SHRM 2011 Diversity and Inclusion Conference to Highlight Solutions

Sep 20, 2011

Alexandria, Va. – The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) has landed renowned diversity expert Howard Ross for a second year to speak on his latest research and new book during an interactive workshop at the SHRM 2011 Diversity and Inclusion Conference.

His new book, Reinventing Diversity: Transforming Organizational Community to Strengthen People, Purpose and Performance, will be featured during the interactive audience workshop focusing on awareness and solutions. Ross is founder and chief learning officer of Cook-Ross Inc., a corporate consulting firm based in Silver Spring, Maryland.

WHAT: SHRM Diversity & Inclusion Conference & Exposition

WHEN: Sun., Oct. 23A Conversation with Howard Ross

Mon., Oct. 24 – Wed., Oct. 26full conference

TIME: 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. ESTA Conversation with Howard Ross

Varied timesfull conference events

WHERE: Marriott Wardman Park – 2660 Woodley Road NW, Washington, DC 20008

The conference will also feature executives from varied organizations including:

  • TD Bank, USA David Boone,executive vice president, mass affluent segment;
  • McDonald’s Corporation Dennis Brennan, director of inclusion, global inclusion and intercultural management team;
  • Harpo Inc.Tenia Davis, vice president of human resources;
  • Humana Inc. – Carleen Haas, vice president of talent strategies
  • Life Meets Work Kyra Cavanaugh, president;
  • Merck Deborah Dagit, vice president and global chief diversity officer; and
  • University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Candi Castleberry-Singleton, chief inclusion and diversity officer, and Jamie Scarano, director of integrated inclusion and internal operations.

Leaders from the U.S. Air Force, the U.S. Army, the U.S. Navy, and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs will also engage registrants, providing a mix of insight from the military sector.

Thought leaders devoted to studying diversity issues and consulting with organizations seeking insight and solutions will also share original research. They represent Catalyst, Cornell University ILR School, Georgetown University, and Roosevelt Thomas Consulting and Training.

Visit SHRM’s conference webpage for more details.

MEDIA: To cover the conference, contact and 703-535-6273 or and 703-535-6072.

Follow live reports on the conference at and Facebook. The hashtag is #SHRMdivcon. SHRM also has an online Diversity Resource Page.

About the Society for Human Resource Management

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 Follow us on Twitter. @SHRMP

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