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Williamson County Luncheon Meeting


February 20, 2020 | 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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Franklin Marriott Cool Springs | 700 Cool Springs Blvd
Franklin, TN 37067

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

Schedule: Doors open at 11:00 am for registration and networking. Buffet lunch begins at 11:20 am, and the presentation starts promptly at 12 noon.

  • Members: $28 by end of business Monday, February 17, $38 afterwards.*
  • Future Members: $43 by end of business Monday, February 17, $53 afterwards.* (See below)**
  • MT|SHRM Students: $14 by end of business Monday, February 17, $19 afterwards.*

*On-line registration for the luncheon 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 submitted to HR Certification Institute and SHRM Certification for review.


Please thank our sponsor for making this event possible:

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.


$38.00 MT|SHRM Member Ticket
$28.00 Earlybird rate before February 17

$53.00 Future Members
$43.00 Earlybird rate before February 17

$19.00 MT|SHRM Student Ticket
$14.00 Earlybird rate before February 17