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    October Chapter Meeting - Diversity & Inclusion

    Date: October 12, 2017, 11:00am – 1:00pm
    The Summit
    1400 Enterprise Drive
    Lynchburg, VA 24502
    (2nd floor banquet room)
    $15 for Members and $20 for Guests
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    Speaker: Gloria Witt

    Gloria Witt, ACC, is the founder of Define Success Coaching and Facilitation Services, LLC. She is committed to developing executives and leaders that are known for their ability to produce defined results whether in a commercial, government, non-profit, or faith-based organization. Gloria launched Define Success Coaching and Facilitation Services following a 32 year career within the energy industry where she specialized in talent management, leadership development, and performance management consulting. Gloria believes that every individual has the power to achieve. She is passionate about serving others and helping individuals transform to create breakthrough measurable results. She is an experienced executive coach, expert facilitator, and trainer. 

    During her career, Gloria led the transformation of learning and development to enable the company’s objective to grow the business from $180M to $2B in revenue by implementing a talent management strategy that strengthened leadership behaviors to produce concrete business results. She was the force behind several innovative initiatives, including a leadership development strategy to grow high potentials that included strategic business projects, executive mentoring, and coaching. Gloria designed and implemented the organization’s first electronic performance management solution that aligned individual performance with business strategy. The concept was later expanded and launched internationally. In addition, she devised the organization’s six-dimensional Mentoring & Knowledge Management Program addressing aging workforce demographics. She is experienced in Competency Modeling, Change Management, and Succession Management. 

    She has a degree in Communications with minors in Sociology and Economics from Randolph Macon Woman's College and a Masters of Business Administration from Capella University. She completed the Leadership Engine Program at the University of Michigan and received the Master Human Capital Strategist (MHCS) Certification from Human Capital Institute. In addition, she is certified in Korn/Ferry Lominger Voices and viaEDGE Instruments and Hogan Leadership Forecast Assessment Instruments. 

    Gloria has worked with multiple non-profits to serve her community, among these the annual planning for the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Lynchburg, where she served as President of the Board, Lynchburg Partner’s In Education, Interfaith Outreach Association, and facilitation with the Lynchburg Chamber of Commerce and the City of Lynchburg's Many Voices One Community Dialogue on Race and Racism. 

    During her career, her honors include: The Dale Carnegie “Highest Achievement” Award (1992), 1st James Carey-Marie Nichols Award in Communications (1995) and The Boys & Girls Greater Lynchburg Club Board Member of the Year (2011), and 2014 Lynchburg Humanitarian Award. 

    Topic: Diversity & Inclusion

    What is the difference between diversity and inclusion?  Diversity in race, gender, age and culture promote new ideas and perspectives.  With the changing demographic shifts, globalization, and evolving technologies, understanding and leveraging diversity and inclusion are quickly becoming a strategic driver for growth.  Yet, studies report that only 20% of organizations are ready to address the challenges associated with designing systems to foster diversity and inclusion.  During the session, hear ideas about this topic, including: 

    • Distinguishing the difference between diversity and inclusion
    • Viewing diversity and inclusion as a strategic initiative
    • Sharing workplace practices to strengthen inclusion

    Certification: HRCI 1 General Credit / SHRM 1 PDC

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