2019 Kickoff Meeting: ALT-Perspectives, Biases and How We Overcome Them to Move Issues Forward, January 31
Scott Wayne
Founder/Partner, Envoy

As psychologists have taught us with the use of optical illusions, two people can interpret a single image differently depending on where they sit. The same goes for forming opinions on the same issue – we all have biases that influence how we interpret various pieces of information. How we see a set of facts determines what we glean from those facts.

While there aren't "alt-facts," there are "alt-perspectives.” Scott will walk us through the science of biases and how we naturally see what we seek. He will identify the risk in our declining ability to empathize with those who don't share our views and break down the risks of the digital stacks and bubbles we increasingly live in.

Click on the video above or here to see a preview message from Scott Wayne.

When: Thursday, January 31
7:30 am - 10:30 am

Where: Community College Workforce Alliance Workforce Development and Conference Center (CCWA)

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Diversity & Inclusion Symposium, March 21
Very Early Bird Pricing Ends January 21

Johnny C. Taylor, Jr.
President and Chief Executive Officer, Society for Human Resource Management 

Finally Getting Around to the "I" In D & I

The Honorable Katherine McCary
President, C5 Consulting

The New Talent Imperative: Individuals with Disabilities

Leveraging Leadership, Learning, and Community Inter-Connectivity for Full Inclusion

Mauricio Velasquez, MBA
President, The Diversity Training Group

Being an Inclusive Change Agent

When:  Thursday, March 21
8:00 am - 4:30 pm 
Where: Dewey Gottwald Center
Science Museum of Virginia

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Got Experience in Non-Profit Accounting?

Richmond SHRM is seeking a Financial Director for its Board of Directors.  If you are interested, or know of anyone who fits the description, please contact Jeannie Alcott.

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Welcome to New Board Members

The 2019 Board of Directors slate has been approved.  Thank you to members who cast a vote on this important decision. 

And, a hearty welcome to the following new Board members
who were elected for a two year term.  Thanks to them and to the full board for their willingness to serve.  

Director - Member Recruitment
Carol Ann Irby, MS
Virginia Commonwealth University

Director - Professional Certification
Christina Smith
Chesterfield Fire &
Emergency Service
Director - Mentorship Program
Bob Dickerson
Dominion Energy
Director - Legislative Affairs
Karen Elliott, Esq.
Eckert Seamans,
Cherin & Mellott
 Director - RVA Leadership
Bryan Chenault

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You Know Them. You Love Them.  They're Back.
Legal Update February 21 - Register Now

 Session Title:  2019 Legal Update Review

Victor O. Cardwell 

Woods Rogers


Thomas M. Winn, III

Woods Rogers
Also: What to Expect from a DOL Investigation presented, by Suzanne Bach, JD, CEBS and Taming the Workplace Bully, presented by Karen Michaels, JD., That's Not My Employee (Or Is It?), by Michael McIntosh.

When Tuesday, February 21
7:45 am - 4:00 pm
(Networking and light breakfast: 7:45 am - 8:30 am)

Where Four Points by Sheraton Richmond
9901 Midlothian Turnpike 

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Lunch & Learn Webinar: Engaging and Retaining a Changing Workforce 
with experts from Willis Towers Watson

Between having 4 generations in the workforce and the trend of decrease in traditional employment, this reality represents a massive shift with profound implications for organizations.


Elise Freedman

Senior Director, Talent & Rewards
Willis Towers Watson 

Pamela Murray

Associate Director
Talent & Rewards Willis Towers Watson

When: Wednesday, February 6
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm 
Where: Your home or office

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