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St. Louis – Organizational Culture – HR Panel Discussion
October 27 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm CT
Join us for a panel discussion focused on the role that organizational culture has on attracting and retaining top talent. Higher Salaries, more time off, pet insurance, work from home, etc. are all great benefits and attractors for job seekers! However, in this day and age of the great resignation, heightened wide-spread health crises, increased remote workforces, and spread of generations in the workplace it’s proving that it will take more than money and supplemental benefits to attract, engage and retain top talent. Therefore, the questions become, What’s your company’s appeal? Why should people want to work for your organization? Why should they stay? What are our distinguishing attributes? The answers to these questions reside within your company culture. HR Professionals can serve as Culture Conductors guiding their Executive Teams and Business Leaders in understanding how to cultivate a strong company culture, one which is hard to break up with!
Rhoda Banks is the Senior Executive Head of Culture & Inclusion for American AgCredit, a food and Agriculture Bank, she is also an Adjunct Instructor for Webster University. She has more than 25 years’ experience in leading, designing and deploying organizational people strategies which coincides with who she is as an individual, a person who is truly committed to people and who sincerely wants to see everyone win.
Shannon Norman is an Inclusion of Women in Leadership coach, speaker, human resources director at EyeCare Partners better known as Clarkson EyeCare, and the founder of the movement Accept The Compliment™.
Shannon helps women in male-dominated industries break through the glass ceiling. Using her methods, her clients have the tools to get the promotion they deserve. Shannon has over 20 years of experience in Human Resources, coaching hundreds along the way. In addition to holding a Senior Certified Professional certification in Human Resources, she is also certified by the International Coaching Federation, the gold standard in the coaching industry and the President Elect for the St. Louis International Coaching Federation chapter. Shannon earned an MBA at Southeast Missouri State University Harrison College of Business. She was a non-traditional student who furthered her education as a working adult.
Leslie Tolliver joined Midland States Bank in August of 2020, as the Sr. Employee Relations Specialist. Her core areas of competency include recruitment and employee relations matters. Midland has also allowed Leslie to grow in the DEI space. Leslie recently completed and became a certified diversity professional through Cornell University. A St. Louis native, before joining Midland Leslie practiced law in the areas of family, criminal defense, and education for more than 16 years. She obtained both her BA in English and Juris Doctorate from UM-Columbia. She also holds a certificate of completion from the National Computer Forensics Institute, in Computer Forensics and Discovery and recently was recognized as a Certified Diversity Professional with the completion of Cornell’s certification program. Leslie’s former experience as the chair of the St. Louis County Board of Equalization, a municipal judge, prosecutor, and political consultant, gives her a holistic insight into privilege and the connection between just living and thriving. Leslie’s love for DEI work was birthed out of being the first black or first woman to hold these positions.