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Learn how to make the business case for diversity, October 25-27.
Alexandria, Va. –More than 500 human resource and business professionals will gather in Chicago for the Society for Human Resource Management’s (SHRM) conference focused on workplace inclusion issues.
WHAT:SHRM Diversity & Inclusion Conference & Exposition
WHEN:Oct. 22-24, 2012
WHERE:Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile
540 North Michigan Avenue Chicago, Illinois 60611
The 2 ½-day
conference will feature
more than 30 sessions designed to bring the socio-cultural insights and tools executives, managers, and HR professionals need in managing teams and workplace diversity and inclusion (d&i) initiatives.
Scheduled to speak during the concurrent sessions are
Girl Scouts of the USA,
Cook Ross Inc.,
Berklee College of Music,
Out & Equal Workplace Advocates, and leading d&i consultancies from the United States and Canada.
Keynote speakers include Nobel Peace Prize Winner
Leymag Gbowee of Liberia.
Immediately following the d&i conference with be the 1 ½-day
workflex conference jointly produced by SHRM and the
Families and Work Institute (FWI). Twitter: #workflex12. The SHRM-FWI workflex conference will feature seven sessions and a
press briefing: 12:30 p.m.-1:15 p.m. CDT on Oct. 24, Michigan Room.The press briefing is also available by conference call. Contact SHRM Media Relations for details.
Reporters attending the press briefing will hear from experts:
Ellen Galinsky, president of FWI;
Ken Matos, senior director of employment research and practice at FWI;
Shirley Davis, vice president of SHRM’s diversity and inclusion initiatives;
Lisa Horn, senior government relations advisor for SHRM; and
Brad Fitch, CEO of the Congressional Management Foundation.
The press briefing will focus on FWI’s “Essential Guide to Effective and Flexible Workplaces”
and the “2013 Guide to Bold New Ideas for Making Work Work.” Also, SHRM and the Congressional Management Foundation will release the first of three research projects about Congress—“Life in Congress: Aligning Work and Life in the U.S. House and Senate.”
For more information in the workflex conference, visit:
For more information on the diversity conference, visit:
To cover the diversity conference, contact
firstname.lastname@example.org and 703-535-6273 or
email@example.com and 703-535-6072.
To cover the workflex conference, contact
firstname.lastname@example.org and 703-535-6260.
Follow live reports on the conference at
Hashtags: #SHRMdivcon and #workflex12.
The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) is the world’s largest association devoted to human resource management. Representing more than 250,000 members in more than 140 countries, the Society serves the needs of HR professionals and advances the interests of the HR profession. Founded in 1948, SHRM has more than 575 affiliated chapters within the United States and subsidiary offices in China and India. Visit SHRM Online at www.shrm.org and follow us on Twitter @SHRMPress.
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