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Join me on the Intercultural Talk Facebook Page at 4 pm Central on Wednesdays for conversations about all things intercultural and intergenerational in daily life.
Wednesday July 15, 4 pm Central: Elmer Dixon, President, Executive Diversity Services
Join us for a conversation about the influence of culture and race on communication style, and whats really at the heart of unconscious bias.
Elmer Dixon, has over 35 years’ experience as a consultant, trainer, senior manager and educator. Executive Diversity Services (EDS) has designed and implemented cultural diversity assessments, provided executive level coaching, policy and program recommendations, conducted and evaluated training for domestic and international groups and developed internal training teams and diversity, equity & inclusion programs. All EDS services are directed toward expanding the value of diversity, advancing equity and growing inclusion within organizations.
On July 22 at 4 pm Central, I’ll sit down with Dr. Tanjia Coleman
. Dr. Tanjia has more than 18 years of experience working as a senior level human resources and organization development professional in non-profit and Fortune 100 companies including Microsoft, Starbucks, Tribune Company, Whirlpool, Sears and Motorola.
Coleman is the President of Reimagine Development Organization, Inc. where she provides clients with various organizational solutions focused on cultural transformation, business optimization, culture realignment, leadership development, executive coaching, talent management and organizational design. She also teaches the Creating Ethical Workplaces course for the Baumhart Scholars MBA at Loyola University Chicago.
Grandparenting is easy when the kids are young. Ice cream, a trip to the train museum, it was so easy to win their adoration. And then they become teenagers. Suddenly a one word grunt is the answer to everything.
The intercultural approach looks at how to enter each others world. It’s about how to meet your teenage grandchild where they are and to reap the amazing things you both will learn as you connect more deeply.
JERRY WITKOVSKY (MSW, University of Illinois) is a beloved mentor to thousands of individuals and generations of families, thanks to 47 years of professional leadership, eighteen of them as General Director of the Jewish Community Centers of Chicago. In 1995 he was named one of the city’s “Most Effective Non-Profit CEOs” by Crain’s Chicago Business Magazine. Since his 1997 retirement, Jerry has focused his considerable energies on grandparenting facilitation—helping multigenerational families work (and play) together to create a rich family life. He has taken what he learned from spearheading a growing number of school-based programs designed to strengthen connections between grandparents and their teenagers and strengthen school communities, and turned it into an online curriculum, called The Grandparent-Grandchild Connection School Program. He writes the Legacy Column for Grand Magazine, the publication for grandparents. Learn more at grandparentsunleashed.com