Diversity Insights Breakfast Series

Thursday, January 26, 8:00 AM

Register Now

Bridging the Gap: How the Polarity in Our Culture is Pulling Itself Apart and What We Can Do to Help

Over the past 20 years, we have seen a steady polarizing trend in our country…a relentless movement toward a “them vs. us” way of thinking and acting. The resulting impact on our organizations, our political structure, our economy and our communities threaten the foundations that we hold most dear. This conversation will focus on why this dynamic happens and what we can do to begin to bridge the gaps in our lives.

8:00 a.m. Networking Breakfast
8:30-10 a.m. Presentation



Howard J. Ross is founder and chief learning officers of Cook Ross Inc., an organization dedicated to engineering successful large-scale organizational culture change efforts in the area of diversity management and cultural integration in professional services corporations, Fortune 500 companies and retail, health care, media and government institutions. Cook Ross clients include: The Washington Post, National Geographic, National Public Radio, Coca-Cola Company, AT&T, KPMG, American Red Cross, the Georgetown University, Howard University, the Ojibwa Indian Reservation and DC Public Schools, among many others.

Ross has served more than 25 years as a consultant to hundreds of organizations across the globe, specializing in leadership, diversity and organizational transformation. He is the architect of award-winning diversity and leadership education programs including ReInventing Diversity, the Diversity Toolkit and CultureVision.

He is past chairman of Leadership Greater Washington and a former director of the Greater Washington Board of Trade. He has served on boards of directors of several organizations, including Operation Understanding DC, Lydia’s House, Greater DC Cares, the National Council for Community and Justice, and INROADS of Greater Washington. Ross was appointed the 2007-2008 Professor of Diversity in Residence at the Johnnetta B. Cole Global Diversity and Inclusion Institute at Bennett College for Women, serving as the first white male diversity professor for an historically black women’s college. He also serves on the Diversity Advisory Board for the Human Rights Campaign. Howard received his undergraduate degree in history and education from the University of Maryland.

Event Details:
Thursday, January 26, 8:00 AM

University of St. Thomas
Opus College of Business
1000 LaSalle Ave
Opus Hall, Room 201
Minneapolis, MN 55403

Register now »