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    Annual Diversity and Inclusion Meeting

    Date: May 15, 2015
    Cumberland Valley SHRM Chapter
    Homewood Suites
    1650 Pullman Lane
    Hagerstown, Maryland 21740
    $25.00 Members $30.00 Non-Members
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    2015 Cumberland Valley SHRM Diversity Conference


    FRIDAY, MAY 15, 2015

    7:00 AM to 11:30 AM

    $25.00 Members  $30.00 Non-Members

    Fee includes continental breakfast

    Homewood Suites, 1650 Pullman Lane, Hagerstown, Maryland 21740

    Pending HRCI Credits


    Tonya Leary

    Unconscious and Implicit Biases in the Workplace"

    • Unconscious and Implicit Biases – What is it? 
    • What does it look like in the workplace?  How might it affect decisions and behaviors?
    • How to interrupt ways of thinking by raising awareness and exposing ways in which unconscious and implicit bias creates and reinforces barriers to opportunity.  


    Keith Thirion/Jer Welter, Esq.,

    "Policies, protections and best practices on LGBT issues in the workplace"

    This session will increase cultural competency in lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) issues in the workplace and how to respectfully interact with LGBT people as employees, co-workers and the public. Attendees will learn relevant terminology and issues of discrimination LGBT people face, legal protections including federal and state anti-discrimination policies, and best practices and benefits of creating LGBT-inclusive workplaces.

    • Gain an understanding of who lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people are and issues of discrimination.
    • Learn about state and federal anti-discrimination laws and policies protecting LGBT people in the workplace.
    • Become familiar with best practices in developing workplaces inclusive of LGBT people.


    Rodney G. Rose, Esq./Catharine Fleming

    “New Class of Employee”

    • The Disabled Workforce – Training and Employment of Individuals with disabilities, How goodwill prepares the disabled for inclusion into the normal workforce
    • Disadvantaging Conditions – Poverty, Transportation, Housing, Criminal Backgrounds and overcoming these obstacles to create successful employees
    • Goodwill – A conduit for trained, work ready individuals with disabilities and disadvantaging conditions, for your Workforce.

    Deadline to register is Wednesday 5/13/15 -- Please email Linda Blontz at 

    Pay at the door or pay by credit card via pay pal: 
    Meeting Fee


    Interested in being a sponsor?  Check out our Diversity & Inclusion page