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Exploring COVID-19 Workplace Changes Through Different Lenses

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While the workplace has changed for everyone in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s important to understand the diverse perspectives and experiences of different cultural communities. Building this understanding can expand empathy and inclusion within your teams and increase productivity, retention and recruitment efforts.

Join us for this “fireside chat” led by Tiffany Hanson with LUNA Language Services and Megan Nail with First Person Advisors as we talk with different community stakeholders to understand how people with disabilities, women, immigrants, and the black community and people of color may be experiencing changes in the workplace related to the pandemic differently.

Learning Objectives:

  • Acknowledge common changes that employers are implementing in response to the pandemic.
  • Build understanding of how these changes may affect some cultural communities in unique or disproportionate ways.
  • Gain insights from community stakeholders about actions that you can take to build a more inclusive culture for these cultural communities.
  • Ask your questions about specific challenges you have faced to receive direct feedback and advice.

🎟 Please RSVP using the “Register” button. Once registered, you will receive a calendar invite from Tiffany@LUNA360.com with the link to the webinar and details to join.

🤟 An ASL interpreter will be provided.

🎥 Video recording will be available after the webinar has concluded.

🗣 We’re serious: please bring your questions for our discussion leaders! We truly want you to be a part of the conversation.

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ABOUT OUR SPEAKERS:

👥 Conversation Leaders:

Megan Nail, VP Total Rewards Practice, First Person Advisors

As VP, Total Rewards Practice at FirstPerson, Megan advises clients on how to meet their organization’s goals through total rewards and human resources strategy. Megan is also the State Director for HR Indiana SHRM. Megan has her Master of Science in Organizational Communication from Purdue University and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Dayton. She also possesses professional certifications including Certified Compensation Professional, SHRM-SCP, and SPHR-CA.

Tiffany Hanson, Outreach and Engagement Manager, LUNA Language Services

Tiffany Hanson is an ultimate connector and avid community engagement enthusiast. Tiffany spends a majority of her day-time hours representing LUNA Language Services, engaged in opportunities to further language access initiatives for immigrants, refugees, and members of the Deaf and hard of hearing communities. Tiffany also works with Indy Pride as the Director of Marketing and Communications and volunteers with fabulous organizations like the Diversity Roundtable of Central Indiana, the IPS Foundation and the Indiana Latino Expo.

👥 Community Stakeholders:

Graham MelendezCommunity Impact Coordinator, Immigrant Welcome Center

Graham Melendez was born in Cusco, Peru and arrived to the US at the age of eight. He came to Indiana in 2007 after receiving a scholarship at the University of Evansville and graduated with a Bachelor’s in Psychology and minor in Business Administration. Graham has been a staff member at the Immigrant Welcome Center since May 2018 and is currently the Community Impact Coordinator. In this role, he builds relationships with community partners and the immigrant community daily so that these connections then become resources for immigrants to survive and thrive as they navigate the systems in the US.

Marshawn Wolley, columnist for I’m Just Sayin’, Indianapolis Recorder

Marshawn Wolley, CDE, CFRE is a university lecturer and columnist for the Indianapolis Recorder. He has extensive work experience in the public, private, and non-profit sectors. As a certified diversity executive and writer he seeks to develop authentic dialogue while building bridges. He is the recipient of numerous awards including IBJ’s Forty under Forty, Indiana Black Expo’s Forward Thinking Award, and the National Urban League Young Professional’s “Hero in the Movement” award. He’s a proud dad.

Rima Shahid, Executive Director, Women4Change

Rima Shahid has served as the first Executive Director of Women4Change since 2017. Before Women4Change, Rima served as the Executive Director of the Muslim Alliance of Indiana and spent more than a decade working as the Trade Development Officer & Cultural Attaché at the Pakistan Embassy in Bahrain. With a passion for advocacy and a collaborative philosophy, Rima brings a unique perspective to community outreach objectives.

Thomas Summerville, Vice President of Employment and Community Supports, Easterseals Arc of Northeast Indiana

Thomas Summerville is the Vice President of Employment and Community Supports at Easterseals Arc of Northeast Indiana where he oversees an array of services supporting individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Thomas has been part of Easterseals Arc for 8 years and continues to make a positive impact on individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Thomas holds a Bachelor’s in Communication Science Disorders and a MBA from Indiana University.

 

Organizers

LUNA Language Services
First Person Advisors