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Leadership Matters: The St. Louis Confluence on Workforce Inclusion - Town Hall Meeting

Wednesday, April 15, 2015Add This Event to My Calendar
5:00 PM – 8:00 PM

The Emerson Leadership Institute and the John Cook School of Business invite you to attend Leadership Matters: The St. Louis Confluence on Workforce Inclusion. 

Leadership impacts all life on earth…every day.  When leaders are steered by a moral compass that values all life on earth, good things happen…every day.  So leadership does matter, and the matters undertaken by ethical leaders every day are often about the most challenging issues facing society.

One such challenge in the St. Louis region is the creation of a diverse and inclusive workforce, the underpinning for sustainable economic development. “Leadership Matters: The St. Louis Confluence on Workforce Inclusion” series will bring together thought leaders and experts on workforce diversity and inclusion to showcase existing initiatives underway, or those that are being planned, that are focused on building St. Louis into the most diverse workforce in the nation.

The series will be held in April, and on the final night of April 15th a town hall meeting will be held in conjunction with Saint Louis University Atlas Week.  The first Wednesdays – April 1 – will feature the sharing of best practices among SLU faculty/staff Human Resources experts, not-for-profits, non-governmental agencies and HR executives from area businesses. 

The last session on Wednesday April 15 as part of Atlas Week will follow a town hall meeting format, inviting an open dialogue with the public to showcase the impactful workforce diversity and inclusion programs being executed in the St. Louis Region.  

Presenters include:  

  • Pat Sly, executive vice president at Emerson and a member of the Ferguson Commission
  • Dave Spence, CEO of “Ferguson 1000”
  • Michael McMillan, president and CEO of the Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis, will discuss the “Save Our Sons” program
  • Dr. John Gaal, director of training and workforce development for the Carpenters’ District Council of Greater St. Louis & Vicinity, will discuss the “Building Union Diversity” program

After brief presentations, the session will follow a town hall meeting format, inviting an open dialogue with the public to explore issues and opportunities in building St. Louis into the most diverse and inclusive workforce in the nation.

There are important efforts underway to address years of racial and socio-economic injustice in St. Louis. Many of these efforts are focused on building a diverse and highly skilled workforce, the underpinning for sustainable economic development. The “Leadership Matters” event will highlight these efforts and serve as a forum to bring together organizations and community leaders who are committed to making St. Louis a national leader in equitable economic development.

For more information about the Leadership Matters event and to register, click here