Association of Fundraising Professionals
Central South Carolina Chapter

August Meeting: Diversity: The Value in Differences

  • 13 Aug 2015
  • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
  • 11:30 - 1:00 PM 300 Senate at Senate’s End, 300 Senate Street, Columbia, SC, 29201


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August 13th Meeting

11:30 - 1:00 PM


300 Senate at Senate’s End

300 Senate Street

Columbia, SC 29201

Phone: 803-748-8909

Diversity: The Value in Differences

Talking about diversity for most people is like bringing up a dirty family secret at the picnic table during the family reunion. It's uncomfortable and painful. Most people would rather avoid it or tip toe around the toughest parts. Every person has an opinion about race, culture, religion, gender, and sexual orientation, yet many feel awkward expressing it because of some anticipated backlash.

In a presentation tailored for development professionals, she will address faulty stereotypes and challenge us to think about the way we think when it comes to living near, socializing with or working in an environment where everybody's not the same. Betty believes that fostering an open dialogue is the most important effort to build knowledge, promote healing, and increase respect for cultural differences. For the open-minded, this presentation will change beliefs.

About Betty M. Parker, CPLP

Betty Parker is a professional speaker, author, and trainer. She provides engaging presentations and training to corporations and individuals who have a desire to grow professionally and personally.  Her degree in broadcast journalism from Louisiana State University affords her the educational background to write and speak professionally.  Betty became a trainer in 1998 when she was a key account manager and sales trainer with a pharmaceutical company in the biotech industry.  She started her own training company, Sharper Development Solutions, Inc., in 2006. As a leadership consultant, she specializes in the following topic areas: communications, teamwork, diversity, conflict management, employee engagement, coaching and mentoring, customer service, and more.  Her corporate customers find her delivery engaging and the results she delivers tangible and measurable.  She is at work on her next book What You Don’t Say Matters.  She is a Certified Professional in Learning and Development through the Association for Talent Development.


COST: AFP & SCANPO Members $20; Guests $25


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