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Greenville Society for Human Resource Management
Greenville, South Carolina


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GSHRM April 4 Membership Lunch Meeting

  • Tuesday, April 04, 2023
  • 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
  • Poinsett Club, 807 E Washington St, Greenville, SC 29601


  • For current GSHRM members.
  • For corporate group members only.
  • Registration Code Required. Contact administrator.

Sponsored by Forge Search & Consulting

Topic: Mediation Strategies and the EEOC

Speaker:  Drew Rogers, EEOC, Senior Federal Mediator

Registration Fee: $25

Deadline: March 29, 2023

Refunds: Cancellations must be made by March 29, 2023
in order to be fully refunded.

This presentation will give a brief overview of the laws the EEOC covers and the subsets therein. We will also discuss how a complaint becomes a charge and what dictates the direction it goes when it enters the EEOC’s pipeline. Further, we will discuss what to expect with recent changes including the "Digital Portal" and the pandemic’s impact on the mediation program. The main discussion will center on mediation and the benefits of engaging in our mediation program.


Learning Objectives: 

1. To understand which laws the EEOC enforces and how this affects you as a professional.

2. To understand the stratification of an EEOC charge and how it may apply to your organization. 

3. To understand the pandemic’s impact on the EEOC mediation program.

4. To understand the benefits of early mediation and how it can apply to your organization.

Speaker Bio:

Drew Rogers, EEOC, Senior Federal Mediator

Drew Rogers has been a Staff Mediator for the EEOC for 13 years. He transferred from the EEOC Kansas City office where he was the Staff Mediator for the St. Louis District. As a Senior Federal Mediator for the EEOC, Drew now handles the Mediation program for South Carolina out of the Greenville office. He mediates discrimination cases in both the private and federal sectors. Drew’s belief in the mission and process of the ADR program is what inspires and motivates him to help claimants and organizations find resolution in difficult matters.

Drew’s diverse background includes six years in the United States Navy as a Submariner. During his service, he was part of a select crew that built and commissioned a 3.2-billion-dollar submarine; the Nation’s only active Special Operations Submarine.

Drew holds two Master’s Degrees, one in Administrative Studies with emphasis on Human Resources and Business and one in Social Work in which he maintains licensure as a therapist. He also holds a Master’s Certification in Conflict and Dispute Resolution. Drew is state certified in civil and family mediation where he now acts as a coaching professional for other up and coming mediators. Drew enjoys the opportunity to provide outreach to a variety of professionals by speaking both individually and on panels at law conferences, SHRM events and corporate training sessions.


HR Certification Credit: GSHRM is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for SHRM-CP® or SHRM-SCP® recertification activities. This program is pending for 1 hour of SHRM re-certification credit and 1 hour of HRCI General re-certification credit. Certificates will be emailed to those in attendance after the meeting along with a Feedback Survey.

Poinsett Club Dress Code: Business casual. For gentlemen, a necktie is not required. Ladies shall dress appropriately. No jeans, shorts, or tennis shoes will be allowed. Cell phone use is not allowed in the Club.

Solicitation at Meetings: With the exception of our meeting sponsor(s), GSHRM enforces a no solicitation policy at meetings. View the policy here.

Accommodations: Please indicate any special accommodations or dietary restrictions on your reservation form, or contact by the registration deadline.

Cancellation Policy:  Cancellations after the deadline date are subject to the meeting fee payment. Please direct changes or questions to


Mailing Address:

PO Box 5202

Greenville, SC 29606

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