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Maintaining Diversity and Inclusion in a Difficult Economy: Mentoring Across Differences

Thursday, December 10, 2009 - Thursday, December 10, 2009
06:00 am London - 06:00 am London

Vern Myers Consulting presentsMentoring Across Differences

December 9, 200912:00-2:30pmLatham & Watkins LLP355 South Grand AvenueLos Angeles, CA

Please join Paul Hastings and other legal professionals at this interactive workshop led by Vern Myers. Participants will address the following difficult but important questions:

  • What makes for successful mentoring relationships generally?

  • Can formal programs work? If so, what needs to be done to make them successful? What about group mentoring?

  • What are the unique benefits of cross-racial/ethnic mentoring?

  • What are barriers that cross-racial/ethnic pairs face in their mentoring relationships?

  • How can these barriers be overcome?

  • What can you do to make assignments for diversity attorneys to ensure their support and development? What are the pitfalls/mistakes of this process?

  • What can the firm do to promote successful informal relationships between attorneys of different races/ethnicities?

  • What is reverse mentoring?


Contributors

Image: Donna Marie Melby
Donna Marie Melby
Partner, Litigation and Employment Law Departments