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    Driving Inclusion into your Diversity Program presented by Kate Boie and Robyn Chupka

    Date: February 12, 2015, 11:15am – 1:00pm
    GVHRA This event has been approved for 1 Strategic/Business Credit from HRCI
    Holiday Inn on North 7th Avenue in Bozeman, Montana
    $13 for GVHRA Members/$20 for Non-Members
    Event Type:
    GHVRA Hosted - Meeting
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    Generally, the GVHRA meetings are held according to the following schedule; however, please refer to the specific meeting flyer as dates/times/locations are subject to change.

    11:15 a.m.—11:30 a.m.: Registration
    11:30 a.m.—Noon: Lunch
    Noon– 1:00 p.m.: PRESENTATION

    This program has been approved for 1 hour of strategic credits.

    Businesses are impacted by diversity regardless of their location, but the challenges vary based on the demographics of the area.  A common challenge within Montana companies is managing and capitalizing on the diverse generations in the current workforce. This training will provides insights into the general perspectives of the generations, what this means relative to teaming, and how HR can assist company leaders in managing the multi-generational employee population.

    There are many less obvious individual traits that people tend to make prejudgments about both candidates and current employees.  We will explore how we can identify these prejudgments, to prevent missing opportunities with either continued or new talent within the organization.  Additionally, we will discuss how we can bring diversity into the organization’s culture by aligning diversity goals within the mission statement and core values and overall strategy.

    An organization can’t just put this in writing and be done, it also needs to be infused into the culture, so we will close by discussing how we can develop and sustain inclusion, by bringing diversity to life within the organization.  This will be achieved by providing tips and best practices on how to engage employees in an inclusive environment which capitalizes on the strengths and experiences of a diverse workforce.

    Kate Boie's long career in Human Resources began at the Progressive Insurance headquarters in Cleveland, Ohio as a Personnel Representative. She then moved to Seattle, took an HR job with The Boeing Company, and has been fortunate to gain experience in various HR areas within the company including Training, Personnel, Employee Relations, Compensation, and EEO. Kate relocated to Bozeman ten years ago and has continued to work virtually for Boeing as an HR Specialist. Kate also has a BA from the University of Notre Dame and SPHR certification.

    Robyn Chupka has worked in the Human Resource field for almost 20 years.  She earned her B.A in Business Administration at California State University, San Bernardino and her M.S. in Human Resource Management from Chapman University.  She is also certified by the Human Resource Certification Institute as a Senior Professional in Human Resources.  Robyn has worked and consulted in a variety of industries including retail, manufacturing, engineering, healthcare, higher education and hospitality.  Currently, she is an adjunct instructor, at Montana State University.  

    To make a reservation, please click on the "Reservations" tab on the website, then search for the appropriate meeting date (reservation links are active two weeks prior to the event and close the Monday prior to the event).  Also, let us know when you RSVP if you will need any accomodation.

    The hotel requires a 48 hours confirmation for catered events.  RSVPs help the GVHRA board, presenter, facility and food providers to accomodate all attendees.  Members who make a reservation and DO NOT attend will be charged.  Additionally, copies of presentation materials and food may not be available for those who do not RSVP.