Diverse workforce topic at Clark College

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Clark College instructor Debi Jenkins discusses tools for supporting workplace diversity from 4 to 5 p.m. Feb. 13 in the Ellis Dunn Community Room, Gaiser Hall room 213 at Clark College, 1933 Fort Vancouver Way. Jenkins' free, public presentation is part of Clark College's Faculty Speaker Series.

Jenkins will address how many employees from disadvantaged communities feel disconnected from their workplaces, leading to challenges in employee retention. Jenkins will offer tools for helping co-workers overcome feeling disconnected. Jenkins creates a framework for supporting workplace diversity based on the seven principles of Kwanzaa: unity, self-determination, collective work and responsibility, cooperative economics, purpose, creativity and faith.

Jenkins is division chair of Behavioral Sciences and is head of the Early Childhood Education department at Clark College.

Those needing accommodation due to a disability should contact Disability Support Services, 360-992-2314 or 360-991-0901 two weeks before the event. Driving directions and parking maps are available at www.clark.edu/maps.