Greetings from the Founder

Dennis Kennedy

Dennis KennedyAs founder of the National Diversity Council, I would like to welcome you to the first edition of the 2012 Carolinas Diversity Council Newsletter. We are very excited about the events we have planned for our community in both 2012 and 2013.

Diversity Spotlight: Carolinas Healthcare System

Carolinas HealthCare System (CHS) strives to advance principles of diversity and inclusion (D&I) to bring about caring, commitment, integrity and teamwork to its vitally important healing mission throughout North and South Carolina. CHS is one of the nation's leading healthcare providers with a wide range of healthcare and wellness programs. This article will highlight the current and forthcoming CHS strategy relating to D&I, including workforce, marketplace, care delivery, and community benefit initiatives.

Emotional Intelligence In the Workplace:

No matter where you are in your career, no matter what industry your organization focuses on, whether you are a professional in a suit or a professional athlete, the ultimate desired outcome is high performance. This is indisputable — we all want to perform well. At the centerpiece of high performance is good decision-making. Whether the decisions to be made impact hundreds of people or whether they are the micro-decisions made on a daily basis, these decisions make all the difference.

Homosexual: A recent history of conception, social movements, and laws

It is difficult to trace the presence of same-sex desires throughout history, because the concept of a 'homosexual' (or 'heterosexual') as we understand it today is a relatively recent phenomena. It can be tempting to label individuals and groups from history as being LGBT, but what kinds of behaviors count, what label is used, who would get a label, and what connotations the labels carry have varied greatly over time and place.The term 'homosexuality' was coined in 1869 by the Swiss doctor Karoly Maria Benkert, and was not a common term in popular culture until almost a century later.

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EVENTS

January Greenville, NC - Mixer

Charlotte- 15th Disability Training Session with Marsha Gewirtzman

Charlotte- 29th Diversity UnleashedTM with Carmen Carter

February Wilmington- College Diversity Summit

Greenville- STEM Youth Diversity Summit

March Charlotte- Women in Leadership Symposium

Columbia- Women in Leadership Symposium

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