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April 20th Breakfast Meeting
Unconscious Bias in the Workplace

Kenneth Pruitt
This program will include an overview of our current social and biological understandings of unconscious bias, as well as intervention strategies for mitigating its harmful effects on the workplace. Embedded in the training are facts and figures that help participants to explore unconscious bias and related concepts. This session is highly interactive with discussions and activities.

Session Highlights:
  • Define unconscious bias in practical/everyday terms
  • Introduce the neuroscience behind bias
  • Understand how unconscious bias can show up in unexpected ways in the workplace and in the community
  • Discuss how our perceptions about people who are different than us impact our work and community interactions
  • Common stereotypes and "What Should I Say and What Shouldn't I Say..."
  • Understanding "What's In It For Me" - why it is important for everyone to be involved in this conversation
This program has been approved for 1.25 hours of HR (General) HRCI Credit, and is eligible for 1.25 hours of SHRM Certification Credit.

Click here for more information and to register.

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May 18th Committee Fair, Happy Hour & Dinner Meeting - Culture Shock! Improving Your Business by Improving Your Culture
Judy Ryan
People are your greatest asset. Knowing how to offer them a compelling and uniquely supportive culture is key to attracting and keeping the best people, building upon their strengths and expanding their human potential.
Judy Ryan, owner of LifeWork Systems, an award-winning training and consulting company answers the questions what, why, and how to create a healthy workplace culture. Judy is the author of What's the Deal With Workplace Culture Change? published in October 2015 by PeopleTested Media. She also writes a regular column on Emotional Intelligence in The Women's Journal (since 2006) and The Extraordinary Workplace in St. Louis Small Business Monthly (since 2012). She was featured in a special interview in March. Click here to read this feature story (pages 20-23).

Judy will be presenting the process and effects of her work at our May 18th Meeting. In her presentation, we have the unique opportunity to gain information and a road map for how to address our most pressing challenges and the areas we most want to improve our leadership. We will be helped to recognize the type of support we need as leaders, and the where, when, and how for addressing this in a cultural transformation process.

Click here for more information and to register.
Welcome Our New Members!
We would like to officially welcome our newest HRMA members! We hope to see you at our upcoming meetings! View new members here.
The HRMA Diversity & Inclusion Committee has partnered with the Starkloff Disability Institute to offer the WORK-ABILITY SUMMIT 2016. This Summit is designed for HR Professionals who want to welcome qualified people with disabilities into their workplace and succeed in Section 503 compliance. The summit will include two workshops taught by disability experts from across the country, followed by a unique Accessible Networking session. In addition to HRMA members receiving a discounted rate of $25, this event is approved for 4.5 hours of HRCI and SHRM certification credit. Click here for more information and to register.

When: Thursday, April 28th
Where: Filament, 1518 Washington Ave., St. Louis, MO 63103
Cost: $65 | $25 for HRMA Members
HRMA Wins 2015 Platinum Award
2015 SHRM Platinum Award
We are thrilled to announce that SHRM recently recognized HRMA with the 2015 Platinum EXCEL Award. The award recognizes the outstanding achievement of our chapter leaders and the commitment of our members. Congratulations!
HRMA Young Professionals
The newly formed HRMA YP group recently held its first kick-off event. Thanks to all those who attended! (And, we sent out an email to members of the HRMA YP group this morning. Didn't receive it and want to be added to the distribution list? Click here to let Kelley know!)

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Who Cares About Inclusion? (Or The Reluctant Guest)
By Jill M. O'Connell
During a particularly challenging time in my life, when I was newly divorced with young children, feeling alienated from many of my friends and more than a little insecure, I was given the gift of diversity with inclusion. The impact was profound. Click here to read more.
SHRM-KC Full-Day Seminar
SHRM-KC and Margaret Morford are co-hosting a full day (6.0 hours) seminar on April 20th at the Overland Park Convention Center in Overland Park, KS. If you register, please make sure to note that you are part of the HRMA-STL chapter! Click here for more information and to register.

Save the Dates!
Summer Symposium Series
June 15th, July 20th &
August 10th

7:30 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.
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HRMA Chapter Honors
2015 SHRM Platinum Award
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