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SHRS February 2024: "The American Dream Experience"

  • February 13, 2024
  • 11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
  • The Center, 2475 Boardwalk St. Suite 105, Norman, OK 73069
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  • Non-SHRS Members/Non-SHRM Members/Guests are $15.
  • SHRS Members that designate SHRS as their home chapter and are also SHRM Members are FREE!
  • Must be both SHRS Student Member & SHRM Student Member

SHRS February 2024 Meeting

Tuesday, February 13, 12 to 2 PM 

***This is a 2-hour session for 2 credit hours.***

The Center

2475 Boardwalk St. Suite 105

Norman, OK 73069

Doors open at 11:30; meeting starts at 12

"The American Dream Experience" 

The American Dream Experience is not an ordinary training, but rather an interactive empathy-building exercise.  Designed to foster awareness and connection, participants get the opportunity to "walk in someone else's shoes" and explore how everyday interactions and long-term opportunities impact people differently and their journey to their American Dream. 

3 Learning Objectives:

  • Raise awareness about how people experience life differently based on society's perception of their identities. 
  • Identify areas and actions that you may not be aware of that could be contributing to an environment that isn't inclusive to others. 
  • Empower Human Resources leaders with the tools to effectively foster an inclusive environment through their impact on policies, hiring, and overall organizational culture. 

3 Takeaways:

  • Better understanding of the systems and policies influencing inequity. 
  • Start the process of interrupting patterns of bias and stereotypes. 
  • Create empathy for how it feels to be marginalized. 

Presenters: Shalynne Jackson and Jackie Howell


Shalynne Jackson serves as the City of Oklahoma City's (OKC) first Chief Inclusion and Diversity Officer.  Prior to joining the City of OKC, Shalynne supported strategic I&D initiatives for multiple Fortune 500 companies.  She has served as various boards and is currently the Diversity Chair for the Oklahoma Human Resources State Council (OKHR); serves on Schnake Turnbo Franks' I&D Advisory Committee; and is on the board of ReMerge - a comprehensive diversion program.  In 2023, Shalynne was recognized by 405 Business Magazine as a Notable DEI Leader and one of the Metro's most influential leaders.  A graduate of The University of Oklahoma, Shalynne holds a Master of Human Relations degree.  Additionally, she is a qualified administrator for the Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI), a cross-cultural assessment of intercultural competence. 

Jackie Howell is an Inclusion Specialist for the City of Oklahoma City's Office of Inclusion and Diversity.  In this role, Jackie project manages Inclusion and Diversity programs for the improved experience of employees of the City.  Jackie began as an Inclusion and Diversity practitioner with the University of Oklahoma Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion where she developed and supported University belonging programs and initiatives.  Jackie received a Master of Human Relations degree and several graduate certificates from the University of Oklahoma.  Recently, Jackie was nominated and awarded the 2023 Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Award from the Oklahoma Human Resource State Council.   

A boxed lunch will be served.

SHRS Members and SHRS Student Members are FREE!

Non-members and guests are $15.


This program has been approved for 1 hour re-certification credit hours toward SHRM for Professional Development credits (PDCs).  Please visit the websites at



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