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PART 3 ONLY: Leveraging 2020's Learnings for a Culture of Inclusion

Event Start Date: 10/22/2020 9:00 AM

Event End Date: 10/22/2020 11:30 AM

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The Right Talent, Right Now Symposium Series

Leveraging 2020's Learnings for a Culture of Inclusion
October 22nd
9:00am - 11:30am

*held virtually via ZOOM*


This program has been pre-approved for 2.5 Professional Development Credits (PDCs) by the Society for Human Resource Management and 2.5 HR General credits by the HR Certification Institute



At this pivotal time in our shared history, talent solutions are needed now more than ever.  The unemployment rate for individuals with disabilities and many minority populations is at alarming levels, while businesses struggle to fill job openings and to find the right talent, right now. How do we survive and thrive in this new normal? How does Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) adjust to these times? How do underserved populations find a workplace that feels like home? Our impactful educational and professional development series offers three sessions that give organizational leaders, workforce preparation agencies, and Human Resource/Staffing professionals the opportunity to learn strategies for improving employment results. This ultimately improves business outcomes through attracting, retaining and advancing the broadest diversity in talent. Join us!


The combined disruption of COVID-19 and the Racial Equity Movement presents us with challenges and opportunities. To stay viable and demonstrate their social consciousness, organizations have had to respond and adjust in their workplaces as well as in the communities they serve. We will explore these topics as well as provide a brainstorming and wrap up session to tie together all three sessions.


Attendees will learn:

  • Participants will explore perspectives on today’s employees.  They will learn how to adopt new methods of operations and technology while maintaining employee engagement.
  • Best business practices that support Racial Equity Strategies and all diverse populations will be covered.
  • Attendees will learn how to gauge if their organization’s data accurately represent their culture.
  • Participants will learn how to ensure people with disabilities and other barriers have a place in their HR strategy


About the speaker:

A native of Rochester, NY, Adrian Hale is the Senior Manager of Workforce / Economic Development & Education Initiatives at the Rochester Chamber of Commerce. In addition to his responsibilities at the Chamber, Adrian serves on several boards in the Greater Rochester community, most notably as a community board member on the Democrat and Chronicle’s Editorial Board. As a United States Marine, he made two combat deployments in support of Operation Enduring Freedom to Afghanistan and served with the United States Air Force reserves. Adrian graduated from Monroe Community College with distinction in 2014 and was a recipient of the SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence. Upon graduating from MCC, Adrian transferred to Yale University, where he received his B.A. in Political Science and became a Director’s Fellow at the Institution for Social and Policy Studies with a focus on education reform, and police accountability.

As a Senior Manager at the Chamber of Commerce, Adrian has been working to improve educational outcomes for the Greater Rochester’s youth and enhance the quality of our workforce. Examples of his work include; career readiness efforts such as, Mentor to Employment-- an internship program designed to introduce East High School students to available careers throughout the Rochester area, while also creating a pipeline into jobs that do not require further credentialing. He has also partnered with the non-profit organization Pencils and Paper to organize a school supply drive for economically disadvantaged students. By leveraging the generosity of chamber members, Adrian has helped place school supplies into the hands of over twenty thousand students in need. He also catalyzed the chamber’s adoption of School #57 where he organized a winter apparel drive that led to three full shipments of winter wear for School #57 students. As a thought leader on the Democrat and Chronicle’s Editorial Board, Adrian was a driving force in making education coverage a priority. This materialized into the D&C’s Time to Educate Project (TTE), a public education campaign designed to inform the public about challenges facing the Rochester City School District and raise awareness about potential solutions to address them. For Adrian’s work and service for young people in our community, he was awarded the 2019 Teen Empowerment, Champion for Youth Leadership Award, making him the youngest recipient in the award’s history.

Adrian has also helped create market driven training programs, such as a forklift training program in coordination with Foodlink and MCC that has skilled over 100 individuals in forklift operation to date. He is also helping lead the regional conversation on diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace with the creation of Creating Opportunities in Rochester for Equity in Employment (COREE), an initiative to remove barriers to advancement for historically marginalized stratums in the labor market. He will also be leading a regional talent strategy initiative designed to better coordinate efforts and collaboration among K-12 systems, colleges, and employers to attract, recruit, and retain new and incumbent workers into the Greater Rochester workforce.

Adrian has also recently been named the Finger Lakes Regional Economic Development Council’s (FLREDC) Downtown Revitalization Selection Committee Co-Chair. This committee will be tasked with identifying a local urban core ripe to receive a 10-million-dollar investment from NYS. He has also been nominated and selected to serve on the FLREDC’s NYS Workforce Development Initiative (WDI) Committee, which will review WDI applications and making recommendations to the full council regarding applicants’ eligibility to receive funds from an $175 million-dollar allotment of money from the NYS Empire State Development.


**BOTH GVCSHRM and ELEVERSITY will be reaching out with ZOOM virtual details for the meeting**




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