Diversity and Inclusion Conference to Focus on Emerging Trends, Strategies

Aug 18, 2011

Managers and staff seeking cultural competence insight will attend

Alexandria, Va. – The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) will hold a diversity and inclusion conference bringing together executives from corporations, leaders from the military, and expert researchers sharing new data.

WHAT: SHRM Diversity & Inclusion Conference & Exposition

WHEN: Oct. 24-26, 2011

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

DETAILS: Roughly 500 executives, managers, and those seeking the knowledge and skills necessary to manage teams and contemporary workplace diversity issues are expected to attend.

The SHRM conference is designed to address contemporary diversity management challenges, future trends taking shape in workplaces, and strategies for turning a diverse workforce into a competitive advantage.

Keynote speakers include: Susan O’Malley, former president of Washington Sports and Entertainment; Freeman A. Hrabowski, III, Ph.D.,president, The University of Maryland, Baltimore County; Patricia Sowell Harris, global chief diversity and inclusion officer, McDonald’s Corporation LLC; and Erik Weihenmayer, world-class adventurer and the only blind man in history to reach summit of Mount Everest.

Attendees will hear from leaders representing a range of industries including Harpo Inc., Humana, Merck, the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, and TD Bank.

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 counseling organizations on such will share original research including:

Visit SHRM’s conference webpage for more details.

MEDIA: To cover the conference, contact julie.malveaux@shrm.org and 703-535-6273 or jennifer.hughes@shrm.org and 703-535-6072.

Follow live reports on the conference at www.twitter.com/SHRMPress 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 over 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. Follow us on Twitter at: SHRMPress

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