Celebrating 13 years of Diversity Management innovation
Register at www.csuohio.edu/events/diversityconference
Can your organization respond to and meet the needs of a diverse, global marketplace? How do issues of diversity affect judgment in and out of the courtroom? What are the best ways to manage and include diversity in the classroom?
More than ever, diversity and inclusion issues affect all types of organizations, legal matters, and K-12 schools and higher education. Now, for professionals who want to increase their organization's success, there's help. The Master’s program in Diversity Management (DMP) at Cleveland State University will present its annual conference on Diversity Management on Friday, May 14 from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
This innovative conference will bring together more than 50 expert practitioners, lawyers, judges, educators and researchers to explore how diversity investments pay off and show how the latest research can be used to provide real-world solutions and creative approaches to diversity dilemmas.
This year, the conference includes three tracks: law, education, and a general track for human resource/business/nonprofit professionals. More than 40 sessions tailored to specific issues in these fields will be presented. Up to 9 CEUs and 5 CLEs are available.
Legal Track sessions include:
Educator Track sessions include:
General Track sessions include:
The conference includes two keynote speakers renowned for breaking down barriers and advancing diversity leadership around the world. The KeyBank Foundation morning plenary speaker, David Matsumoto, is a distinguished expert in the field of micro-expressions, gesture, nonverbal behavior, culture and emotion. The Plexus lunch plenary speaker, Michael Guest, is the first openly gay U.S. Ambassador. He will speak on gay rights, “Beyond America's Borders: Principle, Advocacy, and Cultural Divide.”
The conference will be held at the Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs, located at 1717 Euclid (corner of East 17th Street and Euclid Ave.). A networking reception will be held afterwards from 5-6:30 p.m. in the College of Urban Affairs Atrium.
The cost is $155 and includes CEUs, CLEs, breakfast and lunch. The early bird registration rate is $130.00. Please visit www.csuohio.edu/events/diversityconference or call 216.687.2587 to register or for more information.
The conference is presented by Cleveland State’s Diversity Management Program, Division of Institutional Diversity, the College of Education and Cleveland-Marshall College of Law. Institutional co-sponsors are KeyBank, PLEXUS, the Cleveland Clinic, Parker Hannifin Corp., Forest City Enterprises, the ACLU and YWCA of Greater Cleveland.
Cleveland State offers the nation’s first and only master’s program in diversity management. The DMP meets the needs of business by developing cultural competence and organizational effectiveness skills in leaders. It has become the first choice for business leaders, HR professionals, school administrators, community leaders, consultants, police officers, ministers, attorneys and nonprofit leaders.
The DMP develops the knowledge and skills for leveraging differences to increase productivity, creativity and the bottom line, benefiting employees, customers and the community. Working with experienced faculty and top professionals in the field, students gain the skills needed to manage change, solve problems and meet the challenges presented by diverse employees, clients and markets.
Founded in 1964, Cleveland State University is a public research institution that provides a dynamic setting for engaged learning. With an enrollment of more than 16,000 students, 8 colleges and more than 250 academic programs, CSU provides a hands-on learning environment that connects students, ideas and real-world experience.
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