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Rescheduled: Diversity & Inclusion: I’ll Embrace It When I Understand It (says every employee ever)

  • 21 Apr 2020
  • 7:30 AM - 10:45 AM
  • FVTC D.J. Bordini Center, 5 N Systems Dr, Appleton, WI 54914


Registration for this program will not be reimbursed due to cancellation or no-show, nor can payment for this session be transferred to a future program.

******* Rescheduled*******

As of April 3, 2020 this event has been rescheduled to April 13, 2021.


Human beings resort to fight/flight in the face of conflict.  This conflict is rooted in our perception of whether or not something is a threat to our "safety."  This applies not only to external sources (animals, people, etc.), it also applies to our perception of leadership, and catch phrases like 'Diversity & Inclusion.'  This full participatory presentation will introduce techniques that allow us to more quickly and safely identify, understand, and respond to Diversity/Equity terms and concepts that move us and our organizations forward.  

During a networking break, tables of local employers featuring their employee resource groups will be available to ask questions.

During the second half of the presentation, Arletta will walk us through how to create a business case to effectively convince your C-Suite to embrace diversity and inclusion and begin initiatives that ultimately impact your company's ability to recruit, retain, and make a difference to the bottom line.  


A dynamic Executive Coach, Professor, three-time Best Selling Author, and Radio Host, Alonzo Kelly has gained international and global attention as a premier consultant and strategist. Alonzo is recognized as one the nation’s leading experts on leadership development, strategic thinking, planning, and acting that results in individual and organizational goal achievement. He has appeared on America’s Premier Experts which airs on major networks across the country including ABC, NBC, CBS, and FOX. Alonzo has served over 1,000 individuals through personal and professional development, delivered training to a plethora of Fortune 500 Companies, College and Universities, Institutions of Higher Learning, Foreign Countries, nonprofit organizations, and is consistently retained to be the keynote speaker at large and small events across the country.

He holds a bachelor’s in Accounting, three master’s degrees (Public Administration, Human Resource & Labor Relations, Business Administration), and is nearing completion of a PhD in Multidisciplinary Human Services.  He is also currently in the process of obtaining his Doctorate in Business Administration.

Arletta Allen is a dynamic speaker who serves as a great example of perseverance and resilience.  Arletta was born and raised in Yazoo City, Mississippi, Arletta currently resides in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin with her family.  Allen is the CEO/founder of the dynamic lifestyle brand Authentically Arletta and promotes Perseverance and Authenticity. 

Allen’s academic background is in the fields of Leadership Development, Communication, Public Speaking, and Management. Allen graduated from Marian University with a Bachelor’s of Communication and a Minor in Business. Allen graduated from Moraine Park Technical College with a degree in Leadership Development. Allen was previously employed in the financial industry for over 14 years.

Allen speaks on the following topics: perseverance, authenticity, leadership, self-sufficiency, entrepreneurship, domestic abuse, etc. Allen’s mission is to accompany her audience in their journey of discovering and developing their authentic self, while inspiring them to make positive transformation. Her vision is for her audience to uphold an optimistic outlook about their future, through perseverance amidst life’s storms.

In addition to speaking on various interesting topics, Arletta is a TEDx Speaker that specializes in the topic of authenticity. Allen has been featured in several publications including a most recent cover to Inspire Magazine for womenAllen also received national recognition as the recipient of the Sargent Shriver Award for Self -Sufficiency through Community Action Partnership. Allen was featured in the Fond du Lac Reporter Newspaper as 2019’s People of the Year. Arletta Allenis also a very popular podcaster on anchor.fm and vlogger on Facebook with a Daily Dose of Motivation on her page titled Authentically ArlettaArletta Allen is involved with many local community organizations as well as a candidate to serve as a councilmember in local government in 2020. Allen serves on the board of her local church and is a life coach and mentor to many. Arletta Allen is the Founder and creator of the mentoring program: The Peculiar Princess Project, a non- profit that is dedicated to enriching the lives of youth girls ages 10-18. This project empowers youth girls and gives tools to help them help themselves to a brighter future through a process of self-discovery and confidence building exercises. 


7:30 am - 8:00 am Registration/Networking

8:00 am - 8:15 am Business Meeting/Legislative update by Jonathon Eiden, VP of Legislation

8:15 am - 9:15 am Alonzo Kelly

9:00 am - 9:30 am Employee Resource Groups/ Networking

9:30 am - 10:45 am Arletta Allen

No food will be served at this chapter meeting.  However, coffee, tea, and water will be available. 

The program has been submitted for 2 hours for SHRM continuing education credits. 

To register at the member price to attend, you need to log into the FVSHRM website using your member username and password. Please note that registration for this program will not be reimbursed due to cancellation or no-show, nor can payment for this session be transferred to a future program. 

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