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Creating Success with Diversity Initiatives: Building, Driving, & Sustaining Direction & Action

Monday, April 26, 2010
10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Latin School of Chicago
59 W. North Boulevard
Chicago, IL

***This workshop has reached capacity. If you would like to be placed on the waitlist, please call the ISACS office at 312-255-1244.

This workshop will build the capacity of diversity practitioners to assist schools in creating and sustaining successful diversity initiatives by:

  • Learning a simple and successful framework and formula for building effective “Strategy,”
  • Utilizing the formula to build strategies and actions related to their current individual schools, and
  • Getting critical “In the moment” feedback, coaching and support to insure success when they return.

This workshop is for diversity directors, practitioners and stakeholders.

Dr. Barbara E. Riley, Ed.D., brings extensive expertise to large systems culture change, executive coaching and development, human capital planning and OD/Diversity interventions. Contributing over twenty-five years of consulting experience with Fortune 500 companies including Medic 911, Carolinas Health System, Wachovia Corporation, Corning Inc., Shell Oil, Kodak, SC Johnson Wax, and numerous not-for-profit and educational organizations, Dr. Riley brings a wisdom that grounds her coaching in both personal development and the real world of business success. Barbara believes we are all given enormous gifts, that when nurtured and developed, can be placed in service to transform the world.

Dr. Riley completed her doctorate at Boston University, M.S. at Smith College and received her BA in psychology from Hofstra University. She is certified in Parallel Thinking™ and The Leadership Circle 360™ Profile. Dr. Riley is a past faculty member of Boston University and a member of the NTL Institute of Applied Behavioral Science.

This workshop will take place at The Latin School of Chicago, 59 West North Boulevard, Chicago. The Latin School is conveniently accessible by public transportation and taxis. Click here for directions and parking information for The Latin School.

Hotel Reservations
ISACS recommends the following two hotels and has secured special rates based on availablity. Attendees must make their own hotel reservations; please contact the hotels directly to make your reservations.

The Seneca Hotel
200 East Chestnut
Chicago, IL 60614

Call 1-800-800-6261 and use the group code "ISACSIND" when making reservations for the $99/night plus tax rate for a deluxe room (single/double occupancy). This rate is based on availability. Click here for directions and parking information for The Seneca Hotel. The Seneca is approximately one mile from the Latin School and one block from Michigan Avenue.

The Hotel Indigo
1244 N. Dearborn Parkway
Chicago, IL 60610

For reservations, please call the Hotel Indigo directly at 312-787-4980, ask for reservations and request the "Independent Schools Association" rate to receive discounted rooms. Rates vary depending on date of stay; space and availability are limited. To book your room online (and receive the ISACS dicounted rate), click here. The Hotel Indigo is three blocks away from the Latin School.

Click here for directions and parking information for The Hotel Indigo.

Registration Fee
  • $175 Member Fee
  • $225 Non Member Fee
  • 10% discount for schools sending teams of two or more
  • Workshop includes lunch

Cancellation Policy
Cancellations must be received in writing to ISACS by emailing 10 business days prior to the event to receive a 50% refund. Cancellations received within 10 days of the event will not receive a refund. Registration may be transferred to another member from the same school. ISACS reserves the right to cancel the workshop for insufficient enrollment. In this case, participants will be notified and given a full refund.

Questions? Please call 312-255-1244.

Member Cost: $175     Non-member Cost: $225


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