Ventura County - Diversity: Down Hill Slope, Uphill Climb
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Ventura County - Diversity: Down Hill Slope, Uphill Climb

When: Thursday, October 19, 2017
7:30 AM - 9:30 AM
Where: Spanish Hills Country Club
999 Crestview Ave
Camarillo, California  93010
United States
Presenter: Kay Diamond & Mary Lantgen
Contact: Mary Valdivieso

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Diversity: Down Hill Slope, Uphill Climb

Socio-political challenges to the importance of diversity in U.S. culture have made the discussion of diversity more important than ever. Human Resources professionals must balance these challenges with the need to continue to promote diversity. As a result, HR professionals will need to engage in difficult discussions at every level of the organizations they serve.

This program aims to frankly discuss the socio-political challenges to diversity today and to offer HR professionals guidance as to how to perform their role as a diversity champion while recognizing the different emotions and viewpoints within their workforce and even within themselves.

Attendees Will Take Away:

  • An overview of recent socio-political events affecting the diversity discussion in society and in the workplace;
  • Strategies for recognizing and overcoming personal biases; and
  • Techniques to promote empathy and transcend biases to become a more effective champion of diversity in your workplace.


Program Agenda

7:30am - 8:00am - Registration and Networking
8:00am - 9:30am - Meeting



  Kay Diamond, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, California HR Rescue

Kay Diamond, President and Founder, has a unique blend of public and private sector experience managing human resources and labor relations while contributing to top level business strategy planning and execution in the Aerospace Manufacturing, Bio-pharmaceutical, and Health Insurance industries. She has worked with diverse businesses, serving as the first human resources professional and designing and implementing human resources infrastructure. She brought to these companies her extensive knowledge of California labor law and human resources best practices, and a wealth of executive experience acquired over three decades. She is particularly skilled at helping employers sort out and deal with difficult employee issues such as employee performance and behavioral issues, sensitive employee terminations and key executive recruitment.

During her varied and challenging career, Kay also served as Finance Director and as Chief Executive of several California cities and as management’s chief labor negotiator, negotiating contracts with the Teamsters, AFSCME, SEIU and Police unions.


Mary M. Lantgen, Ed.D., ProSource Leadership

Dr. Mary Lantgen is President of ML Consultants, LLC, doing business as ProSource Leadership. Mary is a former Army officer with over thirty years of experience in positions of increasing responsibility and leadership with the Navy, Air Force and Army. She also has experience in the insurance and retail sales industries. Mary’s career has centered on training, human resources, management and leadership processes. She successfully utilizes Harrison Assessments Talent Solutions for career counseling, pre-hire screening, leadership development and performance coaching. She is certified in several psychological assessments including the California Psychological Inventory (CPI 260®), emotional intelligence quotients (EQ-i 2.0™ and EQ 360™), and Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI® and MBTI Step II®). She uses these assessments in training and leadership development programs, and has over 14 years of experience using these assessments with senior military officers. Mary has education and extensive experience in course design and instruction, and has taught public speaking and a variety of other professional skills for many years. She designs and delivers leadership development, performance management, communication, team building and other professional skills training to meet clients’ organization or industry-specific needs. Mary’s degrees include a B.A. in Secondary Education, an M.A. in Psychology, Guidance and Counseling and a Doctorate degree in Education.




This program has been approved for 1.25 Professional Development Credits (PDCs), towards SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP, through the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).




This program has been approved for 1.25 HR (General) recertification credit hours through the HR Certification Institute (HRCI). For more information about certification or recertification, please visit the HR Certification Institute homepage at

The use of this seal confirms that this activity has met HR Certification Institute’s® (HRCI®) criteria for recertification credit pre-approval.


Registration Rates

Category Pre-Registration Onsite
PIHRA Member $25 $35
Guest/Nonmember $40 $50
PIHRA Member In-Transition $19 $29
PIHRA Student Member $19 $29

Online registration closes on Wednesday, October 18, 2017 at 12:00pm. Registrations after this date will only be taken onsite. You may register now via online and pay with a credit card, or RSVP and pay at the door.


Cancellation Policy

There will be a 50% administration fee for any cancellations. If you need to cancel, we must receive it in writing (email or fax) 2 business days prior to the event during normal business hours. Refunds will not be given to no-shows. Credits will not be issued for use towards future PIHRA events.


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