Yardstick Management Chooses City Of Brunswick As Location For New Office And Announces New Leadership Institute In St. Simons Island

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America’s Leading Black-Owned Management Consulting Firm Expands Footprint In The State of Georgia Launching Yardstick Management Institute In St. Simons Island

Yardstick Management, America’s leading Black-Owned management consulting firm, today announced it has chosen the historic City of Brunswick, Georgia for it’s newest office location. The office will serve as headquarters to the firm’s most recent hires, Dr. Monica Miller-Smith, Odet Douglass, and Keisha Herron. Additionally, what was once prominent plantation land on St. Simon’s Island is now home to Yardstick Management Institute, a three-day retreat focused on equipping the nation’s top leaders with tools to create impactful organizational change. The theme of the inaugural event, Leadership & Vulnerability: A Journey of Awareness, Reflection, & Commitment,​​ will be held January 12-14, 2022.

“On behalf of myself and the city's Department of Economic Development, we are thrilled to welcome Yardstick Management to our community,” said Travis Stegall, Economic and Community Development Director at city. “Diversity and inclusion will always be a top priority and initiative in our community, municipal government, and across the State of Georgia. I’m looking forward to seeing what impact the Yardstick Management team will make here, especially given the team’s commitment to advancing diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace and within the local Brunswick community.”

During this immersive retreat, a select cohort of the nation's top leaders will gather in St. Simons Island to explore diversity, equity, and inclusion lessons learned, cultural awareness, and engage in self-reflection. Attendees will embark on a personal journey that will help them redefine leadership commitment in an ever-changing diverse, global landscape. The institute will continue to announce its calendar of events throughout 2022. Prospective participants are encouraged to register directly through the Yardstick Management website.

Yardstick Management is thrilled to announce that Chris Webber, a partner of the firm, a 5-time NBA All Star, and an NBA Hall of Fame Inductee, will be the institute’s keynote speaker. Additional speakers leading sessions and discussions include:

  • Bracken Darrell, President and CEO for Logitech
  • Leslie Humphries, Vice President of Human Resources for Netflix
  • Tamika Curry Smith, Chief Diversity Officer for Arm
  • Veronica Molina, Senior Vice President, News Standards and Practices for CNN WorldWide
  • Christina Shareef, Head of Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging for Reddit
  • Lyle Tick - President, Buffalo Wild Wings

Attendees will also participate in sessions and impactful discussions led by the Yardstick Management team, including Slma Shelbayah, Chief Communications Officer, who will share with participants how the theme of the institute came to be with an introductory speech on her personal story for engaging in DEI communication consulting work. Additional speakers from Yardstick include, Dr. Ebbie Parsons, III, Founder and Managing Partner, Naima Greenwood, President and Chief Operating Officer, Johnny Park, Global Head of Executive Search and Human Resources, and Dr. Nicole Nero, Global Head of Management Consulting.

The new office expansion in Brunswick and launch of the Yardstick Management Institute comes on the heels of the firm experiencing significant customer and employee growth. In 2021 alone, the management consulting firm increased revenue by 166%, grew its employee base by 42%, and impacted over 2,600,000 employees across global corporate, non-profit, and educational organizations including, Amazon, Facebook, LinkedIn, Netflix, MIT, Orangetheory, Playboy, and more.

“The City of Brunswick has so much history; it’s really inspiring to know that we are contributing to that history in a positive, impactful way,” said Dr. Ebbie Parsons, III, Founder of Yardstick Management. “We feel confident we’re investing in the right place, especially as we continue to work with leading Fortune 500 companies on workplace inclusion and executive search. This expansion allows us to connect to more Georgian communities and continue our mission to provide strategic comprehensive solutions.”

ABOUT YARDSTICK MANAGEMENT
Yardstick Management was established in 2012 as a global strategic management consulting firm that provides comprehensive solutions to mission-driven organizations from conception to realization. It has serviced over 65 companies, government agencies, municipalities, and higher education institutions in the U.S., Europe, Africa, Asia and the Middle East. For additional information, visit https://www.yardstickmanagement.com.

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