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    Monthly Chapter Meeting - Courageous Conversations: How HR Professionals can help Leaders and Individuals Talk about Issues of Diversity in the Workplace

    Date: November 10, 2021, 8:00am – 9:30am
    Akron Area SHRM
    Akron Hilton Garden & Streamed virtually via Zoom

    7:30am - Registration Opens
    8:00am - Networking & Breakfast
    8:20am - Announcements
    8:30am - Presentations Begin
    $25 Members, $35 Non-Members, $15 Students, $15 Members-in-transition, $20 Virtual
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    Courageous Conversations: How HR Professionals can help Leaders and Individuals Talk  about Issues of Diversity in the Workplace

    A ‘courageous conversation’ is one that is often difficult to have but necessary, and when done effectively, can have a dramatic impact on how we lead ourselves, the team or the business. It requires us to step out of our comfort zone to discuss a topic that might well cause an emotional response. While often avoided, these conversations can be instrumental in building an inclusive workplace. -Wells Fargo

    HR Leaders are often called upon to facilitate meaningful, civil, and sometimes difficult conversations. This highly interactive workshop will explore some of the key behaviors and skills required by HR and organizational leaders to engage in courageous conversations – specifically in relation to topics of diversity, equity, and inclusion – at work with direct reports, colleagues, or line managers. It will also include an opportunity to practice having a courageous conversation and provide tools for doing this in other spaces.

    Learning Objectives:

    • Define Courageous Conversations and discuss why it’s important to build on diverse and inclusive workspace

    • Define HR’s role in terms of facilitating and educating others about these discussions

    • Describe and demonstrate the skills, behaviors and differing approaches that may be required when engaging in courageous conversations

    Sheila Eason is founder and CEO of Elevate People Solutions, LLC, a leadership and personal development consultancy. With more than 25 years of experience helping organizations leverage its human capital to its maximum potential, she provides workshops and training in the areas of leadership and personal development and diversity and inclusion. She is a Certified Speaker, Trainer, and Coach with the John Maxwell Team. As a speaker and trainer, Sheila delivers interactive and educational experiences to her audiences in order to Elevate their skills and develop transformational leaders. As a coach, she helps create awareness and facilitate learning/growth in her clients.

    Sheila holds SHRM-SCP certification through the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and maintains SPHR certification through the Human Resource Certification Institute (HRCI). She is Past President of the Northwest Ohio Human Resource Association where she served as Diversity Chair and Diversity Conference Chair for three and four years, respectively.

    Thank you to our November sponsor, XPonential Growth Solutions




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