ATDBR/SHRM Joint Meeting: Exploring Intersectionality as a Tool to Advance Inclusion

  • Thursday, November 21, 2019
  • 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Crowne Plaza: 4728 Constitution Ave, Baton Rouge, LA 70808


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 Program Details

During this meeting, we will discuss:

  • Diversity and Inclusion
  • Intersectionality Framework
  • Case Study: the Double Bind for Women of Color in STEM
  • Other Intersections
  • Implications
  • Dig Deeper

November Meeting Location: 
Crowne Plaza: 4728 Constitution Ave, Baton Rouge, LA 70808


Speaker Details


Dr. Gloria Thomas received a bachelor's degree in chemistry from Southern University and A&M College, where she held scholarships from the Timbuktu Academy, the Honors College and the Packard Foundation. She held several internships and also worked in the chemical industry for a brief period before earning a doctorate in chemistry at LSU as a Louisiana Board of Regents Fellow and an American Association of University Women Fellow. Thomas was a National Research Council Postdoctoral Fellow at the National Institute of Standards and Technology and an Assistant Professor at Mississippi State University and Xavier University of Louisiana. She returned to LSU as Executive Director of Research, Education and Mentoring Programs in the Office of Strategic Initiatives before taking the role of Director of the Center for Academic Success.

Thomas' academic training and faculty appointments have occurred across a wide variety of educational institutions, including Very High Research Activity institutions (as classified by the Carnegie Foundation), Historically Black Colleges or Universities (HBCUs), and both public and a small liberal arts and Catholic institution. Thomas also holds a post-graduate certificate in academic leadership from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology. These experiences have provided her a broad view of higher education, diverse student populations, emerging trends in higher education, and organizational effectiveness.

Dr. Thomas is passionate about empowering students, STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics), and diversity and inclusion. For her efforts in these areas, she received the 2014 Excellence in Mentoring Award, the 2010 Henry McBay Award for Excellence in Teaching, and the 2008 Outstanding Service Award, all from the National Organization of Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers. She also earned the 2007 Stanley C. Israel Award for Advancing Diversity in the Chemical Sciences from the American Chemical Society.

 Competency Alignment

ATD Competency Model

ATD Baton Rouge strives to align our programming to the ATD Competency Model. This month's program aligns with   the Performance Improvement area of expertise. Click the image to view the competency model.                                   

Meeting Schedule
 Check-in Begins
  11:30 AM
 Announcements Begin
  11:45 AM
 Program Begins
  12:00 PM

Pre-registration required.  No walk-ins.

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 Cancellation Policy

As soon as you complete the registration process, you will be guaranteed a seat at this event.  The completed registration process initiates an invoice from your ATD Baton Rouge Chapter to you that may be paid online, by mail, or on the day of the event.

Event Cancellations received within 48 hours prior to an event may be eligible to receive a full refund.  Cancellations will be accepted via e-mail and should be sent to the VP of Hospitality at  All refund requests must made by the member or credit card holder.  Refunds will be credited back to the original method of payment within 30 days from the date the payment was received.  Requests for cancellations received after the stated deadline will not be eligible for a refund.

ATD Baton Rouge Chapter

Your ATD Baton Rouge Chapter may have to pay for your meal and other fees if you register and then cannot attend.  Please help us protect your chapter’s finances.  You can submit cancellations at least 48 hours before the event; otherwise, we will have to invoice you to cover these costs.  If that should happen, we will be happy to accept your registration for future events as soon as you have settled your outstanding balance.

What happens if I register and then cannot attend an event?

If you cancel at least 48 hours prior to the event, you will not be charged.  If you’ve already made payment, we will be happy to issue you a refund.  If you cannot cancel before 48 hours, please feel free to send someone else in your place.  Kindly send an email to so we can have materials prepared for that individual.  Our goal is to make sure that person feels as welcomed as possible.  :)

How do I cancel my registration?

To cancel, please send an email to our VP of Hospitality at

Thank you for adhering to this policy.  Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions or comments.

Pre-registration required.  No walk-ins.
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