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    Diversity and Inclusion in the 406!

    Date: February 20, 2019, 11:45am
    Ronda Wakefield
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          Successful companies value diversity & inclusion…although many don’t know what it is.  Many HR professionals and hiring managers shudder at the mere mention of it simply because they’ve heard the “buzz” word, they’re pretty sure it’s the right thing to do, but they have no idea what it looks like, let alone how to implement it.  In fact, are you wondering if we even have D & I in the 406? 

          Of course we do! We will spend this hour talking about the who, what, when, where, why, and how of D & I.   The HOW will be an in-depth look at one specific group – our Military.  The SHRM Foundation, along with some major partners, developed the Veterans at Work Certificate program for HR professionals, hiring managers, and front-line supervisors. 

          This multi-faceted program is designed to help you learn the value that skilled veterans bring to the civilian workplace as well as helping employers demonstrate their commitment to attract, hire and retain these talented professionals. 

    Ronda Wakefield Bio:

    Ronda Wakefield, SHRM-SCP, SPHR, CPHR has over 15 years of diverse human resources and management experience that spans a variety of industries including human services, retail, manufacturing, staffing, restaurant, and restoration services.  She has extensive hands-on experience leading HR initiatives including policy design, handbook development, talent acquisition and onboarding, talent management, training and development, employee engagement, performance management, and complex employee relations. 

    Currently the owner of NW MT HR Solutions, LLC, and the Business Development Coordinator for Sanders County Community Development Corporation, Ronda partners with employers to provide flexible and customized human resources solutions and services that work for both the employee and the employer.  She works with small organizations in a variety of industries that don’t have a dedicated HR department, as well as larger organizations that are seeking a collaborative HR business partner for various HR projects.  

    Ronda has a bachelor’s degree from Montana State University, holds the SHRM-SCP, SPHR, and CPHR designations, the SHRM Veterans At Work Certificate and Talent Acquisition Credential, and is one of the founding Inclusion Captains for the SHRM Veterans at Work Certificate Program.  As an ESGR Representative for Montana, she has the honor of devoting time and resources to helping our Veterans, Guard, and Reserve members.