FORWARD Minneapolis: D&I Workshop with a bias for action...
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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
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
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
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
• identify key opportunities for moving your organization forward
september 3, 2014
8am - 12pm
mill city museum
704 south 2nd street
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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
• 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.
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 www.joegerstandt.com. 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
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.
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want more joe?
let us come to you
joe can customize this event for your organization.
For pricing and availability, email email@example.com.
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
valuable and feels very
empowered to help make a
– Kiersten Swantek, Sparrow Health System
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