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Moraine Valley to host dialogue on diversity

Updated: November 15, 2012 6:10AM



Moraine Valley Community College will host its third annual Community Dialogue on Promoting Diversity and Inclusion from 7:30 a.m. to noon Oct. 19 in the Moraine Business and Conference Center at the school, 9000 W. College Parkway, Palos Hills. Breakfast will begin at 7:30 a.m., followed by the program at 8 a.m.

Organizers said the dialogue will give people an outlet for discussing how to create opportunities to foster and advance diversity and inclusion throughout the 26 communities in the college’s district and the region.

“Participants can share best practices, learn from their colleagues, develop a shared strategy and basically commit to furthering efforts on diversity,” said Charmaine Sevier, manager of diversity and employment at Moraine Valley.

“We would really like to see a strong community presence this year. Residents are invited to come and share their thoughts on this important issue.”

The program will include a keynote address by Doug Harris, president of Kaleidoscope, a training and development consulting group.

Other activities will include a question-and-answer session, a roundtable discussion to share best practices and develop supportive strategies around diversity; and a wrap-up and next-steps planning session.

“My hope is that people from one community will learn about something people are doing in another municipality, and those people will in turn learn something from another area,” Sevier said. “It’s really about getting the community talking with each other about diversity issues and having resources to deal with different situations.”

Information: (708) 974-5704 or mvccdiversity@morainevalley.edu.

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