October Chapter Meeting

October 07, 2020
3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
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Four Points by Sheraton Richmond
9901 Midlothian Turnpike
Richmond, VA 23235

Education Topic: Inclusion and Unconscious Bias

The Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities will present a customized program to assist the Society of Government Meeting Professionals in its efforts to support and educate its members around issues of diversity and inclusion. The session will help participants foster relationships characterized by respect and appreciation for difference.  More specifically, the workshop will help participants better understand their own identities and values as well as those of their colleagues and of the communities they serve.  Participants will leave the program with enhanced knowledge in diversity awareness and bias reduction with the motivation and skills necessary to continue working on these issues.


Core Competency – Education and Programing

Speaker:  Jonathan Zur, President and CEO of the Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities

After the session, attendees will:

  • Express an increased awareness of how attitudes, beliefs, behavior, and language can impact the relationships between diverse groups.
  • Have increased understanding of the communications skills needed when working within a diverse community.
  • Have examined the role of prejudice and advantage, and how these dynamics impact community.

Social Distancing for this meeting

We are glad to meet in person, but will need everyone to follow social distancing protocols for our meeting.

  1. The meeting room will be set up for social distancing.
  2. The pre-function hallways are marked for social distancing
  3. We are encouraging everyone to bring masks. The hotel will have some available in case someone forgets.  Bring your name tag as well if you have one.  If not, some will be available.
  4. We will have a questionnaire we will ask everyone to complete at the door - Covid 2019 tracing.
  5. We ask that if you are not feeling well please stay home and join us at the next meeting.
  6. We request that anyone who may have been exposed in the weeks leading up to the meeting not attend.


*Please Note, you must be in your seat by 3:15 PM to receive contact hours. 

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