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Ruby Payne speaking at the NYS SHRM Annual Conference on September 22, 2015

    July 21, 2015

    Dr. Ruby K. Payne will be giving the first keynote on last day of the NYS SHRM Annual Conference in Verona, NY.  She will be speaking on "Understanding How Economic Diversity Impacts the Workplace".

    To join us at the conference follow this link to register.

    Ruby K. Payne, Ph.D., is founder of aha! Process and an author, speaker, publisher, and career educator. Recognized internationally, Dr. Payne has traveled extensively since the mid-1990s to present a variety of speeches and workshops based on her foundational work A Framework for Understanding Poverty. She also offers strategies for successfully raising student achievement and overcoming economic class barriers. An expert on the mindsets of economic classes and on crossing socioeconomic lines in education and work, as well as for social change, she has trained hundreds of thousands of educators and other professionals in seminars throughout the world. To date Dr. Payne has worked in the U.S., Canada, India, the United Kingdom, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, China, Slovakia, Trinidad-Tobago, and Ireland.

    Dr. Payne’s work stems from more than 30 years of experience in public schools as a high school department head, principal, and central office administrator of staff development. She has written K–12 curricula in all content areas, developed extensive staff development programs for 1,500 staff members, and assisted with the strategic plans of numerous organizations. She is known for helping students from all economic backgrounds achieve academic success and has received numerous awards for her contributions to education and the community. Dr. Payne has written or co-authored more than a dozen books. In 2011, two of her publications were honored; Removing the Mask:Identifying Giftedness in Poverty received a Gold Medal from Independent Publishers for Education; Boys in Poverty: Understanding DropOut received the Distinguished Achievement Award from Association of Educational Publishers for Professional Development—both were co-authored with the late Dr. Paul Slocumb.

    She received a bachelor’s degree from Goshen College, Goshen, IN; master’s degree in English literature from Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI; and doctorate in educational leadership and policy from Loyola University, Chicago, IL.