Due to concerns about the ongoing COVID pandemic, Massachusetts Municipal Human Resources will hold its annual Labor Relations Seminar as a Zoom webinar series on Friday, Oct. 22, and Thursday, Nov. 4, both from 9 to 11:30 a.m.
The first session will feature a keynote by Malia Lazu, an award-winning, tenured strategist in diversity and inclusion. She will focus on how municipal employees can create a workplace culture that will increase the effectiveness of diversity and inclusion efforts.
Lazu has more than two decades of experience building diverse cultures in the political and civic space. She is founder of the Lazu Group, a multicultural consulting firm that specializes in transforming people, places and companies for a more inclusive world. She is also a lecturer in the Technological Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Strategic Management Group at the MIT Sloan School of Management.
The Oct. 22 session will also feature an MMA legislative update with MMA Legislative Director Dave Koffman, and a labor law update with Attorney Kate Feodoroff, a partner with Mead, Talerman & Costa, LLC.
The second session on Nov. 4 will feature two back-to-back workshops covering important topics in labor and employment. During this session, Rockie Blunt, President of Blunt Consulting Group, will lead a workshop about making the transition to supervisor.
The registration fee for the series is $75 for members and $90 for nonmembers, which includes access to the webinar recordings and any followup materials. The webinars must be purchased as a series, and recordings will be available only to those who have paid for the series.
The registration deadline is Wednesday, October 21, at noon. This is a hard deadline, late registrations will not be accepted. All requests for cancellation must be received by email by Oct. 15 to receive a refund.
Upon registering, you will receive an automated confirmation email. This email will not contain the Zoom access information. You will receive Zoom access information by email the day before each webinar in the series. If you believe you have registered but do not receive Zoom access information, please be sure to check your spam folder. Otherwise, please reach out to Timmery Kuck at [email protected].
Contact: MMA Member Services Coordinator Isabelle Nichols at [email protected].