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November Chapter Meeting - Annual Silent Auction, The SHRM Foundation & Employing People with Disabilities

  • 10 Nov 2020
  • 3:00 PM - 5:45 PM
  • Virtual AND In-Person: McLeod's Coffee House, 376 Southland Dr, Lexington, KY 40503



Speaker: Wendi Safstrom, SHRM Foundation and Brewster McLeod, McLeod's Coffee House

Topic: The SHRM Foundation & Hiring People with Disabilities

Our November meeting and annual silent auction will be held at McLeod’s Coffee House on Southland Drive.   SHRM Foundation Director, Wendi Safstrom, will kick off the November event speaking briefly about the functions and initiatives of the SHRM Foundation.  She will conclude by talking about this year’s new initiative of ‘Employing People with Disabilities,’ which will lead into our featured speaker, Brewster McLeod.

Brewster McLeod will share inspirational stories about his VIP’s (his employees) and the mission of McLeod’s which is:  “We exist to offer dignity to those with special needs, to offer inclusion to those often excluded; and to improve the community in which we operate.”  

Brewster’s efforts are a great model for the Employing Abilities @Work Initiative by the SHRM Foundation, in partnership with the Workplace Initiative by Understood, to strengthen the skills and abilities of professionals to hire, develop, advance and retain individuals with disabilities in their workplace. 

*SUBMITTED for one (1) PDC with SHRM and HRCI.

Schedule of Events - In-person and Virtual 

3:00 pm - 3:45 pm: In-person event opens, peruse auction items, network, get coffee 
3:45 pm - 4:00 pm: Business Meeting Update

4:00 pm - 4:15 pm: Presentation by Wendi Safstrom

4:15 pm - 5:00 pm: Presentation by Brewster McCleod

5:00 pm - 5:30 pm: Final promotion of auction items, bidding, and raffle

5:30 pm: Auction closes

5:30 pm - 5:45 pm: Collect items and close out purchases

Important Notes for In-person and Virtual attendees

  • Each in-person attendee will receive one (1) drink ticket at the door. Sweet treats will be provided. Please NOTE that specialty drinks will only be served before the presentation, but not during.  Regular coffee, water, and other beverages will be available at all times. Attendance is limited to first 40 registrants - first come first serve!
  • Virtual attendees will receive the GoToMeeting virtual meeting information via email the afternoon of the event.  The link will be open at 3:30 pm.  If you choose to only attend the meeting via telephone, you must contact communications@bgshrm.org to receive credit for your attendance.  
  • All live bidding will be accepted through the GiveSmart app.  Bidding will open for both in-person and virtual attendees at 3:00 pm and close at 5:15 pm.  More details on bidding coming soon! 

100% of proceeds from this event and auction will benefit:

This month's special event meeting is sponsored by:

Can't make it? Would you like to transfer an upcoming registration from one event to another or can someone else from your office attend in your place? Substitutions are allowed; however, the non-member rate may apply. Requests for transfers must be made before the event takes place. Please submit your request via email to communications@bgshrm.org. No refunds or transfers of fees will be made after the date of the event.

Registration closes and is required by Monday, November 9, 2020 (November 6th for in-person).

Bluegrass SHRM
P. O. Box 657 - Lexington, KY - 40508

Get In Touch! - communications@bgshrm.org 

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