When: Monday, Sept. 24th - 3:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Where: Jungle Island Tree Top Ballroom
1111 Parrot Jungle Trail, Miami, 33132
This event aims to promote the importance of diversity and inclusion in the workplace and in today’s global society. Our Fireside Chat with Don Mizell will examine diversity as a universal solution to a global shift of people and process. During our Panel Discussion Diversity Practitioners will share their insight and best practices for promoting and implementing inclusion initiatives.
We will also present a dynamic company with the 2012 GMSHRM Diversity Award. We will round out the program with Dr. Shirley Davis, one of the most dynamic and inspirational speakers and a driving force in global diversity and inclusion.
Finally, we will present the slate of nominees for the officer positions for the GMSHRM Board of Governors for 2013. The GMSHRM membership will also be voting to elect a President-Elect to fill the remaining term for 2012 as President-Elect because Jenna Rassif, former President-Elect, was sworn in as President upon the resignation of President Robert Garcia on August 21, 2012. The nominee for the President-Elect position for the remainder of 2012 is Theresa Davis. Nominations may also be made from the floor by Professional Members
Our Dynamic Speakers
Dr. Shirley Davis– VP of Diversity and Inclusion at SHRM
As VP of Diversity & Inclusion at SHRM, Dr. Davis is a well-respected thought leader on workplace diversity issues and has successfully positioned SHRM as the leader in the diversity and inclusion field. She spearheaded the largest global study done on diversity and inclusion practices, perceptions, and attitudes, published in 2009. In 2008 and 2010, she convened 200 global thought leaders from 15 countries to identify key challenges and innovative solutions for the global 21st century workforce. Read Her Bio -Click Here
Don Mizell, Esq. – Grammy Award Winner and Diversity Pioneer
Mr. Mizell is a Harvard-trained attorney, creative executive and producer in the music entertainment industry. Don attended Nova High (the first fully desegregated public high school in Broward County in 1963). He was elected President of Student Government in 1966 (the first African American in the state to do so after segregation). In 2005, he won a Grammy for “Album of the Year” as a producer of Ray Charles’ “Genius Loves Company”. He also received the NAACP Image Award for Community Service for his work with Stevie Wonder to create the Martin Luther King Jr. National Holiday. Mr. Mizell’s family has a long history as pioneers in the Civil Rights Movement. – Read His Bio - Click Here
Rueben Stokes – Group Director of Diversity & Inclusion for Ryder System, Inc.
Mr. Stokes is the Group Director of Diversity & Inclusion for Ryder System, Inc., a FORTUNE 500® transportation and supply chain solutions company. Mr. Stokes is responsible for all aspects of diversity and inclusion at Ryder, which is a $5.1 billion business with more than 26,000 employees. He defines his mission as “leveraging diversity and inclusion to drive transformative performance and increase shareholder value.” Read His Bio -Click Here
Deborah Winkles, SPHR – SVP, Director of HR for Great Florida Bank and Board Member of Miami-Dade EmployAbility Network
Ms. Debbie Winkles is the SVP, Director of HR for Great Florida Bank. She also serves on the Board of the Miami-Dade EmployAbility Network – Promoting the Employment of People with Disabilities. SheWinkles is the SHRM Liaison between the State Council and local chapters. Read Her Bio – Click Here
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3:00 PM – 3:30 PM - Registration
Panel of Experts - “Practical Application of Diversity & Inclusion in the Workplace”
3:30 PM – 4:30 PM Reuben Stokes, and Deborah Winkles, SPHR
Fireside Chat with Don Mizell, Esq. - “Diversity in an Expanding Universe”
4:30 PM – 5:30 PM Don Mizell, Esq.
5:30 PM – 6:15 PM Cocktail Intermission
GMSHRM 2013 Slate of Officers Presentation & Nomination - In addition to announcing the slate of nominees for the officer positions for the GMSHRM Board of Governors for 2013, the GMSHRM membership will also be voting to elect a President-Elect to fill the remaining term for 2012 as President-Elect Jenna Rassif was sworn in as President upon the resignation of President Robert Garcia on August 21, 2012. The nominee for the President-Elect position for the remainder of 2012 is Theresa Davis, PHR. Nominations may also be made from the floor by Professional Members.
6:15 PM – 6:30 PM Dinner
Diversity in Action Awards Ceremony
6:30 PM – 7:00 PM
Keynote Presentation "The Business Case for Diversity & Inclusion"
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM - Shirley Davis, Ph D
Early Bird Registration extended through September 13th
Members and Affiliate Chapter Members (HRABC, NAAAHR, and others): $40
Regular Registration through September 20th
Member and Affiliate Chapter Members: $45
Walk-ins (subject to availability)
Members and Affiliate Chapter Members: $55
This event has been pre-approved for 3 recertification credit hours toward PHR, SPHR and GPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute. The use of this seal is not an endorsement by the HR Certification Institute of the quality of the program. It means that this program has met the HR Certification Institute's criteria to be pre-approved for recertification credit.
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