Rachel Glisper, human resources director in Needham, gathers feedback from her fellow self-identified “discussion style” group members during a session on conflict resolution and how culture shapes what kind of style people adopt.

Thursday - April 11, 2019
10:00 am – 2:30 pm

This meeting will feature a discussion on gender identity in the workplace and how municipalities can prepare policies to accommodate all employees.

The meeting will cover best practices for dealing with gender identity in the workplace, sample policies for transitioning employees, and resources available for internal training.

The first half of the session will be taught by the Massachusetts Trans Political Coalition, and the second half will be a practitioner panel featuring attorney Regina Ryan, principal of Descrimination and Harassment Solutions LLC, and Dolores Hamilton, human resources director in Framingham.

The meeting will include a legislative update by MMA Senior Legislative Analyst Lisa Adams and a brief report about the MMPA Fall Conference.

The registration fee is $40 for MMPA members and $55 for nonmembers.


10 a.m.
Registration and Breakfast

10:25 a.m.
Welcoming Remarks & Association Update
Mary Beth Bernard, HR Director, Wrentham, MMPA Chair
Talia Gee, Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer, Springfield

10:40 a.m.
Legislative Update
Lisa Adams, MMA Senior Legislative Analyst

11 a.m.

11:05 a.m.
Gender Identity in the Workplace: Preparing Policies and Personnel
Ev Evnen, Executive Director, Massachusetts Trans Political Coalition

1 p.m.
Lunch and Networking

1:45 p.m.
Practitioner Panel
This session of the training will focus on preparing your employees and appropriate policies to address gender identity in the workplace.
Dolores Hamilton, HR Director, City of Framingham
Regina Ryan, Principal, Discrimination and Harassment Solutions LLC

2:30 p.m.
Meeting Adjourns

Polish National Credit Union, 46 Main St., Chicopee

MMA Member Services Coordinator Devon Elizabeth Williams
Massachusetts Municipal Personnel Association