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Super Sunday P
owerhouse Sessions
Thought Leader Keynote III
Jeremy Solomons
Sunday, January 15, 2012
9:30 am - 10:30 am
The changing Face of aging: dealing with diversity
"Diversity" has become something of a dirty word due to tokenism, quotas and some dubious
training practices. This practical, interactive session will help both willing and skeptical partici-
pants understand what Diversity, Inclusion and Culture are all about especially in relation to
race, ethnicity, religion and sexual orientation. You will learn how and why these areas are so
important for Senior Move Managers on the front lines of working with an increasingly diverse
aging population. We will explore how best to navigate our changing (and evolving) cultural
landscape and work and communicate more effectively across difference.
Jeremy Solomons
is the UK-born and USA-naturalized founder and president of Jeremy
Solomons & Associates, which helps current and future leaders connect and communicate ef-
fectively across all cultures geographical, organizational, professional and individual. From
his base in Austin, Texas, he coaches, consults, designs curriculum, facilitates and trains in the
areas of: Career/Life Planning; Creative Problem Solving; Cultural Competence: Leading
Communities and Teams; Post-Merger Integration and Synergy; Strategic Planning;
Well-Dressed Presenting and Naked Facilitating; and Whole-Brain Thinking.
In the area of area of aging services, Jeremy is facilitating Legacy Health System's "Powerful
Tools for Caregivers" (PTC) training program and is currently serving as a coach and facilitator
for a PTC trainer cohort on behalf of the Austin Groups for the Elderly. On a personal level,
Jeremy is trying to ensure suitable end-of-life care for his 78-year-old mother and 89 year-old
father, who live 5,000 miles away in Northwest England.
In the areas of Diversity, Inclusion and Cultural Competence, Jeremy has consulted on strategy
and co-designed and facilitated many interactive training sessions, most recently for 3M,
American Cancer Society, Association of Texas Professional Educators, Dell, Seton Family of
Hospitals, Shell Oil, Sodexho, St. Jude Medical, Texas Health and Human Services Commission,
and the University of Texas.
Jeremy holds MA and BA Honors degrees from the University of Oxford.