We live in an increasingly diverse world, and can be more effective, confident and supported by embracing and understanding diversity of our teams, organizations, communities and even ourselves.

“Stand Up, Sit Down” will explore the diversity among us by thinking about our values, our backgrounds and our experiences. We might even discover that a fairly homogeneous looking group is much more diverse than we assume. Lead by Marti Carrington, HR director for a local nonprofit and passionate diversity advocate, this guided exercise involves identifying and personalizing some of this diversity, which may prove uncomfortable at times. Eventually, however, it might empower us to break down some of the stereotypes and assumptions that we, as a product of our cultures, experience, and life hold. 

Coffee/Donuts will be provided at 8:30am followed by an icebreaker then a guided exercise! 

Dodge Street Building – Husker Room 
11505 W Dodge Street 
Omaha, NE 68154

Date: Wednesday, Oct. 23rd
Time: 8:30am – 10:00am 

RSVP Deadline: October 16th
RSVP link:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/stand-up-sit-down-building-empathy-and-understanding-tickets-65478860033  
RSVP Questions: Calli Hite

Cost:  No cost to attend 

About the moderator: Marti Carrington leads a forward-thinking, strategic Human Resources department for an inclusive and welcoming organization, Lutheran Family Services. The HR department is focused on building and managing functions that further LFS’s strategic objectives to drive organizational success through proactive evaluation, development and oversight of human resources (HR) and volunteer management functions to directly support the organization’s vision, mission and goals. 

Away from work, Marti has three kiddos, a spouse, and a house full of joy (and fluffy pets!). Just a few of her community engagements include serving on the Executive Board of Directors for Omaha Girls Rock and participating in The Women’s Fund of Omaha’s Circles program. In her free time, she loves a good movie, an even better book, and snuggles on the couch with all three kids in a pile.