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    Diversity Conference

    Date: May 6, 2016, 7:30am – 12:00pm
    Organizer:
    Cumberland Valley SHRM Chapter
    Location:
    Kaplan University
    18618 Crestwood Dr
    Admin Bldg., Rooms 111/112
    Hagerstown, Maryland 21742
    Price:
    $30.00 MEMBERS $35.00 Non Members (Guests or individuals who have not paid 2016 dues), all of our event fees are non-refundable
    Event Type:
    Meeting
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    Please RSVP by Wednesday 5/4/2016 by registering on our website link- Register here!

    7:30 am -8:20 am - Registration/ Breakfast/ Networking

    8:20 am - 8:30 am  - Kaplan University Sponsor Presentation

    8:30-9:30 am Marc J. Scheiner- sexual orietnation and gender identity

    9:30-9:45 am  Break

    9:45-10:00 am  Toni Bowie-“iceberg phenomenon”

    10:45-11:00 am Break

    11:00-12:00 Sukanya Bora -making diversity a core strategy

    12:00 Noon END OF PROGRAM

     

    HR Competency:  tbd

     

    Learning Objectives:

    From Marc J. Scheiner’s presentation:

    ·         Understanding the status of current state laws re: sexual orientation and gender identity.

    ·         Understanding key employment law issues in these areas and how to handle such                     issues.

    From Toni and Sukanya’s presentation:

    ·         Expansion of attendees ideas and notions of diversity using the “iceberg phenomenon”

    ·         Understanding of the impact of stereotypes and unconscious bias on their personal                     attitudes, ideas toward diversity

    ·         Exploration of key strategies HR professionals can adopt to make diversity a core                     strategy

    About the Program:

    2016 CVSHRM DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION CONFERENCE

    About the Speakers:

    Marc J. Scheiner – Special Counsel, Duane Morris

    Marc practices in the area of employment law, counseling clients on a variety of employment issues. He represents clients in employment litigation matters and trains human resources professionals, in-house counsel and supervisors on a range of workplace topics. Mr. Scheiner works with clients to ensure compliance with Title VII, the Americans with Disabilities Act and ADAAA, Family and Medical Leave Act, Age Discrimination in Employment Act, Equal Pay Act, Fair Credit Reporting Act and various state and local laws. He also assists clients in reviewing and drafting employment policies, handbooks, employment agreements, non-compete agreements and severance agreements.

    Mr. Scheiner has represented clients in federal and state courts as well as before federal, state and local administrative agencies in matters involving charges and complaints of age, sex, race, national origin, sexual orientation, pregnancy and religious-based discrimination and harassment; retaliation; background checks; drug testing; and unemployment insurance issues. He has also represented indigent clients in Social Security disability appeals before the U.S. Social Security Administration and in hearings before the U.S. Department of Labor.

    Toni Bowie Partner, MaxLife, LLC

    Toni brings to us over 20 years of training, counseling, and coaching experience that began on college campuses working with adult and traditional age students, faculty and the leadership. Toni’s areas of training are vast and include diversity & inclusion, sexual harassment and domestic violence prevention, career transitioning, workforce development, and leadership skills. She has extensive experience working with military personnel.

    Clients often say she has a gift of quickly identifying with them and making them feel comfortable and at ease. Toni attributes this to her grandmother who taught her to be non-judgmental and to accept people for who they are and where they are at any given time in their life cycle. As she trains and coaches others, she focuses on this quote by Thomas Edison: “If we do all that we are capable of, we would astound ourselves.”

    Toni’s work experience includes training and development, college deanships, and creating and managing start-up programs. Always active in community initiatives, her current involvement includes chairing the Diversity & Inclusion Committee of Frederick County SHRM as a member of the Board of Directors and serving as a member of the Frederick County Office of Economic Development’s Initiative Advisory Committee for minority Sukanya has over 17 years of experience in the field of Human Resources with a focus on training and development initiatives. She is an expert on providing strategic initiatives that focus on employee development, growth and retention. She has conducted workshops on variety of topics including supervisory and management skills, communication skills, conflict resolution, diversity and inclusion. Her expertise lies in leadership development, focusing on key competencies leaders need to succeed in today’s highly competitive and diverse environments. An MBTI certified trainer, she is experienced in using different personality assessments and tools that help cement key learning objectives.

    Sukanya Bora Partner, Maxlife, LLC

    Sukanya has over 17 years of experience in the field of Human Resources with a focus on training and development initiatives. She is an expert on providing strategic initiatives that focus on employee development, growth and retention. She has conducted workshops on variety of topics including supervisory and management skills, communication skills, conflict resolution, diversity and inclusion. Her expertise lies in leadership development, focusing on key competencies leaders need to succeed in today’s highly competitive and diverse environments. An MBTI certified trainer, she is experienced in using different personality assessments and tools that help cement key learning objectives.

    Sukanya successfully helped establish the training and development function in her previous role at Leidos Biomedical Research Inc., a 1900 strong organization. Her accomplishments in this role included creating sound, competency focused learning curricula for specific target audiences and offering a comprehensive curriculum of learning solutions key for personal and professional success. She developed key workforce diversity and inclusion learning initiatives for leaders that focused on raising awareness on the benefits of changing negative attitudes and resistance into appreciation and cooperation; of working successfully with others who don't share the same background, beliefs or traditions.

    As a seasoned facilitator/trainer, Sukanya consistently builds rapport with the audiences she interacts. She is known to create an optimal learning environment that is supportive and comfortable to learners. She enjoys the opportunity to engage various audiences in their quest for growth and learning.