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    October Monthly Meeting (Lunch) - Reimagining DEI in the Current Environment

    Date: October 24, 2023, 11:30am – 1:00pm
    Holiday Inn - Roanoke Airport Conference Center
    3315 Ordway Drive
    Roanoke, VA 24017

    Last day to register or cancel registration for a refund is 3 pm on October 20, 2023.
    $25-Members / $30-Guests / $10-Student Chapter Members
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    Reimagining DEI in the Current Environment


    Diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) initiatives are important because they can help to create a more inclusive and welcoming workplace for everyone. There has been a shift towards greater transparency and accountability in setting targets and goals for DEI initiatives. This is important because it helps ensure that progress is being made and that companies are being held accountable for their commitments to diversity and inclusion. One way we can reimagine DEI is by moving away from a compliance-based approach and towards a more holistic approach that focuses on the lived experiences of employees. This would involve focusing on the cultural, structural, and systemic barriers that prevent people from fully participating in the workplace.


    Thomas Bullock

    Director of Education and Training

    Virginia Risk Sharing Association

    Thomas obtained an Associate of Applied Science in Police Science from Southside Virginia Community College prior to earning his Bachelor of Science in the Administration of Justice from Virginia Commonwealth University and his Master of Science in Administration-Human Resources Administration from Central Michigan University. Thomas has also attained the Associate in Risk Management-Enterprise Risk Management designation. As a police officer for 14 years, Thomas worked in narcotics, community policing and patrol.  He joined Virginia Risk Sharing Association in 2006 as a Law Enforcement Specialist and was promoted to Director of Education and Training in 2018.



    For more than 17 years, Leahy Consulting Services (or “LCS”) has partnered with employers in the design, development, implementation, and ongoing management of high-performing benefits programs. LCS integrates seamlessly with your Human Resources and Finance teams to develop collaborative strategies that meet the specific goals of your organization by supporting the diverse needs of your employees and their families. Success is found in the alignment of these organizational and individual objectives, leading to optimal results.


    Pending approval for: 

    SHRM Credit (1.00 PDC Credit Hour) and HRCI Credit (1.00 "General HR" Credit Hour)