Professionals to Share Diversity Best Practices at Hodges Conference
Southwest Florida will receive support and learn best diversity practices at
Hodges University’s “The Importance of Cultural Competency in the Workplace”
diversity community initiative, which is “to build bridges to the larger
community and to work with groups to bring a wider and more highlighted focus
to the experiences of diversity,” the event will take place on July 22-23,
2016, in the John White Community Room on the Naples campus.
“We are hosting this
conference to gather other professionals into a learning setting to focus on
increasing cultural competence and develop a support group for sharing
diversity best practices for community growth,” said Gail B. Williams, chief
diversity officer at Hodges.
Beginning at 5:00 p.m.
on Friday, July 22, guests will participate in a pre-conference social before
delving into conference topics and strategies on Saturday, July 23 from 8:00
a.m. – 4:00 p.m. The conference will include presentations, panel discussions
and group activities.
James E. Wright, PHR,
SHRM-CP, CDR Diversity and Inclusion strategist, will serve as the keynote
speaker. Wright has 15 years of experience working with organizations to
attract diverse talent while maximizing engagement and contribution.
All mental health
counselors, licensed clinical social workers, marriage and family therapists,
human resources, diversity and organization-wide managers and administrators
are invited to attend. Participants can earn six CEUs through Genesis
Counseling of Fort Myers (Florida Board of Mental Health Counselors, Clinical
Social Workers and Marriage and Family Therapists Provider #50-806, exp.
The cost to attend the
conference is $100 for individuals, $50 for Hodges University alumni, and
Hodges employees and students may attend free of charge. Table and event
sponsorships are also available.
Register today to
reserve your seat or become a sponsor at http://www.hodges.edu/diversity/conference.aspx. To learn more about James E. Wright, visit http://www.jameswantstoknowyou.com/. Guests may also contact Gail B. Williams, chief
diversity office at Hodges University, at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
About the Office of Diversity and Inclusion:
Hodges University’s Office of Diversity
and Inclusion is dedicated to increasing diversity and promoting cultural
competency among its students, faculty, staff and administration through
education and activities. It builds bridges to the larger community by serving
as the catalyst for social change and transformation as it relates to diversity