FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: October 8, 1999
Contact: Steve Simon, 240-567-5385

Breakfast Forum to Focus on “Managing Diversity in the Workplace”
        (Rockville, Maryland) – As one of its first major activities since the recent launch of Montgomery College Continuing Education’s new Diversity Management Institute, the College is co-sponsoring a Thursday, October 14 breakfast program on “Managing Diversity in the Workplace. The event will be held at the new Regal Cinemas, 199-H East Montgomery Avenue in downtown Rockville, beginning at 8 a.m.
 
        The Rockville Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the College and the Montgomery County Chamber Workforce Corporation, is the event’s lead sponsor.
Panelists participating in the discussion will include: Timothy Stranges, interim director of Montgomery College’s Diversity Management Institute; Tuan Q. Pham, president of Diversity Solutions; John Q. Porter, chairman of the board, Montgomery County Chamber Workforce Corporation; Joan Rubin, a diversity and cross cultural communications consultant; and Claudette Yanasseneh, director of diversity training for Marriott International. Dr. Percy Thomas, Provost of Continuing Education at Montgomery College, will facilitate the discussion.
For more information and registration costs on this event, call the Rockville Chamber office at 301-424-9300.

        Montgomery College’s new Diversity Management Institute provides on-site workforce diversity training and consulting services, to help public and private sector organizations understand the changing demographics of their workplace and their customers. Its goal is to help these organizations maximize the potential of their employees, increase productivity, improve customer satisfaction and stay competitive.

        The Diversity Management Institute provides a variety of training course offerings that can be tailored to address the specific needs of its clients. For more information on the Institute, contact Brenda Gibson, outreach coordinator, at 240-567-7960, or direct e-mail to: dmi@mc.cc.md.us.

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