Event Calendar

Olathe HR Roundtable “Unconscious Bias in Hiring”

Mar 22, 2022

11:30 AM - 01:00 PM

12345 College Boulevard, RC 101
Overland Park KS, 66210



Join us for the next Olathe Chamber of Commerce's HR Roundtable as we hear from Loretta Summers, President of the Summers Advisory Group, Inc and adjunct professor at Johnson County Community College, discussing Unconscious Bias specifically during the hiring process.

We will also briefly hear from Johnson County Community College Staff regarding grants available to businesses that have been impacted by COVID-19 for employee training through JCCC Continuing Education courses.

The meeting will take place at the Johnson County Community College Main Campus in the Regnier Center – Capitol Federal Conference Center. Please park on the east side near in the parking garage or open lots at the entrance of the Regnier Center and enter through the east doors. Signage will direct you to the meeting.


As always, HR Roundtable welcomes questions and input from members of the HR Roundtable council in attendance. If you have questions or first-hand experience around the topic of the month, we encourage you to attend and participate!

If you would like to receive notifications about this and future HR Roundtables, email slatham@olathe.org

Pre-registration is required as space is limited. Due to rules at our host venue there is no “B.Y.O.Lunch” option this month. You must register and pre-pay for catered lunch, $15 for this event.

For better service, Tax Exempt Members should give lunch payments to Mary Barrios at (913) 764-1050 or mbarrios@olathe.org.



What is the HR Roundtable? 

  • We offer a unique environment for human resources practitioners to explore related best practices, emerging trends, and workplace issues with their peers on a monthly basis.
  • Meeting registration opens two weeks prior to the event date and catered lunch registration ends the Friday before the meeting date. Complimentary Pepsi beverages are always available.
  • Payments for catered lunch are accepted online only. Cancelations must be received by 5 p.m. on the Friday prior to the event.
  • Space is limited to 30 people. A waiting list will be maintained as needed and individuals will be contacted if space becomes available.


Mission Statement:

  • The Olathe HR Roundtable offers human resource practitioners of member organizations a forum to discuss and share related best practices, emerging trends, and workplace issues. The main purpose of the roundtable is to create a unique environment where information can be shared in an open-exchange format that is collaborative, engaging, and valuable to represented organizations and the HR profession.

Who is it designed for?

  • The HR Roundtable was created as a networking and problem-solving opportunity for human resource practitioners who are directly involved in the personnel and hiring process of their organization (i.e. HR managers, recruiters, benefits specialists, payroll administrators, etc.). Small business owners and office managers often benefit from participating in these monthly meetings, as well. 

Can vendors attend?

  • Due to limited space and because of the nature of the topics that are openly discussed by the HR practitioners, some attendance restrictions do apply. Thus it is crucial to the group’s success that attendance is restricted to "vendors" (identified as people who work in a "non-HR role") who provide uniquely human resources services and/or products.
  • Up to five seats will be reserved for vendors representing a relevant product or service may attend each meeting, with only one representative per business or organization each month.
  • Vendors are often seen as the “solutions experts” to the questions and concerns pertaining to the month's topic; therefore vendor input is welcome while “sales messages” are not. Vendors, along with all attendees, are encouraged to utilize the lunch and networking portion to meet others in the room.
  • To determine the appropriateness of vendors attending, Chamber staff will evaluate several factors, including their relevance to the employment situations that the HR practitioners face in their day-to-day jobs (i.e. vendors who provide payroll services, pre-employment testing, staffing assistance, training, benefits, etc.); training or unique qualifications directly relating to the topic of the month (i.e. college representative, benefits expert, employment law specialist, government agency, corporate consultant, etc.); and membership status.

Can non-members of the Olathe Chamber attend?

  • One representative of a non-member organization is welcome to attend one meeting a year.

Can vendors make presentations to the HR practitioners that attend?

  • Vendor-led discussions or presentations are at the sole discretion of the Olathe Chamber of Commerce staff. 
  • This is a "no sales" environment in order to preserve the dialogue and integrity of the meetings.
  • Topics are organized and facilitated by Susan Wallace, Olathe Chamber, HR & Projects Manager. If you would like to submit a question or special request, we will respond ASAP or you may call the Olathe Chamber (913) 764-1050.
  • The HR Roundtable Corporate Sponsor of the Year is permitted to discuss their unique products and services for a brief designated portion of time each month.