HR Competency Model 6: Diversity & Inclusion (SHRM & ASTD Joint Meeting)


October 21, 2014
11:30 AM CDT - 1:00 PM CDT
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Fogelman Conference Center - U of M Campus
330 Innovation Dr #305
Memphis, TN 38152

Title:  “Our Job Isn’t Over” – What Would Dr. King think of Memphis now?  

As HR professionals, are we being conscious of the following:

1.There are laws in place; however, is there respect and conversation taking place to move us forward?

2. Recognizing history and valuing the impact that each of us can make in our daily interaction with employees, co-workers, boards that we participate in, etc.

3. If the fear isn’t race, is it shifting to class and economics.

Join us as we explore how HR professionals can make change happen in an ever changing world!

Learn how to develop policies that are consistent and fair.

Learn how to develop a culture of inclusion through processes and systems.

Lean how to implement audit practices to ensure global/cultural sensitivity.


About Our Speaker 

W. J. Michael Cody

April 4, 1968 was a landmark day for W.J. Michael Cody. The previous afternoon, the Memphis attorney, then in his early 30s, had met with his pro bono client, Martin Luther King Jr., at the Lorraine Motel. “I was like most people that met Dr. King,” Cody says. “I was mesmerized by the force of his commitment and persuasiveness.”

He’d seen King’s unforgettable “I’ve Been to the Mountaintop” speech at Mason Temple that evening. And, on the 4th, after Cody and his colleagues at Burch, Porter & Johnson persuaded a federal court judge to lift the city’s injunction against King’s next march on behalf of the striking sanitation workers, he could finally catch a breather.



$15.00 after 8:00 am October 21
$7.00 Earlybird rate before August 21

$25.00 General Admission Ticket
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$25.00 ASTD Member Ticket Only
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$30.00 Non-Member General Admission
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