What’s it all about? It could have happened anywhere. But Minneapolis? The killing of George Floyd jarred the nation, in at least small measure because it happened in a city known for its progressive workplace culture and gentle good nature. This national trigger added a layer of social unrest and purpose to the blossoming challenges of Covid-19 and its economic, workplace, and social consequences. The conference travels to Minneapolis this morning to explore what this means for community, diversity, and Human Resources. We’re joined by three community and business leaders who share stories of resilience, strategy, and some of the creative work already underway. Minneapolis has been our conference “home away from home,” sending five great keynoters to the Mt. Washington stage over the years. And, this year will be no exception, as we welcome Don MacPherson, Nancy Lyons, and Tiffany Kuehl at our virtual visit to the Twin Cities.
Why you’ll want to participate in this session.
- A short video will open our eyes to Minneapolis, and then moderator Don MacPherson turns our attention to how the community – the business/HR community in particular – is searching for a broader diversity and inclusion strategy that implicates economic, racial, and community justice. Don’s current missions include a focus on the ethical development of future leaders and the Inner City Ducks, an organization that brings skills and hope to young athletes.
- We’ll look closely at the role of workplace culture in the age of Covid-19 disruptions, with Nancy Lyons, CEO of Clockwork, a nationally acclaimed digital solutions and consulting company that has been featured on the NBC Nightly News. Nancy spoke at the inaugural White House Summit for Working Families during the Obama Administration, and she will discuss how her new book, “Work Like a Boss,” speaks to this moment.
- And, for a closer look at HR’s role in all of this, Tiffany Kuehl joins us to discuss two initiatives she is helping drive. The first involves her role on the board of Minnesota Recruit, and the second encompasses her role at 180 Degrees and how it helps integrate people released from prison and other marginalized people into the workforce. Tiffany is the past director of the Minnesota SHRM State Council.
Applying for SHRM Credit and HRCI Business Credit.