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“Diversity is being invited to the party; Inclusion is being asked to dance."

  • 29 Mar 2019
  • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
  • Virtual Event


  • This is for anyone who is not a paid member of the ASTD Long Island Chapter.
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“Diversity is being invited to the party;

Inclusion is being asked to dance."

Presenter: Anthony Paradiso, MS, SHRM-CP 

Industrial U.I. Services logo

Friday, March 29th, 2019 at 1PM

Location: Virtual (Registrants receive access info via email)

“Diversity is being invited to the party; Inclusion is being asked to dance” coined by Vernā Meyers, Esq., a nationally recognized expert on diversity and inclusion, demonstrates the necessity for us not to look at diversity as a one and done solution to meet an organization’s diversity goals...it’s so much more than that. Inclusion takes that diversity and mixes it all together drawing out the uniqueness everyone brings to an organization, lifting up its employees and successfully moving the organization forward towards social and financial success. Join us as we explore unconscious bias – discussing what it is; how we address it in our everyday lives and how we can address it in our workplaces & in recruiting.

Learning objectives: 

  1. To discuss & understand the famous quote by Vernā Myers (a D & I expert), “Diversity is being invited to the party; inclusion is being asked to dance.”
  2. To better understand the concept of unconscious bias and how biases have an impact in recruitment.
  3. To realize we all have biases, own our own activity & commit to action.

About Anthony Paradiso

Anthony Paradiso has over 10 years of HR leader experience, especially in the areas of employee relations, diversity & inclusion, account management, and customer service. He works for Industrial U.I., who specializes in employee relations/unemployment insurance cost control. Anthony is the Director of Diversity & Inclusion for the Garden State Council-SHRM (GSC-SHRM) & the Director of Diversity & Inclusion with the North Jersey-Rockland SHRM chapter. He has given a number of presentations about employee relations, D & I and unconscious bias, including facilitating the privilege walk. Additionally, Anthony is a SHRM Blogger/Contributor. He was a special guest on SHRM’s #NextChat twice and is the Bergen County Human Relations Commissioner. He received his BA from Binghamton University and his MS in Human Relations & Business from Amberton University. He is also SHRM-CP Certified. Contact Anthony at aparadiso@live.com, on Twitter @allthingzap, or LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/aparadiso/ 


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