Our Diversity and Inclusion: The Work of Doing Less Harm Each Day


Yet Another Great NCEAPA Training Opportunity, Coming Soon!

Member Appreciation Day, September 11, 2020 via ZOOM

Our Diversity and Inclusion: The Work of Doing Less Harm Each Day

Presented by:
Augusto E. Pena, BS, MA

Location: Your Choice, via ZOOM!

Time: 8:30am to 4:30pm

Lunch Menu: Whatever you want – from wherever you are!

Dress: Your choice…again! 6.0 Continuing Education Hours  

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***(note: After registering you will be directed to PayPal despite selected payment option; if you are exempt from payment, close the window at this point.)

Our Presenter:
Augusto E. Peña, Director, Office of Intercultural Engagement, UNC Greensboro, Greensboro NC. Mr. Pena holds a Master of the Arts Degree in Education in Higher Education Administration and Bachelor of Science Degree in Political Science with concentration in International Relations and Comparative Politics

Each of us has a role to play in how welcoming, inclusive, and healthy our organizations and communities are each day. Some days we may get it right and other days we may feel lost or tired. Plenty of days we feel somewhere in between or something different entirely! In this session we will explore the following questions and I hope the answers are helpful to you. How do we “show up” around others? What assumptions do we hold? What can we teach others and what can we learn from others?

This Training is…
Member Appreciation Day

And, Remember Our Member Bring a Guest Opportunity!
If a North Carolina EAPA chapter member brings a new guest to chapter training the training is free to the member and that guest. If the guest joins the chapter, then the member gets a $25 gift certificate. Your guest should be in the Employee Assistance or a related field.

A great way to introduce colleagues to our great organization.

Thank you, Pavillon, for partnering with NC EAPA to deliver this training! https://www.pavillon.org

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August 14, 2020 NCEAPA Training via ZOOM


How Implicit Bias and Political Discussions Can Potentially Lead to Racial
Discrimination In The Workplace


Presented by:
Arlene Glover, BA
Jim Stratton, MA, LCMHC
Brian Hissom, MA, LCMHCS

With the support and assistance of Old Vineyard

Location: Your HOME, OFFICE, or nearby Park via ZOOM!
Time: 8:30am to 11:30am
Lunch Menu: Whatever you want – from wherever you are!
Dress: We’ll leave that to you…
3.0 Continuing Education Hours

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This training will address the implicit bias and political discussions in the workplace can potentially lead to racial discrimination inside the workplace. The training will provide an overview of the history of racial discrimination, civil rights and the impact of subtle bias in work settings. Participants will learn about the role of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in investigating racial discrimination and racial harassment claims.

Our Presenters:
Ms. Glover Arlene Martina Glover, BA. is Supervisory Equal Opportunity Investigator (Local Director) of the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Greensboro, NC.

Mr. Jim Stratton, LCMHC, CEAP is an Employee Assistance Professional with over 28 years as a clinician including 20 years working in EAP in various settings. For the past 3 years he has worked as a Military Family Life Counselor on US military bases in Europe.

Mr. Brian Hissom MA, LCMHCS, NCC, BC-TMH Is a Certified Rational Emotive Behavior Therapist, a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Supervisor, and Certified Tele-Mental Health provider. He is in private practice at Brian S Hissom & Associates, PLLC and is co-founder and co-director of Employee Assistance Resources, established with Gary S. Indenbaum, Ph.D. in Hickory, NC.

Planned Agenda:
8:15 am Open stream for people to gather
8:30 Welcome and announcements, thank Old Vineyard for partnering
8:40 introduce Arlene Glover. Begin training
10:15 Break
10:00 Brief announcements, A few minutes with Old Vineyard
10:30 Moderated discussion: Jim Stratton, Brian Hissom
11:30 Conclude training

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July 2020 A Message from the President

Fellow NC EAPAers!

This is a follow up to our commitment to provide resources as promised in our Social Justice statement. Please find resources below around addressing diversity and inclusion issues as well as related topics in the workplace. The information below is not an exhaustive list but, we hope is a great start in working with client companies to address these topics.

We hope it helps!
Stay Well & Sanitized!


Dr. Renee’ Evans
Your NC EAPA President

Our May 29 NCEAPA Training Is ON!

Join NCEAPA for a three hour training, 8:30am to 11:30am followed by our North Carolina EAPA Chapter Meeting, both via teleconference from the comfort of your home or office. Given our current public health / social behavior responsibilities, we are going to present NCEAPA May Training via teleconference. The training has been reduced in duration to three hours due to the teleconference delivery modality and the potential for “video fatigue.” We are also considering a second three hour training to follow in June or July.

An Introduction to Motivational Interviewing

Presented by Robert McGuire, Jr, MA, LCMHC, EMDR Trained, CSAT-C.

In this training you will learn the origin of Motivational Interviewing and the primary purpose and use for the development of this approach. This training will also cover the core techniques for using motivational interviewing effectively with clients. Participants will learn when to use these techniques and have an opportunity to practice them with each other.

Robert McGuire is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in Charlotte, NC, currently in private practice with Charlotte Counseling Associates. Robert has experience working with individuals, couples and families in the hospital, church, private practice and in-home settings. His focus is on working through many of life’s challenges including mental health, addictions, substance abuse and trauma. Robert has a passion for the therapeutic work he does, the therapeutic relationship with clients and the hope and freedom this work offers clients.

Fee: Members $25.00
Non-Members $45.00

Click here to register for the event. You will receive the webinar invitation prior to the event.

This will be a great opportunity to reconnect with friends and colleagues, to learn new skills and support your NC EAPA Chapter.

April 2020 A Message from the President

Dear NC EAPA Family,

This is an unprecedented time due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We, as a world, have been impacted in our professional and personal lives. Because our stamina is being challenged in varied ways, it is easy to experience frustration, hopelessness, compassion fatigue, and loneliness. I want you to know that NC EAPA is here for you as your professional association. I’m hoping that as fellow EA professionals that you too are taking good care of yourselves as you work to take care of everyone else! As you continue to take care of others, let us take care of you by sharing the valuable resources in the following link.

Be Well & Stay Sanitized.
Your NC EAPA President,


Dr. Renee’ Evans