SHRM Diversity Conference – October 27, 2008 (Day 1) 1 Comment

More than 1,000 attendees are expected to attend the annual SHRM Diversity Conference and Expo in Atlanta, GA.  Although there is no SHRM twitter stream to follow (SHRM hasn’t posted since May), there is no shortage of great session content, speakers, and networking opportunities!

There were 16 different sessions on Day 1 of the event.  A couple sessions that created some buzz were  “Creating Your Comprehensive Diversity Strategic Plan” by independent consultant Grace Odums, and “Engaging White Men in Diversity Efforts – Why it’s Essential and Where do they Fit” by Tim McNichol, managing partner from White Men as Full Diversity Partners.

In the exhibit hall, the award has to go to the ladies wearing the bulls’ horn hats (Ann, Mona, and Cindy) from The LifeMoxie Company!  LifeMoxie specializes in people and their potential – and offer everything from mentoring solutions to moxie skills.  Click here for more information and to register for their upcoming webinar “7 Steps to Creating Strategic, Sustainable, and Successful Mentoring”.  You can also read their article on “5 Ways to Mess up Mentoring“.

And of course, if you want the scoop on the conference, the place to hang was with Hazel.  One of the most customer-oriented individuals I have ever met!  Talk on the street here included the Election, Job Losses, Leadership in Diversity, and more.

Check back tomorrow for more information on this years conference, sessions, speakers, and attendees.

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  • Posted on: Monday, October 27th, 2008