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    Diversity & Inclusion in the 406 presented by Ronda Wakefield

    Date: October 15, 2019, 11:15am – 1:00pm
    PayneWest Insurance
    1105 E Main St
    Bozeman, MT 59715
    $15 for GVHRA Members/$40 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 sent via email from the GVHRA President 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

    Successful companies value diversity & inclusion…although many don’t know what it is.  Many HR professionals and hiring managers shudder at the mere mention of it simply because they’ve heard the “buzz” word, they’re pretty sure it’s the right thing to do, but they have no idea what it looks like, let alone how to implement it.  In fact, are you wondering if we even have D & I in the 406?  Of course we do! We will spend this hour talking about the who, what, when, where, why, and how of D & I.   The WHO will be an in-depth look at one specific group – our Military.  The SHRM Foundation, along with some major partners, have developed the Veterans at Work Certificate program for HR professionals, hiring managers, and front-line supervisors.  This multi-faceted program will help you recognize the value that this talented group of professionals brings to the civilian workplace and will offer tools and resources to help you build an inclusive veteran, guard, and reserve program in your organization.    

    BIO of Presenter: 

    Ronda Wakefield, SHRM-SCP, SPHR, CPHR has over 15 years of diverse human resources and management experience that spans a variety of industries. Currently the owner of NW MT HR Solutions, LLC, and the Business Development Coordinator for Sanders County Community Development Corporation, Ronda partners with employers to provide flexible and customized human resources solutions and services that work for both the employee and the employer.  She works with small organizations in a variety of industries that don’t have a dedicated HR department, as well as larger organizations that are seeking a collaborative HR business partner for various HR projects. 


    Ronda has a bachelor’s degree from Montana State University, holds the SHRM-SCP, SPHR, and CPHR designations, the SHRM Veterans At Work Certificate and Talent Acquisition Credential, and is one of the founding Inclusion Captains for the SHRM Foundation Veterans at Work Certificate Program.  Ronda has served on the Montana SHRM State Council for the past 4 years and has served on the Flathead Chapter Board of Directors for 13 years.  As an ESGR Representative for Montana, she has the honor of devoting time and resources to helping our Veterans, Guard, and Reserve members. 

    To make a reservation, please click on the "Reservations" tab on the website, then search for the appropriate meeting date.  The location requires a 48 hours confirmation of attendees for catered events; therefore, 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 accommodation.

    RSVPs help the GVHRA board, presenter, facility and caterers to accommodate 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.