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Torch Community diversity event 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Mar. 1

Join Torch Community for Step Up to Diversity: Being a Diversity-Competent Leader, featuring guest speaker Jermaine Davis.

Step Up to Diversity

Join Torch Community on Thursday, Mar. 1, for Step Up to Diversity: Being the Diversity-Competent Leader, featuring guest speaker Jermaine Davis.

Dive into interactive diversity activities and learn about the work of our local Diversity Business Partners — Bridge Minnesota, the National Association of Asian American Professionals Minnesota and Minnesota Rising.

Jermaine Davis, our engaging and entertaining keynote speaker, will then present ways young professionals and emerging leaders can make a valuable impact in the realm of diversity issues.

This event will be an excellent chance to find out the importance of being diversity-competent and to gain a better sense of how to lead diverse teams and communities.

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Planned Agenda

5:30 p.m.   Mix and mingle; complimentary light hors d’oeuvres and cash bar
6:00 p.m.   Program*
8:00 p.m.   More mingling
8:30 p.m.   Event close 

*Note: doors close at 6 p.m. Attendees arriving after 6 p.m. must enter the doors on the corner of 7th St. and Marquette. To gain access to the third floor Conference Center, buzz security and sign in.

Keynote Speaker

Jermaine Davis is a Communication Studies professor at Century College and a doctoral candidate studying the area of organizational leadership.  He has authored or co-authored 10 books in the areas of academic success, diversity, motivation, inspiration, leadership and women’s leadership. His most recent book is “Be Diversity Competent: The Art of Understanding and Communicating Effectively with Diverse People.”  Davis is also CEO and founder of  Seminars & Workshops, Inc. and The Stand Out Leadership Company.

Time: 5:30-8:30 p.m.
Date: Thursday, Mar. 1, 2012
Place: Third floor Conference Center, Wells Fargo Center, 90 7th St. S., Minneapolis, MN  55402
Cost: $15 online; $20 at the door