2017 January Power Breakfast
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When: 01/18/2017
7:00 am - 9:00 am
Where: Piedmont Park Conservancy (Magnolia Hall)
1320 Monroe Drive NE
Atlanta, Georgia  30306
United States
Contact: SHRM-Atlanta

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The Dynamics of Inclusion: Strategies for Creating Inclusive Cultures & Diverse Pipelines

Most organizations now see diversity and inclusion as core business imperatives. Diversity of thought, age, gender, and ethnicity are essential for innovation; our panel of experts will highlight how inclusive cultures can help your business attract the kind of talent needed to compete.

Learn from a panel of key Diversity & Inclusion Leaders as they discuss:

  • How organizations are building and supporting inclusive cultures  
  • The role Diversity Leaders play in creating inclusive cultures and building diverse leadership pipelines
  • Key strategies to attract and retain a pipeline of diverse leadership candidates 
  • Challenges faced by being an advocate for diversity and inclusion 

SHRM Bock Competencies:

  • Leadership and Navigation
  • People, Organization, Workplace, Strategy



Lyn Turknett,Turknett Leadership Group

Carolyn (Lyn) Turknett is co-founder and President of Turknett Leadership Group, an Atlanta-based consulting firm founded in 1987 that provides leadership and organization development services to companies in a variety of industries. The focus of her work is character in leadership, individual and organization assessment, executive team development, succession, and women in leadership. Research interests include corporate culture and business outcomes and neuroscience and leadership. She is the creator, with her husband and business partner Bob Turknett, of the Leadership Character Model. Ms. Turknett has a B.S. in mathematics and an M.A. in Sociology from the University of Georgia.  She is active in the community, and in 2015 received the Woman of Purpose Award from United Way of Greater Atlanta and a “Women Who Mean Business Award” from the Atlanta Business Chronicle.



Rock Anderson, Cox Automotive 

Rock Anderson Jr., Executive Vice President for Cox Automotive, leads the company’s people strategy, which emphasizes unlocking the potential of each of the 33,000 team members to drive business success now and in the future. He is also the inaugural co-chair of the Cox Automotive Diversity Council, which is tasked with formalizing the diversity and inclusion agenda for the company. Mr. Anderson graduated from Dillard University and earned his MSW from Tulane. He currently serves on the Board of Trustees of Dillard University, is a past board member of the United Way of Greater Atlanta, and chairs the benefits committee of the Catholic Archdiocese of Atlanta.  He has received numerous awards, including the National Association of African Americans in Human Resources 2016 Trailblazer Award.


Jo Anne Hill, Aflac
Jo Anne Hill is Director of Diversity and Employee Engagement at Aflac, the leading provider of voluntary insurance at the work site in the United States. As Director, Mrs. Hill is responsible for ensuring that Aflac’s employment strategies and actions are reflective of its diverse marketplace. She leads and manages the diversity and inclusion approach for the company, including the integration of diversity into core personnel and business processes, with a focus on developing, implementing and driving best practice programs, initiatives, and processes to foster Aflac's corporate commitment to diversity. She joined Aflac in 1990, and her tenure has enabled her to gain a profound understanding of the company’s culture and to foster its award-winning reputation as an ethical company, preparing her for her current role as chief diversity officer. 


Joe Garcia, Ph.D., Home Depot
Dr. Joe Garcia is the Senior Director of Talent Management at The Home Depot.  In this capacity, he is responsible for Organizational Effectiveness (selection, engagement, analytics), Talent Planning, Performance Management and Organizational Development. Dr. Garcia has over 26 years of business experience in retail, medical equipment, life science, and management consulting. He is a frequent presenter at national conferences speaking about his work in the areas of selection and talent development. Dr. Garcia has extensive international experience and has consulted with multinationals in Europe, Latin American and the Caribbean and has lead major selection and organization development projects in Mexico, Venezuela, Argentina, and Brazil. Dr. Garcia holds a master’s degree in industrial/organizational psychology from the University of Miami. He conducted his doctoral studies at the University of Miami and the Fielding Institute, where he graduated with a Ph.D. in human and organizational development.


7:00 am - 7:30 am: Registration, Networking & Breakfast
7:30 am - 9:00 am: Announcements & Panel Discussion


Parking: Parking is $2 per hour and payment can be made via cash, AMEX, Mastercard or Visa.

Registration Deadline: January 16, 2017

Cancellation Deadline: January 11, 2017

(Note: To help defray event costs and allow us to continue providing value-added programming, Power Breakfasts will include a registration fee for both members and future members in 2017.)

Advanced On-Site
Member $40 $55
Non-Member $60 $75
Student Member $20 $30
Board Pay $40 $40
Member (Table of 10) $400 N/A
Non-Member (Table of 10) $500 N/A

If paying via check, please mail your check, along with the invoice to:

3525 Piedmont Road
Building Five, Suite 300
Atlanta, GA 30305

Cancellation Policy: Refunds will not be granted if cancellation is not received by January 11. Send all cancellation notices via e-mail to info@shrmatlanta.org. Substitutions are allowed, however the non-member rate may apply.  Please note, registrations on or after the cancellation deadline of January 11, will not be eligible for refund.  
If we do not receive a cancellation notice you will be required to pay for this event, even if you are unable to attend.