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Human resources group to host workshop

Published: Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013 5:12 p.m. CDT

McHENRY – The Stateline Society for Human Resource Management organization will host a breakfast workshop presented by Mark Butler on “Whole Brain Personality Differences” on Oct. 10.

The seminar is from 7:45 to 9:45 a.m. at the McHenry County College Shah Center, 4100 W. Shamrock Lane, McHenry.

The cost, payable by cash or check at the door, is $15 for members and $30 for nonmembers. Credit-card payments can be made online when registering. Reservations are required no later than Oct. 7. Visit stateline.shrm.org for information or to make a reservation.

The Whole Brain Thinking Style diversity exercise is an entertaining, informative workshop designed to present a picture of the group’s thinking style preferences and helps point the way toward working together more effectively and productively.

The program will be submitted for 1.25 HRCI credits.

It reveals similarities and differences in thinking style preferences and facilitates a discussion of individual and group strengths and potential blind spots. It also builds an understanding and appreciation of those with different preferences and helps to break down barriers within an organization. 

Butler graduated from Bowling Green State University in 1979 with a bachelor of science in business administration. He joined Marathon Oil Company in 1981 in its Findlay, Ohio office as an associate employee relations representative. During more than 24 years with the company, Butler has held a variety of positions within the human resources department, including advanced compensation analyst and human resources manager, for Marathon Pipe Line Co.

In 2002, Mark was assigned to his current position as manager of diversity and inclusion for Marathon Petroleum Company. In this capacity, he’s responsible for the development and implementation of diversity initiatives that create an environment where the talents and differences of all employees are respected and valued for business success. 

Mark is nationally-recognized as a thought leader regarding diversity and inclusion. 

Over the past six years he has spoken to more than 5,000 employees and session attendees both inside and outside of the company. He has presented at multiple local, regional and national conferences, spoken at many colleges and universities across the country and consulted with other Fortune 100 companies.

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