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Last Chance to Register for Diversity Leadership Retreat

Deadline to register for the 2014 Diversity Leadership Retreat is July 23.

Orlando, FL, July 20, 2014 --( The Society for Diversity is hosting its annual Diversity Leadership Retreat in Orlando at the Caribe Royale on July 24-25. This event will provide information and insights into the field of diversity and inclusion. There are 23 breakout sessions scheduled, which includes a certification course for diversity professionals and executives.

Currently there are several professionals and executives registered from some of the top organizations and universities in the country, such as the U.S. Postal Service, Federal Reserve Bank, Northwestern University, Regions Bank, Auburn University and University of Florida. These registrants are some of the top in the field of diversity and inclusion.

During the breakout sessions and keynote presentation, attendees will hear from some of the top experts in the nation, such as Dr. Shirley Davis Sheppard, the former Chief Diversity Officer at SHRM. She will be presenting the “10 Global Trends that are Keeping CEOs up at Night.” Dr. Freeman Hrabowski, President at University of Maryland-Baltimore, will also be a keynote speaker discussing “The Business Case for Diversity & Inclusion.”

In addition to these two keynote speakers, there are other speakers from top organizations in the country, including Missouri State University, Michigan State University, Johnson Controls, Princeton University, and many more. These top experts will be speaking on topics such as supplier diversity, gender diversity, unconscious bias, employee relations, diversity and inclusion metrics and much more. These topics will provide the experienced and beginner level diversity professionals with knowledge that they can take back to their organization to make improvements and positive changes.

“This event has so much to offer to diversity and inclusion professionals,” explains Leah Smiley, President, The Society for Diversity. “I am excited to bring together so many experts and professionals to provide new insights and best practices to top organizations so they can improve the diversity and inclusion for their organization.”

There are many benefits to attending the 2014 Diversity Leadership Retreat, such as an opportunity to network with top executives and professionals. However, time is running out to register for this event. For more information, and to register, visit

The Society for Diversity is the #1 professional organi­­zation for Diversity and Inclusion. It represents a highly specialized association of Fortune 500, nonprofit, government and education professionals throughout the U.S. The organization was founded in 2009 for the purposes of equipping diversity and inclusion professionals with the education and resources needed to design and execute effective diversity and inclusion strategies. The Society for Diversity is also the parent company of the Institute for Diversity Certification, which designates qualification credentials to diversity experts through a professional diversity certification program.
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