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12 December Wednesday

Cultural Diversity Conference: Your Competitive Edge

12 December 2018, 08:00 - 12 December 2018, 16:30
Envision, 610 N Main St
Wichita, KS 67203 United States


Cultural Diversity and Business

Culture can be a tricky thing, but we have a solution.

Join Kansas Global as we host a conference ensuring businesses optimize their diversity to capitalize their potential! Through a series of presenters, businesses will be better equipped to maximize the productivity, creativity and innovation which their employees possess.

With a reception featuring complimentary beverages and hors d’œurves along with a courtesy lunch, there is no reason not to join us for a day full of insight and excitement!

Be a part of the festivities at Envision on December 12th. There, you will learn about:


  • How companies optimize diversity to yield more productivity and innovation
  • Common cultural conflict trends and how to overcome them
  • Cultural disparities in customs and norms in the workplace
  • Counteracting implicit bias
  • Measuring diversity training outcomes
  • Overcoming cultural adversities and why being inclusive is important—and profitable



8 am – 8:30 Registration and networking
8:30 am – 8:35 am – Welcome
Karyn Page, President and CEO, Kansas Global

8:35 am – 8:50 am – Keynote
Teresa Houston, Envision

8:55 am – 9:45 am – Cultural diversity in the work place – how to use diversity to create a competitive edge in the workplace
Brian Black , Spirit AeroSystems

10 am – 10:40 am – Top 5 cultural conflict trends in the workplace
Jim Echols, Renaissance Management & Training Solutions

10:45 am– Noon – Interactive Culture Diversity Panel: Differences in customs and norms in the workplace- Q & A Style
Moderated by: TBC

  • Tien Huynh, Huynh Investments
  • Abel Perez, Synergic Resources
  • Jim Echols, Renaissance Management & Training Solutions
  • Amy Williams, Spirit AeroSystems
  • Shaun Rojas, Kansas Leadership Center

12:15 Lunch

12:40 pm – 1:15 pm – Local Success Story of incorporating cultural diversity in the workplace: a conversation
Johnathan Long, The Chamber
Robert Moody, Martin Pringle
Stan Smith, Martin Pringle

1:25 pm – 2:50 pm Counteracting implicit bias and how to measure diversity training outcomes
Dr. Mildred Edwards, ME Executive Coaching and Consulting

3 pm – 4:10 pm – Interactive International Panel – Overcoming cultural challenges in international business: Why being inclusive globally is important. Q & A Style
Moderated by: Karyn Page, Kansas Global
Ray Garvey, Export Manager, Grasshopper Mowers
April Chiang, Kansas Department of Commerce
Paul Fullbright, Cargill

4:15 pm – Wrap – up and move to reception
Michael Monteferrante, CEO, Envision
Brandon Johnson, Wichita City Council Member

4:30 Networking Reception – Beverage sponsor, Aero Plains Brewing




Please contact Holli Schletzbaum for sponsorship opportunities. Tel: 316.264.5982, Email: schletzbaum@kansasglobal.org

Date: December 12
Time: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Cost: $50
Venue Name: Envision
Address: 610 N Main St
Wichita, KS 67203 United States
Organizer Name: Holli Schletzbaum
Phone: 316.264.5982