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  1. 1. FORWARD! m i n n e a p o l i s Register: joe gerstandt presents a diversity & inclusion workshop with a bias for action take new clarity, a fresh sense of direction, and a full toolkit back to your organization to help drive your diversity and inclusion efforts forward about the workshop joe gerstandt will use stories, examples, and research to guide you through an interactive examination of an actionable new framework for understanding and pursuing greater Organizational Inclusion. After spending more than a decade immersed in Diversity & Inclusion research, best practices, thought leadership and work with organizations of all shapes, sizes and flavors, joe has developed a framework for measuring and building an inclusive organizational culture. During this workshop you will assess your organization along these eleven characteristics, identify priorities for moving forward, and start to formulate a plan for doing just that. This workshop is designed to invite, inspire and support change on both the individual and organizational levels. Regardless of your background, your role, or your level of experience, you will leave this workshop with new and actionable tools and resources. During the workshop, you will have the opportunity to: • conduct a simple, actionable assessment of your team, department, organization or community • examine a model of inclusion that is adaptable and customizable for your organization’s needs • identify key opportunities for moving your organization forward wednesday september 3, 2014 8am - 12pm mill city museum 704 south 2nd street minneapolis, mn
  2. 2. FORWARD! m i n n e a p o l i s Register: who should attend this workshop? • Senior Leaders who are ready to play an active role in building a more inclusive culture. • Managers and Team Leaders who need a more tangible model of inclusion and tools to pursue it. • Students, professionals, and volunteers who want to add to the competencies that they have to offer. • People like you and I who know that we can do better together, and are ready to get to work creating more inclusive places to work, to live, to worship, to learn, to play, and to flourish. Receive the following materials when you attend: • An actionable and adaptable framework to guide your organizational Diversity & Inclusion assessment, planning and practices. • A 25+ page workbook. • Access to simple, actionable video and discussion guide resources. • The opportunity to connect, in a meaningful way, to a local network of your peers. about joe joe gerstandt brings a new clarity and a fresh energy to diversity and inclusion work. joe has worked with Fortune 500 corporations, small non-profits, and everything in between. He speaks at numerous conferences and summits, and blogs at He is a featured contributor for Diversity Best Practices, and the Workforce Diversity Network Expert Forum. His insights have been published in Diversity Best Practices, Diversity Executive, HR Executive, The Diversity Factor, The American Diversity Report, the Corporate Recruiting Leadership Journal, Associations Now and other print and on-line journals. He co-authored the book Social Gravity: Harnessing the Natural Laws of Relationships, and serves on the board of directors for the Global Diversity and Inclusion Foundation, the Talent Management Human Capital Executive Research Board, the Chief Learning Officer Business Intelligence Board and the HR Examiner Advisory Board. joe grew up on a family farm in NW Iowa, served four years in the United States Marine Corps, including participation in Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm, attended Iowa State University and then spent 6 years working in management and business development for technology and communication companies. He then made a career change and went to work for a grassroots non-profit organization where he found himself drawn to issues related to diversity and inclusion and then became actively involved in that work. Today, joe is a strong advocate for resetting the diversity and inclusion conversation, and believes that we can ill afford to continue applying a 20th century approach to an increasingly critical set of 21st century issues. His keynote messages and interactive workshops bring greater clarity, new perspectives and fresh energy to diversity and inclusion work. joe lives in Omaha, Nebraska (the middle of everywhere) with his patient, kind, patient, loving and patient wife, two daughters, a son, a dog and a frog.
  3. 3. FORWARD! m i n n e a p o l i s Register: want more joe? let us come to you joe can customize this event for your organization. For pricing and availability, email Just got our satisfaction survey back from [those] who attended Joe’s keynote and workshop and WOW! He was extremely well liked and rated 100% in every category. The personal comments are amazing and everyone who attended learned something valuable and feels very empowered to help make a difference!!! – Kiersten Swantek, Sparrow Health System clients Anti-Defamation League ASAE Annual Conference & Expo ASAE Great Ideas Conference Bankers Trust CalSAE Annual Conference Catholic Charities Citizens Energy ConAgra Foods Cox Communications Experian Habitat for Humanity Hospital Corporation of America HR Southwest HRevolution Multicultural Forum on Workplace Diversity Conference Mutual of Omaha Nebraska Health and Human Services OIA Rendezvous Conference Omaha Public Power District Principal Financial Psychologically Healthy Workplace Conference Regional Fair Housing Conference Sanford Health SHRM Annual Conference & Exposition SHRM Annual Student Conference SHRM Diversity Conference SHRM Leadership Conference Sparrow Health Systems Stryker SXSW Target Union Bank and Trust Urban League Equal Opportunity Day Seminar Veridian Credit Union Walmart Wells Fargo Women of Color Leadership Summit Word Made Flesh Workforce Diversity Network Power of Inclusion Conference