This deals with the basic diversity issues of the US worksforce of race, ethnicity, gender, and other fundamental issues of equity and compliance in the US organizations.
Dr. George Simons an author of the best-selling US diversity workbooks: Working Together, Putting Diversity to Work and Men & Women—Partners at Work (all from Crisp/Thomson Learning) as well as of The Cultural Diversity Sourcebook, The Questions of Diversity, The Cultural Diversity Fieldbook, (all from ODT, Inc.) and Sexual Orientation in the Workplace (Sage).
Simma Lieberman creates workplace cultures where people love to do their best work and customers love to do business. Simma is an internationally known consultant, speaker and author. She specializes in diversity and inclusion, cultural competency, life/work balance and strategy implementation. Simma works with her clients to create environments where all people can do their best work. She belongs to DiCE which is a diversity and inclusion think tank, she is the co-chair of the San Francisco Bay Area Regional Council of Out and Equal, and is a member of the Northern California Chapter of the Society for the Advancement of Consulting, Simma is known for her ability to help people break down assumptions, build dialogues, and create healthy working relationships. Simma is the co-author of “Putting Diversity to Work, how to successfully lead a diverse workforce,” as well as the soon to be released, “Storybricks; Building Diverse Communities One Story at a Time.” Simma is currently writing her next book, “The Dynamic Workplace, Where Employees Love to Go and Customers Love to Buy.”
Joel A. Brown is the Chief Visionary Officer of Pneumos LLP, a management consulting firm based in San Francisco, California; its mission is to “create space for the positive human experience. ”In Kansas City, Missouri, Joel founded the Business Resource Alliance (“B.R.A.”), which provided management consulting services regarding diversity issues in the workplace. Joel has given diversity presentations at Kansas City Power & Light and Applebee’s International. He has also served as a consultant to the Human Rights Campaign Fund and the University of Missouri-Kansas City, and has served as a liaison between African-American leaders and LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) representatives in Kansas City. Joel’s interests include spiritual studies, poetry, modern literature, professional sports, jazz, and impressionist art.