GBRSHRM + ATDBR NOVEMBER 2021 Membership Meeting

  • Thursday, November 18, 2021
  • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Crowne Plaza 4728 Constitution Ave Baton Rouge, LA 70808 or Zoom Link (Will be sent no later than 24 hours before the meeting)



(Hybrid meeting with in-person or virtual attendance options; 1 flat fee of $30 regardless of the option you choose. In-person meeting does come with a meal. Price is set by Greater Baton Rouge SHRM for this meeting)

Topic: The Stories We Live: Unpacking how our diverse stories create – or destroy – inclusion (Hybrid)

Presenter: Laura Heider, MBA

The Regional Director of Diversity & Inclusion for Ochsner Health for the Baton Rouge/Lake Charles Region. Prior to her role at Ochsner, Laura worked at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). Most recently serving as a Senior Consultant for Leadership Development, training clinical leadership teams in accountable care practices, she previously worked as Communications Director and Program Manager for UAB School of Medicine’s Office for Diversity & Inclusion. Laura holds a B.A. in Women’s Studies from the University of Utah, and a Master’s in Business Administration from UAB. She is an award-winning public speaker, and a Cook Ross certified implicit bias trainer.

Session Summary:

The Stories We Live: Unpacking how our diverse stories create – or destroy – inclusion

The human mind is in the continual process of creating stories: stories to make sense of our experiences, stories to inform our decisions, stories that tell us who we are. This continuous process of story creation often happens beyond the level of conscious thought; it’s an undercurrent that informs everything, without our being fully aware of it. When we have incomplete information, our brains will automatically fill the gap with stories – whether they’re true or accurate, or not. Unpacking this internal storytelling process can help us understand the ways in which our unspoken narratives divide us, and the ways in which consciously forging new stories can bring us together and help harness the full power of inclusivity.

Meeting Schedule
 Check-in Begins
  11:30 AM
 Announcements Begin
  11:45 AM
 Program Begins
  12:00 PM

Pre-registration required no later than Monday November 15, 2021 at 12pm.  No walk-ins.
(There is 1 flat fee whether you attend in-person or online). If you're a GBRSHRM member, it is suggested that you register through GBRSHRM's website.

 Cancellation Policy

As soon as you complete the registration process, you will be guaranteed a seat at this event.  The completed registration process initiates an invoice from your ATD Baton Rouge Chapter to you that may be paid online, by mail, or on the day of the event.

Event Cancellations received at least 48 hours prior to an event may be eligible to receive a full refund.  Cancellations will be accepted via e-mail and should be sent to the Treasurer at  All refund requests must made by the member or credit card holder.  Refunds will be credited back to the original method of payment within 30 days from the date the payment was received.  Requests for cancellations received after the stated deadline will not be eligible for a refund.

ATD Baton Rouge Chapter

Your ATD Baton Rouge Chapter may have to pay for your meal and other fees if you register and then cannot attend.  Please help us protect your chapter’s finances.  You can submit cancellations at least 48 hours before the event; otherwise, we will have to invoice you to cover these costs.  If that should happen, we will be happy to accept your registration for future events as soon as you have settled your outstanding balance.

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Pre-registration required.  No walk-ins.

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