April 15-17, 2009
Washington Marriott at Metro Center
Washington, DC

Conference Location:
Washington Marriott at Metro Center
775 12th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20005
Telephone: (202) 737-2200

The National MultiCultural Institute (NMCI) is pleased to offer Professional Development for Diversity Practiitioners: Building Skills and Creating Networks. This three-day series of training programs for new and experienced diversity practitioners will create an opportunity to bring together professionals from around the country to increase their level of competence and to network with others in the field.

Opening and Welcome

Wednesday, April 15, 2009
8:45 am – 9:00 am
Elizabeth Salett, NMCI President and Founder
Maria Morukian, NMCI Executive Director

Keynote Address by Margaret Regan, FutureWork Institute

Wednesday, April 15, 2009
9:00 am – 10:15 am

“CultureFlex: Adapting Your Style to Cultural Differences”

This interactive presentation will engage you in team individual exercises to look at your cultural “hot buttons” in order to build cultural competence and flex your style. Start with a cross-cultural quiz, and examine your cultural preferences as you focus on nine aspects of culture and why your point of view may differ from others

Ms. Regan, Vice Chair of NMCI and the President and CEO of The FutureWork Institute, is an internationally-known keynote speaker and consultant on the future workplace and marketplace. She has worked with human resource practices in Japan, keynoted generational diversity conferences in Asia, worked in Paris on French-American mergers, educated executive teams on cross-cultural differences, conducted women’s studies in Germany, France, the UK and the US. She has led Institute projects which conducted employee research and focus groups in Hong Kong, Bangalore, Tokyo, Mexico, Chile, Frankfurt, London, Amsterdam, Paris and other major cities.

Ms. Regan was formerly a Principal and the Global Diversity Practice Leader for Towers Perrin, and the first woman executive at two organizations: the New York Chamber of Commerce and Industry and Con Edison in NYC. She has appeared on NBC-TV’s Today Show, CBS This Morning, NBC Nightly News, and CNN, to comment on emerging workforce trends.

Currently, she is featured on Close-Up TV as the CEO of “one of the most innovative businesses in the U.S.,” in the Diversity Journal as a pioneer of the profession, in CNN/Money Magazine as the expert on future workplace trends and in a special feature in Business Week on FutureWork’s creative approach to “my-job my-way, “my-business our way”” and “my perks my-way.” As a result, in 2008, she was awarded the Diversity Innovation Award by the American Institute for Managing Diversity.

3 Day Workshops

Wednesday – Friday
April 15-17, 2009

Building Awareness and Cultural Competence (Introductory)
Training of Trainers I: Developing Introductory Diversity Workshop (Intermediate)
Training of Trainers (II): Developing Cultural Competency and Facilitation Skills (Advanced)

Special Lunch Event, April 16, 2009, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

KnowMeKnow: Opportunities for Networking and Continued Professional Development
Mark Williams, Founder and Chief Creative Officer of IdentityHoldings, Inc.

KnowMeNow is a private, secure, corporate online solution that utilizes social media and personalized educational content focused on identity, diversity and inclusion to enable more successful working relationships among colleagues, customers, and clients in today’s diverse, global, multicultural world. Creator Mark Williams will demonstrate KnowMeNow and the opportunities for connecting diversity practitioners and supporting their professional development.

Mr. Williams is the Chief Creative Officer for IdentityHoldings and Founder of MarkusWorks. He is a dynamic speaker and entertainer who seamlessly blends his original multimedia elements and frameworks to produce unforgettable live events. He will bring the power of his Lenses frameworks, research, diagnostics and multimedia to life to inspire participants to spark self-examination, challenge preexisting world views and uncover belief systems that may be unconsciously embedded into their organizational culture and systems.

Who Should Attend

Chief Diversity Officers and Diversity Directors, Managers and Administrators, Human Resource Personnel, Trainers and Consultants, Educators, Healthcare and Social Service professionals, Conflict Resolution practitioners, and others concerned with diversity and inclusiveness who work in the corporate, government, education and non-profit sectors.

Purpose of the Conference

NMCI trainings bring together professionals from across the country and around the world to explore diversity and multiculturalism in both personal and professional contexts.

The conference includes:

  • a series of workshops for professional development on diversity and training
  • special events for networking and relationship-building in the field
  • opportunities for in-depth exploration and dialogue on the critical issues of multiculturalism in our society

Certificate Training Programs

Upon completion of any workshop, participants receive a Certificate of Attendance from the National MultiCultural Institute. Upon request, 18 continuing education units will be awarded for completion of the three day training for an additional fee.

Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

All Participants: Upon request, ontinuing education units will be awarded for attendance in all three days of the program. There is a $15.00 fee for processing each request.

Counselors: The National MultiCultural Institute is recognized by the National Board for Certified Counselors to offer continuing education for National Certified Counselors. We adhere to NBCC Continuing Education Guidelines.

Psychologists: Approved by the Maryland Board of Examiners of Psychologists for credit in Category A.

Social Workers: Approved by the National Association of Social Workers.