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    February 2021 VIRTUAL Monthly Luncheon - Out of the Shadows in Corporate America: Mental Health in the Workplace

    Date: February 9, 2021, 11:45am – 1:15pm
    Virtual - Zoom
    Members: $15 | Guests: $25 | Students: $10
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    Out of the Shadows in Corporate America: Mental Health in the Workplace

    Presented by: Rob Vallentine, Executive-in-Residence, Saginaw Valley State University

    In 2018, Rob met an amazing Marriott employee who inspired him through a conversation on an elevator to begin to share his story because “you never know what is going on in someone’s life.”

    Rob’s talk will focus on the benefits of bringing his whole-self to work and how that directly impacted his team, co-workers, community and family.

    Rob is proud to help shed light today on an important health issue too often kept in the shadows. Sometimes all it takes is one moment and one story to spark an inspiring movement.

    Rob is on a mission to ignite personal passion to find purpose, and in turn make a positive impact on the world. While his work and community service have enabled progress and lasting improvement, he is most proud of his roles as father to his four children and partner to his wife. Each member of his family has, in their own way, created positive social change at home and at work, advancing LGBTQ, mental health, autism and youth empowerment.

    Rob currently serves an Executive in Residence at Saginaw Valley State University. In this role, he is working closely with various departments and student organizations in an effort to reduce the stigma of mental health and strengthen access to resources within the university and the community.

    Rob’s career at Dow spanned more than 30 years, with various roles in sales, marketing, communications, public affairs, and the company foundation. Rob is the past president of The Dow Company Foundation, where he provided strategic direction on the Company’s philanthropic priorities.

    Over the last several years, Rob has become a community advocate, focused on breaking the stigma of mental health by sharing his own story of hope, healing and growth with thousands of people. He is a certified trainer for the SafeTALK Suicide Prevention Program and Mental Health First Aid.

    Event Schedule

    • Opening Comments from 11:45-12:00
    • Presentation from 12:00-1:00
    • Closing Comments from 1:00-1:15

    This session is pending approval for 1.5 SHRM credits and 1.0 HRCI continuing education credits.