NHCC Fall Program: Fall Member Meeting, October 20-22, Marriott International, Washington DC

Oct 18, 2010, 21:46 ET from National Hispanic Corporate Council

WASHINGTON, Oct. 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The spring 2010 member meeting addressed leadership challenges in the 21st century setting the stage for the fall member meeting that expands on this theme by addressing the importance of leadership in a global environment.  American businesses continue to expand their presence by leveraging resources across the globe.  Concurrently they are serving new demands in emerging markets that have gained economic freedom in the past 20 years.  The business leader of the 21st century will need new talents and skills gained through successes in leveraging diversity to gain competitive advantage.

Meeting Theme: Leadership in a Global Environment

The capacity to lead global business ventures is taught and learned in the human experience of engagement with diverse peoples and their thought processes.  Understanding a people's culture is central to mobilizing their energy and commitment to achieve maximum results.  During the fall meeting participants will listen to and dialogue with business and thought leaders who are preparing their organizations for the opportunities of the new global markets.

October 20, Session 1:  Developing Leaders with a Global Perspective

Acquiring a global view and understanding is a leaned capability.  In this session participants will hear from talent development leaders on how they are engineering growth opportunities for leaders to manage and lead diverse groups and teams. 

October 21, Session 2:  Diversity, Understanding and Leveraging Culture

In this session participants learn how culture creates and provides the infrastructure for a market segment's thought process and value hierarchy.  By gaining insight and understanding of the anthology of culture a leader can interact broadly to maximize performance: market, employees and business units.  Participants will hear how initiatives succeeded and failed based on cultural connection and disconnection.

October 21, Session 3: Capturing the Latino Consumer

We end the 2010 series on leadership by looking forward to the 2011 series on marketing to diverse groups. The 2010 Census will inform corporate America on the changing demographics of the United States. Panelists from corporate America and U.S. Census Bureau will connect the dots on the importance of leadership in opening new markets in the U.S. and beyond.

October 22, CEO Forum, Leadership in Tomorrows Markets

A panel of CEO's from member companies will discuss how their organizations are developing leaders to tackle the challenges created by the recent recession and increased global competition.  They will address the leadership skills and talents needed by their "future leaders" to find and create new markets for their businesses.

October 22, Community Service, Hunger Relief

NHCC will highlight corporate America's commitment and role in relieving hunger in our inner cities.  Working broadly with NHCC member companies and Maria A. Valentin of ConAgra Foods, who heads this event, the NHCC will support multiple food pantries in the greater Washington D.C. area. NHCC member representatives and guests will deliver food and work side-by-side in putting together backpacks for children that participate in the Capital Area Food Bank Weekend Bag Program.  We would like to thank the planning committee; Supervalu, Tyson, Food Lion, and Capital Area Food Bank.  Special thanks to ConAgra Foods and Food Lion for their food donations!

October 22, NHCC 25th Anniversary Celebration, the Newseum, Washington D.C. 

At our celebration on October 22nd, the NHCC will reflect on 25 years of service and partnership with corporate America.  The milestone event will also capture the NHCC's commitment to "lighting the path for corporate success", the event's theme.

Contact: Pat Martinez of the National Hispanic Corporate Council


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SOURCE National Hispanic Corporate Council