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MCHRA June Meeting

  • June 02, 2010
  • 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
  • Lone Star Park, Grand Prairie, TX

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Diversity in the 21st Century Workplace


In today’s environment, diversity can either lad an organization to new heights or become a root cause for turmoil and productivity loss.  Many organizations continue to strive to incorporate strong diversity practices and principles into their business but not all are equally successful.  This session will focus on what it takes for an organization to successfully create and sustain a diverse workforce and supporting environment.  Included in the discussion will be:  

  • Why diversity initiatives continue to play a key role in today’s business environment.
  • Common misconceptions about diversity.
  • The importance and limitations of diversity training.
  • Common mistakes that companies make and how they undermine diversity initiatives.
  • Successful strategies and company practices that maximize the benefits of a diverse workplace.
  • Why some companies will always fail the “diversity” test

This program has been approved for 1.25 recertification credit hours toward PHR, SPHR, and GPHR recertification through the Human Resource Certification Institute (HRCI). For more information about certification or recertification, please visit the HRCI homepage at www.hrci.org.


About Our Speaker:
Rochelle Cummings is a documentary film producer as well as the chief operating officer of Lightning Bear Productions located in Denton, Texas. She was a producer on A Hero’s Welcome, which premiered in Gainesville, TX at the State Theater and just recently finished a 2 month showing at the Bob Bullock Museum in Austin Texas.  
 
In addition to managing the Lightning Bear operations, she was the host of DCTV, and the executive in charge of the Center for Motion Picture Training, the “industry education” arm of the company.

Rochelle Cummings is a native of Detroit and graduated from Wayne State with a B.A. in English. She is a partner at Lightning Bear Productions, the founder of the League of Extraordinary Women, creator of The TIAA-CREF Distinguished Medal Educator Award, and former marketing chair of “Texas Saves” and “The Jr. Finance Academy”.

The website for Rochelle’s current documentary entitled, Be The One is betheonemovie.org The website for her production company that she is a part owner in, is lightningbear.tv.
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