Thursday - November 4, 2021
9:00 am – 11:30 am

Due to concerns about the ongoing COVID pandemic, Massachusetts Municipal Human Resources will hold its annual Labor Relations Seminar as a Zoom webinar series on Friday, Oct. 22, and Thursday, Nov. 4, both from 9 to 11:30 a.m.

The first session will feature a keynote by Malia Lazu, an award-winning, tenured strategist in diversity and inclusion. She will focus on how municipal employees can create a workplace culture that will increase the effectiveness of diversity and inclusion efforts.

Lazu has more than two decades of experience building diverse cultures in the political and civic space. She is founder of the Lazu Group, a multicultural consulting firm that specializes in transforming people, places and companies for a more inclusive world. She is also a lecturer in the Technological Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Strategic Management Group at the MIT Sloan School of Management.

The Oct. 22 session will also feature a legislative update by MMA Legislative Director Dave Koffman and a labor law update from attorney Kate Feodoroff, a partner with Mead, Talerman & Costa.

The second session on Nov. 4 will feature two back-to-back workshops on topics in labor and employment. Rockie Blunt, president of Blunt Consulting Group, will lead a workshop about making the transition to supervisor. The topic and speaker for the second workshop will be announced in the coming weeks.

The registration fee for the series is $75 for members and $90 for nonmembers, 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. 21 at noon in order to attend any of the webinars in the series.

MMA Member Services Coordinator Isabelle Nichols,
Massachusetts Municipal Human Resources