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Chamber U: Diversity & Inclusion Series – Attracting, Hiring and Retaining Veteran Talent


November 14

08:00 am - 09:30 am


Toledo Regional Chamber of Commcerce

300 Madison Ave., 8th Floor Conference Room 813

Toledo, OH, US, 43604


Now more than ever, diversity and inclusion are at the forefront of workplace dialogue, but does your organization understand why they matters, the difference between the two and how you can start building a diverse and inclusive company today by utilizing the resources right here in our community?  Join the Toledo Regional Chamber of Commerce as we address these questions, and more, during our 2019 Chamber U series. 

This session, will be led by Meghan Michael, PHR, SHRM-CP, retired Navy Veteran and owner of HR Navigator, a company whose primary mission is educating small businesses on the benefits to hiring Veterans and how to create workplaces that attract and retain the best Veteran employees will lead this informative session.     

Veterans can be a tremendous asset to your company, once you find them, and give them the opportunity to excel in an environment that is welcoming and open to their experiences. In this session you will discuss military culture, some types of skills Veterans bring to the workplace and what type of company cultures Veterans desire in a workplace.  Additionally, you will learn Ohio specific Veteran statistics and how to become designated a Veteran friendly workplace.   

Meghan Michael, PHR, SHRM-CP, is a retired Navy Veteran who served over 20 years on active and reserve duty. She is a graduate of the United States Naval Academy and the University of San Diego. During her time on active duty she served as Mission Commander and Tactical Coordinator in the P-3C Orion, deploying to areas around the world such as Japan, South Korea, Thailand, Australia, Diego Garcia, Bahrain and Oman. The pinnacle of her flying career was flying missions in support of American and Allied ground troops in Afghanistan shortly after 9/11. Meghan also served as Director of Personnel, Operations and Training in Everett, WA, Executive Officer of Navy Operational Support Center, San Jose, CA and Commanding Officer of the Navy Operational Support Center Toledo, OH. Since retirement, Meghan has dedicated her time to Veteran issues and serves as the Co-Chair of the Northwest Military Affairs Committee.

Registration is no-cost to Chamber members, $20 for non-members. Seating is limited.

Light refreshments will be available.