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Geisinger's Director of Diversity to Speak on February 10

Arthur Breese, MA, MS, Director of Diversity for Geisinger Health Care Systems, will speak on Wednesday, February 10 from 9 a.m. - noon at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs Keystone Ballroom, Salon A.

As organizations seek new ways to take advantage of the opportunities that diversity presents, it is equally important to understand and respond to the new challenges for the organization’s various stakeholders. While past efforts to address diversity in the workplace have focused primarily on training around key diversity and equity concepts and definitions, NEPDEC believes that all of our stakeholders within member organizations can benefit from exploring the “Emotional Intelligence” issues that emerge in diverse workplaces.

Arthur W. Breese has a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Temple University, a Master of Arts Degree in Education, and a Master of Science Degree in Organizational Management from Misericordia University. He worked for more than 15 years as a family crisis counselor before moving to academe in the position of Director of the Northeastern Pennsylvania Diversity Education Consortium and Associate Director of the Diversity Institute at Misericordia University. Arthur has completed the Anti-Defamation League World of Difference Program, and presents locally, regionally, and nationally on diversity education and issues, including several presentations for the National Conference on Race and Ethnicity.

Breese has been the Director of Diversity and Mediation at East Stroudsburg University, and currently serves as Director of Diversity for Geisinger Health Care Systems. He continues to serve on the Board of Directors of the Northeastern Pennsylvania Diversity Education Consortium, and currently works with Consult4Diversity, a firm providing assessment and training to colleges, universities, healthcare systems, and businesses.

For more information contact Erica Acosta: erica.acosta@wilkes.edu