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Companies, employees and families across Ohio and the world are facing unprecedented challenges due to the coronavirus pandemic. In turn, there is a lot of information on how to address workplace issues filling our inboxes and the airwaves. We have created this resource page as a compass to help human resource professionals and companies across Ohio navigate these uncharted waters. If you need additional assistance we recommend you work with your legal counsel, accountant, or consulting firm.


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Free Webinar - Cultural Competence: Healthy People; Healthy Profits

Thursday, July 16, 2020 from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

Cultural competence is the ability to understand, communicate with and effectively interact with people across cultures. It is about behaviors and attitudes to build understanding between people, to be respectful and open to different cultural perspectives, and work towards equality in opportunity. Upon completion of this session, participants will be able to: • Define cultural competence • Describe the relevance of cultural competence in the health care and business environments • Describe the customer-based and organizational benefits of a culturally competent workforce As we move toward a workforce that’s more representative of our diverse world, don’t miss this opportunity to learn how you can develop an appreciation for and an understanding of the many perspectives, experiences, cultures, and references that comprise this landscape.

You will receive an email a few days prior to the event with Zoom login details. If you did not receive an email with login information, please check your junk folder and then email Arrangements.chair@toledoshrm.org.

Monica Holiday-Goodman, RPh, PhD

Dr. Monica Holiday-Goodman is Associate Dean for Student Affairs and Diversity and Inclusion at The University of Toledo College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences. She received both a BS in Pharmacy and a PhD in Pharmaceutical Sciences from the former Northeast Louisiana University, presently The University of Louisiana at Monroe.
Dr. Holiday-Goodman’s teaching and research focus on the socio-cultural, behavioral and administrative aspects of pharmacy practice and health care in general. Her research passion is the elimination of health disparities and barriers to care for underserved patients. She has been an invited speaker to numerous academic and professional audiences.
Dr. Holiday-Goodman is actively involved in service to The University of Toledo and the surrounding community. At the University, she is committed to increasing the enrollment and retention of under-represented minority students in the health professions programs.
In the community, she serves as Health Education Outreach Coordinator for St. Martin de Porres Catholic Parish. She is also a member of the Toledo Chapter of the Links, Inc., where she is actively involved in the Health and Human Services facet.
Dr. Holiday-Goodman is grateful to share a vibrant life in Toledo, OH with supportive husband Patrick, and three uniquely wonderful children, Larkin, Faith, and Gideon.

RESCHEDULED: 2020 Inclusion Conference (VIRTUAL)

Tuesday, July 21, 2020 from 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Join us for NOHRA's 2020 Inclusion Conference - VIRTUAL STYLE!.
Inclusion: Redefining Workplace Culture

“We are stewards of workplace culture.”
Johnny C. Taylor, Jr., President & CEO at SHRM

This all day conference registration includes access to Keynote speakers, breakout sessions, concurrent sessions, lunch, and continental breakfast.


  • 8:00-8:20 am Virtual Yoga
  • 8:30-8:50 am Welcome/Live Chat
  • 9:00-10:00 am Inclusive Leadership: Unconscious Bias, Trus,t and Decision-Making
  • 10:00-10:30 am Virtual Scavenger Hunt
  • 11:00 am -12:00 pm Driving Innovation and Creativity through Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • 12:00-12:30 pm Lunch/Break
  • 12:35-1:35 pm Making Inclusion a Priority through Disability Awareness
  • 1:35-2:00 pm Break
  • 2:00-3:00 pm Inclusion Innovators panel
    Special Announcement: As previously shared with our community, NOHRA continues to monitor the evolving factors related to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, particularly with regard to our 2020 Inclusion conference. Among ongoing developments, a new Ohio coronavirus order extends the mass-gatherings ban until July 1, which has contributed to our decision to move the Inclusion conference completely online, on Tuesday, July 21. We look forward to having you join us for this fully-online event.

    As we move Inclusion 2020 completely online, we look forward to offering you the same vibrant programming, impactful networking, and opportunities to reflect and connect over the important and relevant topics in our field. The virtual conference will include our regular offerings and opportunities for engagement, including expert speakers, live chat, inclusion panelists, virtual yoga, and a virtual scavenger hunt.

    About the Program: An inclusive work culture promotes innovation, productivity, happier employees and diversity. In his opening keynote at the 2019 Inclusion Conference, SHRM President & CEO Johnny C. Taylor, Jr. echoed these same benefits as he shared five truths in order to achieve real inclusion in the workplace:

    Prove the presence of respect. This means embracing the notion that every person counts and their rights, opinions and differences should be acknowledged. Identify ways to incorporate individuals with disabilities into the workplace. Mr. Taylor noted that over half of HR professionals have never participated in disability inclusion training. Therefore, companies looking to recruit and hire persons with disabilities should provide training on ADA, discrimination issues, and inclusive behavior. Cultivate inclusive managers. True inclusion does not happen without managers who promote inclusive cultures. Inclusive managers know how to foster collaboration and tap into people’s creativity. They also hire for talent, not just a resume. This can be achieved by broadening your talent practices. Examine your practices at all stages of talent management and identify particular elements in your company processes that function as entry points for bias. Develop resilient cultures that are built to last through transitions. HR can play a role in building resilient cultures by emphasizing relationship management, team member connectedness and communication. Evaluate your personal biases. What do you find unacceptable in people? Do you prejudge an individual based on his or her membership or affiliation with a particular group? Do these biases create barriers to productive relationships?
    Join us on Tuesday, July 21 as we explore these truths and more and learn what it means to “Redefine Workplace Culture!”

    Free Webinar - 2020, A Year of Change: Handbook Updates that You Need to Make Now

    Wednesday, August 26, 2020 from 12:00 PM to 1:15 PM

    Attorneys Jim Yates and Sarah Pawlicki of Eastman & Smith Ltd. present a practical webinar on revising your employment policies to address the dramatically different workplace after COVID-19, the Bostock decision, and more!

    You will receive an email 2 days before the event with login details. If you do not receive an email from MightEvent with login information, please check your junk folder and then email Arrangements.chair@toledoshrm.org.


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