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    Date: October 18, 2011
    The Georgia House
    18 South Walnut St.
    Milford, Delaware 19963
    Students: 15.00 Members: $25.00 Non-Members: $30.00
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     October Meeting Topic: 

     The Business Case and ROI for Diversity Management


    The United Sates is undergoing a profound and deep-rooted metamorphosis in its population, its culture and the very manner in which business is conducted.  This transformation very well may be the greatest cultural and economic shift this country ever has known.


    To successfully compete in the United States and globally, companies must have effective and aggressive diversity management.  The evidence to corroborate this statement can be found in the balance sheets of the Top50 Companies for Diversity.  The repercussions of ignoring diversity are apparent in the closed factories and empty offices of their competition.


    I will discuss the bottom-line benefits of integrating diversity into every facet of business, especially the line functions directly related to revenue.  By ranking the diversity initiatives of American’s top companies each year, using strictly empirical data, I will show how these businesses are benefiting from the myriad opportunities a diverse work force brings to them, from capturing new sales opportunities to retaining more of the best employees and to effectively competing globally on a planet that is 80 percent non-white. 


    This narrative approach lays out specific facts and figures to support the importance of workplace diversity.  It includes tools that will be helpful to launching and measuring your own initiatives.


     About the Speaker:

    Evern D. Ford



    Evern is the Founder and CEO of EDF & Associates, a consulting and training firm specializing in Human Resources, Diversity, Leadership Development, Organizational Development, Career Development and Performance Management.


    Their mission statement is The Power of 3 – People, Performance, Profits.  Integrating Human Capital to Achieve Business Results!


    Evern has held various human resources, organizational development, management and diversity and inclusion assignments with a Fortune 100 Company.  He also has extensive experience in designing and executing human resources consulting, training, and development operations for clients and partners within the corporate, public and government sector.


    He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing Management from Goldey-Beacom College, Wilmington, Delaware and certifications in Human Resources from Villanova University and Adult Learning Theory from the University of Delaware.


    Evern’s client list includes Du Pont Company, Pershing LLC, Montclair State University, Delaware School Board Association and the Philadelphia School District.


     HRCI Credits Pending


    5:30 P.M. - Networking
    6:15 P.M. - Dinner
    6:45 P.M. - Speaker and Chapter Business
    8:00 P.M. - Adjournment