Education and Training Options
The Des Moines Civil and Human Rights Commission has a responsibility set out in its ordinance to provide training regarding discrimination law and issues. We can provide presentations for a wide variety of age groups and focus each presentation on your groups’ specific needs or interests.
All training areas cover issues in relationship to a difference in treatment in the areas of: Age, Race, Color, Creed, Sex, national Origin, Ancestry, Religion, Disability, Sexual Orientation, and Familial Status.
Email Us if you have any questions concerning training.
29th Annual Symposium of the Des Moines Civil and Human Rights Commission: America Where Are We Now?
When: Wednesday, March 18, 2015 from 8:00am - 4:00pm
Where: Des Moines University's Student Education Center, 3200 Grand Avenue, Des Moines (link to campus map)
Cost: There is no charge and lunch is provided!
Registration: Online registration is closed.
Program: View the detailed program HERE.
Continuing Education Units: 4.00 recertification hours are available toward PHR, SPHR, and GPHR.
Some of the sessions included:
- Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity
- Equal Employment Opportunity
- Civil and Human Rights Issues of the Day
- Human Trafficking
- Racial Profiling
If you have questions about upcoming symposiums: Email Us.
Presenting Sponsors of the 29th Annual Symposium include:
- Central Iowa Society for Human Resource Management
- Des Moines Area Community College
- Des Moines Area Association of Realtors
- Des Moines Civil and Human Rights Commission
- Des Moines University
- Greater Des Moines Friends of Human Rights, Inc.
- Iowa Realty
- City of Windsor Heights
- Des Moines Branch NAACP
- Des Moines Urban Experience
- Andy Burton
- Mikel Johnson
- Margo Jones
- Veola Perry
- Rudy Simms
- Jerry Tormey
- West Des Moines Human Rights Commission
- Jerry Tormey, Co-Chair
- Rudy Simms, Co-Chair
- Anne Bickell
- J.C. Bickell
- Gloria Cano
- Kim Cheeks
- Chris Fultz
- Dan Garza
- Robin Jenkins
- Lata D'Mello
- Rich Martel
- Veola Perry
- Chris Robinson
- Claire Rudison
- Arnold Woods
- Steve Zimmerman