Greetings from the Founder,

Dennis Kennedy

Dennis KennedyAs the founder of the National Diversity Council, I would like to welcome you to the second edition of the 2013 Louisiana Diversity Council Newsletter. We are very excited about the upcoming year and the events we have planned for our community. Our most popular undertakings continue to be the Diversity and Leadership Conference and the Women in Leadership Symposium, held annually.

Diversity and Inclusion: It's Not Just For Big Companies Anymore

As our nation becomes more and more of a melting pot with people of all nationalities, religions, political views, economic backgrounds, lifestyles and upbringings, the importance of acknowledging and accepting these differences becomes increasingly critical to the success of an organization. In the last decade, the terms diversity and inclusion have become widespread in conversations among Human Resources professionals.

Entrepreneurial Leadership: The value of innovation and creativity in shaping the work of leaders and organizations

I have the privilege of working in San Francisco as faculty member in the management discipline of a university that focuses primarily on business. Working in this location has provided a “front row seat” to the innovation and disruption that results when new businesses, most often led by driven entrepreneurs, apply their creativity to the design of their organizations. Often, one of the many hallmarks of these successful young entrepreneurs is the way they exercise leadership.

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EVENTS

Feb 21, 2013 Leadership Round Table

Mar 27, 2013 Women in Leadership Symposium

Mar 28, 2013 Women in Leadership Symposium

Apr 27, 2013 Young Women in Leadership Symposium

Jun 20, 2013 Diversity and Leadership Conference

Sep 12, 2013 Diversity Boot Camp

Oct 23-24, 2013 Healthcare Diversity Summit

Nov 6, 2013 5th Annual Louisiana Women's Conference