Regional: Diversity meetings planned

Carolinas News Notes

RALEIGH/DURHAM, N.C. — The National Diversity Council Carolinas will hold its 2017 diversity best practices meeting on July 12, 8:30 a.m., at Rho, Inc., 6330 Quadrangle Dr., Chapel Hill, N.C.

Speakers include Bucky Fairfax, senior vice president of strategic talent management at RTI International, and Kiwanda Stansbury, director of inclusion and diversity at Advance Auto Parts.

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The meeting promotes the importance of diversity and inclusion efforts in the workplace.

Presenters will discuss the diversity and inclusion programs that they have implemented within their organizations: those that have been successful and those which have faced challenges and obstacles, and more.

On the following day, 8:30 a.m., the organization takes its meeting to Charlotte, N.C.’s Embassy Suites, Charlotte-Concord/Golf Resort & Spa, 5400 John Q. Hammons Dr. N.W.

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Speaker will be Yulonda Burris, vice president of diversity and inclusion and manager at BB&T.

Attendees can receive 2.0 HRCI credits upon completion.

Registration for either event is $49 and available online.

info: ndccarolinas.org.

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