October 12 HR Meeting on Diversity and Inclusions

Posted on September 28, 2017 By

Diversity and inclusion as perceived through the eyes of an eight-year-old to the experiences of a ninety-four-year-old—how alike or different are they? Attendees of the monthly meeting of JSAHR (The Jersey Shore Association for Human Resources), open to the public, will view the film “Embraceable You”; interact with the Geri Delevich, the director of the film; and discuss the role of diversity and inclusion in their workplaces on Thursday, October 12, 2017, from 7:45 to 10:00 a.m., at the Jumping Brook Country Club, 210 Jumping Brook Road, Neptune, N.J.

“Embraceable You,” filmed in New Hope, Pennsylvania, tells the stories of the town’s embrace for diversity and inclusion. The film is designed to help viewers gain insights and explore the importance of diversity and inclusion.

The registration fee, including a full buffet breakfast, is $30.00 for JSAHR members; $40.00 for nonmembers; $25.00 for guests and those in-transition, and $10.00 for full-time students. Sponsorship for this meeting is still available.

Register online at jsahr.shrm.org/events or email admin@jsahr.org or call Christine Higgins, JSAHR chapter administrator, at 732-701-7155.

JSAHR, a SHRM affiliated chapter, is a Platinum Excel award winner of SHRM (Society for Human Resource Management.) This program is pending one (1) SHRM and one (1) HRCI (Human Resource Certification Institute) recertification credit. www.hrci.org

About the Speakers: Toni Bonjavanni, vice president of Human Resources with Prudential Individual Life Insurance, is a member of the PRIDE Business Resources Group at Prudential, the director of Diversity and Inclusion for the Southern Chapter of Society of Human Resources (JSAHR) group, and a member of Garden State Equality. Bonjavanni holds an undergraduate degree in education from Rutgers University, New Brunswick, N.J., and an MBA in management from St. John’s University, New York.

Geri Delevich is an elected official on the New Hope Borough Council and is running for the office of Mayor of New Hope, Penn. As an elementary teacher for 33 years, Delevich saw the value in respecting students, and their individual talents and perspectives. Delevicvh was awarded the Human Rights Campaign Equality Award for her work in landmark non-discrimination ordinances supporting equality for all in the borough of New Hope, Penn.  Delevich was one of the founders of the volunteer organization HOPEE – Helping Other People Everyday. She is the producer of a documentary honoring senior members of New Hope.