Holding Ourselves Accountable for Equity and Inclusion - Lunch and Learn
Jun
14
11:30 am11:30

Holding Ourselves Accountable for Equity and Inclusion - Lunch and Learn

  • MAHEC - Balsam Room

While the most common activity for the work of equity and inclusion are workshops, they are, standing as a "one off" activity, the least effective. Research indicates that the most effective strategies are workshops linked to intentional mentoring and accountability measures

Come join the WNC Diversity Engagement Coalition for a free lunch and learn on Wednesday, June the 14th at the MAHEC Education Building in the Balsam Room from 11:30 - 1:00 and discover the best accountability tool for your organization.

This workshop will examine a variety of accountability tools with time to identify areas of growth for individuals and organizations and a plan of action. It is highly recommended that organizations purchase and bring this book to the workshop "Managing Diversity: A Complete Desk Reference" (also available used).

Presenter: Deborah Miles, Director, Center f1or Diversity Education at UNC Asheville

Lunch will be provided and space is limited

*RSVP's are required*

For more information or questions, please contact Paulina Mendez at paulinam364@gmail.com or 828-785-4274

     Deborah Miles, Director, Center for Diversity                   Education at UNC Asheville

     Deborah Miles, Director, Center for Diversity                   Education at UNC Asheville

Conducting the Talent Search:  The True Role of the Search Committee - Lunch and Learn
May
17
11:30 am11:30

Conducting the Talent Search: The True Role of the Search Committee - Lunch and Learn

  • MAHEC - Cherokee Room

Do your search committees need help to make better hiring decisions?  Join the WNC Diversity Engagement Coalition for a free lunch and learn on Wednesday, May the 17th from 11:30 - 1:00 at MAHEC in the Cherokee room and receive search committee training just as it’s done at UNC Asheville.

In this session, you will be the participant attending the training, hearing about the important concepts that all interviewers should understand. Key concepts will include:

·      Ensuring confidentiality

·      Preventing employment discrimination

·      Using behavioral interviewing

·      Providing consistency, reliability, and validity

·      Exercising due diligence

·      Understanding roles of search committee members

Participants will have access to the slides to tailor for use at their organizations.

Presenters:

Nicole A. Norian, SPHR , Associate Vice Chancellor for Human Resources, UNC Asheville

Jonalyn Crite, HR Specialist for Recruitment and Onboarding, UNC Asheville

Lunch will be provided and space is limited! RSVP's are required!

For more information or questions, please contact Paulina Mendez at paulinam364@gmail.com or 828-785-4274

   Nicole Norian

   Nicole Norian

    Jonalyn Crite

    Jonalyn Crite

The Ripple Effect with Mia Birdsong
Apr
25
6:00 pm18:00

The Ripple Effect with Mia Birdsong

  • Diana Wortham Theatre

Buncombe County Health and Human Services and the Buncombe County Family Justice Center invite you to join us for The Ripple Effect with Mia Birdsong.

Mia Birdsong is a family visionary and acclaimed community advocate who speaks about the value of community and self-determination. She is best known for her TED Talk: The story we tell about poverty isn't true, which has now been watched over 1.5 million times.

This is a free event that will be held on April 25th at 6pm at the Diana Wortham Theatre. Please join us to be a voice in the community conversation on how individual actions can create systemic positive change.

Free parking is available at the Family Justice Center, 35 Woodfin St.

Simultaneous Spanish interpretation will be provided.

For more information and to RSVP follow this link: The Ripple Effect.

Beyond Diversity - Lunch and Learn
Apr
25
12:00 pm12:00

Beyond Diversity - Lunch and Learn

  • MAHEC

The WNC Diversity Engagement Coalition invites you to join us for a free lunch and learn on Tuesday, April the 25th from 12:00 - 1:00 at MAHEC Education Center in Pisgah.

Marisol Jimenez with Tepeyac Consulting will lead this workshop that serves as an opportunity for you to develop some language and frameworks for advancing equity within your organizations and communities. Together, we will look at how history, culture, policies, and resource distribution uphold a structure of power, privilege, and oppression that can only be interrupted by strategies that move beyond diversity.

Among many things, Marisol is an accomplished equity and inclusion organizer, facilitator, and advocate. Click here for more information on Marisol.

Lunch will be provided and space is limited! Registration is required.

For more information or questions, please contact Paulina Mendez at paulinam364@gmail.com or 828-785-4274

 

About Tepeyac Consulting

Tepeyac Consulting is a North Carolina-based consulting practice that catalyzes strategic equity efforts in collaboration with grassroots leaders, nonprofit organizations, and foundations. They believe in the power of connecting communities that are most often marginalized from decision-making tables with opportunities to amplify their voices and meaningfully lead social justice efforts. They offer the resources, tools, and frameworks to develop and deepen organizations’ and communities’ capacity with an explicit and intentional structural analysis of power that informs our work every step of the way.

Marisol Jimenez, Tepeyac Consulting

Stand Against Racism Networking Social
Apr
18
5:30 pm17:30

Stand Against Racism Networking Social

  • Bhramari Brewhouse

The WNC Diversity Engagement Coalition is proud to be participating in the YWCA's Stand Against Racism campaign for 2017!

Come raise a glass with us as we take a Stand Against Racism at Bhramari Brewhouse on Tuesday, April the 18th from 5:30 - 7:30. There will be a brief presentation of some of the work that the WNC Diversity Engagement Coalitiion is doing to combat structural racism in the workforce followed by networking and socializing. Come ready to connect with other professionals in the community that are committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion. 

Hors d'oeuvres will be provided. Please register in advance by clicking the button below.

More About Stand Against Racism

The YWCA's Stand Against Racism is a partnership of YWCA USA to build community among those who work for racial justice and to raise awareness about the negative impact of institutional and structural racism. This year's Stand theme is Women of Color Leading Change

Despite gains women have made in the last fifty years, namely in educational attainment and representation in various leadership roles, there are still many barriers that make the road to leadership more difficult for women, particularly women of color.

If you have any questions please contact Paulina Mendez at paulinam364@gmail.com or 828-785-4274.

Mission Health Career Fair
Apr
8
1:00 pm13:00

Mission Health Career Fair

  • Mission Health A-B Tech Conference Center

This career fair is for:

  • Food & Nutrition Services
  • Environmental Services (Housekeeping)
  • Laundry Services

On-the-spot interviews and general information will be available.

All shifts are available. Mission Health offers competitive pay and excellent benefits.

Click on the button below for more information or visit mission-health.org/careers for more job openings.

 

Biltmore Estate - Guest Services, Retail, & Winery Interview Day
Mar
15
1:00 pm13:00

Biltmore Estate - Guest Services, Retail, & Winery Interview Day

  • Biltmore Career Center

Hiring Mangers from Biltmore’s guest service, retail, and winery departments will be conducting in-person, one-on-one interviews for positions within several areas.  Positions will include Biltmore House Historic Interpreter, Parking & Transportation Host, Winery Server, and Retail Sales Assistant.  Only positions in these areas will be available for interviews.  Candidates are strongly encouraged to apply online prior to attending the event through www.biltmore.com/careers

 

Art Affair 2017: Urban Canvas
Mar
11
6:30 pm18:30

Art Affair 2017: Urban Canvas

  • Foundation in the River Arts District

On the evening of March 11th, 2017, the not-for-profit OpenDoors of Asheville will present the 8th Annual Art Affair 2017: Urban Canvas. The gala (black tie optional) and art auction fundraiser takes place at the newly-revitalized Foundation on Lyman Street in the River Arts District.

The event is presented by Harmony Motors and is one of WNC’s most exciting and popular silent and live auctions featuring original artwork. OpenDoors of Asheville is a tax-exempt charitable organization that provides year-round vital resources to uplift youth challenged by poverty. The “Urban Canvas” theme celebrates artistic Asheville and all proceeds generated from the gala directly support initiatives that compliment each other like brushstrokes to support underserved youth, creating a vibrant palette of opportunities for kids to realize their full potential.

“OpenDoors focuses on programs that provide educational and enrichment opportunities to local children living in multigenerational poverty,” explains Event Chair Dosty Quarrier. “We are excited to be partnering with The Wedge and 12Bones in their new locations this year. In many ways, the revitalization of the Foundation in the River Arts District shares ideals that are embraced by our mission. Efforts of revitalization, new growth, and imaginative creativity with no barriers resonate very deeply with OpenDoors.”

Festivities begin at 6:30 pm (VIP reception begins at 6 pm) with live entertainment. Scrumptiously authentic cuisine and signature libations will be served from many of Asheville’s finest restaurants and social lounges. The silent and live auctions showcase works from more than 75 regional artists, including painting, ceramics, wood, glass, handcrafted jewelry, travel experiences, and much more. Participating artists include Hayden Wilson, John Mac Kah, Mark Bettis, Vickey Pinney, Angela Cunningham, The Old Wood Company, and Julyan Davis.

The live auction will be conducted by Andrew Brunk of Brunk Auctions, known for his appearances on Antiques Road Show, and formerly of Christie's of NYC. Fashion by Ananda Hair Studio will be showcased, and there will be the annual presentation of the OpenDoors 2016 Laureate of the Year Award, the highest honor bestowed by OpenDoors of Asheville. This award recognizes and celebrates individuals within the greater WNC community for outstanding service to help eliminate child poverty.

The event is made possible thanks to generous support from sponsors including Harmony Motors, The Wedge Brewery, Berkeley Capital Advisors, Brunk Auctions, Ananda Hair Studio, and Capital at Play Magazine. For more information, please visit www.opendoorsasheville.org.  

Calling IT Professionals to a Career Fair - Mission Health
Mar
9
2:00 pm14:00

Calling IT Professionals to a Career Fair - Mission Health

  • A-B Tech Community College

Mission Health/A-B Tech Conference Center

A-B Tech Community College

340 Victoria Road Asheville, NC 28801

On-site interviews with managers during the job fair

Apply online during or before the fair: mission-health.org/careers

There’s a place for you here:

  • Recognized as a Best Hospital IT Department 2016 by Healthcare IT News
  • CIO Jon Brown recognized as a Top Hospital and Health System CIO to Know in 2017 by Becker’s Hospital Review
  • IT Division has earned the Most Wired designation each of the past five years from Hospitals & Health Networks magazine
Biltmore Estate - Outdoor Center Guide, Security, & Event Setup Interview Day
Mar
8
10:00 am10:00

Biltmore Estate - Outdoor Center Guide, Security, & Event Setup Interview Day

  • Biltmore Career Center

Hiring managers from the Biltmore Estate will be conducting in-person, one-on-one interviews for the following positions:  Outdoor Center Guide, Security Officer, and Event Work Crew positions. Only positions in these areas will be available for interviews.  Candidates are strongly encouraged to apply online prior to attending the event through www.biltmore.com/careers.

 

Biltmore Estate Food & Beverage Interview Day
Mar
6
10:00 am10:00

Biltmore Estate Food & Beverage Interview Day

  • Biltmore Career Center

Hiring Managers and Chefs from Biltmore Estate’s restaurants will be conducting in-person, one-on-one interviews for positions at the estate food and beverage outlets including Stable Café, Ice Cream Parlor, Bake Shop, Courtyard Market, Lioncrest, Cedric’s Tavern, Bistro, and the Creamery.  Positions will be available in both front of house and back of house areas.  Candidates are strongly encouraged to apply online prior to attending the event through www.biltmore.com/careers

Biltmore Estate - Lodging Interview Day
Mar
1
10:00 am10:00

Biltmore Estate - Lodging Interview Day

  • Biltmore Career Center

Hiring managers from the Inn on Biltmore Estate and Village Hotel on Biltmore Estate will be conducting in-person , one-on-one interviews for positions in the following areas:  Front Desk, Valet, Maintenance/Engineering, Housekeeping, and Hotel Food and Beverage. Helpful Hint:  Positions that will be available for interviews will be listed on the job board with “Inn…” or “Village Hotel…” in the title (i.e. – Village Hotel Room Attendant” or “Inn Dining Room Host”).  This event is specifically for positions located at the two hotels on Biltmore Estate.  Candidates are strongly encouraged to apply online prior to the event through www.biltmore.com/careers

 

YWCA Community Health Fair
Feb
11
9:00 am09:00

YWCA Community Health Fair

  • YWCA of Asheville

YWCA is hosting a Community Health Fair for all ages on Saturday, February 11th from 9am-1pm.  

For more information, contact Leah Berger-Slinger at (828) 247-7206 Ext. 212.

Spirit of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Annual Awards Ceremony
Jan
27
11:30 am11:30

Spirit of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Annual Awards Ceremony

  • Mission Health A-B Tech Conference Center

Join our Membership Organizations, Mission Health and MAHEC, to celebrate diversity in healthcare at Mission Health and to honor the nominees and recipients of this year’s Spirit of Martin Luther King, Jr. Award.

The Spirit of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Awards are given annually to Mission Health and MAHEC team members who have been nominated by their peers or leaders for their ability to overcome barriers that separate human beings, and who see diversity as an opportunity rather than an obstacle to impact change. A partnership between Mission Health and MAHEC, the award celebrates diversity in healthcare and the people who carry on the spirit, leadership, and vision of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. to influence unity, equality, and justice in both the workplace and their communities.

Event Information

Doors open at 11:30 a.m. for conversation and refreshments. The ceremony will start at noon and end at 1:30 p.m.

  • The ceremony will be held at the Mission Health A-B Tech Conference Center (Victoria Rd., A-B Tech Asheville Campus) and feature songs by Mars Hill Gospel Choir, a presentation of awards and a special presentation by keynote speaker Dayna Bowen Matthew. 
  • Light bites and refreshments will be served. No RSVP required.
Got Conflict? - Resolving Conflict Lunch and Learn
Jan
17
11:30 am11:30

Got Conflict? - Resolving Conflict Lunch and Learn

  • MAHEC

***REGISTRATION FOR THIS EVENT IS NOW CLOSED***

***CLICK ON THE BUTTON BELOW TO SIGN UP ON THE WAITING LIST***

Join the WNC Diversity Engagement Coalition on January 17th from 11:30 – 1:00 at MAHEC for a FREE Lunch and Learn  facilitated by David Carr, Asheville Way Facilitator for the City of Asheville, where we will offer you tools to resolve conflict. 

Unresolved conflict can result in feelings of dissatisfaction, unhappiness, hopelessness, depression, and other emotions. 

“Bickering, arguing or getting insistent about your point of view indicate someone who is unskilled at handling conflicts in a collaborative way.” - Susan Heitler Ph.D. 

When conflict becomes evident, fear is present. We fear not being respected, not being heard, being betrayed or even being made to feel subhuman. Fear creates a fight or flight response. We may shut down and become silent or we raise our voice and perhaps strike something or even someone. 

Resolving conflict is the ultimate challenge of problem solving through collaboration and cooperation. 

Date: January 17th
Time: 11:30 – 1:00
Place: MAHEC – 121 Hendersonville Rd. Asheville, NC 28803
Presenter: David Carr
Cost: FREE

If you have any questions, please contact Paulina Mendez at paulinam364@gmail.com or 828-785-4274

***Registration is required
***Lunch will be provided free of charge to participants
***Space is limited, please RSVP ASAP

David Carr, Asheville Way Facilitator for the City of Asheville

David Carr, Asheville Way Facilitator for the City of Asheville

City of Asheville Equity Manager - Community Input Opportunity
Dec
20
6:00 pm18:00

City of Asheville Equity Manager - Community Input Opportunity

  • Shiloh Recreation Center

During its annual retreat in January 2016, the City Council developed a 2036 vision in which it articulated the community as it is and as it strives to be in 2036.  One of the eight focus areas of the vision articulated below – A Diverse Community – encompass the equity lens through which the City seeks to achieve its goals, deliver services and programs, and maximize the quality of life for all.

In an effort to create a framework, develop resources, and achieve meaningful progress towards this component of the Vision, the Fiscal Year 2017 budget approved in June 2016 included funding for the development of diversity and equity initiatives.  The development of such efforts includes evaluation of the City’s efforts to equitably engage with and deliver services to the community and will include areas of study such as representation on boards and commissions, public input opportunities, and contracting and infrastructure investments. 

The initiatives will be coordinated by a new Equity Manager position. In an effort to find the best fit candidate for this senior level position, City staff is seeking public input to identify the skills and competencies the community identifies as most important for the success of the candidate.  

Please come share your thoughts about the skills the Equity Manager will need to be successful!

Holiday Party and End of Year Social!
Dec
14
5:00 pm17:00

Holiday Party and End of Year Social!

  • XYZ Lounge - Aloft Hotel Downtown Asheville

The WNC Diversity Engagement Coalition invites you to celebrate the warmth of the holiday season with a Holiday Party and End of Year Social.

Please join us at the stylish XYZ Lounge in the Aloft Hotel in Downtown Asheville on Wednesday, December the 14th from 5:00 - 6:30 for heavy hors d'oeuvres. Bring a friend, co-worker, or significant other to share in the holiday cheer.

Let's finish 2016 with good food, laughs, and great conversations with inspiring people! 

Where: XYZ Lounge - Aloft Hotel - 51 Biltmore Ave. 28801
Date: Wednesday, December 14th
Time: 5:00 - 6:30

For any questions, please email or call Paulina Mendez at paulinam364@gmail.com 828-785-4274

*Parking will be reimbursed
*Please RSVP

City of Asheville Equity Manager - Community Input Opportunity
Dec
13
11:30 am11:30

City of Asheville Equity Manager - Community Input Opportunity

  • Stephens-Lee Recreation Center

During its annual retreat in January 2016, the City Council developed a 2036 vision in which it articulated the community as it is and as it strives to be in 2036.  One of the eight focus areas of the vision articulated below – A Diverse Community – encompass the equity lens through which the City seeks to achieve its goals, deliver services and programs, and maximize the quality of life for all.

In an effort to create a framework, develop resources, and achieve meaningful progress towards this component of the Vision, the Fiscal Year 2017 budget approved in June 2016 included funding for the development of diversity and equity initiatives.  The development of such efforts includes evaluation of the City’s efforts to equitably engage with and deliver services to the community and will include areas of study such as representation on boards and commissions, public input opportunities, and contracting and infrastructure investments. 

The initiatives will be coordinated by a new Equity Manager position. In an effort to find the best fit candidate for this senior level position, City staff is seeking public input to identify the skills and competencies the community identifies as most important for the success of the candidate.  

Please come share your thoughts about the skills the Equity Manager will need to be successful!

Professional Development Training - Maximize Your Interview and Professional Skills
Oct
29
9:00 am09:00

Professional Development Training - Maximize Your Interview and Professional Skills

  • YWCA of Asheville

Información en Español  a continuación.

Need help polishing your resume and cover letter? Or need ideas of how to leave a great lasting impression with interviewers? 

Join us for a FREE all-day training on how to maximize your interview and professional skills with Darryl Rhymes, A-B Tech’s Employment Coordinator and Special Assistant to the President for Inclusion. During the class you’ll gain the interview, personal, and job application skills needed to get a job. 

Lunch, FREE childcare, and Spanish-English interpretation will be provided for participants.

This training will take place on October 29th from 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. in the Multipurpose Room of the YWCA of Asheville on 185 South French Broad Ave. Asheville, NC

***Registration is required.

For more information or for any questions, contact Paulina Mendez at paulinam364@gmail.com or call 828-785-4274

¿Necesitas ayuda para pulir su curriculum vitae y carta de presentación? ¿O necesitas ideas de cómo dejar una buena impresión duradera con entrevistadores?

Únete a nosotros para una capacitación GRATUITA durante todo el día en cómo maximizar sus habilidades profesionales y de entrevista con Darryl Rhymes,  Coordinador de Empleo y Asistente Especial del Presidente de Inclusion en A-B Tech. Durante la clase  obtendrás técnicas para entrevistas, habilidades personales y profesionales para conseguir un trabajo.

Almuerzo, cuido de niños gratis y interpretación en español-inglés se proporcionará a los participantes.

Este entrenamiento es el 29 de octubre de 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. en el salón de usos múltiples de la YWCA de Asheville en 185 South French Broad Ave. Asheville, NC

***Se requiere inscripción.

Para obtener más información o para cualquier pregunta, póngase en contacto con Paulina Mendez en paulinam364@gmail.com o llame 828-785-4274

 

October Lunch and Learn - Assessing Space
Oct
26
11:30 am11:30

October Lunch and Learn - Assessing Space

  • Brown Hall Dining Hall - UNC Asheville

Do you ever walk into a space and get that immediate sense of "I belong here. I am right at home." or another reaction of "Something doesn't feel right - do I belong here?" 

This interactive training facilitated by Deborah Miles, Director of the Center for Diversity, will look at how spaces are sometimes created with specific people in mind - either consciously or unconsciously. Participants will learn how to assess space for "messages" and learn ways to create spaces that are more welcoming for all. 

Join us for lunch and a great learning opportunity on Wednesday, October 26th from 11:30 - 1:00 in Brown Hall 218/19 UNC Asheville's Dining Hall. 

 

***Registration is required

***Space is limited! Registration will be capped at 15 participants

 

Deborah Miles, Director, Center for Diversity Education, University of North Carolina at Asheville

Deborah Miles, Director, Center for Diversity Education, University of North Carolina at Asheville

For more information or if you have any questions please contact Paulina Mendez at paulinam364@gmail.com or call 828-785-4274.

Career Fair for IT Professionals
Sep
28
3:00 pm15:00

Career Fair for IT Professionals

  • A-B Tech

Mission Health is hosting a career fair for IT professionals on Wednesday, September 28th from 3-6PM at the Mission Health/A-B Tech Conference Center. 

By attending this fair you will have the opportunity to participate in on-site interviews with managers.

Apply online during or before the fair at www.mission-health.org/careers.

 

Professional Development Series - Leading With Your Strengths - Fall 2016
Sep
27
Nov 15

Professional Development Series - Leading With Your Strengths - Fall 2016

  • The YWCA of Asheville

The Professional Development Series is a FREE program designed to assist professionals in taking charge of their own professional development. FREE childcare will be provided for attendees.

This series focuses on individuals in organizations who are ripe for advancement. The classes are focused on developing your professional brand, building relationships, and learning advanced leadership skills.

The Professional Development series will meet on Tuesdays, beginning September 27th and ending on November 15th from 6:00 - 8:00pm in the Multipurpose Room of the YWCA of Asheville, 185 South French Broad Avenue, Asheville, NC 28801

Registration will be open throughout the series and attendance at every class is not mandatory. However, there is an attendance requirement if you wish to receive a certificate of completion at graduation.

Class Schedule:

WEEK 1 – How You Show Up Matters!

Tuesday, September 27, 2016 - Presenter Lisa Eby, SPHR Director of Human Resources, Health and Human Services, Buncombe County

 

WEEK 2:  StandOut - Discover Your Strengths and Lead from Your Edge

Tuesday, October 4, 2016 - Presenters Natalia Rabin, Director, Center for Leadership and Professional Development & The Child Development Center, Mission Health and Lakesha McDay, Director of Diversity and Inclusion and Consultant for The Center for Leadership and Professional Development, Mission Health

 

WEEK 3:  Having Difficult Conversations

Tuesday, October 11, 2016 - Presenters Rachel Bemis, Consultant, Center for Leadership and Professional Development, Mission Health and PJ Mears, Senior Consultant, Center for Leadership and Professional Development, Mission Health

 

WEEK 4:  Building Our Own Resilience

Tuesday, October 18, 2016 - Presenter Susanne Walker Wilson, MSW, LCSW Community Care of Western North Carolina

 

WEEK 5:  Operating Instructions for Humans - a Deep Dive Into Understanding Our Wiring, What Motivates Us, and How We Can Intentionally Shape Our Relationships

Tuesday, October 25, 2016 - Presenter Lisa Eby, SPHR, Director of Human Resources, Health and Human Services, Buncombe County

 

WEEK 6: Understanding How Your Strengths and Personal Brand Fit Into Organizational Competencies

Tuesday, November 1, 2016 - Presenter Dave Carr, Asheville Way Facilitator, Human Resources, City of Asheville

 

WEEK 7: The Art of Interviewing

Tuesday, November 8, 2016 - Presenters Carol N. Steen, MBA, PHR, Director, Human Resources, Mountain Area Health Education Center, Inc. (MAHEC), Cherie Jackson, Recruiter, Mountain Area Health Education Center, Inc. (MAHEC), Nicole A. Norian, SPHR, Director of Human Resources, UNC Asheville, Jonalyn Crite, Employment Specialist, UNC Asheville

 

WEEK 8:  Speed Networking and Graduation

Tuesday, November 15, 2016 - Facilitator Frank Castelblanco, DNP, RN, Director of Regional Services, Mountain Area Health Education Center, Inc. (MAHEC), President, Western North Carolina Diversity Engagement Coalition

*Priority given to WNC Diversity Engagement Coalition participants!

For more information, contact Paulina Mendez at info@wncdec.com or 828-785-4274

2016 Diversity Summit - Transforming Healthcare Equality Into Equity
Aug
19
7:00 am07:00

2016 Diversity Summit - Transforming Healthcare Equality Into Equity

  • MAHEC

This day long interactive summit will examine areas that affect us in our workplace. Healthcare parity, workforce development, and cultural humility will be the main focus of the day. The day’s topics include: social determinants of health, healthy 2020 goals, the Minority Medical Mentoring Program, diversifying the healthcare workforce, microagressions, and bias in medicine.

Click here for more details and to register.
 

May Social - Workforce Diversity:  Should I Stay or Do I Go?
May
20
6:00 pm18:00

May Social - Workforce Diversity: Should I Stay or Do I Go?

  • Arthur Edington Center

Join the conversation around retention in the workforce in Asheville.  The Western North Carolina Diversity Engagement Coalition is designed to focus on professional development, hiring, and retention of multicultural professionals.  While organizations are intentional in their hiring process, many employees do not stay.... why not?

We are excited to have guest panelists Vahisha Steadman, Marisol Jimenez, and Carol Steen.  This panel will be moderated by Michele Ashley, WNC Diversity Engagement Coalition's Steering Committee Vice Chair. 

Click here to RSVP.

Benchmarks for Inclusion:  Creating a Community of Practice - Retention of Multicultural Employees
Apr
27
12:00 pm12:00

Benchmarks for Inclusion: Creating a Community of Practice - Retention of Multicultural Employees

  • MAHEC

Benchmarks for Inclusion: Creating a Community of Practice is a series of lunch and learns for HR professionals seeking to create not only safe spaces, but brave spaces to show up with greater clarity about what will make a difference within an organization so that an inclusive work environment is supported, protected, and encouraged.

Objectives:

  • To create a community of diversity and inclusion practitioners who are committed to diversity and inclusion work
  • To create a safe space for HR practitioners to talk through the challenges of created a truly inclusive work environment
  • To better understand that mental and physical constructs related to diversity and inclusion
  • To share tools and practices that support a more inclusive work environment

Lunch is on us!  Please RSVP by emailing josephlfox1@gmail.com and include any dietary restrictions.

April Social - Welcome back to Asheville Major Taylor Mountains Summit!
Apr
23
5:30 pm17:30

April Social - Welcome back to Asheville Major Taylor Mountains Summit!

  • YMI Cultural Center

Join us as we welcome the Major Taylor Mountains Summit (MTMS) back to Asheville!

The MTMS is an annual gathering of members of the Major Taylor Cycling Clubs from around the United States.  After a successful meeting in Asheville last year, we are happy to welcome back!

We are hosting a social hour followed by a community outreach event where members of MTMS will share with local organizations working with children and youth about how they got started, their mission, and strategies to involve other African American men in the lives of children and youth.

Join us on Saturday, April 23rd from 5:30 - 6:30PM (social hour at the Block off Biltmore) and 6:30 - 7:30PM (dialogue at the YMI)

Click here to RSVP.

Benchmarks for Inclusion:  Creating a Community of Practics - Building Good Hiring Practices
Mar
23
12:00 pm12:00

Benchmarks for Inclusion: Creating a Community of Practics - Building Good Hiring Practices

  • MAHEC

Benchmarks for Inclusion: Creating a Community of Practice is a series of lunch and learns for HR professionals seeking to create not only safe spaces, but brave spaces to show up with greater clarity about what will make a difference within an organization so that an inclusive work environment is supported, protected, and encouraged.

Objectives:

  • To create a community of diversity and inclusion practitioners who are committed to diversity and inclusion work
  • To create a safe space for HR practitioners to talk through the challenges of created a truly inclusive work environment
  • To better understand that mental and physical constructs related to diversity and inclusion
  • To share tools and practices that support a more inclusive work environment

Lunch is on us!  Please RSVP by emailing josephlfox1@gmail.com and include any dietary restrictions.

Benchmarks for Inclusion: Creating a Community of Practice - How Welcoming is Your Organization?
Feb
17
12:00 pm12:00

Benchmarks for Inclusion: Creating a Community of Practice - How Welcoming is Your Organization?

  • MAHEC

Benchmarks for Inclusion: Creating a Community of Practice is a series of lunch and learns for HR professionals seeking to create not only safe spaces, but brave spaces to show up with greater clarity about what will make a difference within an organization so that an inclusive work environment is supported, protected, and encouraged.

Objectives:

  • To create a community of diversity and inclusion practitioners who are committed to diversity and inclusion work
  • To create a safe space for HR practitioners to talk through the challenges of created a truly inclusive work environment
  • To better understand that mental and physical constructs related to diversity and inclusion
  • To share tools and practices that support a more inclusive work environment

Lunch is on us!  Please RSVP by emailing josephlfox1@gmail.com and include any dietary restrictions.

February Social - Dedicated to the Future Leaders of Asheville
Feb
12
6:00 pm18:00

February Social - Dedicated to the Future Leaders of Asheville

  • A-B Tech Community College - Ferguson Auditorium

Enjoy appetizers, networking with other professionals and students, and join us as we celebrate the future leaders of Asheville with guest speaker James E. Lee, III. 

James Lee, III is the Customized Training Coordinator in the Economic and Workforce Development department of A-B Tech.  He develops partnerships with diverse community organizations and individuals that he began while working for the City of Asheville.  He is a 2014 graduate of the Executive Leadership Institute and has a Master of Business Administration with a concentration in Operations Management.  He co-hosts a weekly show on WRES 100.7 FM Radio Station to discuss the different degrees, programs, and services available at A-B Tech.  James sits on several non-profit boards, participates in various community activities and represents the college at a variety of events.

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