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ATDps January 2018 Chapter Meeting -Seattle ~Exploring Cognitive Diversity and Navigating Cultural Differences

  • January 16, 2018
  • 7:30 AM - 9:30 AM
  • Mercer Island Community and Event Center,8236 SE 24th Street, Mercer Island, WA 98040


  • Special code required for non members who are attending the Chapter meeting for the first time.
  • If you would like to join the chapter for the next year and qualify for member rates at upcoming events, use this option.
  • Special pre-registration rate for members.
    Walk in rate will be $25.
  • Special pre-registration rate for non-members.
    Walk in rate will be $45.

 ATDps: January 2018 Seattle Chapter Meeting

Exploring Cognitive Diversity and Navigating Cultural Differences

Diversity and Inclusion is a top priority and strategic initiative for many talent management functions. Ernst & Young has explored a unique approach to helping their professionals navigate cognitive diversity by offering learning programs and coaching focused on exploring different global mindsets that impact cross-cultural interactions. This approach has strengthened their ability to work with global teams, both internally and with the clients they serve.

The learning objectives:

  • Learn about cognitive diversity and how to encourage greater curiosity about invisible and cultural differences
  • Identify best practices to understand, interpret and anticipate invisible differences
  • Build greater competency in cross-cultural interaction

About the Speaker

Allison Thomas is a Senior HR Business Partner at Ernst & Young, LLC, where she’s worked for the past two years serving as the People Leader for the Seattle, Portland and Salt Lake City offices. Prior to Ernst & Young, Allison worked at Starbucks for 20 years, with her most recent role as an HR Business Partner serving various clients across the retail store leadership teams and corporate headquarter client groups. She also led a significant learning program revamp at Starbucks, serving as the Learning Program Manager for Starbucks Barista Basics Training, the first global training initiative that launched in 2010.


7:30 AM – Doors open, networking

8:00 AM – Presentation

9:00 AM - Additional Networking

9:30 AM – End



Pre-Registration - Members attend at no charge (Walk In Rate Members $25)

Pre-Registration - Non-Member $40.00 (Walk-In Rate $45)

Online Registration Closes On The Sunday Prior To The Chapter Meeting. At That Time We Are No Longer Able To Accept Pre-Registrations.

Please note that once the online registration is closed, we encourage and welcome you to attend and pay at the door.

We are not able to issue refunds after the Friday prior to the meeting.  Substitutions are encouraged.




ATD Puget Sound Chapter
P.O. Box 46368
Seattle, WA 98146


Email:  contact.us@atdpugetsound.org

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