Building Multicultural Competence

Thursday, November 10, 2011 9 am – 12 pm
Prudential Retirement Services, 30 Scranton Office Park Scranton, PA 18507-1789

Discover the bottom-line benefits of managing and valuing diversity in the workplace. Replace misconceptions with useful facts and information, while you practice active dialogue and workshop activities. This interactive workshop is suitable for all NEPDEC member groups.

Arthur Breese, MS, MA
Director of Diversity, Geisinger Health System

Arthur Breese holds a BS in psychology from Temple University, an MA in education, and an MS in organizational management from Misericordia University. Breese worked for more than 15 years as a family crisis counselor, before moving to academe in the position
of Director of the Northeastern Pennsylvania Diversity Education Consortium and Associate Director of the Diversity Institute at Misericordia University. Breese has completed the Anti-Defamation League World of Difference Program, and presented locally, regionally, and nationally on diversity education and issues, including several presentations for the National Conference on Race and Ethnicity in Higher Education. Breese has been the director of diversity and mediation at East Stroudsburg University.

Linda Trompetter, PhD, MTS
Director, NEPDEC
Director and Founder, Consult4Diversity

Linda Trompetter established The Diversity Institute at Misericordia University in 1992 and NEPDEC in 1998. She holds an MA and PhD in philosophy from the University of Massachusetts/Amherst, and a Master of Theological Studies with a concentration in ethics and medical ethics, from Harvard University. As a tenured professor of philosophy at Southeast Missouri State University, her academic work centered on human rights, prejudice, and discrimination. She spent 20 years at Misericordia University primarily in the role of Special Assistant to the President for Diversity. Trompetter currently serves as executive director of the Northeastern Pennsylvania Diversity Education Consortium, an independent educational resource for regional schools, colleges, universities, businesses, health care institutions, and government agencies.

Of interest to all NEPDEC member employees, especially managers, HR professionals, and organizational leaders.

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