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Joe Gerstandt

New Approach to Diversity and Inclusion, Workforce Diversity Network Expert Forum and Keynote Speaker

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Omaha, NE
About Joe Gerstandt

Joe Gerstandt is a speaker, author and advisor bringing greater clarity, action, and impact to organizational diversity and inclusion efforts.

Joe has worked with Fortune 100 corporations, small non-profits, and everything in between. He speaks at numerous conferences and summits, and blogs at He is a featured contributor for the Workforce Diversity Network Expert Forum and his insights have been published in Diversity Best Practices, Diversity Executive, HR Executive, and ...

Joe is not only dynamic in his delivery, but he literally gets you up off your chair into action. Once hearing his powerful message, and looking at your organization, you can't help but realize the impact of the dialog that is waiting. Although we sent only two representatives from McNett, we will definitely put Joe's ideas to work. Thank you for stirring up the best in those who attended.

Liz Mathias, VP of Sales - McNett Corporation

I had the privilege of spending a weekend participating in a retreat facilitated by Joe. The sessions were always interesting, entertaining, and pushed us to the next level. Joe is a dynamic and articulate speaker who does a wonderful job of helping his audience 'connect all the dots'.

Valda Ford - Center for Human Diversity

You always wonder when you take time away from the office to attend a workshop if it will be worth it. Joe's session absolutely was! It is grounded in research and interspersed with interactive and though-provoking exercises. Joe's presentation made the topic of diversity a relevant, personal, and business focused issue. This is the best content I have seen on diversity.

Dennis Bole - Principal Financial Group

Joe is an authentic, engaging leader who has been able to leverage his exceptional facilitation skills towards delivering an understanding of diversity and inclusion within our organization. He leverages stories of past and current events to provide people with opportunities to gain a foundational and personal awareness of the impact and value of difference. He received overwhelming praise each time he delivers one of our 3 hours sessions.

VP Human Resources - ConAgra Foods

Our experience working with Joe Gerstandt was amazing. Not only was his presentation engaging and thought provoking, but he was able to truly reach an audience of people who have mostly been in a leadership role for over 20 years and still teach them something new. Joe gave unique, practical strategies for embracing diverse perspectives in the workplace and disagreeing the right way. Even though he tackled some complex topics, he was able to simplify it in a way that I believe our members truly appreciated and benefited from.
Joe also spent time talking to us before the conference to truly understand audience he'd be speaking to. He did a great job tailoring his message to our members and listening to the advice we had about messaging they respond to.

Education Specialist - Association for the Healthcare Environment

Our diversity and inclusion journey began with internally developed education, but we quickly realized that we needed to pull in an expert. The answer to that need was Joe! He actively worked with our internal team to develop personalized content that was tailored to our members, our business, and our company vision and values. The impact of the education that Joe provided to our leaders is being seen throughout the organization.

While this can be a slow process, we are confident that the education provided gave the framework to equip our leaders to continue to build their skills. His vulnerable, passionate, and engaging approach is appreciated and refreshing.

HNI Corporate Team
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