David W. Brezina Memorial General Session
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
There are many challenges posed by today's upside-down world. To meet the challenges of our global, hyper-competitive business environment requires we adopt the next generation of diversity and inclusion practices. Join this session to hear Andrés Tapia, author, speaker and the leading thought leader in diversity and inclusion. He will explore how key trends and strategies can bring about global, profitable and sustainable breakthroughs into your businesses, even in today's upside-down world. Discover practical, groundbreaking approaches that you can implement in your firm to harness the power of cross cultural competencethe critical ingredient for creating inclusive workplaces.
- Define the next framework for sustainable and profitable global business practices
- Discuss how the important trends in diversity & inclusion and cross cultural competence affect the way to manage your employees, clients and suppliers
- Determine how savvy administrators and organizations turn challenges presented by today's upside-down world into opportunities for growth, leadership and solid
Audience: Attendees at any level will benefit from this session. No advance preparation is necessary.
Andrés Tapia is President of Diversity Best Practices, a preeminent diversity and inclusion think tank and consultancy. Previously, he was Chief Diversity Officer and Emerging Workforce Consulting Leader at Hewitt Associates. His experiences in the U.S., China, Canada, the U.K., Spain, India, Kenya, Korea, and throughout Latin America and his native Peru have equipped him with a true global perspective. He has also developed actionable insights into how varying worldviews can impact health, wealth, learning, safety and workplace performance. An engaging and prominent speaker, he is the author of The Inclusion Paradox: The Obama Era and the Transformation of Global Diversity.