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    Diversity: What's the Focus Now? HRCI Approved

    Date: August 15, 2012, 6:00pm – 8:30pm
    Robin Campbell
    Hilton Gaithersburg, 620 Perry Parkway, Gaithersburg, MD 20877
    $30.00 Members, $40.00 Nonmembers, $45.00 Walk-Ins
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    Come attend a thought-provoking and highly interactive session on addressing current trends, best practices and issues relative to diversity and inclusion and their affect on employee retention.  We are excited to have Eraka Michelle Robertson, Management Dynamics, Inc. (MDI), talk with us about Diversity: What’s the Focus Now?  This program has been approved for 2.0 HRCI-General recertification credits!

    Topics will include:

    • Issues associated with multiple generations working side by side
    • Expectations of Corporate Boards relative to diversity, inclusion and business performance
    • Recent legislation requiring 50/50K Companies to have Diversity Strategic Plans
    • Best Practices for Diversity Management- such as Employee Resource Groups and their affect  on recruitment and retention

    Participants will learn how to:

    •  Use workforce analytics for problem identification and possible brainstorm resolutions
    • Recognize demographic trends and determine necessary changes to positively impact recruitment and retention strategies
    • Meet the demands of corporate boards regarding diversity and inclusion
    • Comply with current legislation regarding diversity strategic plans

    Eraka Michelle Robertson, President and CEO of Ma’at Enterprises, is a nationally renowned speaker and educator who has been conducting empowerment trainings, lectures and workshops for over 25 years. Ms. Robertson provides organizational and employee development services for direct clients, private corporations, not-for-profit organizations and other firms, including professional workshops and retreats, program and strategic planning development, fundraising and development strategies, communications and marketing plans, and EEO consultation and services.

    Management Dynamics, Inc. (MDI), established in 1983, has trained thousands of individuals in Fortune 500 Companies and the Federal Government. The principals of the firm have over 150 years of combined experience in providing Leadership Capability Development and Diversity Training services. The principals and senior consultants have experience in managing functions with personal bottom-line accountability, in both the private and public sectors.  MDI fully understands the realities of doing business with the Federal Government and in today’s complex work environment with its global implications.

    Since inception, Leadership and Diversity Initiatives have been major components of MDI’s service offerings.  The company counsels senior managers, trains all levels of employees, produces training videos and conducts Train-the-Trainer Certification Programs while ensuring up-to-date accuracy.  MDI has assisted companies like: Army Research Laboratory, AT&T Bell Laboratories, Chevron, Defense Intelligence Agency Eastman Kodak Company, Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratories, Marine Corps Intelligence Activity, MTV, Networks, Medstar Health, Office of Naval Intelligence, Pacific Bell, Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department, Showtime Networks, Inc., The Prudential, Turner Broadcasting Systems and the U.S. Forest Service, Office of Civil Rights, in all aspects of their Diversity and Leadership Development initiatives.  MDI's deliverables encompassed: Cultural Audits, Executive Coaching, Focus Groups, Interviews, Training, Equal Employment, and Sexual Harassment Prevention, Leadership Development Institutes, Surveys, 360° Feedback, Training and Education.

    This meeting is being generously co-sponsored by


    Founded in 1958, Jackson Lewis LLP is dedicated to representing management exclusively in workplace law.  With almost 700 attorneys practicing in 48 cities nationwide, it is one of the fastest growing workplace law firms in the United States, providing creative and strategic solutions to virtually every issue employers face.  The firm has been serving the Mid-Atlantic region for 30 years and is proud to support Montgomery County SHRM.


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