Tri-State HRMA and its Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Committee is pleased to announce the launch of a bi-monthly DEI Lecture Series, intending to give insight and increased understanding surrounding issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace. Ranging from topics on how to assess diversity in your workplace to in-depth conversations broadening the basis for thought and understanding.

The best part of this-the DEI Lecture Series are free-with the possibility of earning some SHRM or HRCI credits towards recertification!

You are cordially invited to save the date for the first four sessions now and are encouraged to invite others (no need to be a Tri-State HRMA member).

  • August 9, 2022 – The relationship between Employee Engagement, Psychological Safety, and DE&I—which comes first?

Approved for 1.00 SHRM PDC’s
Approved for 1.00 HRCI General Credit

In the 1990’s, Gallup developed the Q-12 assessment for measuring employee engagement. In the US, it gained momentum in the early 2000’s and today is in common use by the majority of mid and large-cap companies to get a sense of how much discretionary effort their employees are giving and why. In 2012, a manager from Google’s People Analytics department started Project Aristotle, a two-year project to learn the key elements of high performing teams and team effectiveness. After two years, group norms were found to be key to teams’ success. These are the unwritten and often unspoken rules guiding the behavior of the teams. Said differently, the team is more important than the individual achievements of the team members. However, who established the group norms and how much does the background, age, gender, race, ethnicity, disability or sexual identity and his, her or their feeling of fairness, feeling seen heard and valued, safety and belonging play into the team chemistry? In this presentation, we look at this subject from a different angle and present a relationship between diversity demographic dimensions, psychological safety, and employee engagement considering which is more foundational, which is more mid-tier, and which is more of a result of the right alignment, application of principles and dynamics of the team.

  • October 11, 2022 – Inclusive Conversations: A proven way to talk with less criticism, listen with less judgment, and connect across differences
  • December 13, 2022 – DEI Leadership Competencies: The missing link to Operationalizing Inclusion

For our first four sessions, we have partnered with Culture Shift Consulting Group, offering over 40 years of DEI, HR, Organizational Development, and Change Management expertise. Our Presenter will be Armers Moncure, a Management Consultant, Keynote Speaker, and Strategist in the area of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion with a focus on Cultural IQ, Unconscious Bias, and Inclusive Leadership. Armers has led company-wide DE&I Installations, training rollouts, and large-scale culture change initiatives both nationally and internationally. His current thought contributions include exploring the relationship between Employee Engagement, Psychological Safety, and DE&I, as well as positioning that DEI Leadership Competencies are the Missing Link to Operationalizing Inclusion.

Lecture Series Details


When: Tuesdays – 6/14/22, 8/9/22, 10/11/22, 12/13/22
Time: 12:00 – 1:00pm ET
Cost: $0
Location: Virtual via Zoom


All attendees will receive a Zoom link to the Lecture each morning prior at approximately 9:00am ET. The link will be sent from Constant Contact to the email that you used to register.

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