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The Diversity Puzzle at Work


Date: Tuesday, 10/22/2019
Time: 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Region: Capital District
Location: Albany Capital Center (held day of NYSID's Annual Meeting), , Albany, NY 12207

Event Status: Confirmed


Elaine Angelo

Elaine Angelo
Performance Consultant

A performance consultant with ProKnowledge, LLC, Elaine has 26 years of experience leading human resource and staff development initiatives in a variety of organizations, including Fortune 500, non-profits, member associations and family-owned businesses. She has developed and implemented programs that enhance employee engagement, promote internal advancement, build essential business and people skills, and recognize employee performance.

Through her experience with 13 mergers and acquisitions and three start-up ventures, she understands the development needs of employees who are challenged by an ever-changing landscape. In addition to the design, development and delivery of a wide span of professional development courses and HR topics, Elaine is an expert facilitator who shares her talents at team building sessions, retreats, conference workshops, professional panels, and executive coaching consultations.

Who Should Attend:

All staff levels

Session Objective:

This session is designed to create awareness of each participant’s unique diversity, both external and internal, through interactive exercises and creation of a Diversity Puzzle that represents the "pieces" that each of us brings to our respective departments, agencies and/or organizations. 


• Define external and internal diversity (Exercise: Attendees find others who share external diversity, then switch to finding others with whom they share internal diversity.) 

• Identify the many pieces of your own Diversity Puzzle (Exercise: Attendees fill in the blank pieces, external and internal, of their own puzzle as a way of depicting both types and understanding that there is more to all of us than what meets the eye, yet that is often what we are judged by.) 

• Describe challenging diversity issues in today’s workplace