NSHMBA Diversity Leadership Conference: The Business Case for Diversity

Thursday, September 5, 12:30 PM

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The Diversity Leadership Conference will showcase executive- level panelists and is aimed to educate students, HR professionals and business leaders about the case for diversity via interactive presentations and discussions. This five-hour event can award you four (general) credit hours toward PHR, SPHR and GPHR re-certification through the HR Certification Institute.

Agenda and Speakers:

12:30-1p.m.:  Registration
1-1:15 p.m.:  Welcome remarks & introduction of keynote speakers
1:15-2:15 p.m.:  Results of Corporate Diversity.
Lisa Yoder, Vice President Global Supply Chain & Manufacturing, Cummins Inc.

2:15-3:15 p.m.:  U.S. Becomes a Diverse Country (U.S. and Minnesota demographic change).
Susan Brower,  Minnesota State Demographer

3:15-3:30 p.m.:  Break
3:30-4:30 p.m.:  Does Diversity Pay? Race, Gender and the Business Case for Diversity
Cedric Herring, professor & diversity researcher, University of Illinois

4:30-5:30 p.m.:  Marketing to a Diverse Population.
Carla Vernon, Marketing Director, General Mills
5:30-6:30 p.m.:  Networking reception

Event Details:
Thursday, September 5, 12:30 PM

University of St. Thomas
Opus College of Business
46 11th Street South
Schulze Hall
Minneapolis, MN 55403

Presented/Sponsored by the Minneapolis/St. Paul NSHMBA chapter and Target and hosted by the University of St. Thomas Opus College of Business.

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