Realizing the benefits of a diverse & inclusive workforce

March 11, 2013
Thursday, April 25; 8:30AM – 2PM
UNC Asheville Sherrill Center
Sponsors: Asheville City and Buncombe County Governments 
in partnership with UNC Asheville
Teams of 2-4 members from businesses, non-profits, and 
governmental agencies for up to 200 people
Cost: $25 a person (scholarships available)

Keynote Speaker: Robert Livingston
Robert Livingston is a diversity researcher whose research examines how physical appearance and non-conscious processes influence stereotyping, prejudice, and discrimination. He is also interested in the topic of diversity in leadership. Specifically, he investigates the unique challenges confronting women and minorities in upper management, as well as the conscious and non-conscious processes underlying leader selection. He has received numerous awards for outstanding research and teaching, including the Social Issues Dissertation Award from Division 9 of the American Psychological Association. He is the member of numerous professional organizations and serves on the editorial board of the Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin.

Speaker:  Tom Tveidt
Tom Tveidt is a research economist who has more than 15 years experience in providing objective and clear regional analysis for public and private decision makers. He is an actively practicing consultant with expertise in regional economic assessment, economic impact analyses, industry targeting and industrial site selection. Mr. Tveidt regularly speaks before business groups, government organizations and public meetings, detailing regional economic trends and issues. As such, his expertise is frequently quoted in newspapers, business journals, and TV news programs.

3 ways to register:
By mail –  Print the registration, fill it out and mail it with your check to:

Christa Lance
Buncombe County Health & Human Services
200 College Street, Suite 410
Asheville, NC 28801

By Email:  Print the registration, scan it and email it to:

By Phone:  Call Christa at 828-250-5587