MEGA SESSION: Diversity to a Deadline: How We Created Everyone's London 2012 Games

MEGA SESSION: Diversity to a Deadline: How We Created Everyone's London 2012 Games

SHRM 2013 Annual Conference
Workplace Application: Attend this session and learn how diversity played a critical role in the most inclusive Olympic Games ever.
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The 2012 London Games have been recognized as the most diverse, inclusive and successful ever. As Head of Diversity & Inclusion at the London Organizing Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games Ltd., Frost was responsible for incorporating diversity and inclusion across the 200,000 workforce, volunteers and contractors, as well as in the $2 billion procurement program and all aspects of service delivery. He will share how diversity and inclusion were embedded across 57 departments, 134 venues and 8,000 torchbearers and resulted in reduced recruitment costs and contributed to supply chain savings of over $150 million. You will learn how you can implement a successful systemic change program using deadlines, scrutiny and expectations as drivers for delivery.

Date(s) & Time(s): 
Monday, June 17, 2013 - 2:00pm to 3:15pm

Stephen James Frost

Stephen James

Stephen is a globally recognized inclusion, leadership and communications expert. From 2007-2012 Stephen designed, led and implemented the inclusion programs for the London Olympic and Paralympic Games as Head of Diversity and Inclusion for the London Organizing Committee (LOCOG). Prior to LOCOG, Stephen established and led the workplace team at Stonewall, Europe's largest LGBT equality organization. Stephen was elected recipient of the 2010 Peter Robertson Award for Equality and Diversity Champions and in 2011 he was named one of the top 100 influential LGBT people in the UK.  He is currently a Visiting Fellow in the Women and Public Policy Program at Harvard’s Kennedy School.

Follow Stephen on Twitter @frostincluded.

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Mega Session
Global & Cultural Effectiveness
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