Upcoming Boss Call: Wednesday, December 2nd,2020 1 pm – 2:30 pm Central
Topic: Diversity in the Workplace – Straight Talk
Join Lisa Smith and guest diversity expert Daryl Dixon for straight talk.A native of Atlanta, GA, Daryl began his professional career as a classical singer. His musical talents have taken him to concerts stages in Europe and throughout the United States, including a performance in the White House. Daryl made history when he became the first African American to sing Spirituals in St. Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City for Pope John Paul II. Turning down an opportunity to tour with Harry Belafonte, Daryl followed a new passion that lead to the work he does today.Daryl is regarded as one of the most powerful, inspirational and relevant speakers and trainers on the subject of workforce diversity. Daryl is the founder of Diversity Resource Group (DRG), and the Professional Diversity Practitioners Network. Daryl works with organizations to help create an optimal work environment – an environment where every employee feels recognized, appreciated, valued and that his/her talents are being optimally utilized. Daryl has consulted with organizations that range from small non-profits to Fortune 500.Daryl received certification as an EEO Investigator from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.An award winning diversity practitioner, Daryl has presented at numerous diversity conferences, including the national SHRM Diversity Conference. Daryl was cited in HR Magazine for his expertise in the area of workforce diversity. Daryl served as an EEO Officer in the US Army, the Director of Multicultural Services at George Fox University and the Chief Diversity Officer of Multnomah County, the second most populous county in the Northwest. Daryl earned his BA degree from Morehouse College and Master of Divinity degree from George Fox University.In March of 2020 Daryl published his first book: Managing Diversity: What Managers & Supervisors Need to Know to Manage Diversity Effectively.