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    Diversity--Creating Competence

    Date: March 13, 2018, 7:30am – 9:45am
    MATC- Fort Atkinson
    827 Banker Road
    Fort Atkinson, WI 53538
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    March Chapter Meeting

    Diversity: Creating Competence

    Date:  Tuesday, March 13, 2018

    Time:     7:30 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.          Breakfast and Networking  

                   7:45 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.          Announcements & Sponsor Highlights  

                   8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.          Presentation by Al Hill              

                                                                    Q & A Session and Wrap-Up

    Location:     Madison College               

                           827 Banker Road Fort Atkinson, WI 53538

    Speakers:     Alvin C. Hill, Jr., The Milwaukee Center For Independence (MCFI)

    About the Program

    Concepts of Cultural Competence and Effective Cross-Cultural Communications How inclusive is your workplace? Does diversity exist? How can you make it the most effective "all for one" culture? This workshop will take you through the following concepts of Cultural Competence and Effective Cross- Cultural Communication.

    This extremely valuable workshop is the gold standard for understanding and taking back the following competencies:

    ·        Learn the importance of culture, cultural competence, values and beliefs

    ·        Learn basic concepts and definitions of culture

    ·        Learn what your communicative style is and how it impacts your ability to communicate in a multicultural environment

    ·        Be able to identify behavior expectations in being culturally competent

    About the Presenter

    Alvin C. Hill, Jr. is currently the Senior Director of Diversity and Cultural Competence for The Milwaukee Center For Independence (MCFI). Al was promoted into his current in September of 2006, and in this role, is responsible for the overall planning, implementation and oversight of MCFI’s workforce and supplier diversity strategies and initiatives with direct oversight of the agency’s MCFI Diversity Team which consists of ten members. Under his leadership, MCFI was awarded the Wisconsin Association of Equal Opportunity Strategic Diversity Council Award and The Wisconsin State SHRM Diversity Advocate Award.

    Al has been employed at MCFI since September 2004 where he started as a Human Resource Specialist at one of MCFI’s affiliate companies New Health Services. In this role he provided HR support to 14 staff persons and over 900 field staff caregivers.

    Prior to coming to MCFI, Al was an HR Generalist/Affirmative Action Office for the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District, Manager of Diversity Recruitment for a local staffing company and Manager of Recruitment and Human Resources and Terminal Manager for a local mid-size transportation company. 

    Al began his HR career in Affirmative Action and Diversity in the Wisconsin Army National Guard where he served for 25 years with 10 years as the Chief of the Equal Opportunity section for the 32D Separate Infantry Brigade.

    Al has been called upon to provide diversity training to various companies and organizations such as Daimler Chrysler Motors Engine Division, State of WI Dept. of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR), State Technical College EO/AA Officers, Froedtert Health, The Sixteenth Street Health Clinic and Wisconsin Community Services (WCS). He has also been a guest speaker on matters of diversity at Ottawa University, Moraine Park Technical College, Marquette University, Carroll University, Mt Mary University and the University of WI-Milwaukee. 

    Al is a published author in HR Focus Magazine with an article entitled: “Ten Strategies for Managers in a Multicultural Workforce.” In giving service to the community, Al is a Commissioner and vice-chair for the Milwaukee County Department on Aging, board chairman Agape Community Center, Past President and board member of the Wisconsin Association of Equal Opportunity (WAEO), past board member and Diversity Advocate for the Metro Milwaukee Chapter Society of Human Resource Management (MMSHRM), and past president and board member of the NorthwestSide Community Development Corporation. 

    He is also active in his church serving as an Ordained Deacon and New Member class teacher as well as Founder and Chairman of Career Options, a 22-year-old church-based org. providing career enhancement info. for the youth of Milwaukee. This program has served over 1,400 students annually over the length of time it has been in existence. In recognition of his service, Al has received commendations from the Office of the Governor State of WI, as well as City of Milwaukee and Milwaukee Cty., and Educator of The Year from the Milwaukee Ch.of the American Foundreymen’s Society as well as being listed in “Who’s Who in Black Milwaukee.”

    Al received his AAS Degree in Marketing from Milwaukee Area Technical College and is a graduate of the Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute.

    Cost to Attend and Registration

    Member Cost: $10.00 per person    Non-Member Cost:  $15.00 per person   Student Cost:   Free

    Register online by 12:00 pm on Friday, March 9, 2018

    This program has been submitted for approval for general re-certification credit hours toward PHR, SPHR, and GPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute. This program has also been submitted for approval for SHRM recertification credit.

    Certification credits will be emailed to participants after attending the full sessions.


    Interested in joining JCHRMA? New and returning members are asked to fill out a membership form for 2018.

    Complete your membership form and mail it to: JCHRMA - PO Box 307 - Watertown, WI 53094 or email it to Emilie Klimeck, JCHRMA’s Membership Chair, at

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