|Date:||September 10, 2013, 8:00am – 12:30pm|
|Location:||Marriott Greenville, One Parkway East, Greenville, SC 29615
|Price:||$60 Members; $75 Non-members|
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Four (4) General HRCI credits will be awarded to attendees at the conclusion of the Forum. Partial credits are not available - pleae plan to attend the entire workshop to receive credits.
Join GSHRM members and guests for an educational and engaging program on diversity-related topics. Registration opens at 7:30 a.m. A continental breakfast is included. After a brief welcome and introductions, choose 2 of 4 possible sessions:
8:15 - 10:15 a.m. Option A or B
Option A: Creating Your Diversity Initiative
Facilitator: Nika White, Vice President, Diversity and Inclusion, Greenville Chamber
Louise Connell, Director of Procurement, North America, BMW Manufacturing Co.
Ken Peterson, Vice President of Field HR and Diversity, BILO, LLC.
- Dr. Clarence Whittenburg, Diversity & Leadership Consultant
Nika White has successfully implemented a diversity and inclusion program for the Greenville Chamber and has created initiatives that lead organizations into opportunities to allow them to use best practices to begin and/or improve their own. In this session she will share valuable information on this topic. Following her dialogue, she will facilitate a panel discussion with HR and Diversity professionals who will speak to best practices in key areas and give insight on how it has impacted their organization’s culture. This panel will cover Supplier Diversity, Diverse Community Impact, Minority Recruitment & Retention and more. There will be plenty of time for questions from attendees.
Option B: Disabilities in the Workplace
Facilitator: Paula Fulghum, President, Innovate HR
Elizabeth Alexander, Employment Consultant, South Carolina Commission for the Blind
Pete Foley, Business Development Team Leader, P. E., SC Vocational Rehabilitation
Anthony Johnson, Director of HR, Greenville County Disabilities & Special Needs Board
This session is an overview of disabilities in the workplace. Discussions will include ADA, making reasonable accommodations, and provides information on organizations that are resources for employers that wish to connect to this demographic.
10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Option C or D
Option C: Cultural Awareness
Facilitator: Carrie S. Scott, SPHR, HR Consultant, FGP HR Consulting
The Cultural Awareness training session is an overview of diversity topics. It is engaging and interactive including film and break-out sessions. The topics will clarify the variety of social and cultural characteristics represented in the workforce today. The speaker will discuss the results for 2010 U.S. Census, generational differences and the socialization process. This presentation will also review the benefits of cultural awareness for business and provide some basic keys to creating your own successful initiative.
Option D: Veterans in the Workplace
Christopher McRae, Director, Center for Community Services
Lisa Rosser, CEO and Founder, The Value of a Veteran