Soundview to Host Webinar with Mark Kaplan & Mason Donovan

Soundview Executive Book Summaries will host an interactive webinar on July 23rd with best-selling authors Mark Kaplan & Mason Donovan, to discuss the concepts in their latest book, The Inclusion Dividend.

Philadelphia, PA, July 17, 2013 --( In This Soundview Live webinar, Why Investing in Diversity & Inclusion Pays Off, Mark Kaplan and Mason Donovan will provide a framework to tap the bottom line impact that results from an inclusive culture - the “inclusion dividend.” Most leaders have the intent to be inclusive, however translating that intent into a truly inclusive outcome with employees, customers and other stakeholders requires a focused change effort. The authors explain that challenge and provide straightforward advice on how to achieve the kind of meritocracy that will result in a tangible dividend and move companies ahead of their competition. Learn more at

Mark Kaplan is the Chief Diversity and Inclusion Consulting Officer for The Dagoba Group. He has been consulting since 1986 and has advised organizations in the areas of management development, executive coaching, team building and group dynamics, organizational assessment, and diversity management, assessment and strategy development.

Mark has worked with global Fortune 1000 corporations, non-profits and small business organizations. He has worked on five continents, in many environments, and with all levels of management. Mark has been published in leading Diversity publications, a guest speaker at globally focused conferences and often quoted in international business and industry trade publications. Mark earned his Masters in HR Development from Villanova and a Bachelors in Psychology from the University of Florida. He holds many certifications including Organization and Systems Development from the Gestalt Institute.

Mason Donovan is Chief Sales Consulting Officer at The Dagoba Group. Mason was Managing Director of Client Solution Sales for Personified, a human capital consulting firm, before becoming a principal for The Dagoba Group. He has held progressively responsible sales and marketing positions for over 15 years. Mason holds a long list of sales achievement awards for direct sales and sales management.

He has consulted with over half of Fortune 1000 companies and has a special interest in start-up sales strategy. Mason is the author of "DRIVEN: A Manager’s Field Guide to Sales Team Optimization" and "101 Words and Phrases Everybody in Sales Should Know." He has been a speaker and panelist on a wide range of topics, and is often interviewed for sales team strategy. Mason earned a Masters in International Business from Webster University in The Netherlands and a Bachelors in International Relations from University of Mary Washington in Virginia.

Attendees will learn:
• The meaning and importance of diversity, inclusion and meritocracy.
• The business case for inclusion.
• How to frame a sustainable inclusion initiative.
• Change strategies for creating inclusion.

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Rob Carter