Series Speaker: Heather Hardinger
Title: "Diversity and Inclusion at Work: Undoing Racism to Facilitate More Authentic Environments of Belonging in the Workplace"
This educational session will dig deeper into topics of inclusion in the workplace. Heather will share practical ways that community leaders and HR practitioners can model DEI leadership and become empowered to create and foster environments where differences are celebrated and everyone feels welcome to bring their authentic selves to work.
More About Speaker Heather Hardinger:
Heather is a workforce and economic development consultant for CAEL (Council for Adult & Experiential Learning), a national firm focused on adult educational and career achievement.
Heather’s background spans the public and nonprofit sectors, from city government to politics to community affairs. She spent the last five years as a workforce strategist for where she specialized in implementing workforce development and talent attraction strategy, advocated for the development of affordable workforce housing, and served as a community advisor on equity, diversity, and inclusive workplace policies.
Heather calls Springfield, Missouri home and is active in her local community. She was appointed to the City of Springfield Mayor’s Commission on Human Rights and Community Relations in 2017 where she served two terms as Chair, and currently serves as Vice Chair of the board of directors with Bread for the World, a Washington, D.C.-based organization dedicated to advocating for a world without hunger.
Ms. Hardinger holds a BA degree in International/Multicultural Studies from Evangel University and a MA degree in Political Science with an emphasis on Public
Event Details for In-person:
Tuesday, March 2nd | 11:30am networking, 11:45am-1pm lunch & presentation
New Venue: The Gallery (above Gillioz Theatre)
Cost: Members $16 | First time guest or student $10 | Guest, second visit $25
Parking: See map below.
Event Details for Virtual:
Tuesday, March 2nd | noon-1pm
Zoom link sent upon registration.
Cost: Members and guests $5