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Rutherford County Breakfast Meeting

May 17, 2019
7:15 AM - 9:00 AM
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Rutherford Chamber of Commerce
3050 Medical Center Pkwy.
Murfreesboro, TN 37129

Let’s Talk About It, A Courageous Conversation about Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace
Presented by Joy Johnson-Carruthers, SHRM-SCP, Learning Facilitator, HCA Healthcare, Healthtrust Supply Chain

This interactive workshop walks participants through a courageous conversation about the challenges people and organizations face when trying to tackle the subject of diversity and inclusion in the workplace.  Participants will gain thought provoking insights into the attitudes and perspectives of others while examining their own. 

During this workshop participants will:

  • Identify the strengths and challenges of a diverse workforce
  • Critically examine their own sphere of influence and discuss how experiences shape attitudes and perspectives about others
  • Gain skills and techniques to manage hidden bias and break down barriers towards inclusion
  • Develop an action plan to personally contribute to building a more diverse and inclusive workplace environment

Doors open at 7:15 am for registration and networking. Buffet breakfast begins at 7:20 am, and the presentation starts promptly at 8:00 am.


  • Members: $18 by end of business Tuesday, May 14, $28 afterwards*
  • Future Members: $29 by end of business Tuesday, May 14, $39 afterwards.* (See below)**
  • MT|SHRM Students: $9 by end of business Tuesday, May 14, $15 afterwards.*

*On-line registration will close by end of business 2 days prior to the event. Our ability to accommodate walk-in registrations will be based on space availability.

This program has been awarded 1 hour of General recertification credit. "MT|SHRM is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDC's) for the SHRM-CP and SHRM SCP. The use of this seal is not an endorsement by the HR Certification Institute of the quality of the program. It means that this program has met the HR Certification Institute's criteria to be pre-approved for recertification credit."

Biography: Joy Johnson-Carruthers is master trainer and workshop facilitator with over twenty years of experience leading and training high performing teams for state, public and private organizations across the United States. Joy specializes in diversity, leadership development and employee engagement. Joy earned a master's degree in cultural studies and received a fellowship to study abroad in West Africa prior to teaching humanities and cultural studies at the college level for over ten years. In addition to her workforce development career, Joy's vast experiences also include being a US Army veteran and former St. Louis County police officer. In 2014, Joy relocated to Nashville with her husband. She currently works at HCA Healthcare as a learning and development facilitator.

** Up to $45 of any Guest registration may be applied towards a new 1-year MT|SHRM Membership within 60 days of the event attended.  Please call Shannan at (615) 499-5150 to take advantage.


$28.00 MT|SHRM Member Ticket
$18.00 Earlybird rate before May 14

$39.00 Future Member/ Guest
$29.00 Earlybird rate before May 14

$15.00 MT|SHRM Student Ticket
$9.00 Earlybird rate before May 14