December Education Event
Tuesday, December 11, 2018 | 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Event Detail

Event Venue

DoubleTree Galleria Dallas Near the Galleria
4099 Valley View Lane
Dallas, TX 75244

Event Sponsor

Registration Options

Members and Future Members can register for one of the morning tracks which also includes lunch, or register for the luncheon portion of the event only.

Pre-Registration for the Education Event is now closed. Limited Onsite registration for LUNCH ONLY may be available.
Limited Onsite Registration

Members, Lunch Only: $53.00
Future Members, Lunch Only: $65.00


Recertification Credit Information

The luncheon program is approved for 1 HR (General) HRCI recertification credit hour toward PHR, SPHR and GPHR through the HR Certification Institute. The full educational event is approved for 3 HR (General) HRCI recertification credit hours toward PHR, SPHR and GPHR through the HR Certification Institute. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit the HR Certification Institute website at DallasHR is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP. For more information, visit the SHRM certification website at

*Attendance is required to receive recertification credit certificates for attending this educational event.

Celebrating Diversity

Join us for the December Education Event featuring two unique morning breakout tracks followed by lunch with a presentation for the full group on best practices in Diversity & Inclusion. Kick off your Tuesday morning with DallasHR while connecting with peers and earning up to 3 hours of recertification credit. Can't join for the full morning? No problem! Register for the luncheon only and still get valuable time with your colleagues and an hour of programming.

All of the programming for the December event will focus on the topics of Diversity & Inclusion.
08:30 AMHR General Track & Luncheon
08:30 AMTalent Management Morning Track & Luncheon
11:30 AMDecember Luncheon Only

The State of Diversity and Inclusion: Where we are and Where we are Going

Attendees will have the opportunity to learn from the COO of DiversityInc, the dominant diversity publication, who’s mission is to bring education and clarity to the business benefits of diversity. Each year, DiversityInc announces the Top 50 Companies in the country who have excelled at maintaining a diverse workforce by looking at best practices such as diversity councils, resource groups, senior level accountability and more.

By understanding the current state of diversity and inclusion in the workplace and discovering best practices being used by these top 50 companies, attendees can take back resources and ideas to implement at their own organization.

Learning Objectives:
  • Define Diversity in the workplace
  • Understand the business benefits of diversity in the workplace
  • Implement best practices to provide a diverse work environment for employees

About the Speaker

Carolynn Johnson, MBA

Chief Operating Officer

Carolynn Johnson is the Chief Operating Officer for DiversityInc Media LLC. As the COO for the past 13 years, Carolynn is responsible for operations, the production of DiversityInc magazine, all web properties and all events. She is also responsible for sales management, information technology, circulation, business development and the development and execution of the annual DiversityInc Top 50 competition. She has been named the next CEO of DiversityInc.

Prior to joining DiversityInc in 2003, Ms. Johnson was the marketing coordinator, pharmaceutical and science groups, for Advanstar Communications. Prior to that, she was an account manager at Correct Communications, a full-service marketing and communications agency.

She completed an executive management program at the Tuck Business School at Dartmouth College and earned an MBA from Rutgers Business School.

She has been director of the DiversityInc Foundation for the past seven years, and is on the Board of Trustees at Bennett College for Women in Greensboro, NC. While completing her MBA, she was an elected class officer and was a recipient of the Ted Marousas Award for Expanding the footprint of the Rutgers EMBA.

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Payment & Registration Notes

Attendees can register for:
General HR Track including the Luncheon
Talent Management Track including the Luncheon
Luncheon Only

IMPORTANT: Advance registrations are strongly recommended. Due to hotel catering requirements, we cannot guarantee seating for onsite registrants. To receive cancellation credit, your written request must be received at DallasHR by 12:00 noon, no later than the Wednesday before the meeting.

Payment is due with registration. No POs or requests for invoicing can be honored. Checks should be made payable and mailed (to be received no later than the Wednesday before the meeting) to the DallasHR Office.

Important Notices:

Chapter members and guests are not allowed to bring and/or distribute marketing collateral or material other than business cards to any chapter event except paid, sponsoring businesses. Violation of this policy will result in dismissal from the meeting and confiscation of materials. Opportunities to promote products and services are available. For information, please contact

Please make arrangements to be on time. Lunch service will cease when the luncheon presentation begins. This is a rule set by the HR Certification Institute for presentations that are approved for credit. Attendees who arrive after 11:50 AM may not be served lunch and your seat may be released to onsite registration attendees.

If you require a vegetarian meal for lunch, you may request one by contacting Please note that you must pre-order veggie meals no later than 9:00 AM on the Monday prior to the event. On-site requests cannot be honored.