By Sean Olson, University Relations

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Dr. Stanley Deetz

The UNCG Department of Communication will host a communications expert as part of its colloquium series.

Dr. Stanley Deetz will give a speech entitled “Otherness, The Politics of Experience and the Hope for Stakeholder Collaborations” at 2 p.m. April 18 in the auditorium of Elliott University Center. The event is free and open to the public.

Deetz’s lecture will consider how collaborative communication based on valuing diversity can promote the productivity of organizational decision-making processes.

A professor of communication at the University of Colorado at Boulder, Deetz has also taught at Rutgers University and specializes in organizational communication from a critical, cultural and philosophic perspective. He is the author of “Leading Organizations through Transitions,” “Management Research,” several other books and hundreds of articles.

For more information on this event, contact the UNCG Department of Communication at (336) 334-4729 or e-mail Dr. Etsuko Fujimoto.