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Bi-Annual GM Leadership Development Series for MBEs & Corporate Members

Michigan Minority Supplier Development Council (MMSDC)

Monday, March 24, 2014 from 1:00 PM to 4:30 PM (EDT)

Bi-Annual GM Leadership Development Series for MBEs &...

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NOTE: The MMSDC has streamlined the MBE Quarterly and the Corporate Quarterly meetings into one event, now called the GM Leadership Excellence Series. These meetings will be held bi-annually rather than quarterly, out of respect for the time constraints of our members. These events will host both MBEs and Corporate members for an afternoon of training, courtesy of our sponsor, General Motors Company.

MBE Presentations:

“Award Winning Suppliers Panel Discussion”
Leon Richardson, President & CEO, ChemicoMays, LLC
Andra Rush, Founder & Chairperson, Rush Trucking Corporation

Discussion topics TBD.
“Ex-CEL–Plus Model for Supplier Quality”
Dr. Marilynn Bell, Multi-Training Systems, LLC
Learn how the Ex-CEL–Plus Model improves supplier quality and creates a better overall customer experience.
Topic to be covered include:

  • How to create a strategic framework for being a high-quality supplier
  • How to incorporate best practices for achieving supplier excellence
  • How to establish a continuous improvement plan
  • How to maintain customer-desired outcome
  • How to create the best overall customer experience



Corporate Presentations:

“Effective Communication Plans for Supplier Diversity”
Teresa LeFevre, Vice President, Supplier Diversity, Comerica Bank

This presentation will cover some of the best practices utilized in communicating both internally and externally about the supplier diversity program. An effective communication plan is essential to gaining the awareness, understanding and support necessary for a successful program.
“Developing a Supplier Program Diversity as a New Supplier Diversity Professional”
Mercedes Ferguson, Supplier Diversity Lead, Dana Holding Corporation

This presentation will provide corporate leaders with tools for understanding and creating the driving forces to design, construct, and operate the engine of Supplier Diversity in your organization.

“Best Practices for Companies New to Supplier Diversity”
Angela Curley, Head Director, Diversity & Inclusion and Social Progress, Henkel North America

All corporations struggle with how to start or sustain a supplier diversity program.  This presentation will provide participants with some practical tips on how to take their program to the next level.  It will focus on how to begin the journey and list potential pitfalls to the success of any program.
“Implementing an Effective Second Tier Sourcing Strategy”
John E. Taylor, Senior Manager, Supplier Diversity Development, Delphi Global Supply Management

This presentation will share some of the basic steps as well as innovative strategies that have advanced the effectiveness of our Second Tier minority supplier requirement and reporting process.


1:00 p.m. – Registration
1:30 p.m. – Welcome and Opening Session
2:00 p.m. – MBE and Corporate - GM Leadership Development Series
4:00 p.m. – Networking Reception

Any questions contact:

James Franklin III
Vice President, Member Services

Have questions about Bi-Annual GM Leadership Development Series for MBEs & Corporate Members? Contact Michigan Minority Supplier Development Council (MMSDC)

When & Where

Management Education Center - Michigan State University
811 W. Square Lake Rd.
Troy, MI 48098

Monday, March 24, 2014 from 1:00 PM to 4:30 PM (EDT)

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