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2020 Fall Diversity Conference

  • 3 Sep 2020
  • 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
  • Live Webinar


  • Group rate for more than 10 registrants from one company.
  • Sponsor 50 attendees

RI SHRMs Diversity Committee is proud to present "Where Inclusion and Diversity Belong," a half-day of learning experiences and forums on how to leverage the power of diversity in the workplace. Our program begins with a powerful message from SHRM CEO, Johnny C. Taylor on how SHRM is leveraging diversity in the workplace and we’ll culminate in a powerful keynote session on healing and moving through racial trauma with keynote speaker Milagros Phillips.

This program is dedicated to sharing insights and learnings from diversity and inclusion practitioners on the transformative power of belonging. Through this virtual experience, participants will have opportunities to choose sessions that raise awareness, join breakout rooms to have discussions that deepen their learnings, and experience a safe place for sharing ideas, information, and best practices. 

Johnny C. Taylor, Jr., SHRM-SCP

Johnny C. Taylor, Jr., SHRM-SCP, is President and Chief Executive Officer of SHRM, the Society for Human Resource Management. With over 300,000 members in 165 countries, SHRM is the largest HR professional association in the world, impacting the lives of 115 million workers every day. 

As a global leader on the future of employment, culture and leadership, Mr. Taylor is a sought-after voice on all matters affecting work, workers and the workplace. He is frequently asked to testify before Congress on critical workforce issues and authors a weekly column, "Ask HR," in USA Today.

Mr. Taylor's career spans over 20 years as a lawyer, human resources executive and CEO in both the not-for-profit and for-profit space. He has held senior and chief executive roles at IAC/Interactive Corp, Viacom's Paramount Pictures and Blockbuster Entertainment Group, McGuireWoods LLC, and Compass Group USA. Most recently, Mr. Taylor was President and Chief Executive Officer of the Thurgood Marshall College Fund.

He is a member of the White House American Workforce Policy Advisory Board and was appointed by President Donald Trump as Chairman of the President's Advisory Board on Historically Black Colleges and Universities. He serves on the boards of the University of Miami, Jobs for America's Graduates and the American Red Cross. He is licensed to practice law in Florida, Illinois and Washington, D.C.

Milagros Phillips 

Keynote Speaker, TEDx presenter, three times author and certified coach, Milagros specializes in creating space for engaging in difficult conversations. She designs strategic learning programs for clients seeking to enhance diversity, equity & inclusion (DEI) by adding race literacy to their DEI initiatives. She assists clients with business challenges related to race in the workplace 

Milagros is passionate about coaching leaders in championing equity in their organizations. She works closely with clients to quickly identify challenges and create solutions that enhance work relationships and team collaboration. 

With more than 25 years of experience in learning and development, Milagros consults, designs, and facilitates customized programs across many industries and services. She co-developed the Race Equity Framework Model to End HIV for The National Minority AIDS Council (NMAC). The Center for Alternative Dispute Resolution has incorporated her two-day seminar, Race Demystified as part of the curriculum in their conflict resolution certification training since 2010. She has worked with Insurance companies, FEMA, MACRO Maryland Court System, Kennedy Krieger Institute, and U.S. colleges and universities. 

Milagros was the senior consultant with Search for Common Ground and The Faith and Politics Institute as they worked collaboratively to develop Congressional Conversations on Race (CCR). Her three-part approach to a race conversation became the foundation for CCR. This program assisted members of Congress in crafting a productive conversation about race leading to community action and collaboration. Milagros was the Founding Executive Director of The National Resource Center for the Healing of Racism. She has served as an Expert in Residence for the W.K. Kellogg Foundation and is fluent in English and Spanish. Milagros is the Producer/Host of Race Healer TV and the creator of Race Healer Magazine. 

Visit: www.MilagrosPhillips.com
Watch her TEDx: https://www.milagrosphillips.com/ted-x-talk 

Her books are available on Amazon:
Speaking Race in Healthcare, A Manual for the dialogue
8 Essentials to a race conversation & Manual to a New Dialogue
11 REasons to become Tace Literate, A Pocket Guide to a New Conversation 

Certifications: Racialized Trauma Course Certificate, Certified Professional Coach Thank you to our Sponsors

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