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June Learning Lab

An American Dream Experience

Categories: TAHRA Learning Lab

Presented by Shalynne Jackson, SHRM-SCP and Jackie Howell

The American Dream Experience is not an ordinary training, but rather an interactive empathy-building exercise. Designed to foster awareness and connection, participants get the opportunity to participate in this "perspective-taking" exercise and explore how everyday interactions and long term opportunities impact people differently.

This lab will:

  • Raise awareness about how people experience life differently based on society’s perception of their identities.
  • Identify areas that you may not be aware of that could be contributing to an environment that isn’t inclusive to others.
  • Begin the process of interrupting patterns of bias and stereotypes.
  • Create empathy for how it feels to be marginalized.

Map to parking at the Root Coworking

Shalynne Jackson serves as the City of Oklahoma City's (OKC) first Chief Inclusion and Diversity Officer. Prior to joining the City of OKC, Shalynne supported strategic I&D initiatives for multiple Fortune 500 companies. She has served as TAHRA’s VP of Diversity and is currently the Diversity Chair for the Oklahoma Human Resources State Council (OKHR). In addition, Shalynne serves on Schnake Turnbo Franks I&D Advisory Committee and on the board of ReMerge - a comprehensive diversion program. A graduate of The University of Oklahoma, Shalynne holds a Master of Human Relations degree. Lastly, she is a qualified administrator for the Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI), a cross-cultural assessment of intercultural competence.  

Jackie Howell is an Inclusion Specialist in the City of Oklahoma City’s Office of Inclusion and Diversity. In this role, Jackie project manages Inclusion and Diversity programs for the improved experience of employees of the City. Jackie began as an Inclusion and Diversity practitioner with the University of Oklahoma Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion where she developed and supported University belonging programs and initiatives. Jackie received a Master of Human Relations and several graduate certificates from the University of Oklahoma.

TAHRA is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CP® or SHRM-SCP®. This program is valid for 2.00 PDCs for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit

This event is approved for HRCI credits

This Program has been approved for 2.0 HR (General) recertification credit hours toward aPHR™, aPHRi™, PHR®, PHRca®, SPHR®, GPHR®, PHRi™ and SPHRi™ recertification through HR Certification Institute® (HRCI®).

The use of this official seal confirms that this Activity has met HR Certification Institute's criteria for recertification credit pre-approval.

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June 29, 2023 | 2 - 4 p.m.

Registration Ended

The Root Coworking - East Village
110 S. Hartford Ave
Tulsa, OK 74120

The Root Coworking - East Village
110 S. Hartford Ave
Tulsa, OK 74120