Nominations Due 7/28 for
Strategic Impact Award

Nominate your organization today!

The Strategic Impact Award recognizes RVA organizations who have seen significant business improvement or success in the last 24 months due primarily to the implementation of a strategic employee-focused initiative. This award focuses on competencies, community, and connections and must be related to the following: Communication, relationship management, ethical practice, HR expertise, business acumen, critical evaluation, global and cultural effectiveness, leadership and navigation, and/or consultation.

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Richmond Area Diversity Roundtable (RADR) July 26
The Women Who are Changing the Landscape of Virginia Politics

Dr. Dawn Adams, the state’s first openly lesbian delegate; Elizabeth Guzman, one of the state’s first Latina delegates; and Jennifer McClellan, a state senator who previously served in the Virginia House of Delegates for 11 years.

Join us next week to meet these barrier-breaking challengers:  

Senator Jennifer McClellan
9th Senate District (Charles City County and portions of Henrico County, Hanover County, and the City of Richmond)
Delegate Dawn Adams
District 68 (City of Richmond, Henrico and Chesterfield)
Delegate Liz Guzman
District 31 (Counties of Fauquier [part] and Prince William [part])


Craig Carper
News Director
88.9 WCVE Public Radio

When:  Thursday, July 26
8:00 am - 10:00 am
(8:00 am - 8:30 am:  Light breakfast and networking) 

Where: Stratford University
11104 W Broad St.
Glen Allen, VA

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Richmond SHRM Turns 60
You are cordially invited to join us for a special reception celebrating our Diamond Jubilee, 60 years of Richmond SHRM

Help us celebrate this milestone event!  The cost to attend is currently only $19.58, the year Richmond SHRM came into existence. Registration is open and includes heavy hors d'oeuvres, 2 adult beverages or soda, dessert, a champagne toast, and lots of fun!

When:  Wednesday, August 22
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm 

Where: Science Museum of Virginia
2500 W Broad St. 
Richmond, VA

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Digital From the Inside Out
Excerpt from Mercer’s 2018 Global Talent Trends Report 

To unlock growth in the Human Age, technology must augment the human work experience.

Work and human work have become two distinct concepts. On one hand, cognitive processing, predictive analytics, and computational intelligence will bring transformative change to our businesses. Companies simply cannot thrive without taking advantage of the best and newest technology.

On the other hand, this is the Human Age. Technology in the workplace will maximize its impact only when paired with human judgment. Digitization transforms how organizations leverage talent — helping them build diverse workforces, embrace flexible working, improve teaming, and analyze performance. It can serve as a vehicle for investing in people and building relationships with customers. Yet, only 15% of responding companies consider themselves a digital this article in its entirety.

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 October 11, 2018

Breakout Session: How Improvisers Stay Calm Amid Uncertainty

Matt Newman
Consultant, The Frontier Project

Q:  What mindsets can get you back on track when new information arises to totally negate all your plans and assumptions?

A:  The mindset of improvisational performers better known as improv comics. 

The rate of change in today’s workforce is increasing exponentially. Research indicates that modern companies go through substantial organizational changes every three years.  The average workforce undergoes a complete turnover every eight years. The life-cycle of products and US patent filings is getting shorter.  And all this increased speed is making itself felt in our everyday experience.  Matt will show you how using an improviser’s iterative mindset can increase your tolerance for change, lead to more productive conversations, foster creative teams, and generally make you more comfortable and confident when you have no idea what will happen next. 


He’s also going to ask someone from the audience to get on stage. You’ve been warned.

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RADR: The Women Who Are Changing the Landscape of Virginia Politics

Stratford University

Live Webinar: 
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