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Inclusive Leadership Series: Understanding & Navigating Unconscious Bias

December 12, 2018
7:30am - 9:30am

With a multi-generational workforce that is increasingly sourced from female, LGBTQ, veteran and ethnic minority pipelines, these demographic differences require a new set of skills that traditional leadership models have not offered. Join us at the Desmond on December 12 for the kickoff of the Capital Region Chamber’s “Inclusive Leadership Series.” 

This session will focus on understanding and navigating unconscious bias and provide leaders the knowledge, tools and resources required to harness the tremendous power of diversity and inclusion that impacts key business drivers such as:

  • Employee Engagement
  • Morale
  • Productivity
  • Profitability
  • Customer Loyalty

The session will be presented by Doug Freeman, CEO of Virtcom Consulting, a nationally recognized expert in Diversity and Inclusion Business Consulting. The firm provides corporations with a deep portfolio of holistic diversity and inclusion best practices. Virtcom has completed diversity and inclusion projects for the world’s leading organizations: from Disney to Major League Baseball to Morgan Stanley to the European Union Commission in Brussels to the University of South Florida.

*Check-in, breakfast, and networking will take place from 7:30-8 a.m. The program will begin at 8 a.m.


Desmond Hotel & Conference Center
660 Albany Shaker Road Albany , NY

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