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Growing New Teams for Greatness – IPMA Webinar

July 12, 2018  1:30 PM Central

A conversation with Dr. Todd Allen, Professor of Communication and Special Assistant to the President & Provost for Diversity Affairs, Messiah College

Webinar Overview:

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median age of workers in the printing industry is now almost 50 years old. In light of this news, it is reasonable to assume that many experienced in-plant employees will soon be retiring. But this does not necessarily need to spell trouble for in-plant leaders who are looking to replace outgoing, seasoned professionals. Instead, this information can lead to new opportunities and positive change.

What do leaders need to be doing in order to grow new teams of employees who are involved and engaged? Can leaders create 21st century organizations where employees are problem solvers and creative thinkers? Where will the next generation of leaders come from? Our answer may surprise you.

Join Dwayne Magee, President of IPMA and Director for Print and Mail at Messiah College and Dr. Allen as they discuss the benefits and the importance of diversity in the in-plant. Learn about what it means to be an effective inclusive leader and become aware of some of the artificial barriers that may be keeping you from becoming the next great in-plant.



Dr. Todd Allen, Special Assistant to President – Messiah College
Dr. Todd Allen is special assistant to the president and provost for diversity affairs, as well as a professor of communication, at Messiah College in Pennsylvania. He received his BA in Broadcast Communication from Geneva College, his MA in Rhetorical Studies from the University of Akron, and his PhD in rhetorical Studies from Duquesne University. He is a recipient of the Fellowship of the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History at Yale University, The New Pittsburgh Courier 50 Men of Excellence, Minority Opinion Magazine Achiever Award, and the YWCA of Greater Pittsburgh Racial Justice Award.  For more than a decade he has led “Returning to the Roots of the Civil Rights Bus Tour,” a premier Civil Rights bus tour that takes participants to nearly every major historical site associated with the movement.  Dr. Allen is a Diversity/Inclusive Excellence trainer and Founder of the Common Ground Project, a nonprofit dedicated to teaching the history of Civil Rights. He wrote his doctoral dissertation on museum interpretations of the Selma to Montgomery March of 1965 and he is a frequent lecturer on the topics of the commemorative practices and public memory related to the Civil Rights Movement.

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