Conference Addresses Workplace Diversity

Compiled By Traci Purdum The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) will hold its Workplace Diversity Conference and Exposition -- New Challenges, New Opportunities -- Oct. 2-4, 2000 at the Renaissance Washington DC Hotel. The conference sessions will focus on the latest diversity challenges of the new millennium. In addition, The Diversity Exposition will feature diversity management information, products, and services. Some of the sessions include:

  • Changing from Within: Beyond Traditional Diversity Initiatives
  • Religious Diversity in the Workplace: An Emerging Issue
  • Breaking the Glass Ceiling
  • Benchmarking Workplace Culture
  • Generation X and Y
  • Sexual Orientation in the American Workplace
  • Mentoring
  • Ethical Aspects of Diversity Programs
  • VIACOM: Incorporating Diversity into Work-Life Initiatives Highlights of the SHRM conference include keynote presentations by Jennifer James, Ph.D., a cultural anthropologist, lecturer, writer, and commentator on diversity and cultural change; and Mae C. Jemison, Ph.D., the first woman of color to go into space in 1992, a NASA astronaut for six years, and specialist on the beneficial integration of science and technology into our everyday lives.
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