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    The Diversity Dilemma: Ok...Now What?!

    Date: September 18, 2019, 8:00am
    Rogue Valley SHRM
    Jackson County Health & Human Services
    140 S. Holly St.
    Medford, OR 97501
    $20.00 per SHRM member; $25.00 Students or non-member; No charge for first time guests
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    This program is the culmination of a three-year study conducted by John Underwood, and presented in two previous Rogue Valley SHRM programs, to address the very current issue of diversity and inclusion in the workplace. John’s previous programs focused on the roots of racism and the institutionalization, over the course of our country’s history, of the effects of racism on black America and on other persons of color. John’s has shared his personal journey into this topic, which was sparked by his reaction to the term “white privilege.” His intention and study to prove this developing concept wrong, turned his thinking to the opposite view!

     This emotional journey, fueled by facts and data, has come to conclusion. This presentation will require participants to “get real” and to deeply consider the “Now What” part of the story from a personal, organizational and national level. 

    What attendees have said about John’s past Diversity sessions:

    • “This has profoundly changed my view on life and where I stand on things and what I know or thought to be true.” 
    • “This was one of the most valuable SHRM presentations I have attended…” 

    Join us for a learning event that will surely shift your paradigm on this topic.

    Date:                                  Wednesday, September 18, 2019
    Check in & Networking:     8:00 to 8:30 am
    Workshop Time:                 8:30 to 10:30 am
    Presenter:                          John Underwood

    Click to register:       REGISTER 

    About the Presenter:

    John UnderwoodJohn Underwood is recently retired from Timber Products Company, Human Resources Manager for their Southern Region, and has spent most of his HR career in the manufacturing world. His experience has been evenly split between union and non-union workforces. His most recent responsibility included five manufacturing plants, a trucking business and administrative offices in the Grants Pass, Medford and Yreka areas employing 800 employees. John has extensive success in metric driven performance management systems. He took his MBA through City University of Seattle and is SHRM – SCP and SPHR certified. He is a past President, Legislative Director and Diversity Director for Board of Directors, Rogue Valley SHRM. John is the Managing Partner in Job Site Drug Screens, LLC and is currently consulting with Rogue Workforce Partnership to forward the work of the Business Education Partnership here in the Rogue Region.

     Recertification Credit:       Pending SHRM credits | Pending HRCI Credits