(Left to right) Steve DiPrima, president, Leisure Services, Sodexo; David Mosena, president and CEO, Museum of Science and Industry, Gloria Castillo, president and CEO, Chicago United, Jodi Davidson, director, diversity & inclusion initiatives, Sodexo; Yolanda Stephens, vice president, Human Resources, Museum of Science and Industry; and Mary Krinock, chief of staff, Museum of Science and Industry.

Members Experience Exclusive Sodexo D&I Leadership Training, “Leading & Collaborating with a Global Mindset,” and Tour Museum of Science and Industry

Chicago United members were recently treated to the unique opportunities of experiencing a Sodexo led diversity and inclusion leadership training session titled “Leading & Collaborating with a Global Mindset” and touring the Museum of Science and Industry, which served as host to the exclusive session. 

To kick off the forum, Museum of Science and Industry president and CEO David Mosena introduced attendees to the event venue, followed by remarks from his colleagues Mary Krinock, chief of staff, and Yolanda Stephens, vice president, Human Resources, who discussed the four pillars that guide the Museum of Science and Industry’s current diversity and inclusion efforts:  Workforce, workplace, community, and supplier, combined with cultural competence training and cultural collaboration efforts.

Sodexo Director, Diversity & Inclusion Initiatives, Jodi Davidson presented the organization’s exclusive training session which highlighted the need to understand the impact of culture on our interactions, ways to enhance understanding of how leaders collaborate effectively across cultures, and how to identify and learn tips to overcome barriers to success for cross-cultural teams.

Davidson lead the group through five main areas related to developing a global mindset including:

  1. Global Mega Trends
  2. The Business Case for Culture Competence
  3. Cultural Competence Awareness
  4. Cultural Preferences
  5. Tips for Application and Engaging Across Cultures

Chicago United would like to thank the teams at Sodexo and Museum of Science and Industry for an insightful learning opportunity in a most enjoyable and inspirational environment.

If you want to take part in these exclusive learning opportunities like these, then your company should become a member of Chicago United.  Call 312-977-3060 or visit www.chicago-united.org for more information.


Event attendees tune into the Leaders Council Forum hosted at Museum of Science and Industry Chicago.

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