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October GPSHRM Monthly Meeting

  • October 14, 2015
  • 11:15 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Pensacola Bay Center, 201 E Gregory St., Pensacola, FL 32502


  • Member of GPSHRM Chapter

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Diversity and the Workplace

Speaker: Patty Vanderpool 


Topic detail:    

Workplace Diversity/Sensitivity

Learning Objectives:

  • Explore ideas and learn about diversity in brief interesting ways
  • Identifying roots of prejudice in oneself, understanding its effects on one’s thoughts and behavior.  Prejudice is learned.
  • Learn the value of getting to know people and recognizing that their uniqueness helps us all.

Speaker bio:

Patricia A. Vanderpool, MS, LPC, CEAP, NCGC-1

Supervising Licensed Professional Counselor                                                                                                                                                         

Certified Employee Assistance Professional                                                                                     

National Compulsive Gambling Counselor                                                                                                               

Qualification as DOT Substance Abuse Professional (SAP)                                           

  • CEO of EAP Lifestyle Management, LLC, a company providing global EAP and Work/Life Services
  • Lead Clinical Director:    EAP Lifestyle Management, LLC, Poarch Creek Indian and Mobile Fire Department Critical Incident Stress Management/Psychological First Aid Teams
  • Certified as woman-owned business by Women’s Business Enterprise National Council
  • Founding partner of OSHA’s Alabama and Florida Workplace Violence Alliance
  • International workplace trainer and presenter
  • Key trainer and EAP Supervisor:   USA & China
  • Author of web-based continuing education programs
  • Media contributor
  • Published in professional journals


 Presentation has been submitted for HRCI credit.

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