Welcome to Darden Executive Education's Ideas to Action Leader Series - masterclasses designed to provide new perspectives for ongoing challenges facing managers and leaders today. Developed to meet the needs of professionals who are always on the move, our 1-day workshops are:
Offered to our valued corporate contacts, clients, alumni and colleagues by invitation only, our faculty and staff are excited to collaborate on this opportunity to engage with you and your organization. Explore our upcoming events to find one that fits your needs. Seating is limited for each event, so participants will be registered on a first come, first served basis.
Future dates and topics will be added as we finalize events.
Up until now, organizations have grappled with diversity and inclusion as a problem to solve or a set of boxes to check. An increasingly global and multi-generational workforce, persistent functional silos and the challenges inherent in decentralization contribute to the complexities of managing organizations. New Frontiers in Diversity and Inclusion aims to move beyond the debate about whether your organization needs a D&I strategy. Rather, renowned leadership experts Martin Davidson and Valerie Purdie-Greenaway offer a framework for leveraging difference to achieve competitive advantage.
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Mark your calendars. Program details and registration links will be posted for the below programs as soon as dates and details are finalized.
Martin N. Davidson teaches, conducts research and consults with global leaders to help them use diversity strategically to drive high performance. His research on the impact of culture and ethnicity on career development and on conflict management appears in top academic and practitioner publications including Administrative Science Quarterly, Harvard Business Review, Research on Negotiation in Organizations, Journal of Personality, Review of Educational Research, and the International Journal of Conflict Management.
Valerie Purdie Greenaway serves as Director for the Laboratory of Intergroup Relations and the Social Mind (LIRSM). She is an associate professor in the Department of Psychology at Columbia University, core faculty for the Robert Wood Johnson Health & Society Scholars Program (RWJ Columbia-site), and research fellow at the Institute for Research on African-American Studies (IRAAS) at Columbia.
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