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  • September 26, 2019
    5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Chris McDonell

Join the Greater Baltimore Committee for the third installment of a four-part speaker series with Chris McDonell, President and CEO of McDonell Consulting Group/Sandler Training.

The purpose of a presentation is to obtain a decision. The prospect’s commitment to making that decision must be obtained before you start your presentation. During the session “Closing the Sale: How To Inspect What You Expect,” we will discuss how to obtain that commitment, deliver a presentation consistent with the prospect’s priorities and obtain the buying decision (yes or no).  You will better understand how to close the sale and be aware of the potential roadblocks to achieving that objective.

Read more: The GBC Check-In: Chris McDonell

Event details:

When: Thursday, September 26, 2019; 5:30 p.m. registration, 6-7 p.m. program

Where: Greater Baltimore Committee, 111 South Calvert Street, Suite 1700, Baltimore, MD 21202

Cost:

$35 members

$50 non-members

A 72-hour cancellation notice is required for a refund.

For event and sponsorship information, contact Lisa Byrd, GBC’s Director of Events and Business Development, at 410-727-2820.


  • September 27, 2019
    7:30 am - 9:30 am

Join the Greater Baltimore Committee for a conversation with Debra L. McCurdy, the new President of Baltimore City Community College. She assumed the Presidency of BCCC in the spring 2019 semester.

For the past 11 years, McCurdy has served as President of Rhodes State College in Lima, Ohio where she oversaw the transformation of the institution as it expanded its programs to include associate of arts and associate of science degrees. The college also expanded its reach into the region through distance and online programs and developed a manufacturing consortium to provide skill enhancement and training to serve 26 companies. Bringing a strategic vision for program development and growth, she was instrumental in securing increased grant funding and maintaining fiscal stability.

McCurdy previously served for nine years as Provost and Chief Operating Officer for the Dunwoody Campus at Georgia Perimeter College and for seven years as Assistant and Associate Provost at Clark Atlanta University in Atlanta, Georgia. Earlier positions included serving as a Woodrow Wilson Fellow and Vice President for Academic Affairs at Paul Quinn College in Texas and as Assistant Dean of Academic Affairs at Brandeis University in Massachusetts.

McCurdy earned bachelor of science, master of education and doctoral degrees from Bowling Green State University in Ohio.

Read more: Dr. Debra L. McCurdy: ‘BCCC has all the right stuff’

Event details:

When: Friday, September 27, 2019; 7:30 a.m. registration, 8 a.m. program

Where: Greater Baltimore Committee, 111 South Calvert Street, Suite 1700, Baltimore, MD 21202

Cost: $50 members and non-members

A 72-hour cancellation notice is required for refund.

For event and sponsorship information, contact Lisa Byrd, Director of Events and Business Development, at 410-727-2820.

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  • October 18, 2019
    7:30 am - 9:00 am

Join the Greater Baltimore Committee on October 18, 2019 for a discussion with U.S. Senator Christopher J. Van Hollen Jr. about top federal issues that are currently being debated in Washington, D.C., the important election year on the horizon and more.

Sen. Van Hollen took office as a United States Senator from Maryland on January 3, 2017. From 2003 to 2017 he served as the U.S. Representative for Maryland’s 8th Congressional District.

Sen. Van Hollen started his time in public service as a member of the Maryland State Legislature. In 2002, he was elected to represent Maryland’s 8th Congressional District. In the House of Representatives, he served as a member of the Democratic leadership and was elected by his colleagues to be the Ranking Member of the House Budget Committee and protect vital interests like Social Security and Medicare.

He is a graduate of Swarthmore College, the John F. Kennedy School of Public Policy at Harvard University, and the Georgetown University Law Center.

Event details:

When: Friday, October 18, 2019; 7:30 a.m. registration, 8 a.m. program

Where: Greater Baltimore Committee, 111 South Calvert Street, Suite 1700, Baltimore, MD 21202

Cost: $50 members

A 72-hour cancellation notice is required for refund.

For event and sponsorship information, contact Lisa Byrd, Director of Events and Business Development, at 410-727-2820.
This is a members only event.

 

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  • October 21, 2019
    11:30 am - 6:00 pm

Join the GBC for the inaugural Bridging the Gap Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Summit!

This informative half-day event will bring together majority, minority and women-owned businesses and civic organizations to discuss strategies for transforming the culture within your business and across the broader community to be more diverse, equitable and inclusive.

Dr. Steve RobbinsKeynote speaker Dr. Steve Robbins will discuss: “Your Brain is Good at Inclusion … Except When it’s Not.”

A thought leader and innovator, Dr. Robbins’ unique, science-based approach to inclusion and diversity has captured wide acclaim from audiences and organizations across the United States. The core of his work is about understanding human behavior and leveraging human differences in an ever-changing, fast-paced world. He is the creator of the video training series “Inclusion Insights” and the author of  “What If? Short Stories to Spark Inclusion & Diversity Dialogue.” Dr. Robbins earned an undergraduate degree in Communication from Calvin College, and a masters and doctorate in Communication Science from Michigan State University.

Workshop topics to be offered concurrently:

1:30 – 2:45 p.m.

A. The Business Case for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

B. Leveraging Access to Financial and Social Capital

3:15 – 4:30 p.m.

C. Diversity Crossfire Session: Gender Bias

D. Beyond Black and White: Recognizing and supporting the growing Hispanic and Latino Community in the Greater Baltimore Region

Event Details:

When: Monday, October 21, 2019

Schedule:

Registration: 11:30 a.m.

Lunch with keynote speaker Dr. Steve Robbins: Noon-1 :15 p.m.

Concurrent Workshop Sessions: 1:30-2:45 p.m.

Concurrent Workshop Sessions: 3:15-4:30 p.m.

The Exchange Reception (networking): 4:30-6 p.m.

Where: University of Maryland Baltimore, SMC Campus Center, 621 W. Lombard St., Baltimore, Md., 21201

Cost: $85 GBC members and Md. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce members, $125 non-GBC members

Please note: More information on workshops will be announced soon.

Read more: Don Fry Commentary: The Business Case for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

For event information, contact Adrea Turner, Director of Strategic Initiatives and Senior Policy Advisor, at 410-727-2820, ext. 46.

For sponsorship information, contact Lisa ByrdGBC’s Director of Events and Business Development, at 410-727-2820, ext. 40.

Luncheon Sponsor: Legg Mason

Champion for Diversity Sponsor: Howard Bank


  • October 24, 2019
    5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

#bWomen logoThe Baltimore Women’s Advisory Board invites you to join them for an exciting #bWomen event:

The Baltimore Women’s Advisory Board has specifically designed this unique program and selected an all-male panel of top executives to discuss their perspective, experiences and best practices utilized in cultivating a diverse and inclusive company culture.

This discussion will be moderated by Sabina Kelly, Greater Maryland Market President, Bank of America and Christine Aspell, Managing Partner, Baltimore Office, KPMG LLP.

How to be an Effective Ally

  • Why inclusion is about each person.
  • How to create a culture that strives for equity and embraces, respects and values the differences of all employees.
  • Why diversity is about the unique experiences, qualities and characteristics each person brings to the work environment.
  • Why inclusion requires that each person see beyond differences in others to create a culture that unlocks the power of diversity.

According to research, creating an environment where people can bring their whole self to work is essential to a successful organizational culture. An individual’s sense of belonging within the work culture is enhanced by the presence of “allies” – those who support and advocate for others across all aspects of diversity. Panelists for this event have demonstrated that they value diverse perspectives, are not afraid to engage in courageous conversations and have worked to remove bias, stereotypes and patterns of inequity in the workplace. 

Hear from these top executives:

  • Joseph Sullivan – Chairman and CEO, Legg Mason
  • Robert Wallace – President, CEO and Founder, Bithgroup Technologies
  • Timothy Gillis – Managing Partner, KPMG
  • David Imre – CEO, imre

Event details:

When: Thursday, October 24, 2019, 5:30-6:30 p.m. networking, 6:30-8:30 p.m. program

Where: Towson University South Campus Pavilion, 7537 Auburn Drive, Towson, Md., 21204

Cost: Members: Free

For event information, contact Lisa ByrdGBC’s Director of Events and Business Development, at 410-727-2820.

This is a GBC members only event.  

Please note that #bWomen events are not exclusive to women. We hope that you will invite a male colleague from your organization who would be interested in hearing about the business case for diversity and inclusion. All invited guests must RSVP through a GBC member.

For more information about the Baltimore Women’s Advisory Board and #bWomen, visit gbc.org/committee/bwomen.

Event sponsor: Legg Mason

Host sponsor: Towson University