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    Date: October 28, 2020, 7:15am – 1:00pm
    Rema Haddad, Professional Development Director
    Lakewood Country Club
    13901 Glen Mill Road
    Rockville, MD 20850
    Early Bird: $150.00 MEMBERS / $175 Non-Members /Students $75/ Webinar $59
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    Two Sessions - Two speakers 

    Session One - Diversity and Inclusion by Dr. Joy Papini 

    Corporate Responsibility

    What is Diversity and Inclusion?

    •          How do organizations benefit from being Diverse and Inclusive?
    •          How can organizations start to look at Diversity and Inclusion?
    •          How to focus on Assessing Diversity – Looking at the Numbers
    •          Identify areas that are going well and areas to focus on for improvement


    Dr. Joy Papini, president of CIDIS Consulting, works with organizations to assess their current culture and develop diversity and inclusion strategies and initiatives that create engaging and effective workplace environments.

    Dr. Papini is an organizational psychologist with over 20 years of consulting experience supporting commercial and federal organizations.  Her areas of expertise include diversity and inclusion, organizational research, people management, organizational development, and strategic planning.  She holds memberships with the Society for Human Resource Management, the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, and the US Women’s Chamber of Commerce. You can connect with her on LinkedIn (JoyPapini) or contact


    Session Two - Racial Equity within the workplace by Dr. Joanna Shoffner Scott

    Why Race Matters Inside Our Organizations
    By Dr. Joanna Shoffner Scott, Racial Equity Consultant 

    In this 90-minute talk, Dr. Joanna Shoffner Scott will discuss racism as a core component of our workplace environment. Drawing on more than 10 years of research, advocacy and consulting experience Dr. Scott will share the ways racism is baked into the structures that touch our daily lives both inside and outside of work. Given this historical context, it is critically important for companies, organizations, and agencies to turn inward. Often diversity goals are confused with equitable outcomes, while the real work of dismantling oppressive structures inside the workplace remains undone. Dr. Scott firmly believes that conversations about race and are important but taking concrete action steps to disrupt racism in our everyday work is a more productive step.


    Dr. Joanna Shoffner Scott is an experienced management consultant with deep DEI expertise. She is the founder and principal of Stamey Street Consulting Group, LLC, and is a Senior Consultant with the Race Matters Institute of JustPartners, Inc. Joanna consults with organizations across the country to advance racial equity as a mission-critical goal. She is a skilled trainer and facilitator. She has meaningful experience in research, advocacy, government relations, and organizational management. Prior to consulting, she served as the Vice President of Government Affairs and Equity Programs for Voices for America’s Children. Joanna’s policy background lies in budget and tax policy, health, and nutrition, with an emphasis on the intersection of race and equity in public systems. Joanna is a child advocate at heart. She has a profound interest in the ways racism is embedded in educational settings, particularly for young children. Joanna holds a Ph.D. in Public Policy from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County.