On Nov. 2–3, 2009, DiversityInc convened 11 CEOs, more than 100 chief diversity officers, leading organizational-development professors and top economists for a professionally facilitated learning summit focused on understanding effective leadership and its critical intersection with diversity management. (Click here to read the full report in PDF form.)
The two-day learning conference was hosted in New York City at the Marriott Marquis. The audience included business and government leaders making strong connections with each other.
The conference was designed to facilitate interaction and small-group discussions on a peer level. Critical observations from these professionally facilitated discussions included the importance of designing accountability into diversity and inclusion strategies and training and retaining leaders with high emotional intelligence who are able to operate in multicultural environments.
Although current economic challenges were top of mind, the key takeaways reflect a longer-term commitment to diversity management and explore the intersection of leadership, innovation and business sustainability.
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