ROCHESTER, N.Y., Sept. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- On October 2 and 3rd the Workforce Diversity Network will present more than 20 of the nation's top workforce diversity experts at its seventh major conference, The Power of Inclusion, in Rochester, NY.
The conference will be held at the Rochester Riverside Convention Center. The Workforce Diversity Network (WDN) is a non-profit organization dedicated to professional development, understanding, promotion and management of diversity as an essential part of business success.
"To be competitive today, it is essential to attract, engage and retain people from every background," says Mike Streeter, WDN Executive Director. "The most important role of leaders is to know how to create a climate of inclusion that maximizes the potential of their people.
"Ratchet up your understanding of the power of inclusion and take away skills and tactics to employ now to make your organizations better and more inclusive."
"Diversity and inclusion go beyond the traditional realm of HR, they fall within organizations' core objectives," said Clay Osborne, WDN Chairman and President of True Insights Consulting. Real-life examples, case studies and tools presented from some of the most highly regarded professionals in the nation, will inspire people with their passion and their knowledge."
The more than 20 sessions and keynotes will focus on how to engage people more effectively for improved organizational outcomes and to ultimately provide better services and products.
Keynotes include the global insight of Laraine Kaminsky of Canada, generational studies expertise of Robert Wendover, Cathy Bao Bean's advice on using humor to bridge cultures and the plain talk of Joe Gerstandt.
A Senior Leadership Panel will focus on lessons learned while establishing and sustaining a diversity and inclusion initiative.
For information and to register visit http://www.workforcediversitynetwork.com. Fees from $70 to $350. Group discounts available.
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SOURCE Workforce Diversity Network