December 6 Chapter Meeting
8:30 am - 12:15 pm

Conscious Inclusion


MEMBERS* and STUDENTS are always FREE!
Non-Members $40 | Retirees $5

*Members will receive a PROMO code via the listserv to waive the registration fee. Members may also invite ONE guest to ONE chapter meeting during the course of the year. Didn't get the PROMO code? Not sure if you are a current member? Questions? Please contact Tricia or Kim 312-756-7756 or


Gary Alveranga has been with The Kaleidoscope Group since 1997. Gary currently serves as Senior Consultant and Certified Master Facilitator. Gary oversees the development and certification of internal training staff and external consultants. Gary strategically consults with executive clients, nationally and globally, and he also assists with diversity education design and implementation. He is noted as being able to “connect” with and present to all audiences due to his thorough understanding of the business case and impact of diversity for every stakeholder. A few of Gary’s client engagements include organizations such as Blue Cross Blue Shield, Caterpillar, CNA Insurance, Coca-Cola Bottling, Duracell, Federal Reserve Bank, John G. Shedd Aquarium, Northrop Grumman, Sara Lee, and The Wildlife Conservation Society.  Gary is originally from Jamaica, West Indies and has a B.S. from Drexel University in Electrical Engineering.

Melanie Munoz specializes in Client Partnerships covering all areas of the business including the areas of workforce, workplace, community, supplier diversity, and marketplace focusing on providing customized, strategic solutions to address the specific needs of her clients’ culture. Some of the clients that she has had the pleasure of working with include L-Brands, CNA Insurance, Manpower Group, Discover Financial, and many more! Melanie is a proud graduate of The University of Toledo in Toledo, OH where she received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications with a minor in Business and a Master’s degree for Diversity Leadership from Cleveland State University.

Program Overview: 
A successful diversity and inclusion journey explores dynamics that cause inclusion, but also takes a step further. Learn new concepts and gain a framework for demonstrating intentional, proactive and conscious inclusion, consistently and with everyone.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Know how to show up as inclusive, with everyone.
  2. Explore your personal lens and worldview and the ways they impact decisions
  3. Commit to a personal action plan to put into practice back on the job.
  4. Explore the five conscious inclusion principles.

PDH/CE Units: 2.0

8:30-9:00 am: Networking
9:00-9:45 am: Business Meeting
9:45-10:00 am: 15 Minute Break
10:15-12:15 pm: Program
12:15 pm: Optional Networking Lunch**

**Networking Lunch is optional and each attendee is responsible for their own meal.

Lunch Location: Miss Asia - 434 W Diversey Pkwy, Chicago, IL 60614
(773) 248-3999  Click here for a walking map from the hospital.

**CEU Certificates given out upon completion of the program**

Location & Food Host: 

Location: St. Joseph Hospital 2900 N. Lake Shore Dr., Chicago, IL 60657

Meeting Room: Attendees will need to stop at the security / reception desk to get a badge before going to the Boikan conference rooms, 2nd floor. 

Transportation Information: Belmont red line is the closest station; the Belmont and Diversey buses heading East will get you closer.

Parking: There is a garage on site (there is a fee), valet or street parking. You may also want to try Spot Hero.

Northern Illinois Chapter Employee Assistance Professionals Association (NIEAPA)

Address: 400 E. Randolph #2305, Chicago. IL 60601
Phone: +1 (312) 756-7756

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