The Orange County Multicultural Roundtable Promotes Leadership and Development For Business Professionals

On October 23, 2015, the California Diversity Council in partnership with Chapman University hosted the 3rd Annual Orange County Multicultural Roundtable at Chapman University in Orange County, CA. The half-day event provided a platform for dialogue on leadership skills and professional development.

"The Orange County Multicultural Roundtable offered an opportunity to observe, learn, network and hear different perspectives from a diverse mix of corporate executives who have made the climb up the corporate ladder," said Dennis Kennedy, Founder and CEO of the National Diversity Council.

The roundtable began with registration, breakfast, and a networking session, followed by the welcome and introduction to speakers delivered by Dr. Daniele Struppa, Ph. D, Chancellor of Chapman University. After the welcome, concurrent sessions on leadership and professional development were held. Topics presented were "Steps to Strategic Career Pathing," "Leadership 101," "Women of Color in Education," and "Influencing Others Above, Below and Sideways: Leading in Every Connection." Question & answer sessions were also held at the event, promoting participation amongst the attendees.

The California Diversity Council would like to thank all the sponsors, speakers and attendees for helping to make this event a success.


Karen A. Clark
Senior Vice President, Multicultural Strategy Manager
City National Bank

Parshad Parekh
Managing Director
FedEx Services

Joseph M. Slowensky
Vice Chancellor for Institutional Effectiveness and Faculty Affairs
WASC Accreditation Liaison Officer
Office of the Chancellor
Professor, Film Production and Screenwriting
Lawrence and Kristina Dodge College of Film and Media Arts
Chapman University

Dr. Kimberley Stiemke
Full Time Professor
Department of Academic Affairs
University of Phoenix

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