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Registration and Networking

9:00-9:30 am 9-10:45 am

Opening Remarks Keynote Address Diversity Council Roundtable Leveraging Diversity Councils to Drive Results Sponsored by Skoler, Abbott & Presser, PC Moderator: Philip Berry Executive Director, Association of ERGs & Councils Panelists: Jennifer Silvestri, RN, Baystate Health; Joelle A. Murchison, Vice President, Diversity & Inclusion, Travelers; Tony Gladney; Vice President, National Diversity Relations; MGM Resorts International; Nathaneal Harris, Sr. Marketing Manager for Comcast Spectacor 11:00-12:15 pm Breakout Sessions: Track I: Best Practices for Taking D&I to the Next Level Track II: Inclusive Leadership Track III: Diversity Dimensions Track IV: Navigating Roadblocks and Taking Down Barriers Track I PANEL DISCUSSION Leveraging ERGs to Execute your Diversity Strategy Moderator: Vu H. Pham, Managing Partner at Spectrum Knowledge & UC San Diego Center for Executive Development Panelists: Nancy DiDia, Executive Director, Diversity, Inclusion & Engagement, Boehringer Ingelheim; Jackson Lee Davis, IV, Director, Diversity & Inclusion, ESPN Human Resources; Dolores Campuzano, Director of Banquet Services, Mirage Resort and Casino; Danielle Robinson, DIAGEO Corporate Relations, Director, Alcohol Policy and Reputation Management SESSION OBJECTIVES:  Learn how best practice organizations are using ERGs in the execution of their organizational objectives and diversity and inclusion strategy  Develop strategies to more effectively engage ERGs in meeting business objectives  Evaluate different options for structuring ERGs to function as an integrated part of the overall organizational strategy

Track II SKILL DEVELOPMENT Mentoring Across Difference Presenters: Tony Orange, Partner, Washington Orange Wheeler, LLC; Joseph Wheeler, Partner, Washington Orange Wheeler, LLC SESSION OBJECTIVES:  Learn basic elements of roles for mentors and mentees necessary to create a successful mentoring relationship  Understand the importance of establishing and maintaining trust in a relationship  Discuss obstacles for mentoring across differences and how to address them  Gain tools for creating productive dialogue across differences Track III SKILL DEVELOPMENT: Disability Etiquette and Awareness Presenter: Nadine O. Vogel, President & Founder, Springboard Consulting SESSION OBJECTIVES:  Relate scenarios and examples that focus on disability etiquette in the workplace  Learn tips and best practices for being inclusive and supportive of people who have a disability or who have loved ones with special needs  Recognize different types of disabilities – seen and unseen Track IV CASE STUDY PRESENTATION Building Collaborative Relationships Across the Organization Presenters: Andres Gonzalez, Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer, Baystate Health; Susan Johnson, Vice President, Diversity & Inclusion, The Hartford SESSION OBJECTIVES:  Understand challenges related to building collaborative relationships that support strategic diversity and inclusion initiatives  Identify common goals and requisite needs to build collaborative relationships  Explore best practices

12:15-2:00 pm Lunch Keynote: Samuel Betances, Ph.D., Souder, Betances & Associates Sponsored by MGM Resorts International 2:15-3:30 pm Breakout Sessions Track I: Best Practices for Taking D&I to the Next Level Track II: Inclusive Leadership Track III: Diversity Dimensions Track IV: Navigating Roadblocks and Taking Down Barriers Track I CASE STUDY PRESENTATION Creating a Diversity and Inclusion Strategy: A How-to Guide Presenter: Deborah Stanley-McAulay, Chief Diversity Officer, Yale University SESSION OBJECTIVES:  Understand the development stages for diversity and inclusion strategy development and map your organization’s progress  Identify key outcome for your diversity strategy  Develop your diversity roadmap  Determine key success factors and how to measure impact Track II SKILL DEVELOPMENT Inclusive and Strategic Leadership Presenter: Al Vivian, President & CEO, Basic Diversity SESSION OBJECTIVES:  Develop skills to effectively leverage diversity and inclusion at al levels  Recognize key diversity and inclusion drivers relating to marketplace expansion, innovation, and business objectives  Explore ways to leverage strategic relationships and position of power to create inclusive environments

Track III SKILL DEVELOPMENT Quibbling Over Q: Adding ‘queer’ to the language of inclusion Presenters: Stephanie Huckel, Senior Diversity Consultant, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Rhode Island; J. Aleah Nesteby, NP, Baystate Health SESSION OBJECTIVES:  Find out what the heck all of the letters in LGBTQQIP2SAA stand for and review other pertinent vocabulary  Develop an understanding of different perspectives on the word "queer" including generational, geographic, and socioeconomic differences  Begin to consider what's right for your organization when developing inclusive language Track IV PANEL DISCUSSION Tackling Barriers to Success Moderator: Myra Smith, VP of Student and Multicultural Affairs, Springfield Technical Community College Panelists: Susan G. Fentin, Partner, Skoler, Abbott & Presser, PC; Kirk R. Smith, President & CEO, YMCA; Yami Madho, Diversity and Inclusion Specialist, BigY; Cheeneah M. Armstrong, Director of Diversity/Inclusion & Affirmative Action, Northeast Utilities SESSION OBJECTIVES:  Learn about creative solutions for some of the common challenges and pitfalls  Explore ways to maintain focus, passion and forward motion with limited budgets and resources  Develop strategies for engaging middle managers in diversity and inclusion efforts 3:45-5:00 pm Roundtable Discussions and Working Sessions 5:00-6:00 pm Networking Reception

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