Hispanic Chamber Multicultural Speaker Series to feature Kendra Dodd, MRA “D&I But Why? Creating a Diversity Strategy''
The Greater Quad Cities Hispanic Chamber of Commerce is honored to present Kendra Dodd as the part of the 2019-2020 Multicultural Speaker Series. Everyone agrees that Diversity and Inclusion is the right thing to do, and it’s even profitable (we can prove it)! So how do you implement a D&I program into your organization or business? A cultural shift of this magnitude is hard for everyone in an organization to get their arms around and embrace the concept. This series will look into the fundamental shift needed to get employees to realize that by including people with diverse backgrounds and ideas, you actually get more creative, innovative ideas that help an organization solve some of its toughest challenges.
The Multicultural Speaker Series seeks to provide an opportunity for attendees to enhance cultural awareness, fulfill diversity education needs, increase integration into the community, and expand networks across community sectors. The Multicultural Speaker Series is sponsored by Black Hawk College, Eastern Iowa Community Colleges District and WQPT.
The Multicultural Speaker Series will be held 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., Friday, February 21st, 2020, at Western Illinois University. Admittance for the event, which includes lunch, is $15 for Hispanic Chamber members and $20 for non-members. Group and Student rates are available. To find out more or to register for the event, visit www.gqchcc.com or call (563) 214-5160.
About Kendra Dodd
Kendra understands the importance of development and has a strong passion for continuous learning. She loves researching and gaining new knowledge, often jesting that she never progressed out of the “curiosity stage” in life. This dynamic enthusiasm is evident in the training sessions she facilitates and in her interactions with colleagues and members.
Kendra’s background includes human resources management, training and development, and labor/employee relations in manufacturing and nonmanufacturing environments. Her experience includes nearly 20 years in union avoidance strategies, with particular strength in employee relations for unions and nonunion workgroups. She is skilled and experienced in training and development as well as in design/implementation of policies and procedures.
Kendra is the vice president of the board of directors for a nonprofit organization in the Twin Cities. She has also served as a board member with a local chapter of SHRM (Society of Human Resource Management). An adjunct instructor for St. Mary’s University of Minnesota, Kendra also volunteers time to conduct workshops for a nonprofit organization’s Employee Work Transition Program.
About the Greater Quad Cities Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
The Greater Quad Cities Chamber of Commerce is a non-profit, membership-driven organization that includes businesses, non-for-profit organizations, educational institutions and individuals in the greater Quad Cities region within its membership. The Greater Quad Cities Hispanic Chamber of Commerce’s mission is to support, promote and enhance the growth and success of our local businesses and to leverage the community's assets, contributions and unique Hispanic Cultural identity to generate new business. The Hispanic Chamber supports and promotes the success of its members through networking, advocacy and leadership. The organization has represented the interests of the local business community since 2008 and was named the best Hispanic Chamber of Commerce in 2018 by the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.
To become a member or to learn more about the Greater Quad Cities Hispanic Chamber of Commerce’s upcoming events, programs and initiatives, visit: www.gqchcc.com.