Diversity: It Isn’t Just for Big Business Anymore | Oct 26 Lunch & Learn

Diversity: It Isn’t Just for Big Business Anymore

By Susan McCuistion

– Are you confused by all the mythology around Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) – myths like, “Diversity is only about non-majority people,” and “Diversity is a win/lose proposition”?

– Does your growing business suffer from “diversity debt”?

– Have you ever wondered, “Why can’t we all just get along?”

As a small business owner, if you think, “Diversity and inclusion don’t apply to me. It’s only for big businesses,” you’re wrong. The practice of Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) applies to everything we do – from internal processes and procedures to interactions with clients to customer sales and interacting within our communities.

Navigating the complexities of D&I can be daunting. It’s easy to be afraid of saying or doing the wrong thing, but avoiding D&I isn’t a solution. Businesses often “do diversity” because it’s the “right” thing. The truth is, it’s the only thing. When we look at diversity broadly – the influences, experiences, and education that create our unique perspectives in the world – it becomes obvious diversity is a part of every interaction we have. Not only do diversity and inclusion permeate every area of our lives, but both are essential to building a successful, thriving business.

If you’re interested in connecting to clients, customers and employees in a more meaningful way, then join us to learn how to begin building a more inclusive business culture.

MEET OUR DIVERSITY EXPERT SUSAN MCCUISTION:

Photo fo Diversity & Inclusion Expert, Susan MccuistionSusan McCuistion is a cultural practitioner and creator of Compassionate Diversity®, which integrates concepts from the fields of intercultural competence, emotional intelligence, leadership, neuroscience, and more into powerful tools for change. Compassionate Diversity® uses three interrelated concepts – Comprehension, Connection, and Compassion – to help build empathy and create an action plan for addressing the historic and systemic issues that are a part of our current world.

Susan offers 25 years of human resources consulting and training experience, together with specialty skills in national culture and subculture, and diversity best practices.

Susan McCuistion’s Contact Information:
Website: susanmccuistion.com
Email: Susan (at) daionellc.com (dot) com
Phone: 847-400-4181

***Come Join Us!***

RSVP AT https://www.meetup.com/wisconsin-business-owners/events/255251690/  Click on the “I’m going box” to register now.  You’ll reserve your seat to network with other authentic relationship builders. Bring plenty of business cards and brochures to share!

***ITINERARY Friday, October 26, 2018***

11:00 AM – MEET & GREET
OPEN NETWORKING BEFORE LUNCH
This is the start of the Lunch & Learn…
early arrival allows more open-networking time.

12:00 (Noon) – All-You-Can-Eat Buffet & Salad Bar!
Network with great Business Owners and build strong
relationships at your table while Lunching.

12:30 to 12:37 – Break
12:37 – Keith’s Minute
12:40 – Speaker Introduction
12:45 – Speaker Presentation: Susan McCuistion
1:15 – Prize Drawings
1:25 – End… or stick around to build relationships!

***SPEECHES MAY BE VIDEOTAPED or PHOTOGRAPHED***
Your attendance means you accept being shown on tape.

Join us!  RSVP Now at https://www.meetup.com/wisconsin-business-owners/events/255251690/ 

SPONSORS

Jennifer at https://www.MainStreetFraming.com in Lannon – Frame Your Awesomeness!

Gail Yaeger, Chief Flight Attendant at https://www.DoveCelebration.com

Gerard I. “Jerry” Schritz, Phone and Public Address Design, Sales, Installation & Repair at https://www.intelegist.com/

Nate Klein, Patriot Lawn Care & Landscaping services
https://www.patriotlcl.com

And get your barbeque on with Ben Houle of https://www.ButchersCatering.com

Whatever your Promotional Needs – Free Style Graphics has you covered!
Shop 1,000s of ideas at https://www.FSGpromo.com

Last, and certainly NOT least:  Jamie Shibley helps you show your gratitude with class!
Check out some of her offerings at http://www.theCardcierge.com

—-Thank you sponsors!—-

Check out our Wisconsin Business Owners ORGANIZERS

Regards,
Keith Klein
Owner, OnYourMark, LLC
https://www.OnYourMark.com
262-853-7900

p.s.:  Your suggestions and questions are welcome.  Join us!  RSVP Now at https://www.meetup.com/wisconsin-business-owners/events/255251690/ 

 

Business Risk Survey from Rollins College, Crummer Graduate School of Business

Business Risk SurveyYou are invited to take a Business Risk Survey at https://rollins.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3eNnaWtPGvCFey9

We are doctoral students in Business Administration at the Crummer School of Business at Rollins College, Winter Park, Florida.

Small and medium-size businesses are the engine that helps create a robust economy. Without the help of business owners and entrepreneurs such as yourself, research like ours could not be conducted.

The purpose of this business risk survey and research is to examine factors that are related to competitiveness in small businesses.

We are asking your help by completing the attached twenty question survey. It should only take a few minutes to complete. Participation is strictly voluntary and you may refuse to participate. The participants and businesses in the survey will be anonymous.

Thank you so very much for taking the time to assist us in this educational endeavor. The data collected will provide useful information.

If you have any questions about completing the questionnaire please do not hesitate to contact us.

Sincerely,

James H Bruner
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Clinton Daley
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Federico D’Kuba
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Are you working too hard for your business? WisOwners Lunch & Learn, Aug 31

Are you working too hard for your business?
By Kerrie Hoffman

Simple questions to determine if you’re working too hard for your business:

Do you find yourself caught up in the day to day tasks of running your business?

Would you pay someone your hourly rate to do all those day-to-day tasks?

Do you ever wonder how some business owners run several businesses simultaneously?

We will explore how to: Make the shift from working “in” your business to working “on” your business and rediscover the passion for why you originally started your business. Ignite your growth engine, empower your staff (or bots), and discover a whole new set of free time.

During our time together, you will learn:
• The three roles of the business owner
• Where to spend the majority of your time to grow your business
• How to exit the trap of getting caught up in the day to day tasks of running your business

If you are interested in refueling your passion for your business, then join us and learn how to grow your business while reducing your stress.

MEET OUR “Working too hard” EXPERT KERRIE HOFFMAN:

Photo of Kerrie Hoffman, presenter of Working too hard in your business?

Working too hard? Presenter Kerrie Hoffman will give us the simple formulas to grow our businesses without burning out doing it.

I am passionate about coaching others to reach beyond their potential in both business and life. I believe the world is about abundance, not scarcity, and people just need to understand how to tap into it.

Certified Business Coach, Digital Advisor, and Speaker Kerrie Hoffman specializes in business growth and digital transformation. Kerrie introduces clients to tools, techniques and the necessary framework to drive personal and business growth. Kerrie has experience in multiple Industries where she’s worked a variety of roles including CIO, Operations, Supply Chain, and Sales. Kerrie is currently the owner of FocalPoint Business Coaching, a Hoffman Advantage LLC Company. Her previous employers include Aurora Health Care, Johnson & Johnson, and Johnson Controls. Kerrie is active in the community as a Board member for the Girl Scouts of Wisconsin South East, Co-Chair of IT United, a United Way Affinity Group and previous Board member for United Way of Greater Milwaukee and Waukesha Counties.

Kerrie Hoffman’s Contact Information:
www.kerriehoffman.focalpointcoaching.com
khoffman (at) focalpointcoaching (dot) com
262-290-0650

***Come Join Us!***

RSVP at:  https://www.meetup.com/wisconsin-business-owners/events/253425429/  Click on the “I’m going box” to register now.   You”ll reserve your seat to network with other business owners who are authentic relationship builders. Bring plenty of business cards and brochures to share!

***ITINERARY Friday, August 31, 2018***

11 AM – MEET & GREET – OPEN NETWORKING
This is the start of the Lunch & Learn…early arrival allows more open-networking time.

12:00 (Noon) – All-You-Can-Eat Buffet & Salad Bar!
Network with great Business Owners and build strong relationships at your table while Lunching

12:30 to 12:37 – Break
12:37 – Keith’s Minute
12:40 – Speaker Introduction
12:45 – Speaker Presentation: Kerrie Hoffman
1:15 – Prize Drawings
1:25 – End… or stick around to build relationships!

SPONSORS

Jennifer at https://www.MainStreetFraming.com in Lannon – Frame Your Awesomeness!

Gail Yaeger, Chief Flight Attendant at https://www.DoveCelebration.com

Gerard I. “Jerry” Schritz, Phone and Public Address Design, Sales, Installation & Repair at https://www.intelegist.com/

Nate Klein, Patriot Lawn Care & Landscaping services
https://www.patriotlcl.com

And get your barbeque on with Ben Houle of https://www.ButchersCatering.com

Whatever your Promotional Needs – Free Style Graphics has you covered!
Shop 1,000s of ideas at https://www.FSGpromo.com

Last, and NOT least:  Jamie Shibley helps you show your gratitude with class!
Check out some of her offerings at http://www.theCardcierge.com

—-Thank you sponsors!—-

Check out our Wisconsin Business Owners ORGANIZERS

RSVP now!  https://www.meetup.com/wisconsin-business-owners/events/253425429/

And check out this post for your own (#Free) Member Profile

Regards,
Keith Klein
Organizer, Wisconsin Business Owners
https://www.WisOwners.com
Owner, OnYourMark, LLC
https://www.OnYourMark.com
Author of WebForging
https://www.WebForging.com
Network Director, u.s. referrals
https://www.usReferrals.net