Inclusion. Getting to The Heart of Diversity
Presenting a diverse set of perspectives of what challenges are often faced in the workplace; and what supportive actions and behaviors facilitate success for individuals of all backgrounds, unique design, and individual experiences. Best practices and lessons learned will be presented as to what facilitates personal achievement.
Commissioner Tommy Calvert was born and raised in San Antonio, Texas and has traveled and lived throughout the world. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Tufts University in 2002.
Commissioner Calvert was elected the Bexar County Precinct 4 Commissioner in 2015 and is one of five chief executives of county government. He is the youngest and first African-American County Commissioner in Bexar County. In 2018, Commissioner Calvert ran unopposed and started his second term in January 2019.
He represents over 500,000 residents in Precinct 4 of the 1.8 million who call Bexar County home. Precinct 4 stretches from Cibolo in the northeast, south to Elmendorf, downtown to IH-10 and Hildebrand, and the entire eastern portion of the county.
Commissioner Calvert has distinguished himself by building and developing areas in the county that have historically been neglected; ushering a rebirth for Precinct 4 residents.
Phil Bohlender is an experienced and enthusiastic Global Organizational Development Leader with expertise in business transformation consulting, leadership development coaching and organizational culture change. Phil’s corporate career spanned more than 35 years, working for 7 companies in 2 industries on 5 continents. While in his numerous leadership roles, Phil led more than 12 organizational turnarounds. His OD expertise impacted successful turnarounds for teams, divisions, departments, and companies. Phil will address the impact of coming out in and on a professional career.
Lorraine Willias has been a Registered Nurse for six years and is currently workingon a post-surgical unitwhere she has been employed for 2 years. She is currently pursuing a Master's of Social Work degree from Our Lady of the Lake University with the goal of helping people who have Autism. She also volunteers at Autism Community Network, assisting with assessments and providing education. Lorraine will be speaking to her experience and research on Autism in the workplace.
Serafina DeLos Santos is the Ex3ecutive Director of the 502 Force Support Group at JBSA Fort Sam Houston. She will be expertly speaking to the transition from military culture into private sector culture; and how to smooth out the transition for all parties.
Registration/Networking: 11:00 AM
Meeting 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM
Networking: 1:30 PM - 2:00 PM
SAHRMA Member registration - $30
Non-Member registration $40
SAHRMA Student $10
Pending approval for Professional Development Credit (PDC) through SHRM
and for Recertification Credit through HRCI
Award Information and Instructions
Employee Network Excellence Award
WE ALL SERVE -
U.S. Military Readiness and Employer Support of the National Guard and Reserve
Summary – Today, roughly 50% of the United States Military is comprised of members of the Reserve and National Guard, a great many of whom have full or part time jobs in the civilian sector and rely upon the continued promise of meaningful civilian employment for themselves and their families.
Learning Objective – (Employee Rights and Protections and Employer Responsibilities) HR Professionals will gain a better understanding of the roles played by employers, Department of Defense, and Department of Labor in promoting resolution to problems arising from employee’s military commitments.
Roland Keller (ESGR) & Frances DeSoto (DOL)
Networking begins at 11:20 a.m.
Meeting 11:50 a.m. to 1:20 p.m.
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