As founder of the National Diversity Council, I would like to welcome you to the fourth quarter edition of the 2013 NDC Carolinas Newsletter. We are excited about our early 2104 and for our increasing presence and steady growth throughout the Carolinas.
Generational Diversity continues to be one of the hottest most discussed areas in the continually evolving field of workplace diversity and inclusion. In a blog I published in June, 2012 on the “Growing Various Types of Diversity,” I led with a discussion on the four generations now in the workplace.
In our competitive global marketplace we can’t afford to create a slow-down in productivity because we misunderstand someone’s intentions. Building trust is essential for smooth facilitation and problem solving. It is human nature to distrust someone different from ourselves.
Summer TBA, 2014
Generational Diversity Summit
April TBA, 2014
Diversity Boot Camp
April 23, 2014
Healthcare Diversity Summit
March 4, 2014
Women in Leadership Symposium
May, August, November
March, June, September
Have you ever heard or used “colored sugar” to describe brown sugar? Do you ever wonder what’s the big deal about being politically correct? Are you tired of political correctness and wonder why it is suggested that language should become more sensitive? Miriam Phillips, a friend and colleague of mine came across this term in a recipe.
Creating a work environment where generations can coexist is essential. “Managing generational diversity is key for organizations to gain a competitive advantage and make a positive impact on employee morale, productivity and retention,” says Dennis Kennedy, founder and CEO of the National Diversity Council. Here is an introduction to the multigenerational workforce, reasons generations clash and how employers can leverage what each generation has to offer.
NDC Carolinas is thrilled to be providing a richer agenda for 2014, including events in Charlotte, Greenville, the Triangle, and Wilmington. As NDC Carolinas continues to expand with additional chapters, we add quarterly or bi-annual conferences, summits, or symposiums to the new location, always tailored collaboratively between Advisory Boards and feedback from community leaders.