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The End of Diversity as We Know It:

Why Diversity Efforts Fail and How Leveraging Difference Can Succeed

So you’ve achieved diversity. Now what? If you’ve ever asked yourself that question, Martin Davidson has a few ideas to share with you. Though he advocates diversity, Davidson believes mere numbers mean nothing. He values inclusion, but not for its own sake. His solution? Abandon the often burdensome notion of diversity efforts and embrace a new concept: leveraging difference. Diversity is capital. Invest it wisely and watch it grow.

Read an excerpt from The End of Diversity as We Know It: Why Diversity Efforts Fail and How Leveraging Difference Can Succeed

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Speaking Engagements

Engaging audiences and redefining diversity

Stay current on when and where Martin will be speaking: facilitating conference sessions, teaching custom executive education courses, speaking as a featured keynote, and as the subject of media interviews.

Watch Martin’s talk on Embrace the Weird from TEDx Phoenixville, PA October 5, 2013

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In The News

Press, Articles and other information

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Listen to the 17-minute broadcast at The Broad Experience, a conversation about men discussing women in the workplace…without women in the room.

Upcoming Speaking and Teaching Events

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26 JAN 2018: Ideas in the Rough Speaker Series

Martin’s talk is entitled Embracing the Weird: The Research Design

19 JAN 2018: Center for Appreciative Practice–Wisdom and Wellbeing Speaker Series

Martin’s talk is entitled The Wisdom of Leveraging Difference: The Necessity of Mindfulness for Building and Inclusive Culture Far too little attention has been paid to how mindfulness can be an asset in working amidst difference. Individuals who cultivate a contemplative practice position themselves to engage with the challenges that diversity of identity, background and […]

10 NOV 2017: African American Teaching Fellows John E. Baker Legacy Dinner Keynote Address

Martin’s talk is entitled The Whole Human Being: Teaching Black Students to Thrive The African American Teaching Fellows is a non-profit organization that recruits and trains African-American students to become teachers in Charlottesville City Schools and Albemarle County Public Schools. Each year, its John E. Baker Legacy Dinner features a keynote address on a pressing issue […]

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