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Diversity Workshop: “Diversity and Inclusion: A Not So Scary Topic”

 Export to Your Calendar 8/20/2019
When: Tuesday, August 20th
9:00 am - 11:00 am
Where: LITE Center
537 Cajundome Blvd
Lafayette, LA  70506
Presenter: Dennis A. Davis, Ph.D. of Ogletree Deakins Law Firm
Contact: Acadiana SHRM


Online registration is available until: 8/19/2019
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Please join us for a special workshop.

The ASHRM Diversity Workshop & Expo is on Tuesday, August 20, 2019.  It will be held from 9am - 11am at the LITE Center in Lafayette, LA.  Check in starts at 8:30am. This educational workshop will also feature a Diversity Expo.

Dennis A. Davis, Ph.D. of Ogletree Deakins Law Firm is presenting: Diversity and Inclusion: A Not So Scary Topic

First, it is important to acknowledge the presence of bias in all of us.  It is also important to understand where and how our biases are formed.  Once acknowledged, the journey of professional evolution can begin. 

Recent studies indicate that most Americans (83%) pride themselves on being open-minded and fair.  These studies also suggest that most of us do not intentionally disrespect each other, nor do we enjoy being perceived as sexist or racist.  Yet, even though no one wants to be perceived as racist or sexist, many people report not knowing how to behave in such a way as to avoid these labels.  We know what the law says and what our company policy is, but how to translate policy statements and laws into everyday behaviors can be a different story.  In other words…we each have Blind Spots.

This presentation will focus on identifying the standards of professional interaction with respect to race, culture, and gender; where to draw the line between good-natured-fun and race bashing; and techniques for improved race relations. In addition, we will focus on making sure that each of us is included and engaged and is fully utilized in our daily business life.