Founded in 1994 by Leslie
Jenness as the
National Association of Gender Diversity Training
to provide resources and answers to business gender diversity
In 1996 the first publication
of the Gender Journal: Men & Women Working Together
The Scottsdale National
Gender Institute, established in 1996 as the educational
and training division of the association, provides consultation,
professional certificate training programs, mentoring, coaching,
program development, train-the-trainer programs, and organizational
development for executive management.
philosophy builds on the premise that the understanding of
one another is vital towards building productive workplace
environments for all men and women.
Leslie's background: Leslie's
varied professional experience includes: eight years district
sales manager for a large corporation; one of five women out
of 250 sales managers; nine years as a college professor of
psychology and human development; six years as a women owned
business in alternative energy products; and four years as
professor at Ottawa University where she developed courses
on "Managing Diversity in the Workplace" and "Women in Management".
Educational Background Bachelor of Arts: Social Studies major
in Psychology San Diego State University, San Diego, California
Master of Arts: Organization Development and Training, business
division Ottawa University, Phoenix, Arizona
Additional Graduate Work
& Training: Graduate School of Education, Harvard University,
Cambridge, Massachusetts and Education and Administration,
Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona and training program
"Gender Based Team Building" through the National
Institute for Leadership Development.
a global culture of understanding, respect, and equity for
all women and men.
To create and provide quality resources
and programs that assist businesses and individuals. Resources
and programs include: gender certificate programs for the
professional, workshops and training for the individual, consultation
for management, and global symposiums for continued improvement
on addressing gender issues in the workplace.
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