Thursday - October 8, 2020
11:00 am – 1:00 pm

The Massachusetts Municipal Human Resources association’s annual Fall Conference will be a three-session webinar series taking place weekly on Thursdays at 11 a.m., with the first session on Oct. 8.

The conference will kick off with a training on “cultural humility and dexterity” by Lakisha Coppedge, founder and principal of Coppedge Consulting. She will examine the connections between historic and current racism and discuss strategies for building stronger communities and strengthening relationships, as well as best practices for working and living in inclusive spaces.

By learning how to incorporate cultural humility into the workplace, Coppedge says, participants will be empowered to recognize and redress power imbalances that exist within social and organizational structures and become effective advocates.

Following the training, Coppedge will be joined by Springfield Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer Talia Gee and attorney Meghan Sullivan, managing partner of Sullivan, Hayes & Quinn, LLC, for a panel discussion about diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace.

The Fall Conference will also feature sessions on the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Family and Medical Leave Act with attorney Jackie Kugell, partner at Morgan, Brown & Joy, and pay equity with attorney Cheryl Pinarchick, a partner at Fisher Phillips.

The registration fee for the series is $50, which includes access to the webinar recordings and any followup materials. The webinars must be purchased as a series, and recordings will be available only to those who have paid for the series.

Registration must be completed by Oct. 7 at noon in order to attend any of the webinars in the series. Registration will be available approximately one month prior to the start of the series.

Agenda – Thurs., Oct. 8

11 a.m.- 1 p.m.
Topic: Diversity, Equity & Inclusion in the Workplace
Lakisha Coppedge, Founder and Principal, Coppedge Consulting
Talia Gee, Esq., Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer, City of Springfield
Meghan Sullivan, Managing Partner, Sullivan, Hayes & Quinn, LLC

MMA Member Services Coordinator Isabelle Nichols,
Massachusetts Municipal Human Resources