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    June 2019 Luncheon: Inclusive Thinking and Practical Action

    Date: June 12, 2019, 11:45am – 1:30pm
    Mt. Baker Chapter of SHRM
    Northwood Hall
    3240 Northwest Avenue
    Bellingham, WA 98226
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    Inclusive Thinking and Practical Action: exploring the beliefs and research around expanding hiring and managing into the unfamiliar.

    In this Inclusive Thinking and Practical Action seminar will we explore the beliefs and research around expanding hiring and managing into the unfamiliar.  This program is designed to provide HR professions with an awareness and understanding of cultural differences and the impacts they have on a workplace.  Additionally, it provides practical actions to find and attracted a diverse candidate pool and workforce.

    We’ll discuss the economics of inclusion, the population profile of our county using current demographics data, why inclusive thinking is essential and how stereotyping and dividing people into categories effects our thinking and actions, corporate culture and cognitive bias (framing). 

    This program will also outline practical actions HR professionals can take to implement effective sourcing methods to reach diverse groups and retain their workforce.  As part of this program, attendees will also receive resources and tools to support HR professionals in their efforts to address inclusive mindsets from hiring to retention.

    Presented by: Desiree “Monique” Stefens​

    Desiree “Monique” Stefens is an international facilitator, with ties in British Columbia, California and Washington. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in psychology, has four years of formal facilitator training and a master’s degree in adult and higher education. This, combined with life experience and a decade of client coaching, lay the foundation for transformative conversations within interactive workshops, keynotes and community education.

    Generously Sponsored by: AJAC (Aerospace Joint Apprenticeship Committee)

    AJAC offers a suite of career and educational pathway programs to better develop and grow a skilled workforce for the aerospace and advanced manufacturing industries. These programs are driven by employer need, based on industry demand and future needs as technology drives new, innovative products. 

    For a full description of all AJAC has to offer, visit our AJAC sponsorship page

    Please register by 5:00pm, June 10th 

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    • Member Lunch & Program (pre-registered): $22.00
    • Non-member Lunch & Program (pre-registered): $28.00
    • Program Only (pre-registered): $15.00 (includes refreshments)
    • Non-registered/At the door/Day of price: $31.00 (member or non-member)
    • Student Lunch & Program: $15.00
    • Student Program Only: FREE

    We offer the option to pre-pay, using Eventbrite.  You will not be charged anything additional to pre-pay using your credit card - just click on the link on the registration confirmation page (after you register) and you will go to the payment pay on Eventbrite.

    If you are not able to or do not want to pre-pay, we accept payment in the form of cash, check, or credit card and must be paid at the time of check-in at the event. See cancellation policy below.

            *Mt. Baker SHRM is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM. This program is pending approval for 1 PDCs for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP.

    For more information about certification or recertification, please visit

       *This program is pending approval for 1 General HRCI credit

    The use of this seal is not an endorsement by the HR Certification Institute of the quality of the activity.  It means that this activity has met the HR Certification Institute’s criteria to be pre-approved for 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 the full price of the event 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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