Diversity Works: Cultures that Support People and Profits


People operations & culture... talent acquisition and retention... big challenges which can make or break a company. Join us for this extremely timely, engaging and thought-provoking session about creating work cultures that drive better business outcomes, and personal and professional success for individuals. Focused on diversity, equity & inclusion issues unique to the accounting profession and socioeconomic and demographic conditions in Maine. Delivered as an interactive Zoom session.


Understand the current "state" of diversity & inclusion and the factors dictating a new approach to doing business: Maine's shifting demographics; new grads/young professionals' increasing  racial diversity;  client's changing needs and expectations.

Hire & retain the best talent by navigating all types of differences effectively.

Create a Culture of inclusion- and nourish it! People stay (as employees and clients) when they feel like they belong. Avoid the high cost of turnover among employees and clients!

Match your impact with your intention: We want to do the right thing, but we don’t always know what that is when it comes to various types of difference. Gain skills in this area helps intention and impact align.

Improve client service & the bottom line. Complex challenges demand innovative solutions. Teams with more diverse perspectives tend to be more entrepreneurial and creative.


Provide an overview of current diversity and inclusion efforts and the "business argument" for  recognizing and leveraging differences (generational, racial, gender, etc.) for the success of a firm, company, organization and its employees.


None Required.



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Standard Fee: $20.00


Standard Fee: $30.00

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August 19, 2020 9:00am


August 19, 2020 10:30am

Check-in starts at 8:50am


Greason, Liz Ms.

A Mainer by birth, Liz is co-founder of Maine Intercultural Communication Consultants. She lived in the Middle East for many years, where she taught students from around the world at the American University in Dubai, with a focus on effective cross-cultural communication. Since returning to the United States, Liz has applied her knowledge of the Middle East and Islam, cultural competency, and intercultural communication to help Maine businesses, non-profits, municipalities, hospitals, and schools effectively recruit and retain a diverse workforce and serve populations diverse in terms of national origin, race, class, and age, among other differences. Liz has also served on the faculty of the University of Southern Maine (USM) and Portland Adult Education. In addition to being trained at the Intercultural Communication Institute in Portland, Oregon (USA) Liz holds degrees from Mount Holyoke College in Women and Gender Studies and Reed College, and a Certificate in Mediation from USM.

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Professional managers and staff in public accounting firms, private companies and nonprofit entities.


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