Diversity Book

Workplace Diversity: How to Get It Right!

CONGRATULATORY LETTER from City of Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson re: “Workplace Diversity – How to Get It Right!” : Mayor Watson Letter

 

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ISBN: 978-0-9881316-3-7 (E-pub version)

ISBN: 978-0-9881316-2-0 (print version)

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It is available now through the author. To order directly from the author please use the order option offered above.

This book is now available on-line through :

Amazon.ca at: Workplace Diversity – How to Get It Right

Amazon.com at: Workplace Diversity – How to Get It Right

It is also available in any of the e-pub formats through : Kindle, Kobo, Apple iBooks, Barnes & Noble, Sony Reader Store, Copia, Gardners, Baker & Taylor, eSentral, Scribd and PagePusher.

Are you part of an organization, non-profit, college or university requiring larger quantities of soft cover print books? Please contact Syd for information on large orders.

ABOUT THE CONTENT:

Not every organization or business has the management skills or resources to successfully create a more diverse workplace. This book tells the story of one organization’s transformation through diversity and provides 12 lessons that can help an organization, or business, through the diversity workplace process.

The 12 lessons to succeed, outlined in the book, include:

  • establishing the environment for workplace diversity,
  • who should champion the project,
  • establishing the language for workplace diversity

and 9 more lessons that Syd walks you through.

WHAT SYD HAS TO SAY ABOUT HIS BOOK:

I wanted to be very careful in the writing of my book to keep it straight-to-the-point and an easy-to-read book that provides 12 lessons that will help organizations and businesses build a more successful and forward-thinking environment for their community.

It is hopefully simple and clear and clean, so that people who are very busy will not be deterred from reading it as compared to the many books that can be viewed as “heavy” material when it comes to diversity work. I also wanted to target the small to medium business owners who have to do everything themselves, which in Canada, are the majority of our businesses and they have very little time on their hands to catch concepts and ideas that are thrown at them from every direction.

I also didn’t want to think for the readers, but rather just make statements or point them in directions that would cause them to think on their own and enter into discussions that need to be had, taking into account their own issues of diversity.

One of the points I always make when speaking with people is that what happened in OPS cannot just be “cookie-cut” into anyone else’s organization, they need to create their own process, but here, in this book, are the points to consider.

I hope I accomplished that.

Most sincerely,

Syd

 

WANT TO HEAR SYD SPEAK ABOUT THE 12 LESSONS HE SHARES ABOUT THE CONTENT:

Sylvio (Syd) A. Gravel, M.O.M., a former police officer, with over 30 years’ experience in the Ottawa Police Service, managed an international award-winning diversity change project, which  received the 2007 International Association of Chiefs of Police Civil Rights Award. For 10 years, Syd was the officer-in-charge of managing recruiting and training for the Ottawa Police Service.

He is passionate about managing change through diversity. Based on his experience, he learned hard-earned tips and techniques to help organizations and businesses become more viable economically and gain the competitive edge. He leads diversity project managers from panicked to passionate to success because he has walked the talk in an organization entrenched in 150 years of tradition.

FOR SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS Please contact Syd.

 

TESTIMONIAL:

Syd is a passionate spokesperson on the issue of diversity and achieving equity for all individuals within the workplace.”

Christine Roy, Director of Human Resources, Ottawa Police Service (2010)

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