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“IMAGINE Chatham-Kent” – Visions of What Chatham-Kent Could Be in 2023!

How do YOU see Chatham-Kent in the year 2023? All proceeds to Pay it Forward Chatham-Kent and The Rotary Centres for International Studies in Peace and Conflict Resolution. Through the eyes of a variety of Chatham-Kent citizens and  friends, this book describes what our community…

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Expert Women Who Speak, Speak Out!

The first book, in a series, published in September of 2002, now available, including a chapter by Maureen Geddes “The Gift of Transformation”. The book features strategies, tips, and tools by women, for women, to attain success and balance in their lives. It is not…

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Diversity Tips Archive

Diversity Tip #1: …To introduce harassment-free workplace education and inspire mutual respect It may seem like avoiding harassment is just plain common sense. Here’s the challenge: What’s common sense to — say, a 55 year old white male who has been in the workforce for…

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Gender Bender: Are We Really So Different?

“Are men and women really so different that we have to spend two days of billable time discussing the subject?”. This question was posed to me recently by a workshop participant in a major accounting firm. For most species, we accept male and female as…

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Changing Faces of Corporate Seminars

Long gone are all those boring seminar days with a stack of books to keep you busy. Now, it’s fresh air and nature walks to help stimulate motivational training. Corporations and businesses everywhere are preparing for the year 2000. While they may be paying more…

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Mira Hogs All the Big Projects

This case study feature provides expert advice on management and workplace issues. Examples are hypothetical or names have been changed. Mira, who works for a big translation agency, is very good at her work and she likes to take on all of the high profile…

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The Wheel of… Culture

Have you ever arrived at the agreed upon time, waited 20 minutes for your customer to arrive, only to have them express surprise at your apparent distress? Perhaps your customer has a different cultural orientation to time. Culture can be examined as a wheel with…

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A View From Southern India

Maureen Geddes recently returned from Bangalore, India, where she spent a month as a Rotary International Group Study Exchange member, learning about the people, the culture, and the business of India. Namaskara! (Greetings!) India’s population is approaching the one billion mark – – and the…

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India “Open for Business” but Differences Challenge Global Companies

Indian leaders are travelling the globe to spread the message that the country is open for business. Legislative changes are creating an economy that is open to international investment and leading to a quickened pace of international development, they say. “Today our biggest concern is…

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Awareness Training Produces Little Result

To kick off a newly-announced commitment to diversity management, XYZ Company mandated that everyone — from senior managers to mail room clerks — attend a half-day diversity awareness course. Diversity specialists “Helen” worked with the corporate T&D department to design a workshop that promoted an…

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