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April 2003 chapter event

Leading Diverse Teams for Competitive Advantage

Event Summary
Date: Wednesday, April 23, 2003
Time: 6:30-9:00 p.m. (includes registration, dinner, and the program)
Place: Bethesda-Chevy Chase Regional Services Center (BCCSC)
4805 Edgemoor Lane
Bethesda, MD  20814
Directions are below

Don't forget your business cards for networking!

About the Event

Diversity refers to many different things. Race, gender, geographic origin, culture, age, disability, sexual orientation, economic status, marital status, and religion are just some of the characteristics that define us. Alternatively, diversity refers to people with differing professional backgrounds or personality styles.

Often, diverse teams are managed in a way that supports and maintains a spirit of clubbiness, of "in-groups" and "out-groups" and of "haves" and "have nots." For those in the "in crowd", there may be a sense of community and intimacy. For those in the "out crowd" however, there may be a sense of isolation, loneliness and even bitterness. Such a structure is not fully productive for everyone involved.

photo of Dr. Lynn FriedmanWhy manage diverse teams for competitive advantage? To the extent to which the work community is enfranchising, employees are likely to feel more invested, more committed and more likely to try their best. Moreover, employees who feel a sense of community are more likely to enjoy working together. Lynn will discuss ways to manage your team members and foster inclusivity.

About the Speaker

Dr. Lynn Friedman is a clinical psychologist with a private practice in Bethesda, Maryland. She specializes in work/life consultation and psychotherapy. Lynn also leads work/life consultation groups, and is on the adjunct faculty in the Organizational Development-Human Resource program at Johns Hopkins University. Her homepage can be found at


Date: Wednesday, 23 April 2003
6:30-7:00 p.m. — Registration
6:45-7:30 p.m. — Dinner
7:30-9:00 p.m. — Program


An assortment of meat and vegetarian sandwiches, salad, cookies, and beverages.

Fees and Registration

Admission Fees

Admission fees help to offset the costs of our programs. Fees may vary from program to program because of the costs of food and beverages, room rental, and other services. Our attendees pay slightly different fees depending on whether they are members, nonmembers, students, chapter volunteers, or walk-ins. We also sometimes offer a program-only option for programs that are not held in restaurants.

Chapter volunteers who are working at an event (e.g., staffing the registration table, greeting newcomers) are entitled to free admission for the event. Volunteers for each event are normally pre-determined before the registration process begins. We do not accept last-minute volunteers unless we have an unanticipated need for extra help.

$15 STC members with advance registration **
$5 STC members with advance registration, program only **
$10 Confirmed present event volunteers with advance registration
$10 Students with advance registration
$10 Nonmember first timer with advance registration and first-timer coupon $$
$25 Nonmembers with advance registration
$25 Walk-ins without advance reservations (a meal is not available unless you reserve in advance)
** Each STC member may bring one guest at the member rate. Members and guests must register and pay together.
$$ For nonmembers who have never attended one of our programs, we are offering a First-Timer's coupon for this event. To read instructions for using the coupon and to print the coupon, visit the First-Timers Coupon page.

Advance Reservations

We encourage and sometimes require all attendees to register in advance. For events where advanced registration is required, we cannot accept reservations after the published deadline for the event.

If you are unable to register by the deadline, you can still attend the event as a walk-in, at the cost listed under Admission fees.


  • We cannot provide food for walk-ins.
  • We do not provide refunds for late arrivals.
  • We reserve the right to bill those who register for a program, do not pre-pay, and do not attend the program.

Registration for "Leading Diverse Teams for Competitive Advantage"

Registration is required for this event and must be made by Monday, April 21, 2003 at 5 p.m. All who register after this date and time must pay the walk-in price. All information published under Advance reservations is applicable to this event.

Registration Process

To make a reservation, complete the program reservation form.


You may pay by sending a check through the U.S. Mail or by making a secure online payment through our PayPal page using your credit card, debit card, bank account, or by paying money from a funded PayPal account. (Using PayPal allows you to make purchases without revealing your credit card number or financial information to us.) We also accept cash or checks at the door. Non-registered walk-ins pay the same walk-in fee listed under Admission fees.

If you have already registered and would like to submit a payment by check or through our PayPal page, see the program reservation page for more detailed information about making a payment.


To cancel a registration, contact the Events Committee Manager as soon as possible. No shows who do not notify us that they need to cancel will be billed.


Photo of the Bethesda-Chevy Chase Regional Services Center

Bethesda-Chevy Chase Regional Services Center
Meeting Room A
4805 Edgemoor Lane Bethesda, MD 20814
Phone: 240-777-8200

Note: Blue and white signs near the building are marked "B-CC Center"; the building is across Old Georgetown Road from Safeway and La Madeleine.

Map and directions to Bethesda-Chevy Chase Regional Services Center (B-CC Center) in Bethesda-Chevy Chase, MD.

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