November 2019 Membership Meeting - Diversity, Respect and Inclusion
- Registration deadline is 5pm, Thursday, November 14, 2019. No exceptions since final count is due at that time.
- Registrations are required for all attendees.
- No refunds after the registration deadline.
- There will be a waitlist after the deadline so please, if you cannot attend, please let us know so we can cancel your registration and give someone else a chance to attend.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding the meeting, please email questions to [email protected].
Lunch: Guido's Pizzeria & Tapas
Featured Speaker: Carlean Miller, Certified Civil Rights EEOC Investigator
As a Certiﬁed Civil Rights EEOC Investigator, Ms. Miller oﬀers a meaningful response mechanism for reducing guests’, client’s or employee anger and complaints, due to real or perceived discrimination in service related problems. She provides an independent and unbiased report with recommendations designed to reduce future complaints.
Carlean Miller oﬀers programs and facilitation services to promote diversity and inclusion in the workplace. Ms. Miller has over 25 years of Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and investigative experience. She has trained, facilitated and consulted with thousands of employers in all sectors of the workplace, including federal, corporate, nonproﬁt and faith communities, on diversity, sexual harassment prevention and discrimination complaints.
Ms. Miller worked as the Director of Investigations for a four‐year consent decree that was imposed by the United States Department of Justice. Ms. Miller started her own business, Equality Consulting, LLC in 2007, and she is a certiﬁed minority business owner. She served as a Commissioner for seven years on the St. Louis Civil Rights Enforcement Agency and as the chairperson for two years. She is a graduate of Northwestern Missouri State University with a B.S. Degree in Business Management.
Presentation: Diversity, Respect & Inclusion
We will discuss how we can be diverse but not necessarily inclusive. Diversity encompasses acceptance and respect. It means understanding that each individual is unique, recognizing our individual differences and practicing mutual respect for qualities and experiences that are different from our own.
- We’ll walk through an activity today to help us get honest about what we do and don’t know about Diversity.
- We’re going to learn about the Tolerance Scale, how the various levels relate to our personal biases, and how we treat people in the workplace, and in life for that matter.
- We’re going to illustrate the difference between Diversity and Inclusion.
- Then, we’ll see how willing you are to suspend your biases in order to see things from other perspectives.
- Finally, we will use the Awareness Scale to gauge from what mindset we are operating and discuss how we can redirect, when needed.