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MT|SHRM Webinar - Valuing Diversity and Working Together Towards Equality


October 21, 2020 | 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
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Fostering Civility in the Workplace
Presented by a Panel Discussion

Civility resonates with many of the positive values of society, including tolerance and mutual support. Civility creates a conducive working environment as well as a stable and productive organization. Focusing on eradicating negative behaviors is not enough to create respectful work environments. It is important to understand the impetus. This panel discussion will address negative behavior as a social phenomenon and how it ties into micro-aggressions. This panel discussion will provide the participants with a framework for addressing incivility and an action plan on transitioning workplaces to healthier, productive conversations and environments.


  • Identify examples of civility and incivility in workplace settings
  • Review techniques to respond to incivility in a professional settings utilizing intentional communication
  • Discuss strategies and model solutions to create inclusive work environments



Members – Included with membership

Guests and Future Members – $35*

*May be applied toward membership in MT|SHRM. Contact Shannan Duggin at 615-499-5150

Details: Registration will close at 3:00 PM the day before the webinar, and log-in instructions will be emailed directly from the webinar host.

  This event has been submitted to SHRM Certification and HR Certification Institute for review.  

Amber Martin is the Workforce Development Manager for Lee Company, where she develops talent pipelines for Lee Company and runs their apprenticeship programs and internal trade school, Lee Company University. Amber previously worked as Tax Counsel and as the Director for Investor Education for the State of Tennessee. Amber lives with her husband Rette and their two dogs, Bear and Bella, in Spring Hill.

Ashford Hughes is currently the Executive Officer for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, which will involve designing and implementing initiatives and policies that address the academic and social and emotional needs of the district's diverse populations.In this role he focuses on strengthening the district’s partnerships with organizations and individuals who serve MNPS students and oversee the strategy, design, and implementation of the school choice process through a lens of equity and inclusion. He also serves as a liaison to local and state stakeholders focused on issues of diversity and equity.

Megan Johnson-Rox (Coach Rox), MA, ACC, coaches, consults and trains teams and leaders to help improve employee relations through organizational culture, communication and conflict management. She coaches individuals to improve communication, relationships and confidence, public speaking, and career. She has a passion for helping people better understand themselves and communicate better with others. Megan has over 10 years of experience in research, coaching and training on interpersonal and team communication, cognitive bias, conflict, and organizational culture. Megan Johnson earned her MA in Organizational and Intercultural Communication from DePaul University in her hometown Chicago. And lives in Nashville with her husband, son and elderly cat. She loves writing and performing music with her band, Scale Model.

Dr. Desireè (desi-e-ray) Kelly is the Public Health and Education Manager atMental Health America of the MidSouthwhere she oversees the Youth Erasingthe Stigma Program and the Mind theWorkplace Wellness Program. She hasover twenty-five years’ experience as aneducator, curriculum developer andtrainer. She specializes in designing andimplementing curricula for variousgenerational cohorts in diverse topics,specifically mental health education andself-care resources.


$0.00 MT|SHRM Member Ticket

$35.00 Future Member/ Guest Ticket