September 16, 2013
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Smithsonian Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month
Sept. 15 - Oct. 15

NYSSHRM Diversity & Inclusion Leadership Conference
October 6-7, 2013 

Racial Equity and Systems Change: Principles into Practice
Wednesday, November 20

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Racial Equity and Systems Change:
Principles Into Practice

On November 20, Cheri Brown, Founder and CEO of National Coalition Building Institute International, will present the keynote for the NCBI Rochester 25th Anniversary Celebration!
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August Meeting Thanks

Thank you Al Sigl Community of Agencies, which hosted our August meeting in their facilities. Representatives from 15 member organizations were in attendance. The focus was an in-depth review and interactive presentation of Sondra Thiederman’s newly released training program:
Gateways to Inclusion – Turning Tense Moments into Productive Conversations

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From Breakdown to Breakthrough: A Story of Inclusion
By Steve Hanamura
Every year our firm sponsors a 12-person running team that takes part in a 200 mile relay from Timberline Lodge on Mt. Hood to the beach in Seaside, OR. The course is divided into 36 “legs” ranging in length between four and seven miles; each team member runs a total of three legs. This was our 19th year sponsoring a team and we were a diverse group.
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Two Issues Around the Diversity of Aging:  In the Workplace and Intersection with LGBT
By Stan Kimer
At a recent Sunday church service I recently attended, “Miss Mildred,” a 93 year-old woman was very slowly assisted to the keyboard and played two hymns that the congregation sang. After the songs, the pastor remarked how so often society simply discards or disregards our older citizens, even when they still have gifts and talents to share with us. Continue reading

 

Five Ways the Supreme Court Decisions on DOMA and Proposition 8 Will Affect You and Your Organization
By Simma Lieberman
The recent Supreme Court Decisions overturning DOMA and Prop 8 have far-reaching impact in the workplace beyond providing federal and state benefits for same-sex married couples. These decisions also affect single LGBT and heterosexual people in those workplaces, along with LGBT employees in states where same-sex marriage is not yet legal.
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Executive Coaching – The Diversity Training Group Way
By Mauricio Velásquez
In my nearly 25-year career as a Diversity and Inclusion Trainer, Diversity Strategist, Expert
Witness, Sexual Harassment Prevention Trainer, Mentoring and Trust Trainer and Executive
Coach, I have never seen the demand for our "coaching and 360 assessment services"
explode like they have the last several months. Why? What is happening here? Continue reading

 

Passing Along Wisdom When the Younger Set Isn’t Interested
By Robert W. Wendover
Joseph has a dilemma. In running a firm that employs 55 people, he has a wide range of ages on staff. His young people bring their technological savvy and enthusiasm to the game. His long-time contributors bring insights and expertise based on years of experience. His younger contributors seem to write off anyone and anything that they can’t find on a screen. Continue reading

 

Smithsonian Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month September 15 - October 15 that includes a series of vibrant performances, lectures, exhibitions, family activities and tours at various museums around the Institution. Learn more


2013 New York State Society for Human Resource Diversity & Inclusion Leadership Conference October 6-7
at the Turning Stone Casino and Resort, Verona NY. Stedman Graham, Craig B. Clayton, Sr. and Howard J. Ross to be keynote speakers. Learn more



NYS SHRM is the voice of Human Resources for New York State. NYS SHRM is a volunteer leadership council that links the 16 NYS SHRM local chapters with the national SHRM organization. The Genesee Valley Chapter is a member of the Workforce Diversity Network.




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Gateways to Inclusion: Turning Tense Moments into Productive Conversations
By Sondra Thiederman, PhD
This is the new diversity and inclusion training video from SunShower Learning, the Gateways video shows how painful and disruptive diversity disasters can be, and offers simple tools to help your people turn these uncomfortable situations into productive conversations. Learn more and buy



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