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2018 Virginia DBE Transportation Training Symposium

March 14-15, 2018

Greater Richmond Convention Center
Richmond, Virginia

"Ramp-up for Success"

2018 Virginia DBE Transportation Training Symposium  -  March 14-15, 2018  - Greater Richmond Convention Center - Richmond, VA- VDOT Logo

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photo of speaker Daphne Maxwell Reid is best known as Aunt Vivian from the hit comedy, "The Fresh Prince of Bel Air". Her 40-year acting career is still vital with roles on many new television programs including as the host of "Virginia Currents" on Richmond's WCVE (PBS).

Presently serving on the following boards, her involvement in the community at large rounds out a full schedule; Virginia Foundation For The Humanities Board, the Petersburg Area Art League Board, and the Citizens' Action Commission for the Governor's Mansion.

Daphne Maxwell Reid is an avid photographer of DOORS from around the world and is exhibiting and selling her collection entitled "Daphne Maxwell Reid's Fresh Prints®" at speaking engagements, art gatherings and on her website: http://www.DaphneMaxwellReid.com. Four beautifully published books of photographs, "DOORS", "Opening Closed Doors: Cuba 2015", "Belgium: Doors Old & New", and "France", (accounts of her worldwide journeys to capture the portals) are available on her website. Also available on the website, "Grace, Soul & Motherwit: A Cookbook Spiced With Personal Memories", which was 36 years in the making!

In keeping with her desire to express all facets of her creativity, Daphne has launched her limited edition, wearable art collection: Chinese silk brocade "toppers" called Daphne Style. She is exhibiting the two current style collections at fashion shows from Virginia to Las Vegas to New York. Yes, she custom makes them all herself. Have you ordered yours?

photo of speaker Sharon E. Harrington, M.A., C.P.L.P., is the founder and Senior Organizational Communication Consultant of Amediate, LLC. She brings over 25 years' experience facilitating workplace learning and mediating/investigating costly issues surrounding internal workplace conflict. These matters left unresolved can be time-consuming, disruptive, and elevated to discrimination claims of harassment and hostile work environments. She is a professional in adult learning with expertise in connecting applicable communication skills that drive business strategies and core values to a vision of measured success. She has helped leaders see visible results in conflict and stress reduction by providing employees at all levels with empowering skills and techniques to self-navigate difficult and uncomfortable workplace situations before they become explosive.

Ms. Harrington often presents on topics surrounding harassment prevention and diversity in the workplace and is a past presenter with EEOC TAPS conference in multiple U.S. regions. She holds an MA degree in Organizational Communication from Arizona State University and a BA degree in Public Relations/Journalism from Kent State University. She received a certificate in Federal Workplace Mediation from George Mason University and a FAD (Federal Agency Decision) certificate from the EEOC Institute. www.AmediateLLC.com

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