Conference Speaker Biography

Speaking on Thursday, October 22, 2015:
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Mark Kaplan

Mark Kaplan, Founder and Managing Partner. Mark was the CEO of MGK Consulting before becoming a principal for The Dagoba Group. He has been consulting since 1986 and has advised organizations in the areas of management development, executive coaching, team building and group dynamics, organizational assessment, and diversity management, assessment and strategy development.

Mark has worked with global Fortune 1000 corporations, non-profits and small business organizations. He has worked on five continents, in many environments, and with all levels of management.

Mark is the co-author of The Inclusion Dividend: Why Investing in Diversity and Inclusion Pays Off (Bibliomotion 2013) and SET for Inclusion: The Underlying Methodology for Achieving Your Inclusion Dividend (Bibliomotion May 2015) and has been published in leading Diversity publications, a guest speaker at globally focused conferences and often quoted in international business and indsutry trade publications.

Mark earned his Masters in HR Development from Villanova and a Bachelors in Psychology from the University of Florida. He holds many certifications including Organization and Systems Development from the Gestalt Institute.

Mason Donovan

Mason Donovan, Founder and Managing Partner. Mason was Managing Director of Client Solutions for Personified, a human capital consulting firm, before becoming a principal for The Dagoba Group, a New England based consultancy that specializes in leadership development in the areas of diversity and inclusion. He has over a decade of consulting clients in the areas of talent acquisition, performance management and leading inclusive teams. Mason holds a long list of sales achievement awards for direct sales and sales management. He believes diversity and inclusion is a marketplace differentiator.

He has consulted with over half of Fortune 1000 global companies on talent acquisition and team management initiatives. Mason has also represented the US Government and the State of Florida on a commercial and diplomatic basis in EMEA.

Mason is the co-author of The Inclusion Dividend: Why investing in Diversity & Inclusion Pays Off and SET for Inclusion: The Underlying Methodology for Achieving Your Inclusion Dividend (Bibliomotion May 2015) as well as the author of DRIVEN: A Manager’s Field Guide to Sales Team Optimization, been a speaker and panelist on a wide range of topics, and is often interviewed for sales team strategy.

Mason earned a MA in International Business from Webster University in The Netherlands and a BA in International Relations from University of Mary Washington in Virginia.

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