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October 2019 Chapter Meeting & Networking Social
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When: Thursday, October 10, 2019
Registration begins at 3:30 PM; Meeting begins at 4:00 PM and Networking event starts at 5:30 PM
Where: Maggiano's Little Italy
10367 Midtown Pkwy
Jacksonville 32246
United States
Contact: Harrison Paciotti

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Diversity and Inclusion, The Submarine Way

Program Description

Topic(s):  Employee Relations, Relationship Management, Organizational Effectiveness & Development

Program Description 

Diversity and Inclusion is much more than the right thing to do it is the most effective driver of engagement. We will share our patent pending model that attendees will be able to absorb and immediate apply parts of it. Participants will learn the direct link between inclusion and engagement including the KPI’s produced by engagement. We will share our methodology, system and process and how YOU can apply it. Attendees will learn the most powerful definition of inclusion and how to model it. Lastly, the audience will learn some really cool things about submarines that you will never see in a movie……..

Certification Information

This activity has been submitted for one (1) Professional Development Credit (PDC) by SHRM and one (1) 1 HR (General) credit with the HR Certification Institute.


About the Speaker

John Gregory Vincent, MBA, Principle Speaker & Director of Learning

The Submarine Way, a Genesis Group LLC company

John Gregory Vincent is a 20-year veteran of the Navy’s Submarine Force, retiring as a Command Master Chief.  He is a former workplace consultant for The Gallup Organization where he received the delivery excellence award in his last year with them as the highest, client rated, Gallup consultant in the world. He is an expert in leadership development, human performance through the lens of inclusion and the behavioral change needed to do both.   

John is a successful entrepreneur, international keynote speaker, executive coach, author and one of America’s foremost experts on behavioral change. He founded The Genesis Group LLC in 2008 and later served as the chief talent and learning officer, before assuming his present role. He and his business partner have created a unique leadership model that is trademarked, protected by copyright and has a patent pending. It is the only patent pending, inclusion focused leadership model, in the world.  

He is the author, along with his business partner and wife, Deborah Cake Fortin, of the Amazon best seller, Diversity & Inclusion The Submarine Way and also wrote the critically acclaimed book UPSIDE: A Guide to Achieving Your Full Potential in Life. John and Deb were approached, and have recently reached agreement, with Simon and Schuster for a Leadership specific follow up book to Diversity and Inclusion, The Submarine Way.   

John received a master’s in business administration with a concentration in management from Grantham University and a bachelor’s degree in human resources from Brenau University. He is a Gallup-Certified Strengths Coach, DISC facilitator and a former Gallup executive coach. He and Deb split time between their log home in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina and their home in Greenville SC.  

John Gregory Vincent


Meeting Details

Agenda Location
 3:30 PM  Registration  Maggiano's Little Italy
 4:00 PM  Meeting Begins**  St Johns Town Center
 4:30 PM  Presentation - John Gregory Vincent  10367 Midtown Pkwy
 5:30 PM  Networking Social begins  Jacksonville, FL 32246

Hors d'oeuvres and cash bar available after the meeting. Everyone who attends will receive one free drink ticket!

A Silent Auction and Giveaways will be available to support SHRM Foundation.

Parking note: St. Johns Town Center, in partnership with AmeriPark, offers valet parking. Payment can be made via credit card and customers can text ahead for vehicle retrieval. The cost is $6.00 Monday – Thursday. The valet stand is located at Maggiano's Little Italy. 
** HRCI guidelines prohibit food service during the speaker’s presentation. Please arrive in time to enjoy the food prior to the presentation. ** 

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