While creating a diverse workforce makes good business sense, many organizations fail to create an environment where diverse people feel they can actively participate, also creating a culture where their contributions are respected and valued? Al’s presentation will focus on taking the next step toward moving beyond the individualism of diversity to a systemic cultural change needed to build inclusive organizations.d religious and other culturally diverse backgrounds to compete in the on-going war for talent that will not end in the foreseeable future.
During Al’s presentation he will discuss the important components necessary in order to move their workforces to value representation and inclusion.
Career Summary of Alvin C. Hill, Jr.
Alvin C. Hill, Jr. is currently the Senior Director of Diversity and Cultural Competence for The Milwaukee Center for Independence. (MCFI) Al was promoted into his current role in September of 2006, and in this role, is responsible for the overall planning, implementation and oversight of MCFI’s workforce and supplier diversity strategies and initiatives with direct oversight of the agency’s MCFI Diversity Team as well as two employee resource groups. Under his leadership, MCFI was awarded the Wisconsin Association of Equal Opportunity Strategic Diversity Council Award and The Wisconsin State SHRM Diversity Advocate Award in 2010 and 2016.
Al has been employed at MCFI since September of 2004 where he started as a Human Resource Specialist at one of MCFI’s affiliate companies New Health Services. In this role he provided HR support to 14 staff persons and over 900 field staff caregivers.
Concurrently Al is also the state Director of Diversity Inclusion and Workflex for the WI State Council SHRM.
Prior to coming to MCFI, Al was an HR Generalist/Affirmative Action Officer for the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District, Manager of Diversity Recruitment for a local staffing company and Manager of Recruitment and Human Resources and Terminal Manager for a local mid-size transportation company.
Al began his HR career in Affirmative Action and Diversity in the Wisconsin Army National Guard where he served for 25 years with 10 years as the Chief of the Equal Opportunity section for the 32D Separate Infantry Brigade.
Al has been called upon to provide diversity training to various companies and organizations such as Daimler Chrysler Motors Engine Division, State of WI Dept. of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR), State Technical College EO/AA Officers, Froedtert Health, The Sixteenth Street Health Clinic and Wisconsin Community Services (WCS). He has also been a guest speaker on matters of diversity at Ottawa University, Moraine Park Technical College, Marquette University, Carroll University, Mt Mary University and the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee.
Al is a published author in HR Focus Magazine with an article entitled: “Ten Strategies for Managers in a Multicultural Workforce.”
In giving service to the community, Al previously served as a Commissioner and vice-chair for the Milwaukee County Department on Aging, former board chairman Agape Community Center, Past President and board member of the Wisconsin Association of Equal Opportunity (WAEO), past board member and Diversity Advocate for the Metro Milwaukee Chapter Society of Human Resource Management (MMSHRM), and past president and board member of the NorthwestSide Community Development Corporation. He is also active in his church serving as an Ordained Deacon and New Member class teacher as well as Founder and Chairman of a church-based organization Career Options that provided career enhancement information for the youth of Milwaukee for 22 years. The program served over 1400 students annually over the length of time it was in existence.
In recognition of his service, Al has received commendations from the Office of the Governor State of WI, as well as City of Milwaukee and Milwaukee County, and Educator of The Year from the Milwaukee Chapter of the American Foundreymen’s Society. The Community Journal Black Excellence Award, as well as being listed in “Who’s Who in Black Milwaukee.”
Check-in from 7:30-7:45am. Breakfast will be served.
Our presentation will begin promptly at 8:00am and run until 930am.
Holiday Inn South
4751 Owen Ayres Court
Eau Claire, Wisconsin 54701
This program is valid for 1.5 SHRM certification credits.