Inclusion 2022 - Put The Human Back In Human Resources And Transition From Resignation To Retention

NOHRA'S 17TH Annual Inclusion Conference



Conference Details


Join us at NOHRA's 17th Annual Inclusion Conference! 

This year's theme will be Put the human back in Human Resources and transition from resignation to retention.  Attendees will listen to local DEI and HR professionals present on topics such as belonging, allyship, mental health, and inclusion. A speaker list will be announced shortly.

Please click HERE to view the Event Flyer.

When: April 21 from 8:30am-2:30pm

Where: GlasSalon at the Toledo Museum of Art
               2444 Monroe St., Toledo, OH
               Parking is available for all attendees at the GlasSalon


  • Early Bird (March 1 - March 31)
    • Member: $50
    • Non-Member: $60
    • Student: $15
  • Regular Rate (April 1 - April 21)
    • Member: $60
    • Non-Member: $70
    • Student: $20

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For questions about the event, please email Joy Goodner and Rhonda Chillus at


Conference Speakers

General Session

Jennifer McCrary

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion as a Tool to Achieve Organizational Priorities

General Session

Meredith Campbell

How to Launch an Employee Resource Group - From Dream To Reality

General Session

Sheila Eason

5 Steps to Promoting Allyship in Workplace

General Session

Abha Bhandair

DEI in Action - Case Study on How a Company Implemented DEI Strategy

Keynote Session

John Jones

Session Title: The Inclusive Leader: Dealing with Change Inside and Out


Conference Pricing

All Day Conference
NOHRA Members

$ 60

  • NOHRA Members $ 50 (Until 3/31; $60 after 4/1)
All Day Conference
Non-NOHRA Members

$ 70

  • Non-NOHRA Members $ 60 (Until 3/31; $70 after 4/1)
All Day Conference

$ 20

  • Non-NOHRA Members $ 15(Until 3/31; $20 after 4/1)



Letter from the Conference Chair

Conference Co-Chairs

Rhonda Chillus & Joy Goodner

Theme: Inclusion 2022 - Put The Human Back In Human Resources And Transition From Resignation To Retention

We have endured a challenging past two years of COVID-19, a world Pandemic that has changed the very foundation of how we operate our businesses and how we work. Not only that, but we also know many of us have experienced our own stories of anxiety, loss, and fear, among a variety of other situations this pandemic has cost us as human beings. Yet, at Northwest Ohio Human Resources Association (NOHRA) we strive not to lose sight of what we are here to do. We are here to serve and support you as members, our business communities, and employees.

As we continue to grow, we face new challenges that demand new solutions to meet the diverse needs of rapidly changing markets, customers, and talent. As we face the unknown and navigate the new reality, leaders must be open to shifts in their approaches to address workplace issues and more-they must be willing to learn from those who bring different ideas, experiences, and perspectives.

Equipping our workforce with the diversity, equity, and inclusion skills needed to sustain our businesses into the future requires forward-facing and innovative thinking, focused on both local and global solutions. It requires the agility to adapt to the digital environment, commit to global citizenship, and engender new ways of working together to deliver relevant products and services and create spaces where a diverse body of talent can thrive.

This year's conference is the first time we are meeting together in public after the last two years of the pandemic. We were forced to find solutions to meet expanding Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Accessibility, and Belonging needs. We will have some courageous conversations and hear from people who are doing the work on topics that affect us all. You will hear about diversity in action, LGBTQ+ Employee Resource Groups (ERG's), Allyship, and creating ERG's in the workplace. Your takeaway will be how to Put the Human Back in Human Resources, to transition from diversity statements to diversity in action and transition from resignation to retention through building inclusive environments. We want to encourage you to welcome, humanize, empower, transform, and speak out!

Why attend?

  • Gain a deeper understanding of the actions and strategies needed to foster DEI in your organization
  • Bring new, innovative ideas about formulating, advancing and realizing your DEI agenda back to your organization, with the insight needed to put them into practice
  • Hear about best practice in creating an inclusive workplace from leading experts
  • Earn a SHRM/HRCI credits
  • Network with speakers and fellow colleagues who are implementing change in DEI across all sectors

Who should attend?

Anyone with an interest in creating an inclusive workplace, including employers; DEI practitioners; HR practitioners; senior managers; business owners

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