October General Meeting: DEI Forum & Workshop

  • 11 Oct 2022
  • 11:30 AM - 2:15 PM
  • Norris Conference Center, 618 NW Loop 410, San Antonio, TX 78216


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Diversity, Equity and Inclusion:
The Journey to Inclusivity

DEI Forum
Time: 11:30 - 1:00 PM (includes lunch)
Title: Creating inclusion in the workplace for employees with vision loss

Approved for 1 hour of HRCI & SHRM recertification credit.

Join us as we learn common misconceptions about vision loss and how to remove barriers to entry in their workplace for employees who are blind and vision impaired. Employers who are motivated to create more inclusion in their workplace will learn about the San Antonio Lighthouse for the Blind’s strategic initiatives including our temporary to permanent staffing solutions in our job placement program.

Panelists include:  

CEO @ San Antonio Lighthouse for the Blind

Recruitment Specialist @ San Antonio Lighthouse for the Blind

LaKisha Holmes
Rehabilitation Trainer @ San Antonio Lighthouse for the Blind

Moderator: Amy Lane, Director of Public Relations @ San Antonio Lighthouse for the Blind

DEI Workshop
Time: 1:15 - 2:15 PM

Approved for 1 hour of HRCI & SHRM business recertification credit.

This workshop will dive into the following topics:

Effective Employee Resource Groups: We will review the functions of an ERG and how ERG’s provide under-represented employees with an opportunity to discuss challenges they face unique to their identity within a company environment.  We will share details on how to establish good communication and open lines of communication that become best practice for ERGs in meeting their goals, as well as the goals of the company.  Learn the importance of obtaining Executive sponsorship and Executive engagement in establishing and maintaining ERG’s while developing achievable SMART goals for ERG’s by using metrics, i.e. recruiting metrics, development metrics and retention metrics.

How inclusive is your hiring process - Recruitment to Onboarding: Break the cycle! It’s time to bring a new lens to old challenges. In this session, we will discuss tools to equip you in assessing the inclusivity of your hiring cycle, beginning with your recruitment efforts, the interview process, and ending with first steps to take in establishing new onboarding practices and procedures. There is no box to check, but barriers to break!

Understanding Unconscious Bias:  This topic is for human resources professionals and business leaders interested in practical, proven tools and methods for enacting change in the promotion of DEI within their organizations. Recognizing the business imperative for mitigating unconscious bias, this session will help participants create actionable strategies and offer guidance to lead and manage DEI initiatives.  The participants will also gain the awareness and sensitivity to remove structural and social barriers while avoiding conduct that gives the appearance of partiality.

Panelists include: 

Otis L. Scott
SAHRMA Past President & Diversity and Inclusion Consultant

Alex Rodriguez
Manager of Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion @ San Antonio Zoo

Patricia Bradley
CEO @ Carrington Consortium, LLC

Moderators: Juan Carlos PadillaHuman Resources Project Manager @ City of San Antonio and Veronica PachecoDiversity, Equality, and Inclusion Professional @ Southwest Research Institute

Register to attend the DEI Forum, DEI Workshop, or BOTH!

Thank you to our sponsor for this event!

Cancellation / Credit Policy:
Registrations must be received before close of business on the Monday prior to the event so that we may turn in a headcount.  Onsite registrations are accepted at the door on a first-come, first-served basis. If you cannot make the event, please let us know 72 hours beforehand by sending an email to support@sahrma.org
, so that we can cancel your registration. SAHRMA will gladly issue a credit to your profile for future SAHRMA event registration(s) or a SAHRMA membership / renewal. 

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