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Don’t miss Wisconsin’s premiere gathering of professionals committed to workplace diversity and inclusion. The annual Workplace Diversity Summit attracts H.R. professionals, managers, workforce development experts, emerging leaders, and senior executives. Professionals gather to explore local, state, and national best practices and learn how to foster diversity, spur innovation, and experience growth. This year’s Summit will also offer a fun and interactive “diversity, inclusion, and retention mixer.”
2013 KEYNOTE SPEAKER This year’s featured speaker, Dr. Steve L. Robbins, is a powerful storyteller with a powerful story to tell. He has an unmatched ability to inspire people even in the midst of disrupting and challenging the way they think about the world. Born in Vietnam, Dr. Robbins immigrated to the United States when he was five years old. He and his mother faced many challenges as Vietnamese immigrants in a new land, during a time when there was much anti-war and anti-Vietnamese sentiment.
Working through and rising out of the challenges of poverty, discrimination and the tough streets of Los Angeles, Dr. Robbins brings insightful perspectives on issues of leadership, inclusion & innovation, and the power of caring. Drawing upon a compelling life journey, his talks and workshops are filled with intriguing stories, laugh-out-loud humor and a keen understanding of human behavior.
He has been called on to inspire, educate and prepare the workforces of organizations like Pepsico, Kraft Foods, McDonald’s, Disney, Nordstrom, Boeing, Toyota, Honda, Wells Fargo, Mayo Clinic, NASA, the National Security Agency, US Navy, Microsoft, Chevron, and numerous others.
Choton Basu, Entrepreneur, & Global Business Expert
Speaker Spotlight | Choton Basu Session: Local Companies, Global Marketplace
Choton Basu is an Entrepreneur that has an extensive professional background in organizational processes and use of information technology to benefit global organizations. He finds himself working on projects with global components. His professional roles have included Director of the Global Business Resource Center, Associate Professor, Business Consultant, and CEO/Founder of his own company. He has been involved in several successful start-ups and spin-offs of existing companies.
Choton has been a speaker and presenter at numerous regional, national and international conferences. He has worked with several local and regional companies on global projects. His research has been published in top journals including Decision Sciences, Journal of Business Research, Journal of Global IT Management and Educause Quarterly. This will be Choton’s first time presenting at the Urban League’s Diversity & Leadership Summit and we are sure you won’t want to miss his session!
SESSION TOPICS: Diversity is Good for Business | From Best Practices to Actual Practice | Taking a Diverse Workforce and Making it THRIVE | Recruiting a Diverse Workforce | Local Companies, Global Marketplace | Creating Equitable & Inclusive Organizations
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