Registration and Breakfast
Welcoming and Opening Remarks
Filling the Succession Gap by Building Diverse Leaders
by Angela Talton, Chief Diversity Officer, Nielsen.
Are you experiencing a “gap” in your diversity statistics with most of your organization’s diversity residing in the lower grades? Nielsen has created an innovative 18-month leadership development program called the Diverse Leadership Network where a completely diverse cadre of mid-career high potential employees are given unprecedented developmental opportunities that have resulted in a 100% promotion rate and a 95% retention rate since 2013! Join us and learn from their roadmap to success.
Perspectives: Diversity, Inclusion and Engagement in the Federal Sector
by Zina Sutch, Director of Diversity, U.S. Office of Personnel Management.
What has changed in the Federal Sector with respect to Diversity and Inclusion and what can we expect in the future? Is it different now? Is diversity no longer a priority in the Federal Government? OPM has changed its Diversity Program emphasis and is helping Federal Agency leaders respond in today’s environment. Learn the three focus areas to stay relevant and enhance your diversity efforts.
Break and Networking
Changing the Employee Resource Group (ERG) Experience
by Sherri Dublin, VP of Diversity Programs, Nielsen.
Are your Employee Resource Groups engaging the entire organization? Are managers and executives participating in your special emphasis programs? Is your ERG membership growing year over year? Learn powerful strategies for reinvigorating and expanding your ERGs and energizing your special emphasis programs as Nielsen shares Energize Week and many more ERG best practices.
Building Diversity and Civility
by Wanda Savage-Moore, President and Chief Operating Officer, JJA Consultants .
Are you looking for a new way to engage your team? A way to attract millennials? A way to build authenticity and civility amidst diversity? Join Ms. Savage-Moore, a leadership and diversity pioneer, as she facilitates a technique used in public and private sector organizations to engage work groups in personal and professional dialogue for problem solving, providing a safe space for honest exchange.
Lunch and Networking
Participate in an Interactive Case Study
with Reginald J. Miller, Global Inclusion and Diversity Leader at VF Corporation, and former Director of Diversity Strategy and Support for Walmart.
What do you do when there is a decline in female applicants for your positions and retention of women is also slipping? This session will allow you, the participant, to develop a solution to this case study and then Mr. Miller will share how he successfully addressed this problem at one of the world’s largest and most successful companies. Real problems, real solutions and real tools from one of the world’s largest apparel, footwear and accessories companies!
Neurodiversity: A New Challenge – a New Movement
by Dania Matos, Deputy Chief Diversity Officer, College of William and Mary.
Neurodiversity asserts that neurological differences should be recognized and respected as a social category on a par with gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or disability status. Learn how the College of William and Mary is not only preparing young people to engage in diverse work communities, but is also helping organizations to prepare for, receive and create effective engaging environments for neuro-diverse employees.
A Facilitated Conversation on Talent Management for Diversity and Inclusion
with Troy McIntosh, Sr. Director, Diversity and Inclusion at U.S. Cellular.
The focus of this session will be to hear from a Diversity Talent Management expert that is leading the fifth-largest full-service wireless carrier in the United States, as he shares how he is:
BEST PRACTICES INTERACTION: Next steps to successfully adapt and deploy new learning
This event is recommended for individuals and organizations interested in improving morale, product and service quality, productivity, job satisfaction, and organizational competitiveness. The Conference is an interactive professional forum providing Diversity practitioners with the following:
Solutions for Applying Diversity Best Practices in a Variety of Sectors
Hear cutting-edge best practices within the Diversity, HR, EEO, and Recruitment fields from Private, Public, Associations, Non-Profit, and Academic sector practitioners. Participate with a diverse group of practitioners sharing and applying concepts and tools for results.
Built-in Interactive Forums and Networking Opportunities For Professionals
The conference design emphasizes interaction between speakers and conference attendees throughout the day.
The facilitated and spontaneous dialogue with other practitioners in the field will focus on addressing conference attendee needs and sharing emerging best practices in a variety of sectors.
Intellectual Dialogue Meets Practical Application
Gain exposure to leading edge research, tools, and technologies for Diversity, Inclusion, HR, EEO, and Recruitment. Learn and share ideas for starting, enhancing, augmenting, and evaluating next-generation diversity efforts through high-value case studies from practitioners.
No Marketing or Hard Sales
This conference is for practitioners. The speakers are NOT marketers, strategists, or salespersons. Speakers are screened and selected based on their recent successful application of best practices within their own organizations. Only a select number of vendors will be on hand offering best-in-class, field-specific products and services.
This Conference will serve as an excellent resource to the following: