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ASHHRA Webinar and Mentoring Program
The Labor and Employment Agenda for 2015 - Important Issues for Health Care Providers
Date: Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014
Time: 1:00 p.m. ET, 12:00 p.m. CT, 11:00 a.m. MT, 10:00 a.m. PT
Duration: 90 minutes
G. Roger King, HR Policy Association, ASHHRA at-large Advocacy Committee member
Jim Trivisonno, president, IRI Consultants, ASHHRA at-large Advocacy Committee member
Price: ASHHRA Members: $39; Non Members: $79
Register now to attend this upcoming ASHHRA webinar and hear a discussion of the impact of the mid-term elections; infectious disease implications, including Ebola developments; expected National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) rule-making and other NLRB decisions that will affect health care employers. The presenters will review developments from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the U.S. Department of Labor and the courts. The webinar also will address data and labor trends recently published in the ASHHRA Labor Activity in Health Care Report and the latest tactics unions are using to organize health care employers. Finally, our presenters will review best practices to use to mitigate the risk of union activity. Learn more here.
2014/2015 Mentoring Program
The ASHHRA Mentoring Program is designed to create a mentorship community for health care HR professionals to enhance and grow knowledge, skills and abilities to excel in their career. Using the five competencies of the HR Leader Model, the program will become a resource for finding and developing talent to ultimately advance the growth of the health care HR profession.
The 2014/2015 Mentoring Program is accepting registrations from practitioner members. If you are interested in participating in the Mentoring Program, complete and submit the requested information in the following link: ASHHRA Mentoring Registration.
Click here for a brief video of mentor and HR leader Maureen O'Keeffe as she talks about the vital role of mentorship.
IFD 2015 Regional Symposium, Diversity Dialogue Webinars and Summer Enrichment Program (SEP)
Register Today – 2015 Regional Symposium
Registration is open for the Institute’s upcoming Regional Symposium, “Building a Diverse and Inclusive Workforce: Voices from the Best in Class Hospitals,” which will precede the Association for Community Health Improvement (ACHI) annual conference on March 4, 2015, in Dallas, Texas. Designed to help health care leaders increase diversity in their organization's workforce, leadership and governance , this symposium will feature “Best in Class” hospitals from the latest edition of “Diversity and Disparities: A Benchmark Study of U.S. Hospitals.” In addition, the symposium will feature insights into disparities reduction, diversity management and cultural competency.
For more information and to register, click here.
December Diversity Dialogue Webinars
The Institute is pleased to present two collaborative Diversity Dialogue webinars for the month of December. These webinars are free of charge but advance registration is required. More information about each Diversity Dialogue is below:
University Hospitals' Journey to Increase Diversity in Leadership and Reduce Health Care Disparities
Date: Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014
Time: 2:30 p.m. ET, 1:30 p.m. CT, 12:30 p.m. MT, 11:30 a.m. PT
Duration: 60 minutes
Presenters: Heidi Gartland, M.H.A., vice president, Government and Community
Relations, University Hospitals-Cleveland
Presented in conjunction with Hospitals in Pursuit of Excellence (HPOE), this webinar will highlight the numerous initiatives and programs Institute member Cleveland-based University Hospitals has implemented to increase diversity in its leadership and governance, as well as efforts to reduce disparities in health care. For more information and to register, click here.
Disparities in Mental Health Care Among Diverse Populations
Date: Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014
Time: 2:00 p.m. ET, 1:00 p.m. CT, 12:00 p.m. MT, 11:00 a.m. PT
Duration: 60 minutes
Presenter: Melba J.T. Vasquez, Ph.D., past president of the American Psychological Association
Presented in conjunction with the American Hospital Association.* In this webinar, Melba J.T. Vasquez, Ph.D., will describe how mental and behavioral health is a critical and frequently unaddressed issue for racial and ethnic minority communities. To register, click here.
*Participation in this webinar is by express written invitation of the AHA only. Unauthorized participants and/or any party that aids and abets such unauthorized participants may be subject to criminal and civil penalties under both state and federal law including the Electronic Communication Privacy Act.
Summer Enrichment Program (SEP)
Registration is open for the 2015 Summer Enrichment Program (SEP), the Institute’s 10-week summer immersive internship program for academically-strong minority graduate students. This program provides hospitals the opportunity to increase diversity in health care management by offering minority graduate students full-time work experience in some of the nation’s top health care facilities. More than 700 students have successfully completed the SEP program since the Institute’s inception in 1994. Institute members enjoy a $500 reduction in administration fees. Intern matching will begin in January 2015; internships will run June – August, 2015. Meet the health care leaders of tomorrow – take an SEP student today!
For more information, please click here or contact Chris Biddle, membership & education specialist, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The danger of confusing affirmative action with diversity
There is a common misperception among business leaders that “diversity initiatives” are synonymous with “affirmative action policies.” Some believe that companies looking to diversify their talent should prepare for a potential backlash. The problem is that this viewpoint only looks at one element of the issue: representation of traditionally underrepresented groups.
Diversity in hiring can encourage diverse ideas in workplace
A sound business case can be made for inclusion and diversity within business organizations, and several insurance industry leaders offered suggestions on how to implement and leverage workplace diversity.
5 ways to fight workplace pregnancy discrimination
PayScale Career News
The Supreme Court recently heard oral arguments in a case involving a pregnant woman and the claim of workplace discrimination. According to court documents, Peggy Young requested a weight-lift restriction of 20 pounds from UPS, based on a doctor's recommendation, when she became pregnant in 2008. Instead, she was put on unpaid leave, without benefits.
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Study examines benefits, effects of family-friendly workplace policies
University of Texas at Dallas via Phys.org
A happy worker is a productive worker. That adage may be true, according to a new study from The University of Texas at Dallas. Two UT Dallas public affairs researchers found that family-friendly policies are beneficial for increasing productivity of employees in public organizations, and the authors said the finding likely lends itself to job satisfaction and commitment.
To retain female talent in the US workplace, create a purpose-driven organization
The Huffington Post
Organizations around the country are hemorrhaging talent because women are leaving the American workforce to start their own businesses. Looking at the statistics, it's easy to understand why.
The myriad benefits of diversity in the workplace
In the age of technology, the world has become smaller. Smartphones and other mobile devices make it possible to interact with customers, vendors or employees on the other side of the world any time of day or night. As businesses and individual communities have become more globalized, most companies are operating within a diverse marketplace.
Leading the way: Workplace inclusiveness for people of all abilities
The Huffington Post
As we mark International Day of Persons with Disabilities, we're at an historic crossroads when it comes to employment and inclusiveness for people of differing abilities. We believe we've reached the "tipping point" on raising awareness around these critical workplace issues.
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