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Workplace diversity topic of ‘brown bag’ event

The Jacksonville Human Rights Commission (JHRC) will host a free Brown Bag Information Exchange, which will focus on “Strategies for Achieving Workplace Diversity.” It will take place on Thursday, March 10, at Florida State College at Jacksonville (Deerwood Campus), 9911 Old Baymeadows Rd. The exchange will run from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Event attendees will participate in a discussion surrounding workplace diversity and strategies on developing a more diverse workforce. Panelists for the discussion include:

• Lois Cooper, vice president, Corporate Social Responsibility and Inclusion, Adecco;

• Robert Devine, director, Employment Law Counsel, Winn-Dixie Stores;

• Susan Hamilton, assistant vice president, Diversity, CSX Transportation;

•  Nancy Moredock, director, Employment/Employee Relations, Mayo Clinic; and

• Robin Norton, director, Human Resources, CTI Resource Management Service SDVO SBC. The panel will be moderated by Susan Harthill, associate professor of Law, Florida Coastal School of Law.

The topic for this information exchange developed as a result of JHRC’s work with some of Jacksonville’s top employers to identify road blocks and best practices for improving diversity in the workplace. The strategies that resulted from engaging this cross section of companies, which includes Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida, Community First Bank, CSX, Mayo Clinic and Winn-Dixie, will help guide the panelists’ discussion as they examine these outcomes.

The Brown Bag Information Exchange is part of JHRC’s education and outreach efforts designed to provide local employers with information and tools that ensure their compliance with discrimination laws enforced by the Commission.

The event is free, but registration is required. Lunch will not be provided and attendees are encouraged to bring their lunch. Those looking to register can do so by e-mailing jhrcrsvp@coj.net.

For more information or accommodations requests for persons with disabilities call 904-630-1212 ext. 3020 or 904-630-4125 (TTY).


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