Associate chief diversity officer named

first_imgNorm J. Jones, who has had a long and distinguished career in academic diversity, compliance, and inclusion, has been appointed the associate chief diversity officer and deputy director in the Office of the Assistant to the President for Institutional Diversity and Equity. Jones will begin his appointment on Tuesday.In this newly created position at Harvard, Jones will work closely with human resources and diversity officers across the Schools to administer and foster diversity and inclusion, equal opportunity, and access programs, as well as training and workshops across the University. He will also deliver presentations and workshops, and partner with other colleagues and community members.Jones has been involved in nearly every aspect of diversity, affirmative action, inclusion, and compliance.  In his current role as associate vice president of student development and dean of institutional diversity at Dickinson College in Pennsylvania, in addition to serving as the college’s chief diversity officer, he supervises the Women’s Center, offices of LGBTQ Services, Jewish Life, Community Services, and Student Conduct.  He has also designed and implemented Title IX compliance training and education programs.“I am delighted that Norm will join our diversity and equity team,” said Lisa Coleman, chief diversity officer and special assistant to the president.  “His expertise on all areas pertinent to diversity and inclusion, as well as his skills in leadership development, strategic planning, program management, and community outreach will enable him to partner and collaborate with colleagues from across the university. At Dickinson, he has provided strong strategic leadership and direction in advancing the college’s diversity and inclusion efforts. He will be a valuable asset to the entire Harvard community,” she concluded.Jones, who joined Dickinson College in 2001, has also served as assistant to the president and as associate dean of students.  In these positions, he implemented a variety of student, faculty, and staff initiatives, including responsibility for the on-campus dimension of the college’s community college partnership program. He also founded an academic enrichment/leadership development program for men of color on Dickinson’s campus.Jones has served on several boards and community organizations including the Carlisle Area Health and Wellness Foundation, the United Way of Carlisle and Cumberland County, the Holistic Hands Community Development Corp., the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, and the Art Association of Harrisburg.  He currently serves on the board of trustees of the Organization Development Network and co-chairs its Culture, Diversity, and Inclusion Committee.Jones holds a Ph.D. in workforce education and development, a master’s of public administration from Pennsylvania State University, and a B.A. degree in English and linguistics from Morehouse College in Atlanta. His hobbies include running, swimming, reading African-American autobiographies, and woodwork.last_img read more

Chenango and Delaware counties coronavirus update (May 10)

first_img109 positive cases79 recoveriesFive active hospitalizations37 mandatory quarantinesFive precautionary quarantinesFour total deaths1281 total tests performed For more coronavirus coverage, click here. (WBNG) — The following are updated coronavirus numbers from Chenango and Delaware counties. Chenango County: The information released varies by county: 75 positive cases13 positive cases transferred out of county49 recoveriesThree active hospitalizations12 mandatory quarantineFour total deaths987 total tests performed Seven pending results Delaware County:last_img

St Lucia’s R432m tourism boost

first_img11 December 2003The Greater St Lucia Wetland Park, the jewel of South Africa’s north-eastern coastline, is set for R432-million in development which will create thousands of jobs and make the World Heritage Site one of the country’s premier eco-tourism destinations.This follows the announcement by Environmental Affairs and Tourism Minister Valli Moosa of eight concession deals that will see the development of lodges, self-catering resorts, camping facilities and adventure travel activities at eight sites in the park.The investment is expected to create 900 permanent and thousands of temporary jobs in KwaZulu-Natal.More than 800 new and upgraded rooms will be developed, offering a range of luxury and affordable accommodation to domestic and international tourists.The new facilities at the park will accommodate between 80 000 and 100 000 guests a year, who will spend about 200 000 nights in the park annually, generating over R300-million a year in direct spending.This excludes the “knock-on” effect of secondary development, indirect expenditure and ancillary spending in and around the region.“This latest investment is the culmination of efforts by the national government to uplift one of the poorest regions in the country,” Moosa said, adding that it was a major step in the transformation of the tourism industry.“The developers represent investment companies with more than 70% black ownership, demonstrating in another way how tourism can be used to restructure the ownership of the country’s economy, and setting a new record in black economic empowerment.”Up to 50% of the construction work for the new resorts will be conducted by local small businesses.The development forms part of national government’s Lubombo Spatial Development Initiative, which has so far seen the completion of the Lubombo road from Durban to the Mozambique border.It follows the successful implementation of a malaria control programme which has resulted in a decrease in infection rates in the area of up to 94%, and the consolidation and redevelopment of the Greater St Lucia Wetland Park under a new dedicated World Heritage authority.This has included the reintroduction onto the shores of Lake St Lucia of the oldest, fastest and largest land mammals – the rhino, cheetah and elephant – which now live alongside the oldest and largest sea mammals, whales and turtles.“The Greater St Lucia Wetland Park is set to become an international model of the way in which the protection of wilderness can contribute to the alleviation of poverty and benefit social groups way beyond their boundaries – in accordance with new conservation principles recently adopted at World Summit on Sustainable Development as well as the World Parks Congress in Durban,” Moosa said.Moosa said the investments will conform to strict international guidelines designed to preserve the biological diversity of the St Lucia Wetland Park, and the developers will be obliged to conduct environmental impact assessments at their reporterlast_img read more

Every Interaction Matters

first_imgEvery interaction with your clients (and dream clients) counts. It all matters.That first cold call matters. It matters that you sound like someone who creates value for their clients. Having ideas matters … a lot! It matters how you treat the gatekeepers. It matters how you persist after your request for time is rejected. Are you treating your prospecting interactions like they matters.Your first sales call matters. That interaction is a what your will determine whether or not you are someone worth spending more time with or whether you should be precluded from an opportunity. Are you preparing for sales calls and planning for them like the interaction matters?The way you develop your solutions matters (now more than ever). The way you develop solutions needs to be more collaborative. It needs to include more stakeholders from more diverse areas of the business. Less is probably just pitching. It’s probably features and benefits divorced from any real desired future state. Is the way that you work the middle of the sales process proof positive that you know it matters–and how much it matters when the votes are tallied?The way you negotiate value matters, too. You owe it to your client, your company, and yourself to not allow your client to underinvest in the result they need. Discounting means allowing your client to underinvest. It means depriving your company of the profit necessary to produce the results your client needs. It also discounts the value that you create. This interaction matters a whole bunch, and not treating all the previous sales interactions like they matter often results in poor creating and capturing of value.Every sales interaction matters. They all count. If you believe they count, then you have to prepare for each interaction in a way that ensures that you create value for your clients and that you obtain the sales interaction’s outcomes (usually an advance).Treat every interaction as if the whole deal rests on that single interaction. It just may.QuestionsHow do you prepare for sales interactions?How do you prepare for your first sales call?How do you ensure that your prep work helps you obtain the outcome you need?last_img read more

More Companies Urged to Offer Internships for Young People

first_imgStory Highlights A community-based initiative, funded jointly by the Government of Jamaica and the European Union (EU), PRP has the overall objective of empowering residents of vulnerable communities to achieve their fullest potential and contribute to the attainment of a secure, cohesive and just Jamaican society.These outcomes are consistent with goals one and two of Vision 2030, Jamaica’s National Development Plan.PRP, which is being implemented by JSIF, got underway in 2001 and is slated to end in 2020. Mr. Green was speaking at the Poverty Reduction Programme’s (PRP) Youth Forum at Mona Visitors’ Lodge in St. Andrew on Thursday (January 10) under the theme: ‘Bridging the Gap… Solutions for Youth Unemployment’. “We need more employers on board. We have to continue to dialogue with our private sector to say ‘this is a critical plan to ensure that we drive down the number of young people that we have that are unemployed’,” he said. last_img read more

Mamata creates new record names 41 women candidates

first_imgKolkata: Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday declared the list of candidates for the Lok Sabha elections 2019 with nearly 41 percent women candidates.”This year, we are having nearly 41 percent women candidates in our list. Last time, it was 35 percent. It is a proud moment for us and is a significant stride towards women empowerment. Everybody is talking about 33 percent reservation for women and we already have 35 percent women representation in Parliament,” Banerjee said. Also Read – Bose & Gandhi: More similar than apart, says Sugata BoseThe list of candidates that has 17 women candidates include political veterans as well as Tollywood actors. Mala Roy who has been fielded from Kolkata South seat sounded confident of her victory. “South Kolkata is one of the prime seats and all eyes are fixed on it. I am indebted to our party chief Mamata Banerjee for having the faith in me and I will try my best to meet her expectations. I have been in politics for many years and have been working for the cause of the people. I will continue to do the same,” Roy maintained. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataMahua Moitra who will be contesting from Krishnanagar seat expressed her gratitude towards Banerjee and said: “I will try to reach out to every single voter in my constituency during the campaign, taking my party workers into confidence.” Moitra is an MLA from Karimpur and was the vice-president of JP Morgan before stepping into politics. Actor Mimi Chakraborty will be fighting from Jadavpur in place of Sugata Bose. “I am privileged as Didi (Mamata Banerjee) has thought that I am fit enough to contest in the elections. I am hopeful of winning as I believe that people will shower their blessings on me,” she maintained. Actor Nusrat Jahan who will contest from Basirhat said that she will try her best to live up to the trust that the TMC supremo has bestowed upon her. The surprise factor in the list came in the form of a new women candidate — Rupali Biswas from Ranaghat seat. She is the wife of Satyajit Biswas, the MLA from Krishnagunj, who was shot dead in February this year. “I will give my all-out to complete the pending development works of my husband. I will act under the instructions of the party leadership and carry out the responsibility entrusted upon me,” she added. Mausam Noor, former Congress MP, who had joined TMC in January this year will fight in Malda North seat while Beerbaha Soren will be contesting from Jhargram. Actor Moon Moon Sen who had won from Bankura seat in 2014 Lok Sabha polls will contest from Asansol. Sajda Ahmed will contest from Uluberia. Among the women candidates who have remained unchanged from 2014 Lok Sabha polls are Kakoli Ghosh Dastidar from Barasat, Arpita Ghosh from Balurghat, Pratima Mondal from Joynagar, Ratna De Nag from Hooghly, Shatabdi Roy from Birbhum, Aparupa Poddar from Arambag and a few others.last_img read more

Goway launches 2017 Africa Middle East travel planner

first_img TORONTO – Goway Travel has released its new 2017 brochure with more than 250 travel ideas for Africa and the Middle East.More than 20 countries are covered in the new travel planner. New tours for 2017 include:Goway’s 32-day ‘Ultimate Journey of a Lifetime, The Cape to Cairo’ returns with even more additionsExpanded VIP programs including five new itineraries, the Ultimate Air Safari Tour, Southern Africa Extravaganza, Malawi and Zambia Getaway, Legendary Cape and Delta and the African SamplerThe new Spectacular South Africa, a small group, 15-day, escorted tour featuring deluxe accommodationsNew exclusive game lodges in South AfricaUpgraded Kilimanjaro climbsAn 11-day Kenya Family Safari, perfect for younger globetrottersTwo safari and beach packages combining South Africa and MozambiqueNewly added Pemba and Mafia Island stays, “a great extension to any safari in East Africa”New overland tour from Johannesburg to Victoria Falls for more adventurous travellersGoway first entry into Africa was overland expeditions. Its product range has since grown to include fly in safaris, exotic beach destinations and romantic rail journeys. See Friday, September 30, 2016 Share Travelweek Group Posted bycenter_img Tags: Goway Travel Goway launches 2017 Africa & Middle East travel planner << Previous PostNext Post >>last_img read more

Karisma enhances wedding offering with new online tools

center_img Wednesday, October 12, 2016 Travelweek Group MIAMI — Karisma Hotels & Resorts’ newly enhanced website for destination weddings includes a ‘Your Day, Your Way’ customizable planning tool, digital Save the Date announcements and a Promo Predictor for upcoming destination wedding deals.The site is at“Karisma Hotels & Resorts is renowned for its wedding and romance travel offerings, consistently setting new standards at our adults-only El Dorado Spa Resorts & Hotels and family-friendly Azul Hotels, Generations Resorts by Karisma and Nickelodeon Hotels & Resorts,” said Faith Wishnie, Director of Wedding Services at Karisma Hotels & Resorts.  “Our new website offers wedding couples access and resources beyond compare, delivering all the tools and customization of traditional wedding planning with the ease afforded by digital. We designed the new wedding portal to make the destination wedding planning process as simple, straightforward and fun as possible, so couples can enjoy personalized, stress-free wedding experiences from start to finish.”Karisma couples can choose from six style categories in the resort brand’s Memorable Moments Signature Wedding Collection. With ‘Your Day, Your Way’, couples have access to a collection of more than 400 Signature Accents wedding elements including food and beverage offerings, wine pairings, personalized stationery, ceremony shade lounges, customized music playlists, wedding signs, custom-designed floral collections and chic décor.More news:  Kory Sterling is TL Network Canada’s new Sales Manager CanadaWith the new digital ‘Save the Date’ announcements, couples can create personalized and interactive wedding announcements to send to guests, which include a link to a resort slideshow, date and location specifics, and all of the reservations details.  This tool also allows the couple to store and track their guest lists in one place.And the site’s ‘Promo Predictor’ allows couples to sort through Karisma Hotels & Resorts’ weddings promotions.  The new tool displays only offers that meet their criteria.Couples can also now reserve entire sections at select resorts, including the El Dorado Casitas Royale.Other Karisma Hotels & Resorts wedding amenities include the three-night Weddings Dress Rehearsal trips. Brides leave with peace of mind and exclusive offers, including a US$500 wedding credit when booking 10+ rooms.  The Wedding Dress Rehearsal is available several times per year for $699 per couple. See read more