arizona and the IRS. She is the co-author of the book. "Putting Diversity to Work; how to successful lead a diverse workforce," (2003, Thomson). Her articles and ideas have been featured in publications that include; Wall Street Journal, NY Times, Investor's Business Daily, Forbes.com, Black MBA, Managing Diversity Journal, Human Resources Executive, Personnel Today, Diversity in Hospitality, Cosmopolitan and Redbook. Simma is featured as an expert blogger on Fast Company.com. She is also co-chair of the SF Regional Council of Out and Equal, and a member of two diversity think tanks, Diversity 2000, and Diversity Community Exchange.
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