Tuesday, January 17, 2017
11:30 Registration
11:45 Lunch is served
12:00 Presentation Begins
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Meyers Lake Ballroom 
3218 Parkway St NW
Canton, OH 44720

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Dana Skemp 
Stark County Human Resource Association 

SCHRA January 2017 Meeting 

Please join us on January 17 at the Meyers Lake Ballroom for the SCHRA monthly meeting. Our guest speaker will be Valarie Nash and she will present on Diversity

In broad terms, diversity is any dimension that can be used to differentiate groups and people from one another. It means respect for and appreciation of differences in ethnicity, gender, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, education, and religion.

But it’s more than this. We all bring with us diverse perspectives, work experiences, life styles and cultures.

Inclusion is a state of being valued, respected and supported. It’s about focusing on the needs of every individual and ensuring the right conditions are in place for each person to achieve his or her full potential. Inclusion should be reflected in an organization’s culture, practices and relationships that are in place to support a diverse workforce.

In simple terms, diversity is the mix; inclusion is getting the mix to work well together.

Valerie will shed some light on Management Expectations as well as Employee Expectations and how to manage intentional outcomes.


Valarie A. Nash, SHRM - SCP has been in the human resources field since graduating from Mount Union College (University of Mount Union) in 1993.  She began her professional career in healthcare, returning to that industry for ten years after a brief time in manufacturing.  Currently, Valarie works in the public employment sector for Summit County Children Services as Deputy Executive Director, Human Resources & Support Services.

As the Deputy Executive Director, Valarie is responsible for all aspects of the Human Resources and Support Services (Labor Relations, Information Technology, Professional Development & Training, Client Rights and Quality Improvement).  Valarie is a member of the Society for Human Resource Management, Job & Family Services Human Resource Association, Public Children Services Association of Ohio, Ohio Public Employers Labor Relations Association, and National Public Employers Labor Relations Association.

Valarie has presented training on a variety of topics to the Stark County HR Association, Job & Family Services HR Association, Ohio Child Support Directors Association Spring Conference, Portage County JFS, Western Reserve SHRM, Medina SHRM, Eastern Stark County Safety Council, the Employment Source (Stark County Workforce Initiative), Stark County JFS, Quest Recovery & Prevention Services, Portage Lakes Career Center, University of Mount Union, Kent State University Stark Campus, Tuscora SHRM, Domestic Violence Project Inc., Northeast Ohio Library Systems, and Stark State College.