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    Diversity and Conflict in the Workplace

    Date: May 3, 2019, 7:45am – 10:30am
    Cumberland Valley SHRM Chapter
    Homewood Suites
    1650 Pullman Lane
    Hagerstown, Maryland 21740
    $20.00 MEMBERS $25.00 Non Members (Guests or individuals who have not paid 2017 dues), all of our event fees are non-refundable
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    Please RSVP by Wednesday, 5/01/19 by registering on our website link here- Register Here!

    7:45 am - 8:00 am - Registration/ Breakfast/ Networking

    8:00 am - 8:15 am  - Opening Remarks

    8:15 am - 10:30 am -  Program

    Great news! The business environment is more diverse than ever! Multi-generational, multi-cultural, multi-technological workplaces are well-positioned to leapfrog their competition through the strength of ideas and innovation that come with a culture of diversity and inclusion. We invite you to join an interactive discussion about reducing conflict and reaping the advantages associated with an inclusive and inviting workplace.

    Learning Objectives

    Attendees will:

    • Gain knowledge and share ideas to enhance workplace inclusivity

    • Learn conflict resolution techniques to reduce tension and improve productivity

    • Be able to identify generational stereotypes and work toward eliminating bias in the workplace



    Leadership Techniques, LLC
    David B. Newman and Lisa Hammer are co-founders and principals of Leadership Techniques, LLC. Specializing in leadership and project management training and consulting, their public speaking experience has been expanded to include workshops at PMI’s SeminarsWorld®. While often asked to intervene in challenging scenarios, they always try to inject positivity and happiness into the environment and look to reduce stress for employees while driving results for all stakeholders.


    David B. Newman, PMP, PMI-ACP, SPHR, ITIL
    David B. Newman has over 30 years of experience and holds a Master’s degree in Technical Management from Johns Hopkins University. He has a diversified background in engineering and product development, is a certified trainer for leadership seminars, and loves to share his experience and extensive background with others. Project teams have excelled under his leadership as he has emphasized that the key to building a high-performance team is to integrate management skills with a collaborative philosophy to influence and motivate teams.


    Audiences eagerly engage with David’s interactive presentation style. Through a mix of personal experience, hands-on activities and touches of PMBOK® Guide formality, David’s workshops are entertaining and educational. His passion and humor make his workshops fun while his focus on results drives attendees to reach for practical solutions to real challenges.


    David has been selected to present multiple courses for PMI SeminarsWorld®, a series of professional seminars, which are held annually in various cities throughout the United States and internationally.


    Lisa Hammer, PMP
    Lisa Hammer has more than 30 years of experience, specializing in project management and staff development for both large and small firms. She has managed the implementation of several multi-million dollar programs, which included coordination of staff, consultants and subcontractors to achieve client goals while maintaining budget and cost controls across all activities. Her executive career has been highlighted by a broad range of qualifications, including proven leadership and analytical skills, collaboration with outside groups, along with a reputation for accountability, flexibility, and resourcefulness.


    Lisa continues to be a Project Management practitioner, working with clients to improve their ability to execute against demanding deliverables in dynamic environments. Her client base includes many state and local agencies, non-profits and as well as public and private companies. Lisa understands that people who are satisfied with their employment experience are more engaged, which leads to improved quality, productivity and happiness. Her passion for professionalism shines through in her presentations on a wide range of project management topics. Using her broad and in-depth field experience she not only stands behind her training, she expects success!


    Lisa has been selected to present multiple courses for PMI SeminarsWorld®, a series of professional seminars, which are held annually in various cities throughout the United States and internationally.