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Item No 9 2013 AMS 00086 A Redacted

Item No 9 2013 AMS 00086 A Redacted

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Date Created:June 27, 2013

Date Uploaded to the Library:February 20, 2014

Tags:Organic, Agricultural, Marketing, Jewish, cultural, sussman, Shawn, transformation, Presentation, betances, USDA, Tuesday, Samuel, service, michael, EPA, IRS, ICE, CIA

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From:  Crail, Lars  
To:  ""  
Subject:  Reading List  
Date:  Tuesday, June 28, 2011 4:24:16 thoroughly enjoyed your presentation today. Would you kind enough send your reading list. Thank you. 
Lars Crail 
Regional Accreditation Manager Western Accreditation International Activities Division National Organic Program 
U.S. Department Agriculture Room 2649-So. (Stop 0268) 1400 Independence Ave Washington, 20250-0268 Main Office: 202.720.3252 Direct: 202.205.5536 
Organic Integrity from Farm Table, Consumers Trust the Organic Label 
Register for the NOP Organic Insider, the National Organic Programs email notification service, visiting 
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From: Fernandez, Jerry To: "" Subject: USDA Cultural Transformation -June Date: Tuesday, June 28, 2011 11:43:24 
Great presentation today! Please send the book list and any other resources your earliest convenience. Thank you! 
Jerry Fernandez 
Technology Learning Administrator 
USDA, Agricultural Marketing Service, Training Institute Phone: (213) 534-1719 Fax: (213) 894-2898 
Email: AGNIS: http://agnis/sites/amsti/default.aspx 
How doing? Complete customer satisfaction survey AGNIS: http://myagnis/personal/jfernand/Lists/Customer%20Service%20Survey/overview.aspx you really need print this e-mail? 
From:  Turpin, Jennifer  
To:  ""  
Subject:  Book/Reading List Request  
Date:  Tuesday, June 28, 2011 12:52:05  

Thank you for such enjoyable Cultural Transformation session this morning! 
Would you able send the list books that you recommended during your presentation, and the additional list memoirs and other books that you said you would send request? 
Thank you very much. Have great day! 
Jennifer Turpin Management Analyst Training Coordinator USDA, Agricultural Marketing Service Poultry Programs 

From:  Bernstein, Sue  
To:  "Shawn Surber"  
Cc:  Alexander, Monica -AMS  
Subject:  RE: Contractual Packet for Dr. Betances" event June 28th  
Date:  Wednesday, June 29, 2011 11:07:58  

The presentation went very well yesterday, and are getting lot positive feedback from employees. have two small feedback items that might helpful for the presentation that you are working with Monica Tennessee. (1) Provide participants copy the slides before the presentation they can take notes (we didnt this); and (2) Clarify the distinction between APHIS and AMS for Dr. think Dr. thought were APHIS. They are separate, but related agencies. can help explain the organizational structure you would like. 
Thanks and regards, 
From: Shawn Surber [] Sent: Wednesday, June 29, 2011 9:29 To: Bernstein, Sue Subject: Re: Contractual Packet for Dr. Betances' event June 28th Sue: 
Please find attached the slide note page handout for Dr. Betances' workshop for you provide participants via email posting. 
Shawn Surber, Business Manager Souder, Betances and Associates, Inc. 5448 Kimball Ave., Chicago, 60625 Phone: 773-463-6374 Fax: 773-463-0429 Email: Web: 
From:  Jamison, David  
To:  ""  
Subject:  Cultural Transformation: dynamic workforce engaged, motivated, and prepared for the future  
Date:  Tuesday, July 05, 2011 8:21:35 was fortunate attend your seminar Cultural Transformation the U.S. Department Agriculture June 28. was very worthwhile and enlightening session  thank you! the end your presentation, you announced that were interested book list and memoirs that would benefit us, should send email you. Please include the distribution list for these items. 
Thank you very much and have good day. 
Sincerely, David Jamison 

From: Sussman, Michael To: "Samuel Betances" Subject: RE: Cultural Transformation Date: Tuesday, July 05, 2011 7:15:36 
Michael Sussman Ph.D. Director, Laboratory Division USDA/Agricultural Marketing Service/Science and Technology Programs 801 Summit Crossing Place, Suite Gastonia, 28054 USA desk: 704-833-1509 office: 704-867-3873 

From: Samuel Betances [] Sent: Saturday, July 02, 2011 8:43 To: Sussman, Michael Subject: Re: Cultural Transformation colleague and friend, Michael Sussman: 
Thank you for the affirming feedback and your kindness adding value understanding the sacred holidays Jewish believers. have taken steps also make available the training early 2012 well. 
Attached please find the reading lists, case study the book Melba Patillo-Beals and the updated flyer diversity training that takes into account your concerns. 
Samuel Betances 
Dr. Samuel Betances, Senior Diversity Consultant Souder, Betances and Associates, Inc. 5448 Kimball Ave. Chicago, 60625 
Phone: 773-463-6374 Fax: 773-463-0429 Cell: 

Email: Website: 
From: Sussman, Michael Sent: Wednesday, June 29, 2011 10:07 To: Subject: Cultural Transformation Dr. B., first generation college grad and think your hypothesis makes sense. had work well into graduate school become excellent student. eventually received degree molecular biology and biochemistry from UCONN. contrast children whose generation much different from mine terms diversity and cultural landscape are both focused life and excellent students early age. Thanks much sharing your presentation with us. Would send your bibliography and book list me? excited learn more about diversity intelligence. did have one point bring about the schedule your seminars. involves religion, hope that you will not offended. The dates overlap with Erev Rosh Hashanah (September 28). Many Jewish people will want spend this evening prayer. Rosh Hashanah (September 28-30, 2011) and Yom Kippur (always ten days after Rosh Hashanah, October 7-8, 2011) are Jewish High Holy days. These are the two days during the year that many Jews feel important take off from work. The purpose these two High Holy Days celebrate the rebirth the world (tikun olam), study the Torah (five books Moses) and repent (teshuvah). Because their occurrence based the Jewish lunar calendar their dates vary each year, but usually they fall sometime September October. think that the reason they are often missed scheduling. hope that this will help you the future. 
Best regards, 
Michael Sussman Ph.D. Director, Laboratory Division USDA/Agricultural Marketing Service/Science and Technology Programs 801 Summit Crossing Place, Suite Gastonia, 28054 USA desk: 704-833-1509 office: 704-867-3873