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September Monthly Meeting - "Professional Language Tips to Promote Diverse and Inclusive Environments" with Alise Isbell

  • 9 Sep 2021
  • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Bay Oaks Country Club OR Zoom Virtual


Texas Bay Area SHRM is excited to announce we are officially gathering in person again for our monthly luncheon meetings - we hope you can join us!

Thursday, September 9th from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM

14545 Bay Oaks Blvd, Houston, TX 77059

****No walk-in registrations on the day of the event. Please be sure to register early if you plan to attend in-person, as we have a maximum capacity of 30 guests at Bay Oaks for this luncheon. The virtual attendance option will still be available. Masks are not required, but are encouraged to be worn per your preference.**

We will be meeting at Bay Oaks Country Club and lunch will be served. The last day to register for the in person luncheon will be Wednesday, September 8th, so please plan accordingly. 

There will also be a virtual presentation option (via Zoom) that will begin just before 12:00 pm for those of you who are unable to join us that day.

The Topic

"Professional Language Tips to Promote Diverse and Inclusive Environments" with Alise Isbell

Diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging are complex issues. What if we could easily include others without spending time and money on elaborate programs? We can. The solution is raising awareness about our unconscious language code.

Communication seems simple. A sender codes the message. The receiver decodes the message.

What if the receiver doesn’t know the code?

If people don’t understand, they’re immediately excluded from the message. They either need a translator, or they misunderstand, or they stop communicating. Confusion and frustration erode trust. Eroded trust leads to assumptions and dysfunctional relationships.

This session raises awareness about unproductive language habits and provides practical alternatives to improve communication and promote inclusive environments.

Meeting Agenda

  • 11:30-12:00 Check-in / Networking / Announcements / Lunch
  • 12:00-1:00 Speaker Presentation, followed by Q&A

Re-certification credits are available for this event (1 SHRM PDC; 1 hour HRCI) and will be shared with attendees after the meeting.


Guests are always welcome to attend our meetings, both in person and online! 

For on-site luncheon, networking, and presentation at Bay Oaks:

  • $35 TXBA SHRM Member
  • $45 Non-Member / Guest
  • $20 Student

For virtual presentation through Zoom:

  • $15 TXBA SHRM Member
  • $20 Non-Member / Guest

    About the Speaker

    Alise Isbell is a communication expert, experienced trainer, facilitator and instructional designer. She empowers clients to transform ideas into clear messages.

    She holds a B.A. in English and an M.A. in Business Communication. Alise is a Certified Microsoft Office User Specialist and The Birkman Method Consultant. She published articles on effective communication in Nationwide Business Journals while also winning an IABC Bronze Quill Award in Writing.

    Alise was the youngest elected President of ATD Houston in 2009 and is a member of the International Association for Business Communicators and HR Houston and frequently speaks at these organizations’ conferences.

    As an independent business owner, Alise provides instructional design services on any topic.  She carefully determines the current needs, defines the goals of training and creates materials to bridge the gap. Alise also delivers instructor-led training courses in person or online in five categories: written, spoken, interpersonal communication, train-the-trainer and microlearning.

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