On Nov. 2–3, 2009, DiversityInc convened 11 CEOs, more than 100 chief diversity officers, leading organizational-development professors and top economists for a two-day professionally facilitated learning summit focused on understanding effective leadership and its critical intersection with diversity management.
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Diversit y EX PR ESSES
DiversityInc’s learning conference was designed to facilitate interac- tion and small-group discussions on a peer level. Critical observa- tions from these professionally facilitated discussions included the importance of designing accountability into diversity
strategies and retaining leaders with high emotional intelligence that
are able to operate in multicultural environments.
Although current economic challenges were top of mind
among the audience of business, academic and government
leaders, the following key takeaways reflect a longer-term commitment to diversity management and
explore the intersection of leadership, innovation
and business sustainability.
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