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    Diversity in the Workplace

    Diversity in the workplace encompasses a range of elements. Differences in national origin, primary language, religion, social status and age can benefit or harm organizations. Managing diversity effectively is the key to leveraging the advantages and minimizing the disadvantages of diversity in the workplace.

    Learning Objectives:

    • What is Diversity?
    • US Census 2040
    • The benefits of a Diverse workforce
    • Challenges of Diversity in the workplace
    • Managing and valuing Diversity
    • Business case for Diversity
    • Diversity Task Force


    Presenter:  Rose Ludgate, PHR

    With 30+ years of Human Resources/Training experience, Rose began her career in Boston, MA in Human Resources in the Hospitality Industry in positions in leading Hotels such as ITT Sheraton, Boston Harbor Hotel, Guest Quarters Suites, The Peabody Hotel Group and later joined the Regional Team of Boston Market. From there she joined Sodexo, a Food and Facility Management Service Company as Regional HR. Rose has also worked as a HR Consultant at Innovative Leadership and is currently working in HR for Paychex Inc.

    As an Executive Level HR Professional Rose was involved in the openings and conversions of hotels, companies and accounts. Her work experience in HR include: Recruitment, Employee Relations, Compliance, Strategic Planning and Development, Training and Coaching.

    As an HR Professional Rose holds HR and Training Certifications in EEO, Diversity and Leadership. A graduate of Penn State University she is member of the American Society for Training and Development, Society for HRM and American Cancer Association.


    The preferred method of registering is through the website and click on the link "Meeting On-line Registration" or RSVP to Sharon Taggart by Friday, April 7, 2017.

    Email:                   Phone: 609-927-2277 x 2035

    Cancellations must be received by noon on Monday, April 10th or you will be invoiced the cost of the meeting.


    Wednesday, April 12, 2017


    8:00 am – Networking

    8:30 am – Program Begins


    Greate Bay Country Club

    Somers Point, NJ


    Diversity in the Workplace


    Rose Ludgate, Paychex, Inc.


    $20 Members

    $25 Non-Members

    $10 Students



    HRCI and SHRM credits



    Save the Dates!

    Chapter Meeting

    The last chapter meeting before the summer break will be May 17 at Italian Gourmet. Registration and networking 5:30 – 6:00; program will start at 6:00.

    Garden State Conference

    This year’s Garden State SHRM Conference and Exposition is scheduled for October 15 – 17, 2017 at the Atlantic City Convention Center. This is the largest HR professional development and networking event in the state offering keynote speakers, educational presentations, exposure to conference partners serving the human resource community and numerous networking events.

    Participants will choose from more than 65 educational sessions with topics ranging from HR strategy and talent acquisition to employment laws and leadership development, and they will have the opportunity to visit with over 60 exhibitors.

    AtlantiCare Employee Health Advisory Committee

    AtlantiCare is offering a series of presentations concerning health and wellness issues that affect employees and their employers . The chapter is partnering with them to provide chapter members the opportunity to attend the free educational presentations and receive recertification credits.

    Meetings for the remainder of 2017 are:

    May 2 June 6

    September 5 October 3

    November 7

    Society for Human Resource Management


    June 18 - June 21, 2017 New Orleans, LA

    This is the largest and best HR event in the world, providing your organization with the tools and resources you need to create and the successful HR practices that will ensure that your company will thrive. Your company will get the targeted strategies and practical takeaways that you need to achieve your goals – from talent management to federal compliance to cutting-edge business strategies.

    Over 200 concurrent sessions provide a complete education for HR professionals at every stage of their career. You’ll be able to choose from a broad range of topics so you can customize the learning you need. There are ample opportunities to network and meet others who share your goals and your challenges.

    Chapter members will be gathering for dinner one evening so let Sharon Taggart know if you will be attending


    SHRM Certification

    To meet business needs, SHRM has established two competency-based certifications, the SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) for early- and mid-career professionals and the SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) for senior-level practitioners. SHRM regards the SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP as the new global standard in certification for the HR profession.

    The SHRM Body of Competency and Knowledge (SHRM BoCK™) is the foundation for these certifications. The SHRM BoCK—the product of rigorous research involving thousands of HR professionals—identifies eight key behavioral competencies and 15 HR functional areas that are critical to the success of any HR professional.

    By incorporating key HR competencies and knowledge into the SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP exams, SHRM’s certifications demonstrate to the global business community that the credential-holder has strong capabilities in both aspects of HR practice—competency and knowledge—that are required for effective job performance.

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    Know a Good Topic or Speaker?

    We’re looking for speakers for our spring meetings.  Please contact Trina McSorley at if you have a suggestion.