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 Export to Your Calendar 6/10/2020
When: June 10th, 2020
Where: Brookview Golf Course
316 Brookview Parkway S
Golden Valley, Minnesota  55426
United States

Online registration is available until: 6/3/2020
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June Program: Going Beyond Diversity & Inclusion Hiring Practices - Following SHRM's Lead for Expanding Your Candidate Pool

Are you falling behind in the war for talent? 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 ignored a largely untapped labor pool, including: people with disabilities, older workers, military veterans, and returning 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," he said.

With unemployment below 4 percent, and the GDP losing an estimated $78 billion to $87 billion annually as these groups remain unemployed, maintaining outdated employment practices that present significant barriers to hiring is no longer a viable strategy for organizations.

Let’s not just talk about it, in this program we want to build awareness, and equip you to take action. You’ll leave with tools and solutions that you can take back to your organization, including the opportunity to network and meet people and organizations that help match people to opportunities.

Learning Objectives

In this highly interactive session, you will learn

  • The challenges/barriers facing candidates who are disabled, older workers, military veterans and returning citizens, and how as employers, we 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, including tools, resources and introductions to partner organizations to help achieve inclusion in hiring. 


4:00-4:30pm -Registration + Drinks and Food Served

4:30-6:30pm- Introduction + Program

6:30-7:30pm -Networking Happy Hour on the Patio 





Kyle Horn 

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.



George Murray

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 




Event Fees

Member $50
Student Member $25
Non-Member $75


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