Virtual Conference

Diversity Icebreaker presentation on the world’s largest online human resources conference


Presentation available on demand December 2-13, 2019

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In connection with publication of his newest book on the Diversity Icebreaker, “Unleashing the Power of Diversity: How to Open Minds for Good?” (Routledge, 2019), Bjørn Z. Ekelund was invited to present at the world’s largest online human resources conference – the HR virtual summit, taking place on Nov 14th, 5-11 PM CET. Those attending Bjørn’s presentation will have an opportunity to try the online Diversity Icebreaker free!


About Bjørn’s presentation:
In his presentation, Bjørn summarize his 25 years of experience as a consultant and researcher in creating an inclusive organizational climate. In managing a diverse workforce, it is often stated that it is important that an individual´s background is voiced and heard, creating a climate of acknowledgement and psychological safety. But when sharing individual stories highlights polarities and differences, the opposite need emerges—a need to create common ground.

Creating a language of diversity that makes everyone belong has been one of my unique offerings in the process of creating common ground. He will also discuss how different people have different roles in different stages of problem solving and execution. Good diversity management is one of the most important deliveries for organizations today. It has the potential to create an organizational life where individuals grow their dignity in the social interaction with others who are not like themselves. You will leave this presentation with a greater understanding of how this can be accomplished.