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Chapter Program: Diversity in Language and Communications
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Chapter Program: Diversity in Language and Communications

January Chapter Program
Presented by: Stan Kimer
Approved for 1.5 HR General credits by HRCI. Approved for 1.5 credits by SHRM.

When: Tuesday, January 23, 2018
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Where: 9th floor
3190 Fairview Park Drive
Falls Church, Virginia  22042
United States
Presenter: Stan Kimer

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Diversity in Language and Communications

Tuesday, January 23, 2018
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

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  • Member Rate: $25
  • Non-Member Rate: $35



‼️ This program has been approved for 1.5 General recertification credits by the HR Certification Institute(HRCI). This program has been approved for 1.5 recertification credits by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).

As our country continues to become more multi-national and diverse, communications across diverse groups become more challenging and interesting. Even between generations, communications norms are very different. And often companies and organizations turn to their Human Resources Teams to provide training and insight in this area.

This workshop will cover:

  • An quick introduction into the changing field of diversity and inclusion
  • The changing demographics of our country and your state or region
  • The criticality of communications / terms / words within diverse communities
  • An overview of difference in communications in various cultures and countries
  • The evolution of terms used across various constituencies including a table of appropriate, outdated and “forbidden” words and terms.
  • Various tools and mechanisms to foster better communications across different communities
  • The do’s and don’t’s of interacting with people different from you – a tool to use

Learning Objectives:

  1. Understand the fast changing nature of the diversity and inclusion field and how communications across diverse constituencies is a key component.
  2. Understand the differences in communications styles across various generations and multi-cultural groups.
  3. Leave with a comprehensive list of appropriate, emerging, outdated and inappropriate words and terms to use when referring to or addresses diverse constituencies.
  4. Have some tools and processes to deploy to improve your communications skills across diverse constituencies



Stan Kimer
President, Total Engagement Consulting by Kimer


Stan C. Kimer combines his passion for personal growth with world-class business know-how to propel enterprises to gain efficiencies and grow profit through total engagement. He is recognized globally as a consultant with unique skills in employee development / career mapping, LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender) diversity management and organizational effectiveness / project management. Stan is the one man for your enterprise who is worried about your team’s careers; he believes that, given the right tools, employees will become more totally engaged in driving their careers and therefore impacting your business success. He is also acclaimed throughout the business community for his ability to lead large and small companies to achieve significant revenue from the under-served $830 Billion LGBT marketplace and to maximize performance of LGBT employees. And with his high energy, strong communications skills and sense of humor, he is frequently invited to speak or conduct workshops on diversity and leadership development.

Stan excelled as a member of IBM’s executive team in his most recent position of Director of Global Sales Operations with IBM’s Consulting Practice. As the initial architect in building IBM’s Global Sales Operations unit, Stan led the work to successfully consolidate 3000 IBM employees across 5 IBM Divisions and 18 geographic units. He drove the establishment of a single integrated high-performing cost-effective team, delivering both a $40M cost reduction (over 10%) and enhanced service levels. Stan then developed an innovative career mapping process that increased the Sales Operation’s employee participation rate in career planning from under 20% to over 80%, transforming the team into the function with the highest employee morale of all IBM’s 11 globalized service units.

Prior to the Sales Operations role, Stan had over 20 additional years of broad IBM experience in staff and management positions in customer support, finance, marketing, technical product planning and human resources (diversity). In the global corporate diversity role that Stan held for five years, he led IBM to premier leadership industry in LGBT diversity, including winning all 5 key marketplace LGBT diversity awards over his tenure. Stan is often called on to take over the most challenging areas and troubled projects and is recognized for always delivering quick turnaround results for team success.

Stan received his MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and BS in Management Science from Georgia Tech. He is active in leadership roles in a dozen community and civic organizations including as a Past President of the North Carolina Council of Churches. Stan frequently leads strategic planning and organizational effectiveness work with these non-profits, including providing diversity and leadership development seminars. The Triangle Business Journal (NC) recognized Stan in 2013 with one of its inaugural Leaders in Diversity Awards.