2013 Diversity Boot Camp


January 29, 2013



To be determined



Foundations for the Carolinas- Sklut Classroom
220 North Tryon Street
Charlotte, NC 28202



Break Out of the Diversity for Compliance Box with Carmen M. Carter, Chief Talent & Diversity Officer for the National Diversity Council!
Participants actively engage in diversity of thought and learn how to step outside of their mental box to explore diversity as a natural strength of the organization. The Boot Camp Series will inform, educate, and inspire shared learning including connecting the dots, and steps along the journey to transform ourselves, employee network groups, and diversity initiatives beyond compliance!



Carmen Carter

Chief Diversity Officer
National Diversity Council

Individual Registration — $179 ($239 after December 15)


Diversity Unleashed™ Development Series & Boot Camp

Diversity Unleashed means working together and being inclusive on purpose.

Diversity & Inclusion Training

Workshops about ways to optimize diversity (inclusion) are perhaps some of the most important workshops anyone will ever participate in. For years diversity has been considered a government compliance obligation.

Over the course of a 4 hour in-person session, participants actively engage in diversity of thought and learn how to step outside of their mental box to explore diversity as a natural strength of the organization.

Why Diversity Unleashed™?

The Diversity Unleashed Development Series was designed to provide a basic understanding of diversity as we understand it today, and to introduce a broader definition that will enable leaders to better maximize the talents of all individuals to achieve organizational excellence and business results.

  • Diversity Unleashed™ informs, educates, and inspires shared learning;
  • Diversity Unleashed™ helps the team managing the day-to-day diversity or ERG Network initiatives, outline implementation issues, increase awareness, avoid pitfalls, structure and transform the diversity effort for success;
  • Diversity Unleashed™ connects the diversity dots, builds skill, and ignites the possibilities including steps along the journey to transform ourselves, the organization, and communities where we live and serve.
  • As an added bonus, the National Diversity Council will also introduce tested best practice diversity benchmarks and tools applicable around the globe.

Benefits to Participants

  • Participants will gain clarity and be inspired to communicate the organization’s vision and diversity strategy.
  • Participants will be able to explain to others how managing diversity is different from the traditional practice of equal opportunity and affirmative action compliance.
  • Participants learn how to move the needle beyond compliance and activity, to excellence and inclusion.
  • Participants learn the role of change agent and how to develop “buy-in” and commitment to the diversity initiative by understanding the diversity link to stakeholder engagement, satisfaction, loyalty, and key organizational business drivers.
  • Participants learn how to use diversity implementation strategies, self- assessments, and process tools to recognize bias, communicate across differences, and deploy an effective diversity change management strategy.

Workshop Format

All sessions are interactive and include experiential learning and the dynamics of one or more diversity topics including both large and small group discussions, case studies, exercises, and informal assessments to identify implication for feedback and problem solving strategies.

Who Should Attend

Diversity Unleashed Workshops are inclusive learning communities designed to benefit and provide tools for personal growth and leadership for individuals of all backgrounds and experience levels: beginner, intermediate, and advanced.



$179 Early Bird and Members / $239 to Non-Members after December 20


Our Capabilities

The National Diversity Council www.nationaldiversitycouncil.org is the first non-profit organization to bring together the private, public and non-profit sectors to discuss the many dimensions and benefits of a multicultural environment. The success of the Texas Diversity Council (established in 2004) served as a catalyst for the National Diversity Council, launched in the fall of 2008. The National Diversity Council is a forerunner of community-based, national organizations that champion diversity and inclusion across the country.


Our Work

Our Executive Team and Faculty has authored books, and performed client work in organizational change, human resource development, regulatory compliance, and diverse workforce integration for private companies, in the U.S. Government, and corporate clients globally including the Far East, Europe, Africa, and Pacific Rim.


Thought Leadership

We include and are allied with industry leading pioneers in the diversity field. Our relationship with our Subject Matter Experts gives your company access to the brightest thinkers and thought-leaders in the industry.

What Others Have Said About Diversity Unleashed™

Our Diversity Unleashed Leadership Training & Coaching Series has been well received. Below are comments from individuals who have participated in our sessions

  • Wow! Thank you! For the first time, I am able to connect the dots and understand how the business case for diversity beyond compliance and how I fit! Thank you Carmen! (HR Professional, Consumer Health Products Company)
  • Thank you! The training session was excellent and well received by all attendees! (Diversity Program Manager, International Electricity & Gas Company).
  • Carmen, Thank you! The leadership coaching was exactly what I needed in my new role. (Executive Director Diversity, Institution of Higher Education).
  • Thank you Carmen. I really enjoyed our group discussion under your leadership. (Vice President & Deputy General Counsel, One of Largest Investor Owned Energy Companies in the World)
  • I truly enjoyed your “challenge”, insights and messages regarding diversity and inclusion. I’d like to thank you again for taking the time to visit with our Leadership Team and Network. My sense, having heard your philosophy, is that you are making a difference —- and I Like That!! (President, Business & Real Estate Services, Global Energy Company)