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    HR C-Squared Lab: What HR Can Do to Narrow the Gender Pay Gap

    Date: June 12, 2018, 11:30am – 1:30pm
    Parkland College Business Training
    1315 N Mattis Ave.
    Champaign, IL 61821
    Event Type:
    HR Hack Lab
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    Topic: What HR Can Do to Narrow the Gender Pay Gap

    HR C-Squared Labs are where HR Professionals come together to solve a HR challenge.  Using Design Thinking, we will CREATE and COLLABORATE to work on those challenges that we oftern are too busy to think strategically or tactically about everyday.


    • Learn more about a pertinent HR challenge
    • Apply design thinking concepts to solve the challenge, and other general HR challenges
    • Interact, test and receive feedback about your solutions from other HR professionals

    Facilitator:  LaTonya Wilkins

    LaTonya Wilkins is the Director of Talent Management at the Gies College of Business at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. While her career has been shaped by roles she has held working for highly admired companies in progressive talent management roles, she has expanded to work in academia and has advised dozens of arts entrepreneurs and small businesses on topics such as strategic planning, organizational development, and board development. LaTonya is currently the President of the True Star Youth Foundation board, which is a social entrepreneurship company that aspires to be the future global BuzzFeed for youth.  These diverse engagements have molded her into a highly versatile leader that achieves results across industries.  LaTonya is also a speaker, a diversity and inclusion pioneer, and a career, life and leadership coach. She co-founded GrowthSpurt, a community growth and a 1:1 coaching organization, and is currently in the process of becoming an ICF certified coach. LaTonya regularly writes and presents on topics such as the LGBTQ+ employee experience, organizational culture, inclusion, leadership and coaching on her Wicked Problems at Work blog ( She believes that the future of diversity lies in putting people, not programs, first (Inclusive Talent Development), which involves embracing the authenticity of underrepresented groups.  Her speaking spans many topics including HR Innovation, Organizational Culture, and HR Wicked Problems (Disrupt HR Chicago). In her spare time, LaTonya enjoys biking, hiking and reading. She also believes in the power of mindfulness and integrates the concepts into her work as much as possible.