Register now! Inclusion Best Practices Series, August 3rd, 2016

The Diversity Performance Factor
Featuring a conversation with Michael L. Wheeler, Founder, The Diversity Performance Factor Project™ President and GD&I Enterprises

The Diversity Performance Factors (DPFs)© model and process was designed with performance in mind and the need to truly strategically align Diversity & Inclusion directly with any business or organizational objectives and outcomes. First introduced in a special section in Harvard Business Review, and now the topic of a new book on performance and The Diversity Performance Factor Project. This session will introduce the DPF© model and process and show how it can help organizations
a) identify the business case(s) for D&I relative to their organizations specific objectives and outcomes
b) Demonstrate how to strategically and tactically enhance performance by eliminating (or minimizing) barriers to success by implementing performance enhancers
c) Drive innovation through D&I

Join us on:
August 3rd, 7:30am.-9:30am.
Location: Rivers Casino, 777 Casino Dr. Pittsburgh, PA 15212
Free parking available

Learn more about the Speaker

Called a “Pioneer of Diversity” by Diversity Journal, Michael L. Wheeler has been recognized globally for nearly three decades of Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) thought leadership and accomplishments as a corporate executive, author and entrepreneur. He has worked extensively with Fortune 500 Companies, government and not-for-profits. As Chief Diversity Officer at Omnicom Media Group and Director of Global Diversity & Inclusion for Merck & Co. Inc., he successfully built and led global corporate D&I strategies aligning them with business strategy. As Program Director and Researcher at The Conference Board, he envisioned, built and led the Diversity & Inclusion area of expertise which included authoring seminal research, designing and directing global conferences and launching the nation’s first Fortune 500 corporate executive Council on Workforce Diversity. As an entrepreneur he has launched his own businesses, created The Diversity Performance Factor Project™, the Diversity Performance Factor (DPF)™ model and process and designed The Impact Forum. He also currently serves as President of The Diversity Collegium—a global cross-sector/industry think tank of D&I leaders.

He has been published extensively on the topic of Diversity, cited in newspapers and magazines around the world and appeared on television and radio. He is contributing author to the recently published book, “Diversity at Work: The Practice of Inclusion.” Among his articles and research–including the first special sections on Diversity for both Harvard Business Review and Business Week—are:

Harvard Business Review (Special sections on Diversity):

    “Diversity Now: Real Results, New Opportunities,” March, 2006
    “Diversity: The Performance Factor,” March, 2005

Business Week (Special sections on Diversity):

    “Developing Tomorrow’s Leadership Today,” December, 1999
    “Capitalizing on Diversity: Navigating the Seas of the Multicultural Workforce and Workplace,” December 1998
    “Global Diversity: A Key for Success,” December 1997
    “Diversity: Making the Business Case,” December 1996

Conference Board:

    “The Diversity Executive: Tasks, Competencies and Strategies for Effective Leadership,” 2002
    “Corporate Practices in Diversity Measurement,” 1996
    “Diversity: Business Rationale and Strategies,” 1995
    “Diversity Training,” 1994

Michael has served in a variety of Professional roles including:

    Diversity MBA Magazine, Advisory Board
    Nike, CSR Report, External Advisory Committee
    Conference Board, Vice Chair, Council on Global Diversity & Inclusion
    EEOC National Workplace Issues Roundtable, Participant
    American Advertising Federation, Mosaic Council Member
    The National Gay Lesbian Chamber of Commerce, Corporate Advisor
    New School University, Milano Graduate School of Management, Adjunct Professor


Master of Science, Milano Graduate School of Management, New School University
Bachelor of Arts, California State University