What gives someone value in an organization? How can our differences work to build unity instead of tension in the workplace? As the face of the nation’s workforce is rapidly changing, the West Virginia University Eberly Ideas Discussion Series will explore these questions on Oct. 24 in Washington, D.C.

Eberly Ideas brings together great minds from every sector to discuss of the role of diversity in leadership. “Inclusive Leadership: Embracing Diverse Perspectives” is a platform to exchange ideas about the importance of individual differences and how diversity in leadership complements a thriving organization. Join Eberly alumni and faculty at 4.p.m on Thursday, Oct. 24, at the Four Points by Sheraton Hotel, 1201 K. Street, N.W., Washington, D.C.

Panelists serving as the leaders of this discussion represent an array of professional perspectives. James Eisenmann, a political science graduate, is the executive director of the U.S. Merit Systems Protections Board. Karen Lovitch, an English graduate, leads the health law practice at Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky & Popeo, P.C. Michael Wood, a political science graduate, is the vice president of strategic partnerships at the Harwood Institute. Finally, the panel will include Maja Holmes, who is an assistant professor of public administration in the Eberly College of Arts and Sciences at WVU.

At the conclusion of the discussion, there will be an opportunity for Eberly friends and alumni to network and enjoy some light refreshments before making the evening commute.

“Inclusive Leadership: Embracing Diverse Perspectives” is the third discussion in the Eberly Ideas series, a unique forum that promotes the exchange of ideas and stimulating debate while highlighting the work of some of the College’s all-star faculty and alumni.

Email ECAS@mail.wvu.edu with “Eberly Ideas” in the subject line to RSVP for the event. Please include the name(s) of the people attending in the body of the email.

For more information about this event or the Eberly Ideas Discussion Series, contact Brittany Swope, assistant director of development, at 304-293-6308 or Brittany.Swope@mail.wvu.edu.



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