How Diversity Impacts Talent Management Strategies

2014 Talent Management Conference
Workplace Application: Learn a new model for diversity, why it matters to an organization and how it can be a business strategy critical for the success of your talent management strategy.

Dr. Martin Davidson will demonstrate how to embrace diversity as a true business strategy and offer guidance on how this approach can help acquire and retain the right talent for organizational success. Davidson provides a new model for the future that makes 'leveraging difference' a critical strategy for talent acquisition and management. He presents a vital corrective and alternative to standard diversity training-leveraging difference-showing that companies that welcome truly different employees get better business results.

Date(s) & Time(s): 
Monday, April 28, 2014 - 1:30pm to 2:45pm

Martin N. Davidson, Ph.D.

Martin N.
Davidson, Ph.D.

Martin began his unique path towards “leveraging difference” at Harvard, earning his AB in Psychology & Social Relations in 1983. His PhD in Psychology was received from Stanford University in 1988, where his emphasis of study was on Personality and Social Psychology. The topic of his dissertation, entitled Distinguishing Repressive Coping from Impression Management, served as the beginning of his career-long exploration into emotion, conflict, and differences in identity. That work evolved into his current work—a unique approach to managing diversity, leveraging difference, and developing talent in organizations.

Martin’s captivating and thought-provoking teaching style has earned him praise and recognition from MBA students and Executive Education participants he has impacted at two of the top-ranked business schools in the country—currently at the Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia, and previously at the Amos Tuck School of Business Administration at Dartmouth College.

Martin teaches Leadership and Organizational Behavior at Darden, and has served as the Faculty Leader for the Leadership and Diversity section. And he served two years as the Associate Dean and Chief Diversity Officer for the Darden School, where he is worked to create a more diverse and inclusive environment for faculty, administration, staff, and students.

Presidential Chamber B
Amount of Credit: 
Credit Type: 
Business Credit
Session Type: 
Concurrent Session
HR Expertise
Global & Cultural Effectiveness
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