Yardstick Management Announces the Creation of an Executive Leadership Institute Focused on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion


ATLANTA, GA, USA, Aug. 31, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ — Yardstick Management, America’s leading black-owned management consulting firm, announced the third retirement of the Yardstick Management Institute, a publishing leadership program special designed for executive makers. Yardstick will host this event on the heels of the success of its last two institutes which took place in January and July 2022. Building on previous events and titled People, Purpose and Productivity: Redesigning Workplaces and Investing in Sustainability, The Institute will take place November 2-5, 2022. During this immersive four-day retreat, a select cohort of top leaders from across the country will gather at the Four Seasons Resort Nevis in the Caribbean to explore the connections between leadership and the power of vulnerability.

The Yardstick Management Institute team has organized an executive leadership retreat that is enlightening, restorative and welcomes diversity of thought and being. Speakers and attendees will delve into critical business priority areas, such as crisis management, sustainability, workforce issues, wealth creation, technology innovation, and diversity, equity and diversity. ‘inclusion. Throughout the retreat, participants will also have time to embrace a tropical mindset as they explore the island and relax in the island breeze. Registration through the Yardstick Management website closes September 30, 2022.

This event is presented by Indeed and sponsored by PNC. The company recently opened up sponsorship opportunities for organizations looking to invest in its rapid growth while gaining brand visibility in an inclusive global space.

Yardstick Management is honored to announce that Bracken Darrell, President and CEO of Logitech, will be a keynote speaker at the institute highlighting Logitech’s commitment to climate solutions: reflecting on the past and working towards a better future. The Institute will also host DoorDash Chief Marketing Officer, Kofi Amoo-Gottfried, who will speak about creating access for Dashers, merchants and consumers during difficult macroeconomic times.

Additional speakers leading the sessions and discussions include:

Carole L. Brown, Head of Asset Management Group at The PNC Financial Services Group
Fred Goff, co-founder and CEO of Jobcase
General Tom Seamands, former U.S. Army general and senior director of the McChrystal Group
Ernest Adams, co-owner and director of Hustle with Heart LLC
Kerry C. Duggan, Founder and CEO of SustainabiliD
Benjamin Coleman, Head of Global Security Protection Services, Executive Support at Meta
Misty Gaither, Senior Director & Global Head of DI&B at Indeed

Participants from previous institutes have positive reflections on their experience at the Leadership and Vulnerability Leadership Retreat:

“It’s an opportunity to diversify your network. You’ll walk away with lasting relationships and learnings that you can stash in your back pocket.
-Christina Shareef, Head of DIB and Emerging Talent at Reddit, Inc.

“I’m really excited to be able to go back and share a lot of the learnings and conversations we had in these rooms with my extended team. I’m looking forward to the next Yardstick Management Institute as I think it will have really impact a larger group.
-Jamal Wilson, Vice President of Products at Keurig Dr. Pepper Inc.

“The experience was really insightful and also challenged my own thinking and opportunities. I have to go back to my organization and my leadership to talk about how we think about the various initiatives and programs we run.
-Naphtali Bryant, Director, Human Resources Business Partner at Netflix

Attendees will also see and hear from Yardstick’s management team – Slma Shelbayah, Director of Marketing and Crisis Management Communications, and Dr. Ebbie Parsons, III, Founder and Managing Partner with opening remarks. Kelley L. Carter, a two-time Emmy award-winning journalist and ESPN’s senior entertainment reporter, will be the emcee.

“I am delighted to announce this special edition of the Yardstick Management Institute focused on an intimate group of senior executives,” said Dr. Ebbie Parsons III, Founder of Yardstick Management. “We are responding to demand by creating our third retreat last year, curating more diverse leadership rooms for a unique experience for attendees and speakers. We intentionally continue to focus on our mission, with purpose, people and productivity in mind, with leadership and vulnerability at the root of it all”

Yardstick is excited to continue the Yardstick Management Institute next year as the consulting and executive search business continues to grow successfully. In 2021 alone, the management consulting firm grew revenue by 166%, grew its employee base by 42%, and impacted more than 2,600,000 employees across businesses, nonprofits, and global educational organizations including Amazon, Facebook, LinkedIn, Netflix, MIT, Orangetheory, PLBY Group Inc., Davita Kidney Care, Whirlpool, Roark Capital, and more. More information regarding the institute, registration and sponsorship can be found on the website.

Founded in 2012, Yardstick Management is the leading black-owned management consulting firm in the United States. She provides support on organizational strategy, diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging, as well as executive search expertise at the world’s most recognized companies. Our comprehensive services help organizations transform their culture as well as attract and retain the most diverse, high-level executives to their C-Suites and Boards. Named to Inc.’s 2021 Best Companies list. and in the Georgia Business Journal’s Best Business Consulting Company, Yardstick Management has a proven track record of successful transformation and is trusted by the world’s largest companies.

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