HR Strategies to Build Inclusive Workplaces
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Learn strategies for building HR processes that leverage and honor diverse candidates and employees through recruitment, hiring, onboarding, and HR policies

When: Thursday, January 23
9:00 am-4:00 pm (check-in starts at 8:30)
Where: Meetings On Pointe Training Center
2190 North Loop West, Suite 311
Houston, Texas  77018
United States

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HR Strategies to Build Inclusive Workplaces*

HR Strategies to Build Inclusive Workplaces*

Presented by Mary Rodriguez-Avila, MBA, BakerRipley

While basic research has shown that diverse and inclusive teams are better at problem-solving and fostering a global outlook, Human Resources professionals still struggle with building strategies for the modern workplace that maximize diversity at all levels. When advanced from a human and humane perspective, diversity challenges can become valuable opportunities for workplace inclusion, increased productivity, stronger team collaboration, and competitiveness amongst your market peers. This workshop will help Human Resources professionals understand the varying levels of inclusion, understanding D&I concepts and terms, brainstorm how changes to your processes for recruitment, hiring, and onboarding can leverage diversity,  and demonstrate how strategic D&I learning can build truly inclusive workplaces.

Credit Hours

*The workshop offers 6 PDCs for the SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP and 6 hours of Business credit towards PHR and SPHR recertification requirements.


MARY RODRIGUEZ-AVILA is the Founder of MR Strategies and a leading speaking and facilitator in Houston, Texas. An experienced learning specialist, facilitator, and diversity guru, she’s determined to bring more effective and engaging diversity learning to workplaces and organizations across the country.
Alongside her diversity work, Mary is the Director of People Culture, Strategy, and Engagement at BakerRipley. In this role, she leads a sixteen member human resources team. Mary works alongside the executive team to execute strategic agency initiatives in the areas of organizational development, training, leadership, human resources, and strategy. Rodriguez-Avila is also an adjunct faculty member and Corporate Fellow at the University of Houston Downtown where she leads courses for MBA students in Talent Management and HR Strategy. Rodriguez’s passions include social justice for marginalized populations. For two years, Rodriguez studied immigrant and refugee migration patterns to Houston at a local refugee home Casa Juan Diego. Prior to joining the team at BakerRipley, Mary served as an Executive Team Member at the University of Houston Downtown. Mary holds a bachelor's degree in Sociology and an MBA from Texas Woman's University.    

Payment & Terms
  • HR Houston Member  $365.00
  • HR Houston NonMember  $415.00 


Cancellations may be made with a full refund up to 5 business days prior to the workshop.  Individuals who register and neither cancel nor attend are not eligible for refund or rescheduling.  Substitutions may be made at any time; however, substitutions may incur an additional fee due to differences in the member type, e.g., substituting a non-member for a member registration. If you have any questions about this course, please contact HR Houston at 713.426.2646 or email


Map & Driving Directions

Make Your Commute Easier: 2190 North Loop West is NOT located on the feeder for the North Loop. You must turn onto East TC Jester and travel North approximately 2 blocks to "Entrance 5" of the office park named "The Preserve". Turn Right at Entrance 5 and look for the garage marked Building 2190 for parking. For additional information to help you avoid rush hour and/or construction back-ups, see our Optional Area Routes Guide (PDF).

P.O. Box 4240
Houston, TX 77210-4240

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