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Early registration ends Thursday, February 21, 2019, $247.50/ per person
Late registration Friday, February 22, 2019, $297.50/ per person 

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More than other senior administrative officers, Chief Diversity Officers (CDOs) are required to engage in horizontal administration, and work across the other vertical units with the individuals responsible for those areas. It is important then for CDOs to develop knowledge and competency in a variety of institutional sectors and demonstrate executive presence as they execute their duties. Executive presence has long been acknowledged as a critical factor in leader effectiveness.

Executive presence is a mystery for many leaders to define. However, leaders are often expected to hone such presence without a road map that connects behavior and thought to business and institutional outcomes.

The CoopLew Chief Diversity Officers Virtual Seminar: Demystifying Executive Presence: Unpacking the 16 Behaviors that all Chief Diversity Officers need to demonstrate as Transformational  Leaders, unpacks behaviors that create a new essence for diversity leaders. This virtual seminar provides key foundational skills for developing greater leadership presence and a more effective, impactful communication style with senior executives and key stakeholders.


The Value of Your Investment:

  • Gain awareness of personal leadership strengths and orientations,

  • Learn the multiple facets that influence executive-level perception and decision-making,

  • Gain powerful tools to implement immediately on the job to enhance the perception of your leadership acumen,

  • Receive a post- seminar call  (30 minutes) from a member of the CoopLew team,

  • Receive a certificate of completion as proof of professional development to note on resume/vita,

  • Receive a recording of the entire seminar for future reference.  

Listen to an interview with Melvin Scales, seminar facilitator, share why you should attend this virtual seminar. 


All live sessions are held on Mondays and start 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm EST

Monday, March 4, 2019:    Overview of Executive Presence 
Monday, March 11, 2019:  Self-Development
Monday, March 18, 2019:  Interpersonal Relationship  
Monday, March 25, 2019:  Business Intelligence 
Monday, April, 1, 2019:     Risk-Taking 
Monday, April 8, 2019:      Performance Improvement

Can't attend a session? That's fine, all sessions will be recorded and you will receive a link to the recording.



Currently, Melvin serves as Executive Vice President of Meridian Resources which is a leading national talent management consulting firm. In this role, he leads the identification of potential talent management related solutions designed to enhance the market share and presence for MRI into current & new markets. Melvin also heads the University Solutions division which partners with graduate business school career services teams to find ways to maximize their effectiveness with students and alumni. 
Specifically, Meridian provides talent management solutions to support talent aquisition, employee development and outplacement . Our desire is to be ahead of the trends so that our clients are able to benefit from our perspectives.

Prior to Meridian Resources, Melvin was the Assistant Director of Career Services for the Wake Forest University Schools of Business. He was also the Global Senior Vice-President for the world’s largest career management and outplacement consulting organization-Right Management and led the organization’s thought leadership and global delivery for all 19 global operating regions.

Melvin is a seasoned leader with proven success in both brand promotion management and global talent & career consulting and is recognized by colleagues as highly collaborative and pragmatic with strong capability in overseeing major global initiatives. He has also completed certification as an executive coach for the organizational consulting practice. Recognized by the firm for consistent excellence, Melvin was selected to the President's Club. Melvin also served as a global Career Management Subject Matter Expert and was appointed to Right’s Diversity Leadership team. Melvin has also held several roles in brand management with leading international consumer products organizations such as Hanesbrands, R.J. Reynolds, Anheuser-Busch and Nabisco.

Specialties: Global Talent and Career Management Consulting|Executive Coaching|University Career Services|Outplacement Services |Assessment Feedback|Optimized Resume Development|Networking Strategies|Interviewing Skill Development|Negotiation|New Role Assimilation|Client Relations.

Refund policy: There will be no refunds for this seminar. You can transfer your registration to a colleague.