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For Immediate Release
Contact: Elsie Lewis
Telephone: (319) 365-9474, Ext. 1203

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CEDAR RAPIDS, IOWA - The Region 10 Employers’ Councils of Iowa, Iowa Workforce Development, and the Professional Technical Diversity Network will be sponsoring a workshop entitled “Diversity in the Workplace … Challenges, Differences and Solutions. The workshop will be conducted on Wednesday, August 3, 2005, from 9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. at the South Slope Cooperative, 980 North Front Street, North Liberty.

The workshop will be an energetic exploration of issues, strategies/techniques for diversity success in the workplace. For managers the workshop will help with recruiting, hiring, and retaining. For co-workers the workshop will provide strategies for success and there will be a Question and Answer session to address specific needs/issues.

Dr. Eddie Moore, Jr., Director of Intercultural Life, Central College, will be the featured speaker. Dr. Moore received his B.A. degree in Political Science from Cornell College in Mount Vernon and a Master’s in Educational Administration. He is currently a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Iowa in Social Foundations. Dr. Moore provides diversity training for businesses, schools and city governments locally and internationally.

There is a $35.00 fee per person for the workshop. Checks can be made payable to ECI (Employers’ Council of Iowa).To register e-mail elsie.lewis@iwd.state.ia.us with the registrant’s name, business name, e-mail address and phone number or mail the registration to ECI, Attention: Elsie Lewis, 800 7th St SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52406-0729. If special accommodations are needed, contact Elsie Lewis at (319) 365-9474, Ext. 1203. There are no refunds for registration fees. Certificates will be available at the workshop for recertification credits.

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