Workshop | Is Your HR "Woke"?
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 Export to Your Calendar 10/4/2018
When: Thursday October 4, 2018
8:00 to 11:00 am
Where: Jackson Lewis P.C.
150 North Michigan Avenue Suite 2500
Chicago, Illinois  60601
United States
Contact: Chicago SHRM Headquarters
(312) 368-0188

Online registration is available until: 10/4/2018
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Is your HR "woke"?
Evolving practices, terminology and methodologies with a focus on
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.

Chicago SHRM Members $ 69 | Non-Members $ 99

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Speakers: Brynne Hovde  and Lisa Beasley
Brynne (co-moderator) and Lisa (co-moderator) have worked in the corporate D&I space with F500 companies - providing training tools and experiential learning to expand the D&I conversation. With eclectic backgrounds and experience from restaurant-running, to performing onstage at Second City, Lisa & Brynne bring a fun, millennial and unexpected perspective to D&I.

Workshop Description:

Our diversity & inclusion efforts at work are making tremendous headway, and current events/media intersect with these efforts everyday.   The landscape of diversity, equity and inclusion is ever-evolving.  How can we stay abreast of constantly shifting concepts, language and policies?   As HR professionals, how do we shift our approaches to make space for the rise of D&I? 

Nova will lead participants as we:

  • Unpack the landscape of change that comes with a “woke” workforce
  • Discuss social identity models and how the social identity framework can be a useful lens in your HR practice
  • Explore case studies and role-play scenarios for managing conversations on race, gender, and other complex identities. 

Participants will learn: 

  • How to take control of their own education around issues of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.
  • How to leverage the social identity framework in order to build organizational equity.
  • An awareness of spectrums of experiences and truths – and how to reconcile that with a ‘check the box’ environment.
  • How to have conversations about a difficult topic, instead of difficult conversations.
  • How to take an active role in DEI, even without a formal program.  




Event cancellations must be received 3 full business days in advance of the event by e-mail to qualify for a refund.
If you have any question or need any further information, please contact us at or (312) 368-0188.