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Diversity Professionals Group

11.20.13 7:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Cleveland State University Student Center, 2121 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44115

The Commission on Economic Inclusion's Diversity Professionals Group's final program of 2013 will feature Dani Monroe, CEO, CenterFocus International, discussing her new book, "Untapped Talent: Unleashing the Power of the Hidden Workforce," plus industry-cluster table discussions on how to apply her concepts in your own organization.

  • Who should attend: Diversity professionals, HR directors, management executives; Guests are welcome!

  • When: Wednesday. November 20, 2013; Breakfast and networking, 7:30 to 8 a.m.; Program: 8 to 10 a.m.

  • Location: Cleveland State University Student Center Ballroom, 2121 Euclid Avenue, between East 21st and 22nd streets; Click here for a campus map. The ballroom is on the third floor. There will be signs to direct attendees when they get off the elevator.

About the book:

Now more than ever before, few organizations have the talent needed at all levels and in all areas of the given operation. Many lack the resources to hire the talent needed so they are challenged to develop it but first they need to identify the high potentials.

According to Dani Monroe, for whatever reasons, "untapped talent becomes invisible and unrecognized or undervalued and minimized." Typical talent management programs focus on the top 10-20 percent of positions, not on the middle of the organizations (where more of the diversity is) Monroe wrote this book to serve three separate but related, interdependent purposes:

  • To help her readers gain a much better understanding of untapped talent and why it exists;

  • To examine specific areas in which supervisors can have a direct and substantial impact by "mining and refining talent";

  • To identify characteristics deemed as "essential in great leaders as it applies to untapped talent."

Parking at Cleveland State:

There are two areas for visitor parking:

  • Lot 22, which is directly under the Student Center. It can be accessed from either East 21st or East 22nd. It has a pay station and accepts credit cards.

  • SG parking garage next to the Wolstein Center and directly south of the student center. From Prospect, turn south on East 21st Street to enter. (East 21st is one way, so you can only turn south.)

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