June Diversity Symposium 2017

Jun 14th 7:30 am - 9:00 am

Wednesday, June 14, 2017
7:30 - 9:00am
BlueCross BlueShield of Nebraska
1919 Aksarben Drive


Ralph Kellogg

Topic: "LGBTQIA & Gender Transition in the Workplace"

Businesses have taken a more progressive stance toward LGBTQIA employees; however there are some things that employers can do and should do to support LGBTQIA employees. LGBTQIA employees are a crucial market in terms of business talent resources and potential business markets. Understanding how to support employees who identify as LGBTQIA will help bring a depth of knowledge to the work environment and single to the marketplace the organization not only values, but promotes diversity.

The objectives of the training are to introduce /re-introduce the following topics:

  • Tolerance versus inclusion
  • What does a diverse workplace look like
    • Including terminology that support inclusion and diversity
  • How to support LGBTQIA employees beyond affinity groups
  • Options that LGBT progressive companies are doing attract and retain LGBTQIA employees

HRAM is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM.  This program has been pre-approved for 1.5 PDCs for the SHRM-CPSM and SHRM-SCPSM.  For more information about certification or recertification, please visit www.shrmcertification.org.


This Program has been submitted for 1.5 hours of HR CREDIT from the HR Certification Institute. The use of this seal is not an endorsement by the HR Certification  Institute of the quality of the program. It means that this program has met the HR Certification Institute's criteria to be  pre-approved for recertification credit.



Symposiums are smaller and less formal meetings for HRAM members and the Omaha community. It is FREE to attend; however, registration is required as seating is limited.

2017 Diversity Symposiums:

Wednesday, August 9, 2017
"Gender Inequality in the Workplace" 

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

thank you to our Symposium sponsor:


About the Presenter


Ralph Kellogg serves as the Vice President of Human Resources and Corporate Training at Centris Federal Credit Union. Mr. Kellogg has over twenty years of experience in banking, customer service, sales, and non-profit arenas. Mr. Kellogg has an extensive background in strategic planning, training, corporate communications, and human resources, to include the areas of employee relations and labor union management.

Mr. Kellogg received a B.S. in Business Administration from Creighton University in 1992. He obtained an MBA from Bellevue University in 2002, and an M.S. in Negotiation and Dispute Resolution from Creighton University in 2009. In 2012 Mr. Kellogg received a B.S. in Human Resources Management from Bellevue University earning cum-lade designation. Mr. Kellogg holds the Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) designation from the Human Resources Certification Institute (HRCI), as well as the Senior Certified Professional (SCP) in Human Resources from the Society of Human Resources
Management (SHRM). Kellogg also has the Professional in Project Management (PMP) credential from the Project Management Institute. Mr. Kellogg has also earned professional certifications from Cornell University in the areas of Employee Relations and Strategic Human Resources Management.

Mr. Kellogg has served on a variety of local nonprofit Boards of Directors including, the Literacy Center of the Midlands, and Together, Inc. He currently serves on the BOD of the Nonprofit Association of the Midlands, Heartland Family Services, Youth Emergency Services, Keep Omaha Beautiful, Inclusive Communities, as well as the Advisory Council for Financial Education at Metropolitan Community College. Mr. Kellogg has been with his husband, Steve, for 25 years [married for 3], enjoys reading, exercising, volunteering and spending time with his two dogs, Daisy and Sophie, during his spare time.










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