July 2019 Educational Program

30 July, 2019
11:00 AM - 1:30 PM
The Conference Center at Sea-Tac Airport
17801 International Blvd, Rm 6012M
Seattle, WA


11:00 am - 11:30 am - Registration & Networking
11:30 am - 1:30 pm - Lunch & Program

Human Trafficking: Creating Awareness in the Meeting & Events Industry By Diane Hawkins, SPHR, SHRM-SCP

MPI Washington State Chapter was the 1st MPI Chapter to sign the Trafficking Child Protection Code of Conduct (The Code), the 3rd Seattle based company, and we are proud to continue the fight against human trafficking. Our July program falls on July 30th which the General Assembly of the United Nations designated as the day “to raise awareness of the situation of victims of human trafficking and the awareness of their rights.” Join our discussion to learn what you can do to continue the battle to end human trafficking as we encourage all our members, planners and suppliers alike to stand up and be heard.

Learner outcomes:

    • How to recognize the signs for human trafficking
    • What steps to take if you see something unusual
    • How can your company and community help?

About the Speaker

Diane HawkinsDiane Hawkins, SPHR, SHRM-SCP is Vice President, People, Performance and Administrative services for Meeting Professionals International (MPI) in Dallas, where she serves as the human resources leader and is responsible for workforce planning, talent management, results-oriented performance culture and leadership and knowledge management. She also has responsibility for the association’s Volunteer Experience Team, which manages board relations and governance.

Prior to joining MPI in 2008, Diane served as a human resources consultant for Corporate Talent Resources and also as Senior Director, Human Resources at LSG Sky Chefs, Inc., where she led human resource activities for the Americas’ region with more than 6,000 employees and a $1B in revenue. 

Throughout her career, Diane has had a wide range of leadership assignments utilizing her knowledge of strategic management; workforce planning and employment; human resource development; total rewards; employee and labor relations; and risk management in a variety of industries including food service and production, hotels, manufacturing and a financial outsourcing organization.

Diane is certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resources by the Society for Human Resources Management and was an adjunct instructor for the University of Dallas where she facilitated the SHRM Learning System.  Diane currently serves as a board member for Our Friends Place and previously served on the board of Attitudes and Attire, both dedicated to promoting personal growth for women seeking self-sufficiency.  She holds a Bachelor of Business degree from Northwood University.

About the Venue

Conference Center at Seatac

The Conference Center at Sea-Tac International Airport is a single, unmatchable location INSIDE one of the country’s most vibrant metropolitan airports, and just steps away from your next flight and a quick trip from downtown Seattle or Olympia. Conveniently located inside the airport terminal (pre security on the mezzanine level above checkpoint 1 at the south end of the airport) the Conference Center provides a premier meeting experience for groups of 2 – 200 people. Our modern conference center offers five meeting rooms with over 4,000 square feet of flexible space. We offer complimentary audio visual, high speed Wi-Fi and parking to all of our conference center guests. Your group will be accommodated with unsurpassed customer service, state of the art technology, flexible meeting room set ups, enjoyable catering and a conference service staff that will be with you every step of the way.

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