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May 2012
May Highlights
Cerna Emcees Inclusion Fusion
Leadership Reflections
An American Hero

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June 8

Inclusion Fusion Benefit Dinner/Auction 


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Puget Sound Graduation Celebration


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Cerna to Emcee at Inclusion Fusion

Enrique CernaEnrique Cerna, executive producer, host and co-creator of the weekly regional current affairs program KCTS 9 CONNECTS, will emcee at Inclusion Fusion on June 8th at SODO Park, Seattle.

"I couldn't turn down an opportunity to promote diversity in leadership," said Cerna when asked to serve as emcee. "EDI is an organization I'm honored to support."   


Inclusion Fusion is EDI's annual benefit dinner and auction. Proceeds from this event will go towards enhancing and expanding EDI programs.  Cost is $125 per person and registration ends May 25th.   REGISTER TODAY!


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Leadership Reflections - Emotional Intelligence & Behavioral Styles


Starting this month, we present to you "Leadership Reflections," an inside perspective of the 2012 Leadership Discovery and Leadership Navigation eight-month journey.  Leadership Reflections will showcase participant highlights, "AHA" moments and insights from the monthly program session.   This month, we feature Emotional Intelligence and Behavior Styles.


If you stepped into a room with posters of a MONKEY, LION, OWL and ST. BERNARD and were asked to stand next to the one that you most identified with, which one would you go to?   In the Leadership Discovery and Navigation classes on Emotional Intelligence and Behavior Styles, participants took part in this exercise.  It was fascinating to see how selection of an animal revealed so much about individual behavior styles, how we see ourselves, our strengths, our frustrations and our perceptions of others.  Read More

A Tribute to an American Hero 


Last month, President Obama awarded Gordon Hirabayashi posthumously with the country's highest civilian honor,  the Presidential Medal of Freedom. This month, President Obama paid tribute to Hirabayashi while commemorating Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month. 

 Presidential Proclamation  


Inspired by Hirabayashi's courage and sacrifice, an EDI alumna blogs about the significance of his leadership and how he changed the course of history.   Read Blog


Share with us what your cultural heritage means to you and how it has shaped your views on leadership.  My Cultural Heritage

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