Triggered, but Changing & Legal Update

Presented by: Christopher Ridenhour


Welcome to the research-based, best practices that promise to kick the Workforce Crisis directly in its tail; And… by the way, the solutions to the Great Resignation are intimately tied to DEI competencies! Let’s go further. Operationalizing honor, safety, and belonging unleashes elevated team morale, stellar engagement, and unprecedented retention.

In this lively and engaging program, Christopher seeks partners, explorers, bystanders, champions, skeptics, and cynics who aspire to trade their book knowledge for definitive action and measurable success. Together, we’ll identify the events, policies, traditions, and unwritten rules that guarantee  successful DEI initiatives.

More importantly, participants will grow in our capacity to use words that create greater rapport during conversations centered on race, class, or any other aspect of identity. Robust interactivity, revelation, and authentic belly laughs come together to minimize the cultural conflicts that defy the promises made by our organization’s website.

Hoping, wishing, and crossed fingers are no longer necessary as DEI strategies. Real talk. Real tools. Real connection. Triggered, but Changing is your golden ticket to the worries, wounds, and wins of a 25-Year Nationally traveled DEI Road Warrior. Strap in, we’re going deep!


Approved for 1.25 SHRM PDCs
Approved for 1.25 HRCI General Credit 

Blanket and Towel Drive for January Meeting – Share with the less fortunate this winter!


The Community Outreach Committee is collecting gently used, clean blankets and towels to share with those less fortunate this winter. It’s a great time to go through your linen closets and bring to the January meeting anything you don’t need for distribution to several organizations in need – the We Can Foundation in Camden, supporting homeless and disadvantaged families, and those suffering from addiction. We’ll also be donating items to the Animal Welfare Association in Voorhees to comfort dogs and cats at the shelter.


We appreciate the generosity of so many of our Tri-State members – thanks for your donations!


For the last two decades, Christopher served as Chief Learning Officer to two large multi-site Health Care corporations. His responsibilities included “actionizing” the Mission, Vision, and Values into daily commitments from personnel across all levels of the organization. He also directed system-wide Onboarding, DEI, Leadership Development, and Engagement strategies, resulting in above-industry increases in retention.

Over the same time, Christopher’s passion and enthusiasm led to innumerable opportunities to travel nationally as a perennial Conference Keynote and Performance Improvement Consultant. Audiences spanning The Pioneer Network, LeadingAge(all state affiliates), Argentum, AHCA/NCAL, NADONA, ANFP, AHE, among many others, have profoundly benefitted from the tools, techniques, and belly laughs that are hallmarks of his high energy trainings.

As recognition for the years of service to hundreds of communities across the country, LeadingAge awarded Christopher “Facilitator of the Year.” Christopher asks us to imagine the inevitable positive outcomes for our clients when EVERY colleague, across all levels, and walks-of-life, feels cherished and fired up to serve!

Christopher has a BA degree in English/Literature from Franklin and Marshall College.

Thank You to our Meeting Sponsor:


Meeting Location:

The Westin – Mt. Laurel
555 Fellowship Road
Mt. Laurel, NJ 08054

Meeting Agenda:

5:30pm: Networking
6:00pm: Dinner begins
6:30pm: Tristate Welcome and Updates
7:00pm: Legislative Update
7:15pm: Speaker Presentation
8:15pm: Wrap-up and More Networking

We look forward to seeing you!

Please note that video images and voice recordings may be taken during this meeting and other Tri-State HRMA events for use in the chapter newsletter and on social media. By attending this event, you are consenting to such use. If you object to the use of your image or voice, please contact our administrator, PD Jones and Associates, to discuss your options.

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