Calendar of Events
September NOARK Membership Meeting
September 13 | 11:30 am-1 pm
Springdale Holiday Inn
1500 South 48th Street
Springdale, AR 72762
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Diversity and Inclusion: Critical Success Factors
Diversity and Inclusion is an integral component of a company and employee’s success. As a HR Leader, it is important to know how to navigate through the complexities of today’s workplace and leverage Diversity and Inclusion. The Diversity and Inclusion topic has expanded beyond the race, culture, gender, and religion. It also includes diversity of thought to encourage innovative and strategic thinking. There is a direct correlation between encouraging and executing diversity of thought and delivering results for your company.
This activity has been submitted to the HR Certification Institute for review.
- How to value and manage diversity and inclusion in the workplace.
- Develop and implement best practices for diversity and inclusion.
- Understand the importance of integrating diversity and inclusion into your corporate business plan.
Speaker: Dr. Charles Robinson
Dr. Robinson is the Vice Provost for Diversity Affairs and a professor of History at the University of Arkansas. He received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in History at the University of Houston, graduating with honors; a Masters Degree in History at Rice University and a Ph.D. Degree in History at the University of Houston.
Dr. Robinson has been a college professor for more than two decades. In his time at the University of Arkansas, Dr. Robinson has been awarded the Fulbright College Master Teacher Award, the Arkansas Alumni Distinguished Teacher Award, and the Student Alumni Board Teacher of the Year Award. Dr. Robinson has also been cited for excellence and inducted into the university’s Teaching Academy. In addition, Dr. Robinson has been honored with student and community awards such as the Lonnie R. Williams Bridging Excellence Award by the Black Student’s Association, the Martin Luther King Jr. Lifetime Achievement Award by the Northwest Arkansas MLK Community Association, the Torchbearer Award by Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc., and the Honorary Alumni Award by the Black Alumni Society of the UA Alumni Association.
Dr. Robinson has been invited by numerous universities and professional organizations to speak on a variety of topics. Dr. Robinson has published four books, Dangerous Liaisons: Sex and Love in the Segregated South (2003) with the University of Arkansas Press; Engaging Missouri: An Epic Drama of Love, Honor and Redemption across the Color Line (2007) with iUniverse; Forsaking All Others: A True Story of Interracial Sex and Revenge in the 1880s South (2010) with the University of Tennessee Press; and Remembrances in Black: Personal Perspectives of the African American Experience at the University of Arkansas, 1940s-2000s (2010) with the University of Arkansas Press.
Dr. Robinson strives to live by the admonition found in Philippians 4:13, “I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength.”