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 Export to Your Calendar 6/10/2020
When: June 10th, 2020
Where: Virtual Event- you will receive a WebEx invite the week of the event
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Online registration is available until: 6/7/2020
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June Program: Going Beyond Diversity & Inclusion Hiring Practices - Following SHRM's Lead for Expanding Your Candidate Pool

Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, Minnesota was facing a labor shortage, and the war for talent was a significant challenge many organizations faced. Over the last several weeks, new economic and workforce challenges have emerged as lay-offs, furloughs and unemployment rates skyrocketed. As organizations begin to evaluate return to work and their future talent strategies, one philosophy remains unchanged, diversity and inclusion are integral to the success of modern organizations.  

This belief is fueled by research that shows diversity brings new perspectives, a wider talent pool, stronger innovation, better performance, and even increased profits, and inclusive companies are best positioned to unlock these advantages. You may have previously ignored a largely untapped labor pool, including people with disabilities, older workers, military veterans, and returning (previously incarcerated) citizens.

To quote Johnny C. Taylor, President of SHRM, “As stewards of workplaces, HR people play a role that is bigger than any one of us.  Our focus should not be on keeping the 'wrong' people out but trying to find the 'right' people to bring in". There has never been a better time to rethink outdated employment practices that present significant barriers to hiring.

During this virtual program, we will help build awareness and equip you to take action. You’ll leave with tools and solutions that you can take back to your organization, and you’ll have an opportunity to interact and connect with others during breakout discussions. Put on your favorite work from home t-shirt, grab your favorite beverage and join us in this important conversation!

Attendees will learn:

  • The challenges and barriers facing candidates who are disabled, older workers, military veterans and returning citizens, and how we as employers can help overcome these barriers.

  • How to develop a plan to expand the candidate pool and make more successful hires, with long-term positive outcomes for individuals, organizations, and our communities.

  • How to activate change in our organizations by using tools, resources and introductions to partner organizations to help achieve inclusion in hiring.


Event Schedule



3:30 - 3:45 p.m.

TCSHRM Opening & Program Introduction (Deb Broberg)

3:45 - 4:00 p.m. Spotlight: Military Veterans (George Murray)

4:00 - 4:15 p.m.

Spotlight: People with Disabilities (Marci Jasper)

4:15 - 4:25 p.m. Breakout discussion groups

4:25 - 4:40 p.m.

Spotlight: Older Workers (Steve Jewell, Kate Schaefers, Philomena Satre)

 4:40 - 4:55 p.m.  Spotlight: Returning Citizens (Kyle Horn)
 4:55 - 5:10 p.m.  Breakout discussion groups
 5:10 - 5:30 p.m.  Sharing from breakouts, Q&A, Wrap up



Deb Broberg

Executive Director


  Deb has had a variety of leadership roles over her 25+ year career with Northwest Airlines and Wells Fargo. Her responsibilities included Recruitment/Talent Acquisition, Learning & Development, and Talent Management. Deb also led in-flight operations for three of the flight attendant bases at Northwest Airlines where she gained front-line leadership experience in a diverse customer service organization. She has served as the Executive Director of RealTime Talent since January 2018. Deb has her MA from the University of Minnesota’s HRIR program, a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Macalester College and holds an SPHR certification.                                                   

George Murray

VP, Manufacturing & Supply Chain

Onto Innovation

George Murray is an Army veteran with 25 years of experience in global operations working in 4 industries: Automotive, Contract Electronic Manufacturing, Industrial Automation, and Capital Equipment Manufacturing.


George is currently the VP, Manufacturing & Supply Chain for Onto Innovation (~$540M-publically traded semiconductor equipment manufacturer) and is responsible for all manufacturing operations, quality, supply chain, engineering, and configuration management. He is also a Board Advisor at Berd Spokes and Board Member at Soldier’s Angels. He has had three expatriate assignments (Germany, Thailand and China) that has increased his knowledge of global and diversified cultures.


He is passionate about helping individuals and businesses get better. He is currently in the final draft stages of his first book: “Accelerate your Career Transition.”


George also consults with businesses and business leaders as well as speaks on:

  • Line Supervisor Training: Creating a Daily Cadence that get Results
  • 4 Shifts into a Better Culture: Adjusting culture to gain more profitability & reduced turnover
  • Creating a Succession plan within your Company: Developing Next Generation Leaders and High Potentials
  • Accelerate Your Job Transition: Process to Cut Your Search Time in Half
  • N2 Nuclear Networking- Process to Generate Leads for Business Growth 


Kate Schaefers

Executive Director

University of Minnesota Advanced Careers (UMAC) Initiative

  Kate Schaefers weaves a portfolio of work into a career with one unifying theme: to help individuals and organizations shine.

She is Executive Director, University of Minnesota Advanced Careers (UMAC) Initiative, a gap year for experienced professionals as they transition from career jobs into meaningful post-career lives. She is a psychologist and leadership coach, partnering with leaders and organizations to strengthen leadership competencies and organizational effectiveness. She is an adjunct psychologist and coach with The Bailey Group.


Kate is a skilled educator, facilitator and trainer. She has taught graduate level courses at both University of Minnesota and University of St. Thomas and was part of a team of educators that designed a coaching certificate program. 


Kate is actively involved in nonprofit and community work. She is Volunteer State President of AARP-MN, convening the AARP Executive Council and contributing to local and regional strategies for the organization, especially around the aging workforce, intergenerational teams and caregiving. Kate was appointed to the Citizen’s Commission on MN’s Aging Workforce, participating in courageous conversations around the state. She is a founding board member of SHIFT, a member of Pollen Midwest, and a contributor to She received the Jules Kerlan Outstanding Achievement Award in 2012 from Minnesota Career Development Association for contributions to the field of career development. 


Kyle Horn

Founder & Director

America's Job Honor Awards 

  Kyle Horn is founder and director of America's Job Honor Awards and an advocate for our nation's untapped workforce.


During his career in the staffing and recruiting industry, Kyle was deeply affected by job seekers who struggled with employment barriers including disabilities, immigration challenges and criminal convictions. Convinced that our nation's labor shortage can be resolved by tapping into these neglected talent pools, he stepped away from his corporate career to launch America's Job Honor Awards. His organization is a nonpartisan non-profit celebrating people who overcome employment barriers and the employers who hire them. The organization has grown into a multi-state movement with national recognition.

Kyle’s mission is to expand our national workforce by celebrating a new kind of hero.

Marci Jasper

Program Specialist 

Vocational Rehabilitation Services


Marci Jasper is a Program Specialist in Placement with Vocational Rehabilitation Services. She has been with VRS for over 16 years working with individuals with disabilities. More recently her work has been focused on partnering with business on hiring people with disabilities. She works with VRS and our community partners on a statewide level to ensure the success of all individuals we are working with.

Philomena Satre

Director of Diversity & Inclusion and External Strategic Partnerships

Land O’Lakes 

  Philomena serves as Director of Diversity & Inclusion and External Strategic Partnerships. She joined Land O’Lakes June 2017, bringing more than 30 years of human resource experience in diversity and inclusion, community relations, work life and wellbeing. Before joining Land O’Lakes, she worked at Wells Fargo & Company. Her previous roles included VP of Organizational Effectiveness Development, Diversity and Inclusion; Community Outreach Consultant; and Senior HR Consultant.


Philomena has extensive experience in developing and implementing diversity strategies, including internal initiatives and community-focused pipelines. Previously, Philomena participated in a Middle East Fellows project, in partnership with Hamline University and the U.S. State Department and traveled to the Middle East as a part of the peace and economic development project. 


Philomena joined the Board of Directors for the Cookie Cart organization. She co- leads the Leadership Advisory Board for SHIFT and formerly served on the Board of SHIFT (nonprofit focused on people in midlife) for 8 years. Philomena serves on the Agriculture D and I Consortium; and co-chairs the Twin Cities D&I Roundtable. Philomena was recently named to the Minnesota Workforce Citizen Commission on Aging. She previously served on the Minneapolis Workforce Council, the Executive Leadership Council for Honoring Women Worldwide, the Goodwill Easter Seals, Comunidades Latinas Unidas En Servicio (CLUES), Lifeworks, HIRED and Resource Inc. Advisory Boards. She also co led the 2020 Women on Boards initiative for Minnesota.


Philomena has received numerous awards, including AARP/Pollen 50 over 50, the Minneapolis Business Journal’s Woman Change Maker and Minority Advocate, Minnesota Business The (Real) Power 50 Award and the University of Phoenix Diversity Leadership Award. Philomena has an MA in Organizational Leadership from St. Catherine University and a BA in Public Administration and Political Science from the University of Wisconsin LaCrosse.  Philomena is an Adjunct Professor at the University of St Catherine in the Master of Organizational Leadership Graduate Program.

Steve Jewell




Steve has "decades" of progressive recruiting and human resource experience across business sectors and industries. Steve has over twenty years of commissioned, executive and technical recruitment and has performed direct and contract recruitment and hr generalist services for fortune 500 corporations such as US Bank, Wells Fargo, Medtronic, GE Capital, and American Express Financial Services.


Steve has Fortune 100 leadership/management experience with Unisys, PepsiCo (Frito Lay), The Disney Stores and Target ( Dayton Hudson Corp). Steve has sourced and placed over 500 people in jobs in Minnesota. Steve has been a tenured board member of TCSHRM and MNTRN-metro MN-based human resource and recruiting networks. Steve is currently on contract as a recruiter with LTCG of Eden Prairie
Steve's motto: "I increasingly live my life as a " Pro-fersonal"... the merging and blurring of professional and personal life.




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