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Upcoming Webinar: Energize and Engage: How Inclusion Supercharges Employee Satisfaction and Performance

    August 8, 2013

    Shirley Davis Sheppard will be conducting a webcast on Thursday, November 7 at 2 p.m. entitled, “Energize and Engage: How Inclusion Supercharges Employee Satisfaction and Performance."  

    The ability to create inclusive work environments with engaged employees has become a key lever for competitive advantage in today’s rapidly changing world.  In this session, you will explore key research findings on the role of inclusion as a driver of job satisfaction and employee engagement. In addition, you will look at real-world examples of how organizations with inclusive cultures are attracting, engaging, and retaining talent and transforming their organizations into great places to work. 

    Recertification Credit Hours Awarded: 1.0
    Specified Credit Hours:Specified - Business Management and Strategy


    About the speaker:

    As VP of Global Diversity and Inclusion at SHRM, Dr. Davis Sheppard acts as the “thought leader” on global workplace diversity issues and has successfully positioned SHRM as the leader in the diversity and inclusion field since joining SHRM in 2006. In less than five years, Dr. Davis led the efforts at SHRM to complete the largest U.S. based study on The Current State of Workplace Diversity Management, published in 2008, and the largest global study on Diversity and Inclusion practices, perception, and attitudes around the world, published in 2009. She also led a Diversity Practice Analysis project that outlined the body of knowledge, skills, and associated activities required to practice in the D & I field.  In 2008 and again in 2010, she convened 100 global thought leaders from nine countries around the world to identify key challenges and innovative solutions for the changing diverse and global 21st century workforce. All of this research and thought leadership has since been translated into world-class products and services, professional development, and conference programming for SHRM’s more than 250,000 members. Additionally, she is leading an effort to identify and launch the first ever D & I standards of practice for the field through The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and The International Standards Organization (ISO)—two of the most widely recognized and globally accepted organizations for standards creation. In addition to her D&I role, she leads SHRM’s Workplace Flexibility initiative to further perpetuate the need for organizations to build more effective and flexible workplaces for a more diverse, global, and virtual workforce.

    Dr. Davis Sheppard travels across the country and internationally delivering keynotes, facilitated workshops, coaching business executives, HR and Diversity professionals, government and military leaders, and academicians on the critical challenges and complexities associated with leading diversity in a global workforce and marketplace. She has been featured and quoted on NBC’s The Today Show, in the Wall Street Journal, Essence Magazine, Black Enterprise Magazine, The Washington Post, HR Magazine, and Diversity Woman Magazine. She was named one of the Top 100 Corporate Executives in America by Uptown Professional Magazine; a “Woman Worth Watching” by Profiles in Diversity Journal; received the “Top 50 Women of Power in Business Award by Minority Enterprise Advocate Magazine, and named a Strategic Star by Diversity Woman Magazine.

    She has more than 15 years of experience in Human Resources, Organizational & Leadership Development and Diversity Management. Shirley has worked at major Fortune 500 and 100 companies such as Constellation Energy, Capital One, Circuit City, and Bank of America and has led such functions as Training & Education, Leadership Development, Performance Management, Recruiting, Change Management, Strategic Planning and Global Diversity. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Pre-Law, a Master’s Degree in Human Resources Management, and a Ph.D. in Business and Organization Management.

    Shirley is a member of numerous professional organizations, a guest lecturer at numerous colleges and universities, sits on several Boards and is very active in her church, community and family. She’s a former Miss District of Columbia, Ms. Oklahoma, Ms. Virginia, and in 2000 won the national title of Ms. American United States.