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    Diversity & Inclusion: What these terms mean for your workplace

    Date: October 25, 2017, 8:00am – 3:00pm
    Crown Plaza
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    5.5 SHRM and HRCI Credits


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    This one day training will cover Diversity and Inclusion in detail and what it means for your organization. It will cover the multiple ways to define diversity and why it matters, including Local, State and Federal discrimination laws. The session will delve deep into risky areas such as what to do when a lawsuit arises and what the consequences may be. This session will include a  review of recent cases and will have interactive exercises to give attendees an opportunity to apply their newly learned skills. Attendees will also learn how diversity can be achieved through recruitment and retention programs that work. Inclusion and implicit bias will be covered, as well as best practices to help minimize legal risk of discrimination and best practices to help companies continue to improve their knowledge and performance on these issues.


    8:00 am to 8:15am – Registration

    8:15am to 8:30am – Welcome and Introduction

    8:30am to 10am – Session 1:  The Evolving Definition of Diversity & Its Legal Risks 

    10:am to 10:15am – Break

    10:15am to 11:45am Session 1 continues  

    11:45am to 12:30pm Lunch

    12:30 to 3:00pm Session 2 The Path To Achieving Diversity & Inclusion

    1:45pm - 2:00pm - Break

    2:00pm - 3:00pm - Session continues


    An attorney in private practice for more than 18 years, Renea Saade counsels employers on a broad range of employment issues including wage and hour compliance, accommodation and leave requests, enforcement and defense of noncompetition and nonsolicitation agreements, workplace investigations, discipline and terminations.  Renea also assists clients in the development, revision and enforcement of employee handbooks, policies and contracts and provides onsite employment law training (including training required by the EEOC or a local human rights agency pursuant to a settlement or conciliation agreement) on issues including prevention of harassment and discrimination, hiring dos and don’ts, wage laws and best practices for performance reviews. She regularly represents companies in federal and state court proceedings, agency audits and investigations.  Renea recently joined the Anchorage office of Littler Mendelson as a shareholder.  Littler has more than 1,300 attorneys worldwide all focused on providing clients with employment and labor solutions.  She lives in West Anchorage with her family and enjoys volunteering in her community as Chair of the YWCA Alaska Board of Directors and a Board Member of Koahnic Broadcasting Corporation.  Renea may be reached at 907-561-1214 or