Human resources association
of treasure valley

How to Build DEI & EQ

  • Thursday, June 16, 2022
  • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Galaxy Event Center at Wahooz Family Fun Zone, 1385 Blue Marlin Ln, Meridian, ID 83642


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COST: Members $20; Non-members $35; Students $10 (includes lunch)

The Human Resources Association of Treasure Valley is pleased to announce the June Professional Development and Networking program "How to Build DEI & EQ" presented by Lauren Sweeney . What does diversity in the workforce really look like, and how can it benefit your company? Many companies continue to fail at creating a diverse company culture simply because they are missing the one factor that must go hand-in-hand with diversity: inclusion. Leaders understand that a diverse workforce for women, ethnicities, and LGBT individuals creates a competitive edge as their clientele is typically just as diverse. However, a gap still continues to persist between what looks good on paper and the inclusion that is (or is not) taking place. Advocate Vernā Myers says, “Diversity is being invited to the party. Inclusion is being asked to dance.” In addition, a recent article from the Harvard Business Review states that “without inclusion, the crucial connections that attract diverse talent, encourage their participation, foster innovation, and lead to business growth won’t happen.”

In this training, we discuss best practices for developing inclusion, the differences between inclusion and diversity as it currently stands in the workplace, and effective strategies to grow your company through an inclusive mindset and multi-faceted approach.


Lauren Sweeney is the Vice President at Rise Up For You, which is a global educational and motivational company that focuses on enhancing company culture, and personal development through teaching soft skills. Their mission is to help serve humanity by focusing on its most essential component—the people. The company’s programming is SHRM certified, and Lauren was recently awarded the 2021 Ambassador of the Year for the Brea Chamber in Orange County. She serves on the Executive PIHRA Board as the Regional Representative for the Central chapters.

Lauren has spoken for thousands of people on confidence, personal leadership, women in the workplace, and more! She has been featured on multiple podcasts, Shout LA Magazine, and recognized in a number of California Chamber magazines. She has spoken for HR, Education, and Women in Leadership conferences throughout the United States. She is an activator and a creative thinker with a heart for public service. Disciplined, coachable, and goal-oriented, she is driven by challenges and has a passion for leadership development and collaboration.

She has advanced coaching certifications from the Direct Sales World Alliance (DSWA) along with a Bachelor’s of Science in Community and Regional Development from UC Davis. While there, Lauren also earned the Charles Hess Community Service Award for her efforts in the community. Lauren has served as an Ambassador for the Brea Chamber for several years and enjoys supporting businesses with marketing, and confidence/leadership development. Lauren thrives on mentoring via asking questions, actively listening, and being a positive example of what she teaches.

The Human Resources Association of Treasure Valley is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for SHRM-CP® or SHRM-SCP®.

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


In Person Meeting Protocols

We are looking forward to seeing everyone in person. We wanted to make everyone aware of the safety protocols that will be in place at the Galaxy so you can make an informed decision if you want to attend. The Galaxy has hand sanitizing stations though out the facility and has stringent cleaning protocols in place. The Galaxy will have masked servers for us to utilize at the buffet line. We are also limiting the amount of people per table to 8. Feel free to wear a mask if that is your preference,  however, we will not require masks at our meeting.

Human Resources Association of Treasure Valley 
SHRM Chapter #0111

P.O. Box 1733
Boise, ID 83701

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