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October Program Meeting - Breakfast

Diversity and Inclusion 101

Categories: TAHRA Program Meeting
Presented by Brenda Lloyd-Jones, Ph.D.

A shift in trends has led many organizational leaders to either revive or begin diversity programs with a specific emphasis on inclusion practices, giving an increasingly diverse workforce. A general expectation is that diversity and inclusion efforts should be included within human resources management, which requires the know-how and support of Human Resources Directors. This session is intended to increase the understanding of diversity and inclusion efforts using a human relations framework.

The session facilitator will:

  • Define and illustrate the concepts--diversity and inclusion-- and related key terms
  • Explain the value and challenge of a diverse and an inclusive workplace using a human relations framework
  • Provide suggestions for fostering diversity and inclusion practices in work settings

Dr. Brenda Lloyd-Jones (fondly known as Dr. B. Joy) is a Human Relations Professor and former Associate Chair in the Department of Human Relations at the University of Oklahoma in Tulsa. Her research focuses on women and leadership, diversity and inclusion, community engagement, and intergenerational communication. Her work has been published in scholarly journals, edited volumes, and academic books. She earned her Ph.D. in Education, Administration, and Research from The University of Tulsa.

Recognized as one of Tulsa’s top 100 Movers and Shakers, she is or has been a part of board leadership at numerous local nonprofit organizations. A community impact thought leader, Dr. B. Joy has accepted numerous awards, including the Mayor’s Commission on the Status of Women Award for Public Service and a University of Oklahoma President’s Leadership Award for community service.

Committed to making a positive difference in the lives of children, Dr. B. Joy organized The Mothers Group, Inc., a nonprofit (501c3) organization in 1988. She is also the creator of the twenty-seven-year-old community-wide Santa Community Project, which features a Black Santa and Mrs. Claus who gifts books to underserved youngsters during the holidays: Dr. B. Joy actively engages in the practice of diversity and inclusion and was the first and, to date, the only African American President of the 95-year-old Junior League of Tulsa, Inc.

One of Dr. B. Joy’s personal goals is to teach and/or conduct research on all the world’s continents. Toward this global end, she has taught in Africa, Asia, Europe, and North America. For tips on effective leadership and individual success, follow her on twitter @DrBrendaJoy1.

TAHRA is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CP℠ or SHRM-SCP℠. This program is valid for 1.00 PDCs for the SHRM-CP℠ or SHRM-SCP℠. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit

This event is approved for HRCI credits

TAHRA is a recognized provider of recertification credits. HR Certification Institute® pre-approved this program for 1.0 HR (General) credit towards a PHR™, PHR®, PHRca®, SPHR®, GPHR®, PHRi™ and SPHRi™ recertification. Please be sure to note the program ID number on your recertification application form. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit the HRCI website at

The use of this seal is not an endorsement by the HR Certification Institute of the quality of the program. It means that this program has met the HR Certification Institute's criteria to be pre-approved for recertification credit.

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October 18, 2017 | 7:30 - 9:15 a.m.

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Crowne Plaza Tulsa - Southern Hills
7902 South Lewis Avenue
Tulsa, OK 74136

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Crowne Plaza Tulsa - Southern Hills
7902 South Lewis Avenue
Tulsa, OK 74136