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    Best Practices: Diversity in the Workplace

    Date: October 10, 2012, 11:45am – 1:30pm
    Mt. Baker Chapter of SHRM
    Northwood Hall
    3240 Northwest Avenue
    Bellingham, WA 98226
    See below for prices
    Event Type:
    Chapter Luncheon/Speaker/Meeting
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    Commitment to diversity awareness, acceptance and inclusion is essential to an organization’s ability to compete in today’s culturally diverse workforce.  This training program will provide participants with best practices for workplace diversity. 

    Participants will learn:

    • What diversity really means
    • Best practices for hiring
    • How to build successful training programs
    • Washington state-wide initiative for veteran’s preference
    • Lessons learned from other employers
    • Challenges for organizations and options for overcoming those challenges
    • Challenges culturally diverse applicants face and what organization can do to improve application and access processes

    About the Presenter:  Eddie Maiava, Jr., Diversity Outreach Coordinator, HR Consultant 4, WA Employment Security Department

    Originally from American Samoa, Eddie grew up in Hua’ula, Oahu.  He speaks fluent Samoan and Spanish.  His experience with diversity, training others in diversity and inclusion and personally facing challenges related to diversity is unmatched and through weaving his experiences into the training, he’ll put a fresh face on diversity for us all as well as remind us that in order to pursue diversity effectively, we must remain vigilant and open-minded.

    Past Employment Experience: Served two years as Spanish interpreter in border towns in California, Arizona and Mexico. Recruitment and Training Manager, HR Division of WA State Department of Social and Health Services.  Director of Multi-Cultural Office (First Peoples’ Advising Services), The Evergreen State College.  Assistant Director of Admissions, Coordinator of Community College Relations, The Evergreen State College

    Past Presenter Experience:WA State Students of Color Conference for the last five years (over 700 participants).  UW – Seattle Office of Minority Affairs Diversity Conference. Over ten years of college and university presentations at conferences and in classrooms (professionals and students); Eastern Arizona College, Linfield College and The Evergreen State College

    Professional Associations:
    WA State Recruiters Council
    Diversity Steering Committee, WA State Employment Security Department

    Generously Sponsored By:

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    • Member Lunch & Program: $20.00
    • Non-member Lunch & Program: $25.00
    • Program Only: $12.00
    • Student Lunch & Program: $12.00
    • Student Program Only: FREE

    We accept payment in the form of cash, check, debit card or credit card at the time of check in.

    *This program is pending pre-approval for 1 HRCI recertification credit.

    Registration and lunch begin at 11:45, and include time for networking with other members and chapter announcements. The presentation/program begins around 12:00pm and lasts until approximately 1:30pm (includes a question/answer period).

    Cancellation policy: Registrants will be billed if a cancellation is not received by 5:00 pm on the Monday prior to the luncheon.

    To Cancel an Existing Reservation send the names of the attendees and the date of the event you cannot attend to

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