Diversity and Inclusion Summit Speaker Spotlight: Darrick Paul

Posted by: Naomi Lin on Tuesday, September 19, 2017

How does diversity lead to effective leadership? What opportunities and challenges can be expected in forming an inclusive corporate culture? What traits of inclusive leadership should C-Suite equip? Why are they essential for effective leadership in a complex global world? What are best practices for executives to lead with intention and best support the diversity and inclusion efforts?

Attendees will find impressive insights and answers to these questions by attending the 2017 Diversity Summit - LEVERAGING HUMAN DIFFERENCE: A Strategic Priority for Business Success & Community Prosperity on October 17. This session, “Leading with Vision: Leveraging an Inclusion-minded C-Suite to Advance Profitability” will teach you how to strengthen your skills and potentials as an intentional diversity leader and to build inclusive leadership at all levels of the organization. You will be informed on how inclusive leadership will bring a strong and significant impact to performance and profitability for your organization.

Understanding the significance of executive engagement in the work of diversity and inclusion, the Greenville Chamber invited Darrick Paul, Chief People Officer at the MUSC Health to facilitate this workshop. With broad experience and a decades-long history in senior human resource leadership, Paul serves the executive leadership team at MUSC Health.

Paul not just supports strategic direction and business plan for MUSC Health by managing and implementing the overall human capital strategy, but he uses his professional expertise to offer vision and leadership in developing and promoting change management strategies that support and engaged workforce capable of transforming to meet the needs of the ever-changing health care landscape.

Paul had his undergraduate degree from the University of Georgia and received dual master’s degrees in health care administration and business administration from the American InterContinental University. Afterwards, he joined in CHI at St. John’s Regional Medical Center as senior HR in Joplin, Missouri, and St. Vincent Health System in Little Rock, Arkansas. Meanwhile, He was an adjunct associate professor at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in the Fay Boozman College of Public Health’s Master of Health Administration Program.

Before serving MUSC, Paul spent ten years working as vice president for Human Resources, Enterprise Business Lines and the East-Southeast Division at Catholic Health Initiatives in Denver, Colorado. He provided leadership and strategic direction for human resource activities for 20,000 employees.

The Greenville Chamber is pleased and delighted to have Darrick Paul as a Facilitator for the 2017 Diversity Summit, LEVERAGING HUMAN DIFFERENCE: A Strategic Priority for Business Success & Community Prosperity. This Summit is scheduled for October 17, 2017 from 9 am to 6 pm at the TD Convention Center. This full day experience will engage business and community leaders across a wide range of private/public sectors and will consists of an opening plenary with keynote speaker, a luncheon with a keynote speaker and approximately 9 different workshops offered in between. The day will end with a LEVERAGE. LAUNCH. LEAD Networking Reception for all guests and speakers.

We have secured a dynamic roster of presenters who are all national and international experts skilled in a wide array of diversity strategies. This is a tremendous opportunity to learn from authorities who have years of experience. Viewing diversity and inclusion as a leadership function is vital for professional and personal development.  The summit will address a variety of topics relevant to helping leaders more effectively manage and value human difference to create high performing organizations and thriving communities. A full listing of session descriptions, speaker bios and registration information can be found online here.

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