Yearly Archives: 2016

  • Informal Lunch and Learn Opportunities This Summer

    Date: July 14 or August 11, 11:30am-1:00pm

    Location: Three Rivers Lodge, Radisson Hotel in La Crosse, WI

    Posted on June 1, 2016 by Jodi Vandenberg-Daves in Past Events.

    Are you an advocate for diversity and inclusion in your workplace?  Join the Diversity Council for one of two small, informal lunches, July 14 or August 11, to exchange ideas about best practices and connect with others who share your commitment to a more inclusive workplace, while learning from two area diversity and inclusivity leaders. […]

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  • Inclusive Workplaces for People with Disabilities: Continuing the Conversation

    Posted on April 19, 2016 by Jodi Vandenberg-Daves in Updates.

    We hope that our March Lunch & Learn presentation by Chris Finn, “Creating a Culture of Achievement and Empowerment,” helped launch new conversations in your workplace about building on the strengths of people with disabilities in our workplaces. To continue these conversations more broadly, here are some take-aways from Chris’s presentation, and some best practice […]

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  • A Good Time To Reflect on Your Recruitment and Retention Practices

    Posted on April 14, 2016 by Jodi Vandenberg-Daves in Updates.

    The La Crosse Area employers are facing some interesting circumstances.  We are competing for talent with larger cities at a moment when unemployment is low, and many baby boomers will be retiring in the next several years.  The need–and opportunity–to recruit and retain a diverse and dynamic workforce are as important as ever. Last month, […]

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  • Religious Diversity in the Workplace

    Lunch and Learn

    Date: Thursday, May 26, 2016 at 11:30am-1pm

    Location: 601 7th St N in La Crosse, WI

    Posted on April 1, 2016 by Jodi Vandenberg-Daves in Past Events.

    When: Thursday, May 26, 2016 Where: La Crosse Area Chamber of Commerce Lyle & Norma Anderson Education Center Room 601 7th St N La Crosse, WI 54601 Time: 11:30am – 1pm Many people in the Greater La Crosse Area practice religious faiths other than Christianity.  Come learn about how to make your workplace welcoming and […]

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  • Lunch and Learn: Creating a Culture of Empowerment and Achievement in the Workplace

    Posted on February 2, 2016 by Jodi Vandenberg-Daves in Updates.

    On March 9, UW-La Crosse graduate Chris Finn will deliver the Council’s first Lunch and Learn presentation of 2016.  Driven to achieve his childhood dreams while living with quadriplegia, Chris Finn is a three-time World Champion as the former head coach of the US National Power Soccer Team.  He speaks around the country on success […]

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  • February is Black History Month: How Will You Celebrate? How Will You Advocate?

    Posted on February 2, 2016 by Jodi Vandenberg-Daves in Updates.

    Black History Month promises to start more conversations than usual this year. The Black Lives Matter movement is making national headlines, overt racism is on the rise throughout the country in the form of hate incidents against people of color and divisive political rhetoric. So it’s especially important that we have these conversations in Wisconsin, […]

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  • Creating a Culture of Empowerment and Achievement in the Workplace

    Lunch and Learn

    Date: Wednesday, March 7 at 11:30am-1:00pm

    Location: 601 7th St N, La Crosse WI

    Posted on February 1, 2016 by Jodi Vandenberg-Daves in Past Events.

    When: Wednesday, March 7 Time: 11:30am-1:00pm Where: La Crosse Area Chamber of Commerce Lyle & Norma Anderson Education Center Room 601 7th St N La Crosse, WI 54601 UW-La Crosse graduate Chris Finn will deliver the Counciol’s first lunch and learn presentation of 2016. In addition to sharing his journey from UW-L and through the […]

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  • Council Welcomes New Intern and Community Volunteer

    Posted on January 28, 2016 by Jodi Vandenberg-Daves in Updates.

    We are delighted to enrich the work of the Diversity Council with the work and ideas of two young people who have a passion for diversity and inclusion, our first intern, Morgan Kolinski, and Kassie Dorman, who reached out, after attending our annual conference, to ask if she could volunteer her time for the Council. […]

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  • Join Us! Diversity Council Announces Theme for 2016

    Posted on January 28, 2016 by Jodi Vandenberg-Daves in Updates.

    The Greater La Crosse Area Diversity Council has adopted a theme for 2016: “Building Capacity and Developing Relationships.” As I develop my role as Executive Director, I am excited to enhance the Council’s connections in the area by working with our existing members and founders, developing new active members, and strategizing and collaborating with forward-thinking […]

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