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    November Meeting - Beyond Awareness… Sustainable Diversity & Inclusion Initiatives

    Date: November 26, 2013, 11:30am – 1:30pm
    Holiday Inn Valley View - Roanoke
    Registration 11:30 a.m. | Networking: 11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. | Lunch: 12:00 p.m.
    Program Immediately Following Lunch
    $20 Members and $25 Non-members
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    “Beyond Awareness - Sustainable Diversity & Inclusion Initiatives” - Val Boston, III

    How do we as leaders capitalize on the distinctive characteristics of every employee to keep them fully engaged, and contributing to your organization? There are often obstacles that prevent your employees from reaching maximum performance, such as individual belief systems, organizational structure, and corporate culture.

    This session will address the importance of enhancing a Diversity and Inclusion strategy in an ever changing world that is sustainable overtime, and how we can leverage our human capital for maximum contribution. Participants will gain an understanding of the relationship between a company's growth and its ability to create an inclusive work environment using the strengths of each individual to produce the best results.

    Session Overview

    • Diversity and Inclusion, why does it matter?
    • The Velocity of Change
    • Benefits of D & I
    • Defining and implementing initiatives that work and are sustainable
    • Key Success Factors
    • Organizational Structure
    • Effective Diversity Councils
    • Understanding your Organizational Philosophy
    • The Importance of External Recognition
    • Measuring Success
    • Understand the business case for Diversity and Inclusion


    Val Boston III’s professional background spans over 25 years in business and leadership roles, with specific experience in human resources, sales process improvement, information processing, data processing and telecommunications. He is currently the Managing Partner and Lead Consultant with Boston and Associates LLC, a Talent Management Consulting firm, whose practice areas include Inclusion and Diversity Consulting, Cultural Competency and Intelligence, and Executive and Minority Coaching. Prior positions include Director, Client Services with Novations Group Inc; Regional Director, Business Development with Spherion Human Capital Consulting Group; and served as Vice President and Managing Principal with Right Management Consultants in New Jersey and North Carolina.

    Val currently serves on the board of directors for the Diversity Council of the Carolinas, and has served as a board member of The East Greensboro Rotary Club, the Volunteer Center of Greensboro, and a council chair of the Greensboro Chamber of Commerce. Val has also supported the United Way, Guilford County Schools, Bennett College and YMCA capital campaign efforts, and is a member of NBMBAA, National Sales Network, SHRM, and is a Rotarian Paul Harris Fellow.



    Val is a certified coaching practitioner, is an adjunct faculty member and graduate of LaSalle University with a BS degree in Business Administration.


    Additional Competencies

    • Engaging Public Speaker and Author
    • Expert Facilitator and Presenter
    • Strong Relationship Builder
    • Creative and Strategic Thinker and Problem Solver