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    2014 Cumberland Valley SHRM Diversity & Inclusion Conference

    Date: November 14, 2014, 7:30am – 3:30pm
    Kaplan University - Hagerstown Maryland

    Take the FIRST campus entrance at the TOP of Crestwood Drive.
    Use the Career Technology Center entrance.
    There will be signs directing you to the event.
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    2014 Cumberland Valley SHRM Diversity & Inclusion Conference

    Pending HRCI Credits


    November 14th

    7:30 AM – 8:30 AM Registration

    8:30 AM – 3:30 PM  Conference

    $75.00 Member – $90.00 Non-Member

    Kaplan University



    Take the FIRST campus entrance at the TOP of Crestwood Drive.

    Use the Career Technology Center entrance. There will be signs directing you to the event.


    Continental Breakfast and Lunch will be served



    Please note:  We kindly ask everyone to register in advance.

    There is a pay at the door option of $75 Member & $90/non Member.

    The price is listed as $0 so you will not be requested to pay at this time.


    Neal Henderson

    “Retain Your Veterans while Cultivating High-Performance Teams”

    Today’s professionals are mobile. They are less apt than workers in previous generations to stay in one job for an extended period of time.  With the economy getting stronger, companies starting to hire, controllable retention may drop, potentially resulting in significantly increases in HR expenses like; turn-over, lack of engagement, and increased disciplinary rates.  Don’t forget, OFCCP has implemented new bench marks for your military veteran workforce.  What is an HR Professional to do? The question HR Professionals need to answer is:  How can I create a workplace that appreciates employees and enables innovative, self-managing, high-performance teams, while planning for their eventual departure? In this session, Neal will lead an exploration of key leadership programs which enable organizations to attract and retain the very best, and diverse, talent available.

    Toni Bowie

    “How Do I fit Into the Puzzle?”

    Differences among us include racial, cultural, sexual orientation, religion, age, physical characteristics, characteristics we cannot see and more. With such an array of differences, how do we form a unified and inclusive work environment?  Though the task may not be easy, the answer is simple and it begins with the process of self-exploration.  Join us as we explore, reflect and feel while putting pieces together to find the answer. In this workshop, participants will explore the roots and sources of thoughts, attitudes and behaviors towards differences.


    Bonnie Saunders

    “Interns & Entry Level College Hiring”

    Internships provide a cost-effective opportunity to source new talent and further diversify the workforce.  But where do you start? There are so many things to consider. Learn how to tap into this talent pool and build a successful internship program. During this session, participants will learn about the key components to consider when developing an internship program.


    Joel Freeman

    “Value of Mutual Respect”

    • Understanding that the simple things are profound and that the profound things are generally simple.
    • To be able to grasp the importance of how one's personality impacts the way he or she invests in others' strengths.
    • Enhancing awareness about one's own strengths and learning how to leverage those personal skills and talents for the benefit of all.
    • Understanding that others do not respond to intentions. They respond to behavior. They will be able to better connect good intentions with behavior that positively impacts others.
    • Knowing how to identify and then connect sound principles of behavior with the four basic needs of others.
    • Humorous ways to better understand the somewhat predictable reactions of other people to stress, pressure and conflict.