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2013 Equity and Diversity Conference, "Challenge It, Change It, It’s OUR Future!"

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Thursday, August 8 • 3:15pm - 4:45pm
The Challenges and Rewards for Public Safety Organizations Moving through Diversity to Embracing Inclusiveness

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Public Safety is constantly challenged by changing dynamics. Good organizations meet diversity goals; outstanding ones embrace and create inclusive cultures that maximize the potential of each employee. We identify underlying currents that must be understood so an organization can effectively engage current employees and redirect efforts to create a dynamic organization. We create effective communication strategies for first and second line supervisors by providing the tools for them to focus on development inclusiveness culture.



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Gary Samuels

Consultant, Leadership RVA
Public service and military employees understand the hierarchy of the organizational leadership by knowing the rank structure. Firefighters and police officers learn different leadership styles from many diverse leaders and develop their own styles through education and mentoring. Gary Samuels is no exception. Gary was an early leader. He attained honor graduate status from the U.S. Air Force Basic Training and Firefighter Technical Schools. Gary... Read More →
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Walter Stephens

Leadership RVA
Walter Blake Stephens is the Deputy Chief of Operations for Forest View Vol. Rescue Squad and has served as the Chief of Operations for several years. Chief Stephens overseas operations for one of the busiest volunteer rescue squads in Chesterfield County and the Richmond Metro area.  Forest View, located in the City of Richmond and Chesterfield County, Virginia was formed in 1955 to provide emergency care and... Read More →

Thursday August 8, 2013 3:15pm - 4:45pm
Greater Richmond Convention Center 403 N 3rd St Richmond, VA 23219

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