Meet Our Speakers:
Jessica Randall (she/her)
I will be starting as a freshman at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in the fall on the pre-med track.
Jayden Randall (they/them)
I will be a sophomore at Onalaska High School this coming school year.
This event is free, but registration is required for access to the Teams meeting link.
The Pursuit of Diversity7th Annual Workforce Forum brought to you in partnershipwith Workforce Connections
>T I C K E T S<Early Bird pricing ends July 31st.
>B U S I N E S S S P O N S O R S H I P S< Available through August 16th.
The purpose of the 7th Annual Workforce Forum: The Pursuit of Diversity is to continue the conversation with local businesses, human resource professionals, and services providers on an expanded way of thinking intersectionally regarding Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the workplace. Dr. Jodi Vandenberg-Daves will be speaking on The Pathways to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Organizations and Matt Glowacki will be discussing The New Face of Disability.
Dr. Jodi Vandenberg-Daves |Pathways to DEI
Dr. Jodi Vandenberg-Daves is Professor and Chair of the Dept. of Race, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at UW-La Crosse, teaching on topics of women’s history and women’s leadership. Dr. Vandenberg-Daves is involved in community education initiatives and corporate consulting, bringing research-based and real-world applicable assessments and solutions to employers interested in increasing diversity, inclusion, equity, and belonging.
She spent three years of service as the Executive Director, Greater La Crosse Area Diversity Council (2015-2018), where she provided leadership for the Council’s efforts to create diverse and inclusive workplaces and communities. She is the author of two history books, including Modern Motherhood: An American History (Rutgers University Press), 2014), a book of poems, and numerous research and popular articles on gender issues.
Matt Glowacki | New Face of Disability
Matt Glowacki was born in 1973 in Janesville, Wisconsin. His birth drew attention because even though he was healthy, he was born without legs. In his professional career as a disability speaker and advocate, he has delivered his messages to over a million people at hundreds of regional and national conventions along with two sitting presidents of the United States.
In addition to presenting at a variety of corporate events, Matt serves as the chair of the Jefferson County HR Management Association’s Diversity and Inclusion committee. He is also a member of the State of Wisconsin’s Partners in Policy Making for People with Disabilities Council, and has been selected for and served on the State of Wisconsin on the Governor’s Rehabilitation Council over the Department of Vocational Rehabilitation, the Wisconsin Easter Seal’s State Board, and the University of Wisconsin- Whitewater’s College of Arts and Communication Dean’s Advisory Board.
Matt was a member of the US Paralympic Sitting Volleyball Team for eight years. While playing matches in 26 countries, he competed in the 2000 Paralympic Games in Sydney, Australia, and in the World Championships in Cairo, Egypt in 2002.
In 2017, he published his first book, Able-Bodied Like Me. Reviewed by Kirkus as a, “Perceptive discussion of disability and bias.”
This is a hybrid event. In-person attendees will meet at Western Technical College's Lunda Center (333 7th Street North, La Crosse, WI 54601).
In this timely program, Tina will unveil the neuroscience of connection and why it’s critical for optimum teamwork. But more importantly, you will leave with specific strategies and tools that you can use with your people. When you purposely take time to build trust, you positively impact your team’s communication, collaboration, and cooperation.
During this meeting, the speaker will help us:
Explore why trust matters & learn the two kinds of trust that impact teams
Understand the five factors that can elevate or degrade trust and know how to leverage them
Engage with tools and activities that can be used to increase trust with your remote (and in-person) teams.
Tina Hallis, Ph.D. is certified in Positive Psychology through the WholeBeing Institute, an Authorized Partner for Everything DiSC®, and the author of "Sharpen Your Positive Edge: Shifting Your Thoughts for More Positivity & Success."
Tina worked for 20+ years as a scientist in Biotechnology before discovering a new science called Positive Psychology in 2011. Seeing the powerful impact this information has on improving people and organizations, she decided to create her own company, The Positive Edge. Her focus is to share science-based insights and strategies that make work more enjoyable and help organizations and individuals be more successful.
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The 2022 Wisconsin SHRM Conference will be a hybrid event, with in-person and virtual experiences. Whether you attend virtually or in-person, there will be a variety of sessions to increase your HR knowledge and provide credits toward recertification.
Follow the Leaders: What Top Companies Are Doing With Their Employee Benefits Program
ft. Taylor Orton, Vice President of Employee Benefits at Cottingham & Butler
This session will provide participants with an overview of the key trends occurring in Employee Benefits throughout the country, focusing on insights into what leading employers are doing to manage costs, while adding new value to their employees through their benefit programs. Supported by objective data points and real-world results, participants will leave with a list of tangible ideas to optimize the benefit's program within their own organization.
During this meeting, the speaker will help us learn about:
More about the Speaker:
Employee Benefits Compliance and Regulatory Update ft. Bob Radecki, Senior Regulatory and Public Policy Analyst at Benefit Comply
This session will will review important compliance issues that impact employee benefits health and welfare plans and look forward into issues that employee benefits and human resource managers will need to prepare for in 2023.
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La Crosse, WI 54602