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    WEBINAR: Overcoming Barriers with Practical Solutions for Retention of Diverse Employees

    Date: September 10, 2020, 1:00pm – 2:30pm
    Webinar: Login details will be emailed to registrants in the afternoon on September 9th.
    During this challenging time JSAHR is offering this session complimentary. If you wish to make a monetary donation to support Fullfill - Monmouth & Ocean Hunger Won’t Win Here, JSAHR will match total contributions up to $1,000.
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    Overcoming Barriers with Practical Solutions for Retention of Diverse Employees

    A Panel Discussion Facilitated by Jennifer Meyer-Mahoney

    This program will address barriers to the retention of African-American employees at two critical points in the employee life cycle—onboarding and transitioning to a professional or supervisory role. This panel discussion will touch on the initial six months of employment, performance expectations from peers and supervisors, and perceived lack of a career path within organizations. Panelists will also discuss how to implement practical solutions. The focus is for diverse hires to feel welcome and see a realistic career path within an organization.

    The learning objectives for this session:

    •Understanding best practices to increase the success rate and engagement of diverse hires in a remote business environment

    •Implementing strategies within formal mentoring programs or casual support groups to ensure high potential diverse employees are identified and provided opportunities to excel

    •Creating interactive business etiquette and management development programs that build more inclusive organizations



    Darryl Clements, Jr. is the Principal and Owner of the (HR) consulting firm DCC Group. Through DCC, Clements provides tailored solutions to help clients in HR operations design diversity strategy development or improve HR talent practices. This includes developing and implementing targeted selection practices for external and internal hiring, and creating a people leadership and management skills program. Prior to DCC, Clements held corporate and business unit HR leadership in roles at Prudential Insurance and Merck-Medco Health Solutions, Inc. where he served as an HR member of Merck’s Global D&I program.

    Liesl Griffith, Manager of Corp. HR at Zebra Pen Corporation, has over 30 years of executive management experience in the HR profession. Griffith heads all strategic operational planning, development, and management of Zebra Pen Corp’s human capital. Griffith combines her expert knowledge of all aspects of corporate HR management that includes policy development and implementation to foster workforce excellence, corporate training, recruitment, and EE relations with a dedicated focus on diversity and inclusion.

    Danielle M. Jones is the Student Communications & Leadership Development Specialist for the Educational Opportunity Fund (EOF) at Brookdale Community College. In fall 2019, Jones served as a Graduate Fellow for the Office of the Secretary of Higher Education for the State of New Jersey. In March 2020, Jones was named chairwoman of the Governmental Relations Committee for EOFPANJ. Jones earned her B.A. in Psychology, with a minor in Sociology, from Cabrini University.  She has also earned her A.A. in Social Sciences from Brookdale Community College. Jones currently attends Seton Hall University, pursuing a Master’s in Public Administration with a concentration in Non-Profit Management.



    JSAHR members should register by 4:00 p.m on Wednesday, September 9, 2020 by emailing Christine Higgins at  Log-in details will be emailed to registrants the afternoon of September 9, 2020. The maximum capacity is 100 attendees. 

    During this challenging time, JSAHR is offering this session complimentary for 2020 members of JSAHR. If you wish to make a monetary donation to support  Fullfill - Monmouth & Ocean Hunger Won't Win HereJSAHR will match total contributions up to $1,000




    This program is pending approval for 1 SHRM PDC recertification credit and 1 HRCI General recertification credit.

    JSAHR is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP



    This session may be recorded. Video, images and voice recordings may be taken during the session and shown at this and other JSAHR Chapter meetings.  By entering the meeting, you are consenting to such use. If you object to the use of your image or voice, do not enter the meeting.


    This webinar is sponsored by:



    If you’re interested in sponsoring a future meeting, please contact Bob Kane or Dave Kostka.