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September BNHRC Meeting - Cultural Competence: Stereotypes, Myths, and Misconceptions

  • September 17, 2019
  • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
  • The Chateau Bloomington Hotel and Conference Center | 1601 Jumer Drive, Bloomington, IL 61704


  • BNHRC Guest Fee
  • BNHRC Members
  • Student Guest Fee


  • Professional headshot opportunity! 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
  • Registration and networking* will begin at 11:30 AM
  • Lunch will be served at approx. 11:45 AM
  • Presentation will begin at approx. 12:00 PM

*BNHRC is committed to the personal and professional development of human resources professionals and offering opportunities for networking. If you are interested in networking and learning from your HR peers, there will be discussion topics available for your table to discuss prior to the presentation. 


We'll have a professional photographer at our September chapter meeting available to take professional head shots. This will be a fundraiser to benefit the SHRM FoundationParticipants will be provided with a high resolution, edited image and a print release from the photographer. To cover the cost of the photographer and also provide a donation to the SHRM Foundation, the cost of each session will be $25.

When was the last time you had a professional photo taken? If it's been awhile, please consider signing up to help us raise funds for the SHRM Foundation! To sign up for a session, please visit the Chapter Events page to view available sessions.

MEETING TOPIC:  Cultural Competence: Stereotypes, Myths, and Misconceptions

It can be difficult to truly relate to the prejudice and discrimination that many experience on a regular basis. It is also very challenging to face our own biases that can interfere with our ability to support others through these experiences. This session will lead attendees in candid conversations to allow for personal growth and increased cultural competency. The group will explore current events, stereotypes, myths, and misconceptions we have about each other and ourselves.  

After attending this session, you will be able to:

  • interact more effectively with people of different cultures.
  • describe the stereotypes and myths that exist about different cultural groups.
  • provide appropriate responses and support to colleagues using increased self-awareness.


PRESENTED BY:  Angell Howard, Coordinator of Professional Development and Staff Training in the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs, Illinois State University

Angell Howard has been a member of the Redbird 
community for the last 12 years. Her current position is Coordinator of Professional Development and Staff Training for the Office of the Vice President of Student Affairs, and she is currently in the process of completing her Ed.D. in Higher Education Administration here at Illinois State University.

MENU:  Meals include fresh garden salad, vegetable du jour, homemade bread rolls, and your choice of coffee, iced tea and water.

Please select one of the following meal options during registration:

  • Main Entrée: Roast Garlic Pork Loin with Sherry Mushroom Sauce, including potato du chef
  • Vegetarian Option: Caesar Salad with Portabella

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: 12:00 noon on Wednesday, September 11th

Cancellation Policy: You may cancel any time prior to the RSVP deadline of the event and receive a refund or credit toward a future program. Please contact to confirm your cancellation and to make arrangements for a refund or credit.

If you cancel after registration has closed, there is no refund or credit available as the attendee headcount has been provided to the venue and any costs related to this (meal, materials, etc.) will have been billed. If you are unable to attend, someone else may attend in your place under this circumstance.

Guest Fee Payment Policy: All applicable guest fees must be paid online prior to the RSVP deadline for the event. Any registrations associated with unpaid guest fees will be cancelled if payment is not received by this deadline.


P.O. Box 46

Bloomington, IL 61702


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