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Northwood News ♦ June 2017

Howard Ross to Speak at June Meeting

By David Rotenstein

We are fortunate to have as our speaker for the June 14 NFCCA meeting Howard Ross.  Howard is the founder and chief learning officer for Cook Ross, Inc., an international consulting company that works with corporations, government agencies, and police departments to reduce bias and improve cultural competency.

Author and consultant Howard Ross is scheduled to speak at our June meeting.

Howard is a longtime Silver Spring resident with a degree from the University of Maryland.  He has written two books, Everyday Bias:  Identifying and Navigating Unconscious Judgments in Our Daily Lives (2014) and ReInventing Diversity:  Transforming Organizational Community to Strengthen People, Purpose and Performance (2011).

In addition to writing two books, Howard’s work has been published by The Washington Post, The New York Times, Fast Company Magazine, Forbes, and Fortune.  He also appears regularly on WAMU’s Kojo Nnamdi show.

I first heard Howard speak last year at a meeting of the South Four Corners Civic Association.  It was a riveting, standing-room-only event.  Don’t miss this terrific opportunity to learn how everyday decisions and interactions we all experience are influenced by factors that might surprise you.  Howard’s talk will challenge everyone to ask hard questions about themselves and about the ways in which we see the world and react to things in it.   ■

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