Diversity to Inclusion: From Awareness to Action
September NOARK afterclass
NOARK is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CP℠ or SHRM-SCP℠. This program is valid for 2.50 PDCs for the SHRM-CP℠ or SHRM-SCP℠. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit shrmcertification.org.
NOARK is a recognized provider of recertification credits. HR Certification Institute® pre-approved this program for 2.5 HR (Business) credit towards aPHR™, PHR®, PHRca®, SPHR®, GPHR®, PHRi™ and SPHRi™ recertification. Please be sure to note the program ID number on your recertification application form. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit the HRCI website at www.hrci.org.
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This highly interactive facilitated training is specifically designed for business leaders and human resource (HR) professionals to foster awareness, reflection and engagement about the concepts of diversity, inclusion, equity, access, and unconscious bias, through participant interaction in large and small group discussions. Participants will be invited to collaborate in learning by sharing experiences, questions and perspectives related to leading organizations toward realizing their mission and vision statements and diversity goals. Participants will leave with an understanding of key diversity and inclusion concepts, a lens through which to assess their company’s progress toward inclusion, and tools and resources to further their work within the context of their organizations.
Participants will leave with:
· The ability to articulate key diversity and inclusion concepts,
· A lens through which to assess their company’s progress toward inclusion, and
· Tools and resources to further their work within the context of their organizations.
Who Should Attend
· HR Professionals
· Business Leaders
Elecia C. Smith, Ed.D., PHR, SHRM-CP - Dr. Smith is the Executive Director for the IDEALS Institute at the University of Arkansas which provides transformational Diversity, Equity, Inclusion (DEI) education, research, leadership, outreach and support for individuals, organizations, and communities. In addition to her DEI knowledge, Elecia has expertise in human resources, workforce development education, strategic planning, administration, and organizational development. Dr. Smith earned her Bachelor of Science degree from The Ohio State University, and her Masters in Educational Technology and Doctorate in Human Resources and Workforce Development Education from the University of Arkansas-Fayetteville.
Dr. Rickey Booker - Dr. Booker is the Associate Trainer, Facilitator and Consultant for the IDEALS Institute at the University of Arkansas. Dr. Booker is a native of Warren, AR and earned his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Arkansas-Monticello in Health and Physical Education with an emphasis on Wellness Leadership. He obtained his Master of Education in 2006 and Doctorate in Workforce Development Education in 2011 from the University of Arkansas-Fayetteville. He has worked in higher education for 14 years and most recently worked as the Director of Career Programs for the University Career Development Center at the University of Arkansas-Fayetteville.