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2013 Equity and Diversity Conference, "Challenge It, Change It, It’s OUR Future!"

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Friday, August 9 • 1:15pm - 3:15pm
Diversity in the Workplace—is it Important

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The process of acknowledging our differences often causes anxiety, uncertainty, and even resentment.  While identifying how we differ is easy, learning how to accept, appreciate, and negotiate obstacles rarely is!  Offered in this session is a practical discussion of the benefits and difficulties of working within a diverse department and community including recruitment, retention, promotion, and communication.


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Lisa Edwards

Chapel Hill Fire Rescue
I have worked for 17 years in municipal government at the Town of Chapel Hill. I served in an administrative role in the Chapel Hill Police Department as a direct report for the Chief of Police for nine years and three years in the Human Resource Development Department as a Training Officer and Human Resource Generalist.  I currently serve as an Administrative/Public Information Officer | in the Fire Department. | My work qualities reflect... Read More →
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Heather Robinson

Master FF, Chapel Hill Fire Rescue
Heather Robinson has over 10 years in the fire service.  She is currently employed as a firefighter with the Chapel Hill (NC) Fire Department.  Heather sits on the CHFD Working Relations Committee, has participated in the CHFD hiring process, and represented CHFD for four years on the Town’s Employee Forum.  Heather is the Secretary of the Chapel Hill Firefighter’ Association (Local 2580).  Heather earned a... Read More →

Friday August 9, 2013 1:15pm - 3:15pm
Greater Richmond Convention Center 403 N 3rd St Richmond, VA 23219