Thursday - March 5, 2020
8:15 am – 1:00 pm

Diversity, equity and inclusion in recruitment and hiring will be the topic of the Massachusetts Municipal Human Resources association’s program meeting on March 5 in Westford.

Cally Ritter, principal at Positive Ripple Training & Consulting, will lead participants in an interactive training on strategies for ensuring an equitable and inclusive hiring process. The session will feature a discussion on unconscious bias and the role it can play in recruitment.

Registration and networking will begin at 8:15 a.m. The program will start at 9 a.m. and conclude at 1 p.m. with lunch. The meeting will include a legislative update by MMA Senior Legislative Analyst Lisa Adams and an update on Association business.

The meeting will be held at the Westford Regency Inn and Conference Center at 219 Littleton Road in Westford.

The registration fee is $40 for members and $55 for nonmembers. All requests for cancellation must be received by email by Thursday, February 27 in order to receive a refund.


8:15 a.m.
Registration and Breakfast

8:45 a.m.
Welcoming Remarks
Dolores Hamilton, Framingham Human Resources Director, MMHR Chair

9 a.m.
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion in Recruitment
Cally Ritter, LICSW, Principal, Positive Ripple Training & Consulting

10:30 a.m.
Practitioner Panel
Talia Gee, Esq., Springfield Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer
Suja Chacko, Worcester Chief Diversity Officer
Neil Osborne, Medford Director of Diversity & Inclusion, Acting Director of Human Resources
Moderator: Ann Braga, Brookline Human Resource Director

11:30 a.m.
Fall Conference/Association Update
MMHR Board of Directors

Legislative Update
Lisa Adams, MMA Senior Legislative Analyst

12:30 p.m.
Networking Lunch

1 p.m.
Optional Training: Benchmark 101
Joanne Faust, Burlington Human Resources Director

2 p.m.

Westford Regency, Westford

MMA Member Services Coordinator Isabelle Nichols
Massachusetts Municipal Human Resources