Ohio SHRM State CouncilAffiliate of The Society for Human Resource Management

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion 

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Director

Chad Mick


The Ohio SHRM State Council is a resource to all Ohio chapters and businesses for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DE&I). DE&I continues to evolve and is still a current and pressing matter for companies today. Diversity is both visible (ability, age, gender, skin color, etc.) and invisible (beliefs, ethnicity, experiences, habits, personality, religion, sexual orientation, thinking style, etc.). Diversity presents an opportunity for any chapter or company to fully leverage all of the differences that can push an organization forward, and inclusion allows each participant to be fully appreciated, challenged, engaged, productive, and respected. The State Council assists local chapters with ongoing dialogue and is the central repository for best practices in DE&I.


Upcoming DEI Events

April 10 – Inclusion Conference – Toledo, OH - NOHRA Inclusion Conference - LINK TO REGISTER  

April 25 - DEI Leadership Panel - Cleveland, OH - Cleveland SHRM - LINK TO REGISTER

May 23 – DEIB Conference – Sharonville, OH - DEIB Conference - CincySHRM

May 28 – Asian American, Native Hawaiian, & Pacific Islander Leadership Summit – New York, NY - https://tristatediversitycouncil.org/events/2024-asian-american-pacific-islander-leadership-summit/ 

Aug 8 – Northern Ohio ERG Summit – Cleveland, OH - http://www.ohiodiversitycouncil.org/events/2024-ohio-erg-summit/ 

Oct 3 – National Disability Inclusion Summit – Atlanta, GA - https://www.georgiadiversitycouncil.org/events/2024-national-disability-summit/ 

Oct 4 – Manufacturing Diversity Summit – Columbus, OH - 2024 Manufacturing Diversity Summit – Ohio Diversity Council 

Nov 4 – 7 – SHRM Inclusion 2024 – Denver, CO - INCLUSION 2024 | Conferences (shrm.org)  

DEI Speaker's List

The Ohio SHRM State Council would like to create a list of local DEI speakers for Ohio-based SHRM chapters to connect with for their chapter meetings.  If you are a DEI speaker within Ohio, or you know of one, please submit contact information to Chad Mick at cmick@directionscu.org.  Please share Name, Location, Email Address, and Speaking Topics.   Please be aware that your information will be made available on our website for visitors to view.

Link to Speaker's listing - click HERE.   (Updated 01/2024)

DEI Resources & Links

  • National Diversity Council’s Certified Diversity Professional Program 
  • USF’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the Workplace Certificate
  • National Diversity Council
  • SHRM’s Introduction to the Human Resources Discipline of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Harvard’s Implicit Association Tests 
  • TedTalk: Janet Stovall – “How to get serious about diversity and inclusion in the workplace” 
  • Human Rights Campaign’s LGBTQIA+ Glossary of Terms ()
  • Human Rights Campaign’s LGBTQIA+ Workplace Resources 
  • https://pronouns.org/ - A Guide to Understanding Personal Pronouns 
  • https://togetherforwardatwork.shrm.org/ - SHRM – Together Forward 
  • https://www.shrm.org/ResourcesAndTools/hr-topics/Pages/diversity-equity-and-inclusion.aspx - SHRM DEI Updates and Resources
  • https://askjan.org/ - JAN – leading source of free, expert, and confidential guidance on workplace accommodations and disability employment 
  • https://www.shrm.org/ResourcesAndTools/tools-and-samples/hr-forms/Pages/Guide-to-Developing-a-Strategic-Diversity-Equity-and-Inclusion-Plan.aspx - SHRM’s Guide to Developing a Strategic DEI Plan 
  • https://www.shrm.org/ResourcesAndTools/tools-and-samples/policies/Pages/diversitypolicy.aspx - SHRM’s DEI Policy Template
  • https://www.shrm.org/ResourcesAndTools/tools-and-samples/hr-forms/Pages/diversitysurveys.aspx - SHRM’s DEI Employee Survey
  • https://www.shrm.org/resourcesandtools/tools-and-samples/presentations/pages/thebusinesscasefordiversity.aspx - SHRM’s Template for Building a Business Case for DEI 
  • https://www.ted.com/talks/kimberle_crenshaw_the_urgency_of_intersectionality - TedTalk: Kimberlé Crenshaw – The Urgency of Intersectionality 
  • https://www.hks.harvard.edu/faculty-research/library-knowledge-services/collections/diversity-inclusion-belonging/anti-racist – Harvard’s Racial Justice, Racial Equity, and Anti-Racism Reading List
  • “The Genderbread Person – A tool for breaking down the concept of gender into bite-sized pieces” - LINK: The Genderbread Person version 4 - ? It's Pronounced Metrosexual (itspronouncedmetrosexual.com)
  • Pride At Work Ohio.
  • Zettabytes.Today’s List of DEIB Resources
  • “’Did That Just Happen?!’ by Stephanie Pinder-Amaker and Lauren Wadsworth”
  • “CultureAmp’s 2023 Report on the State of Workplace Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion”