MFHA Cultural Intelligence Symposium

MFHA Cultural Intelligence Symposium
Tuesday, April 9, 2013 | Minneapolis, MN


MFHA Cultural Intelligence Symposium

Dear Industry Colleagues,

I am pleased to announce that The Multicultural Foodservice & Hospitality Alliance (MFHA) Cultural Intelligence (CI) Symposium will be held on Tuesday, April 9, 2013 in conjunction with the 26th Annual Multicultural Forum on Workplace Diversity in Minneapolis, Minnesota (April 9-11). On behalf of our Board of Directors and MFHA Members, I want to encourage you to attend this thought provoking event.

We are excited about our partnership with the Multicultural Forum because together our organizations can offer an outstanding experience around multicultural education, diversity and inclusion insights and business building strategies. It also gives us the opportunity to bring back the successful MFHA Symposium, which will focus on workforce and workplace solutions specific to the food and hospitality industry. At the same time, with no additional travel expense and at a significant discount, Symposium attendees can stay an extra day or two and benefit from some of the best diversity and inclusion content in the country. Additionally, the Symposium will give industry diversity advocates a place together where they can share best practices and learn from the best leaders.

MFHA’s enhanced focus on increasing the “Cultural IQ” of our members builds on our heritage of being diversity and inclusion champions. By creating live and web-based “Cultural Intelligence Training”, MFHA is now able to deliver both awareness and solution focused content to members large and small to help them deliver better business results.

Read more details about the CI Symposium below or go to our website at Don’t wait! Secure your seat today, as space is limited. We look forward to seeing you in Minneapolis.


Gerry Fernandez

Gerry Fernandez

MFHA Cultural Intelligence Symposium

is a one day conference designed to help companies advance their culture and inclusion initiatives. Participants will learn how to build and increase their Cultural Intelligence and apply it in the workplace. Real life scenarios will be explored and relevant best practice solutions will be shared by the industry’s top performing companies, including Darden, McDonald’s, Sodexo and General Mills. Attendees will also have an opportunity to actively engage best in class diversity leaders in problem solving dialogs.

Program highlights will include original MFHA research on Multicultural Recruitment Practices and the launch of MFHA’s newly developed Cultural Intelligence E-learning product.

Note: MFHA Cultural Intelligence Symposium attendees will receive a discount to the second and third day (April 10 and/or 11) of the Multicultural Forum on Workplace Diversity. After you have registered, you will receive a confirmation email with additional information.

Agenda at a Glance

TUESDAY - April 9, 2013

8:30 AM - 9:00 AM Opening and Welcome
9:00 AM - 11:45 AM Morning General Session - Multicultural Sales and Marketing Workshop
12:00 PM - 1:15 PM Lunch Dialogs
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM Afternoon General Session - Best Companies-Best Practices "Ted Style"

Employee Resource Groups
General Mills

Workforce Culture

Community Partnerships
McDonald's Corporation

Pipeline / Talent Development

3:30 PM - 4:00 PM Break
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Ask the Experts Panels
5:00 PM - 5:30 PM Closing Remarks
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM Networking Reception

Click here to learn more about the event.