January Meeting - We're Going Global - With or Without You!

  • Thursday, January 12, 2017
  • 5:30 PM - 8:15 PM
  • The DeSantis building at Nova Southeastern University


  • Active members with paid dues
  • Visitors or guests, and unpaid members

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We're Going Global - With or Without You!

Presented by Melissa Powell

Promoting growth, expanding talent and building innovation with cultural diversity 

Hiring a foreign national has proven significant growth for companies through innovation, leadership and diversity. More and more companies are proactively hiring internationally as a key talent development initiative; organizations can successfully create a more diverse and inclusive team with this growth strategy.

A PWC study showed that 71% of young professionals believe that working internationally is key to their professional development.  Both parties need to consider many important factors to make this strategy a success. 

We will discuss those factors and participants will walk away with three key elements to help their organizations with this unique growth strategy. Proactively pursuing global job seekers can be a very fruitful avenue for talent development.

Program Outcomes

  • What is diversity and inclusion, and what does it mean for organizations?
  • How to strategize around international hiring
  • Expanding talent development initiatives and innovation by exposing an organization to global
  • Handling the diversity strategy with care (Emphasis on a proactive initiative, team culture readiness, and verification)
  • Proven organization benefits of exploring talent expansion initiatives outside national local zones

About Melissa Powell

Melissa Powell is the Founder and CEO of Pocmi, Inc. She believes that diversification can lift nations. With a Masters in International Business, an MSc. In Construction Management and a BA. In Architecture, she has used her dynamic knowledge and concepts of building and creating things, and applied them to the realm of talent development and international business. 

Melissa's skills have helped organizations in North and South America, the Caribbean and Europe grow through strategic thinking in Organizational Development and human capital management. 

Ms. Powell focuses on leading clients through specialized coaching and assessments to ensure efficient recruitment, on-boarding and cultural immersion of international talent; so that they can reap the benefits of a diversified team.

Click here to find out more about Pocmi


We will be meeting in the DeSantis building at Nova Southeastern University. Suite 3000 (3rd floor) 

The address is 3301 College Ave, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33314.

The car park is adjacent to the building (on the right side as you look at the DeSantis building). Parking will be complementary (details will be emailed to attendees)

Doors Open at 5.30pm; presentation begins at 6pm

Free Wi-Fi: connect to the network "Guest".

About SFLODN Monthly Meetings

Our meetings occur on the first Thursday of every month. Dinner is included! 

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Location: the DeSantis building at Nova Southeastern University. 3301 College Ave, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33314

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