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September Workshop - 3 SHRM Credits
Hilton Bellevue
300 112th Ave SE
Bellevue, WA 98004

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Tuesday, September 11, 2018, 7:15 AM - 11:30 AM PDT
Category: LWHRA Events

LWHRA is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP. For more information, visit the SHRM certification website at www.shrmcertification.org.
This program has been submitted to the HR Certification Institute for review.

September Workshop

Presentation Description:

Cultivating Success – A Diversity & Inclusion Conversation 

Looking to begin your D&I journey or understand how to take your next step? Join us for a ½ day event, "Cultivating Success - A Diversity & Inclusion Conversation".

We’ll learn how to: 

  • Build and Implement a Business Case
  • Attract & Retain Talent
  • Create an Inclusive Workplace

Come ready to learn from experts in these areas and engage in dynamic conversation! You’ll walk away with new understanding and practical tools to help you cultivate Diversity & Inclusion success within your organization.


Registration for this event is now closed. Walk-ins available depending upon space. 

Member: $90
Non-Member: $105
Walk-in Registration 
Member: $100
Non-Member: $115

 Program Schedule:

7:15 am

Registration, Networking, Seating
8:00 am


Interactive Panel Discussion on "Creating an Inclusive Workplace
Ginger Andersen is currently Talent and Development Director and HR Business Partner at Intellectual Ventures where she oversees leadership and learning programs and supports the IV’s Global Good and Lab.  She joined LWHRA over 10 years ago to help her learn about HR when she transitioned from being an educator and tutor to working in the staffing industry.  Ginger graduated in 2015 with a MA in Organization Development from the Organizational Systems Renewal (OSR) program.  She also has a BA and MA in Humanities from Brigham Young University. When she isn’t working, she loves dancing, traveling, and enjoying the delights of our beautiful region.
Paul Brown is the President of Cinder Staffing, an agency recognized by the Portland Business Journal as one of the fastest growing companies in Oregon for three consecutive years. Cinder’s innovative focus on team dynamics, community engagement, and long-term relationships have proven successful for clients and job-seekers alike.  Paul is an active volunteer with the Oregon Food Bank and the Oregon Community Foundation, including several diversity-targeted efforts to reach marginalized communities.
Marcus Carter is the Talent Acquisition Partner at Cloudability, where he manages recruitment for their tech and non-tech roles. In addition, he's a member of the Steering Committee for the Techtown Diversity Pledge –a movement around achieving greater diversity and creating a more inclusive tech community. He is also a Board Member of Portland Workforce Alliance (PWA). PWA is an independent nonprofit connecting Portland High School students to local businesses. 
Charlotte Flanagan is currently supporting DocuSign’s Global Diversity and Inclusion efforts as the Director of Diversity and Inclusion. She has been focused on D&I for the past 5 years leading efforts at Alaska Airlines, SAP Concur and now DocuSign. She graduated from University of Washington and has spent the last 13 years in a variety of HR roles focused on Employee Experience, Leadership Training & Development, Corporate Social Responsibility and of course Diversity & Inclusion. Prior to joining DocuSign in June of this year, she spent 2 years with SAP Concur and 10 ½ years with Alaska Airlines where she learned the importance of having a balanced focus on people and the business. Charlotte is passionate about supporting a purpose-driven and inclusive culture – one where people show up as their authentic self so they can do the best and most rewarding work of their career. Charlotte and her husband, John, live in Kirkland with their two young kids – Jack (5) and Harper (3). 

Kim Weed has over 18 years of experience in Organizational Development, Human Resources and Leadership as well as a MBA in Organizational Leadership. She specializes in leadership/employee development as well as diversity and inclusion, unconscious bias training and consulting. As a consultant, Kim hears what the customer is asking for and customizes programs specifically for their needs. She enjoys connecting with people and is passionate about their success both on a micro and macro level. She also is passionate about following up and helping the training and consulting engagement “stick” as we know a one-time training isn’t necessarily all people want or need. In her free time, she loves spending time with her pugs, Ernie and Rylie, her husband and teaching group fitness. 

 9:00 am  Break
9:15 am  Building & Implementing a Business Case
  Martinelle B. Cole, JD, has worked in law firms for over twenty years, with a focus on Attorney Career Development since 2006. She has been the Director of Professional Development, Attorney Training and Diversity & Inclusion at Davis Wright Tremaine since 2013. She is responsible for firm-wide attorney career development, substantive and core skills training, diversity & inclusion, pro bono and staff substantive and core training. Ms. Cole also oversees the firm’s mentoring program, lateral integration, annual associate evaluation process, and conducts other needs assessments for the firm as needed. She is an active member of the firm’s Associate Evaluation Committee, Diversity & Inclusion Committee, Partnership Admission Committee, Partner Compensation Committee and Pro Bono Committee. Martinelle held similar positions within Professional Development at WilmerHale’s Boston and West Coast offices. Prior to attending Roger Williams Law School in Rhode Island, Ms. Cole earned her B.A. at the University of Washington, Bothell.  Ms. Cole is also the chair of the UW Women’s Center Advisory Board and former chair of the Alene Moris National Education for Women Leadership Institute.  
 10:30 am  Break
10:30 am 

Building Your Diverse Team: Best Practices for Better Outcomes


Laurie Carlsson has spent more than a decade working toward social change. She has extensive experience facilitating annual staff retreats, diversity, equity, and inclusion trainings, and train-the-trainer workshops. She’s led sessions for the University of Washington, JustLead Washington, the Pride Foundation, and The National Conference on Race and Ethnicity in Higher Education. Laurie’s work leverages anti-oppression curricula best practices, bringing participants together through engaging activities and facilitated discussions. Her workshops on outreach methods gained crucial support for Marriage Equality in Washington State’s 2012 campaign. Laurie has led diversity, equity, and inclusion strategies at the University of Washington School of Law – where she also held the position of Director of Staff Development and Operations – and served as Diversity Policy Coordinator for the UW’s Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity. She currently serves as a faculty member and member of the Board of Directors of JustLead Washington, an equity and leadership training program that is growing a sustainable network of legal and community leaders working toward access to justice. Laurie’s work helps organizations ensure that their vision, mission, and core values are woven into their daily operations, hiring practices, and workplace culture.

11:30 am  Adjourn

Registration Information:

Cost is $90 for LWHRA members and $105 for non-members. Attendees are asked to pre-register and pre-pay via our website registration process.

Waiting List:

If the registration deadline has passed, you are welcome to arrive at the venue at 7:00 a.m. and enter your name on the waiting list. We will accommodate walk-ins whenever space is available. The onsite registration fee is $100 for LWHRA members and $115 for non-members. Note that only the regular meal is available to walk-ins, and the fee must be paid on site.

Refund Policy:

LWHRA sets its registration fees as low as possible in order to make educational opportunities widely available. We will gladly issue refunds for event registrations that are canceled before the registration deadline. Because we need to make venue arrangements and order refreshments in advance, we are unable to refund registration fees after the deadline. No-shows who have registered but not paid in advance will be billed. Substitutions are always welcome. Please request your substitute to inform the registration desk that they are attending in your place.