The Southern California Diversity IN Leadership Conference!
IN Conference 2015
Date: October 1-2, 2015
Time: Thursday & Friday, 8:00am -5:30pm
Location : California State University, Long Beach
Did you know:
Diversity is a central strength of our nation. However, our businesses have yet to become reflective of this in their leadership and decision making ranks. Indicators across industries are alarming. According to the Center on American Progress (2012):
Nonprofits: 82% of employees are white and 18% are people of color (10 percent are African American; 5 percent are Hispanic; 3 percent are other; and 1 percent are Asian). Yet in the working-age population 64 % are non-Hispanic white and 36 % are people of color.
Corporate Boardrooms: The statistics are so alarming that it is embarrassing to report. (People of color represent less than 5% and there are fewer than 16 women leading fortune 500 companies in our country)
§ Hispanics will be vastly underrepresented in Senior Executive Positions by 2030, making up less than 10%.
§ Women will continue to be underrepresented in senior positions, making up less than 40% by 2030.
This is a new era in workforce diversity in our country and research confirms the need to include people of minority races, gender, and circumstances in leadership and decision-making ranks.
The purpose of the conference is to educate the professional/business community about the benefits of diversity and inclusion IN Leadership, while offering the latest tools for practical implementation. We focus on current issues in the society and in organizations that effect change in order to provide a nexus of support for our participants. The hope of the conference is to get a variety of industries, organizations and individuals all IN.
We seek to make diversity an integral part of the "˜big picture' in leadership, and the main function of organizational growth by
encouraging people to:
· Embrace how their cultural dynamics contribute to a stronger organization
· Teach practical methods to move through diversifying to inclusion; in order to effect change
· Impact the current lack of diversity in organizational leadership
· Empower future leaders through education
Vision: Our vision is to create a stronger workforce by embracing the cultural values of its people and integrating those values IN leadership in order to promote productivity for businesses across industries.
AFRAM GLOBAL ORGANIZATION INC is a not-for-profit organization that is the fiscal partner for this event. As such, it has no designated budget for the Southern California Diversity IN Leadership Conference. The conference is planned and organized by volunteers and no member of the planning committee is compensated for his or her services. 100% of moneys raised through donations/sponsorships will supplement the cost for operation of the conference and registration to the conference, allowing students and people with lower economic capacity to attend. This conference is only possible, because of financial support of corporate and local partnerships.
Your contribution is tax deductible and your generosity is greatly appreciated.
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