Crises come in all different shapes and sizes: financial, PR, personnel, and more recently, the current health pandemic and macro-events focused on racial inequality. Throughout the lifespan of a company, there will likely be numerous crises that need to be addressed. As an HR professional, do you have plans in place to support the business and C-suite team to meet the crises head on?
As a business leader, Donald has weathered several storms including the economic collapse of 2008/2009 and the current global pandemic. Through each, he was able to survive and advance through the strategic use of partnerships and by truly understanding what it is his clients need.
During this program, Donald will share a crisis management playbook that all HR professionals should have including:
- The importance of partnerships within the organization and beyond
- The benefits on investing in top talent
- The importance of transparency
- Training opportunities for employees focus on diversity, equity and inclusion
With two decades of experience leading firms, Donald Thompson is a thought leader on goal achievement, influencing company culture and driving exponential growth. As an entrepreneur, Donald has led companies which have attained successful exits with strong returns for shareholders and employees. As the Founder of The Diversity Movement and a Certified Diversity Executive CDE®, Donald is a champion of diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives and actively raises awareness and commitment.
Donald is currently CEO of Walk West, a digital marketing firm recently recognized by Inc. as the fastest growing agency in North Carolina for 2018 and 2019. In addition, Donald serves on boards for several organizations in the fields of technology, marketing, sports and entertainment and is a mentor for Google for Entrepreneurs Exchange.