Symposium Top experts in human resources assess the state of diversity in corporate America
As the U.S. continues to reflect trends of a more multicultural population, the issue of workplace diversity remains a relevant and timely topic for Human Resources professionals and corporations throughout the country. To address these top-of-mind issues and speak to opportunities within the workplace, The National Association of African Americans in Human Resources (NAAAHR) will hold its 2010 Diversity Symposium February 24, 2010.
The daylong affair, “The Current State of Workplace Diversity: Where Do We Go from Here?”, will be held at McDonald’s Hamburger University located 2715 Jorie Blvd., Oak Brook, Illinois, from 7:30 AM to 6:30 PM, covering critical topics related to recruiting, rewarding and retaining qualified talent at mid-to-senior levels.
“The NAAAHR Chicago Chapter is honored to host this year’s diversity symposium, focused on providing thought leadership and tangible solutions for achieving and maintaining workplace diversity and inclusion,” says Airies Davis, NAAAHR President, Chicago chapter.
“The Diversity Symposium is open to middle to senior level Human Resources professionals. In anticipation of an exceptional turnout, we would highly encourage that you visit www.naaahrchicago.org and register early to secure your space.”
Featured Symposium speakers include: Mellody Hobson, president, Ariel Investments LLC; Dr. Shirley Davis, director diversity and inclusion initiatives, SHRM; Andres Tapia, chief diversity officer, Hewitt Associates; Pat Harris, global chief diversity officer, McDonald’s Corporation; Jim Norman, vp diversity, global diversity & inclusion, Kraft; and Michelle Nettles, senior director, business diversity & partnerships, Miller-Coors.
The 2010 NAAAHR event agenda calls for compelling breakout sessions and panel discussions and also promises to provide outstanding educational content, a vendor exhibition featuring more than 20 of the country’s leading corporations such as Taleo, Monster, Easter Seals, ChicagoJobs, Seyfarth Shaw, & Jones Lang LaSalle, time to build a network of HR professionals, and the opportunity to earn CEU credits, among other valuable tools and resources.
The NAAAHR is committed to helping facilitate the growth and the professional development of current and aspiring Human Resource professionals. The NAAAHR recognizes that changes are happening in the workplace and these issues must be addressed as early as possible. For more information on NAAAHR or to register for the 2010 Diversity Symposium, visit www.naaahrchicago.org.