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Chief Learning Officer Exchange

August 13-15, 2017 – Chicago, IL

The # 1 industry event is back to Chicago!

The Chief Learning Officer Exchange offers a variety of unique learning styles and sessions, which you can select from to build a customized itinerary that reflects your current initiatives, priorities and future strategic objectives. The highly crafted conference sessions reflect the strategic issues that Heads of Learning Executives have identified as priorities during our lengthy research process. Contact us today to find out how you might join.


Inclusion By Design – The National Organization on Disability's 2017 Corporate Leadership Council Disability Employment Forum

September 12, 2017, 10 AM-3 PM ET | Arlington, VA 

Join experts and practitioners for a collaborative and highly interactive session to explore how your company can use inclusive design principles to improve the employee experience and increase productivity and engagement.

Hear from corporate and civic leaders:

  • Tom Ridge, Chairman, National Organization on Disability; first Secretary, U.S. Department of Homeland Security; former Governor of Pennsylvania
  • Crystal Emery, Filmmaker, writer and disability advocate
  • Brad K. Hopton, Partner and Disability Inclusion Networks Champion, PwC
  • Leaders from AT&TThe Boeing CompanyPrudential, and University at Buffalo's Center for Inclusive Design and Environmental Access

2017 Leading Disability Employer Seal winners will be announced.

Attendance is by invitation only; seating limited. The event is wheelchair accessible and will feature CART captioning. Additional accommodations available upon request.

Sponsored by PwC and hosted by The Boeing Company.

Starbucks: Don’t Close the Stores, Close Corporate Headquarters

Starbucks CEO has an epic fail in grappling with his racism problem. He is unprepared, and has no clue about how to be prepared. Don't expect this to end well.

Luke Visconti is the founder and CEO of DiversityInc. Although the title of his column is meant to be humorous, the issues he addresses and the answers he gives to questions are serious — and based on his 18 years of experience publishing DiversityInc.

In the aftermath of the racist incident in a Philadelphia Starbucks store, the company is going to close 8,000 Starbucks stores on May 29th for hastily prepared diversity training.

It's a mistake.

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Leaders of Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity at California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo have resigned after racially charged photos, including one with a student in blackface, appeared on social media. But the one sporting blackface, identified by The Tribune as Kyler Watkins, may not face disciplinary action from the school, according to Cal Poly President Jeffrey Armstrong.

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Flurry of Fouls Is Hurting NBA: Bryant

Rule changes like the outlawing in 2004 of hand checking had led to a less exciting game too often interrupted by a referee's whistle, said Bryant.


(Reuters) — NBA officiating has become too strict and is robbing the game of its physicality, helping less skilled players succeed while disrupting the flow of contests, five-time champion Kobe Bryant said on Wednesday.

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From Housing Projects to TV: Tracy Morgan Gets Hollywood Star

"When I was a poor kid growing up in the projects in Brooklyn, I would never dream of having a star on the Walk of Fame," the comic known for his cringe-inducing style said.


(Reuters) — Comedic actor Tracy Morgan, who rose to prominence on sketch comedy series "Saturday Night Live" after growing up in one of New York City's toughest housing projects, said he felt right at home receiving a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Tuesday.

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Dope Whisperer Trump's Executive Order on 'Welfare' Is Another Dog-Whistle to Racists

How the master of fantasy facts' latest executive order perpetuates racist (and false) stereotypes about government-assistance recipients.


President Donald Trump quietly signed an executive order on Tuesday designed to make changes to public assistance programs in the United States. Per the president's outline, low-income Americans receiving assistance when it comes to food, housing and medical benefits must enter the workforce or potentially lose their benefits.

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Porn Star Daniels Loses Bid to Question Trump

A judge said on Thursday that the request to depose Trump and his personal lawyer Michael Cohen was premature because they had yet to formally request that Daniels arbitrate her claims.


(Reuters) — A federal judge has rejected adult film star Stormy Daniels' request for permission to question Donald Trump and schedule a trial soon in her lawsuit to end her agreement to remain silent about her alleged sexual encounter with the president.

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