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NATIONAL CONFERENCE AGENDA(click to register)

MONDAY, JUNE 10, 2019
PDTI CERTIFICATION DAY 1

 

1:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Registration/Hospitality

Regency Ballroom Foyer - Second Level

7:30 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.

Continental Breakfast

8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

New Professionals Academy Day 1

8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Diversity Management Day 1

TUESDAY, JUNE 11, 2019
PRE-CONFERENCE & PDTI CERTIFICATION DAY 2

 7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Registration/Hospitality

Regency Ballroom Foyer - Second Level

7:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

Continental Breakfast

8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

New Professionals Academy Day 2

8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Title IX Overview - Part 1 Beginner to intermediate

 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

 Title IX Part 2 Investigations/Advanced

8:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Diversity Management Day 2

8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Pre-conference Workshops

 

Workshop PC 1

8:00 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.

Lessons Learned from OFCCP Audits: Top 3 Violations

Presenter: Julia Mendez, SHRM-CP, CDP, PHR, CAAP, CELS, Affirmity

Workshop PC 2

8:00 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.

Managing Effective Affirmative Action in State Government

Presenter: Beckie Brietzke, Senior Diversity and Inclusion Specialist, Missouri Department of Transportation

Workshop PC 3

8:00 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.

"5 Years Later: Evaluating Outreach for Individuals with Disabilities and Veterans"

Presenters: Joanna Colosimo, M.A., SHRM-SCP, Director of EEO Compliance, DCI Consulting Group, Inc.;

Kristen Pryor, M.S., Associate Principal Consultant, DCI Consulting Group, Inc.;

Yevonessa Hall, M.P.S., SPHR, SHRM-SCP, EEO Compliance Manager and Senior Consultant, DCI Consulting Group, Inc.

Workshop PC 4

8:00 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.

Updates in the Law: EEO, Affirmative Action and Diversity

Presenter: Stacey Bastone, Attorney at Law, Jackson Lewis PC, Long Island

Workshop PC 5

8:00 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.

Intercultural Communication

Presenter: Dr. Bridget S. Lee, CPM, CPSD, ECMCA, SHRM-SCP, SPHR, SR CAAEP, Diversity & Inclusion Manager, City of Gainsville – Office of Equal Opportunity

9:45 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

BREAK

Workshop PC 6

10:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.

AAP Compliance in a New OFCCP Era

Presenter: Allen Hudson, COO, HudsonMann

Workshop PC 7

10:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.

Beyond the Illusion of Inclusion: Leveraging the Talents of Employees with Disabilities

Presenter: Judy Young, Associate Director, Diversity and Inclusion Programs, The Scheinman Institute, Industrial and Labor Relations School (ILR), Cornell University

Workshop PC 8

10:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.

Unconscious Bias and Its Impact on Decision-Making

Presenter: Deborah Baldwin, Founder and Principal Consultant, Human Resources Diversity Advisors (HRDA)

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

LUNCH (For pre-conference attendees)

1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Pre-conference Workshops

 

Workshop PC 9

1:00 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.

Conducting an Internal Audit of Recruiting and Hiring Compliance

Presenter: Neil Dickinson, SPHR, Managing Business Partner, HudsonMann

Workshop PC 10

1:00 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.

Basics of Creating a Sustainable Diversity & Inclusion Strategy

Presenter:Nereida (Neddy) Perez, Principal Diversity & Inclusion Creative Solutions

Workshop PC 11

1:00 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.

Inclusive Interviewing: Expanding the Reach (D/I – attracting, hiring & retaining diverse talent)

Presenter: Ralph Brandt, President, RDR Group

Workshop PC 12

1:00 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.

Managing, Interpreting and Implementing Affirmative Action Plans

Presenter: Lauren B. Hicks, Of Counsel, Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.

2:45 p.m. – 3:00 p.m

BREAK

Workshop PC 13:

3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Strategic Disposition Codes Presenters: Roselle Rogers,Vice President, LocalJobNetwork Meghan Schilling, Director of Sales, LocalJobNetwork

Workshop PC 14

3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

When Title IX Has Fifty Shades of Grey: How to Navigate the Most Complex Sexual Misconduct Cases

Presenter: Adrienne Lyles, Ph.D., J.D., Associate Director, Senior Deputy Title IX Coordinator, Iowa State University


Workshop PC 15

3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Surviving an Audit: Practical Tips and Best Practices from a Panel of Practitioners in the Know

Presenters: Michelle Duncan, Attorney at Law, Jackson Lewis P.C.;

L. Jerry Knighton, Jr., Director/AA-EEO Officer, W/MBE Outreach, Office of Access and Equity, Clemson University;

Paulette Granberry Russell, Senior Advisor to the President for Diversity, Director, Office for Inclusion and Intercultural Initiatives, Michigan State University

Workshop PC 16

3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Managing Complex Cases: Internal Investigations and Audits /Review and Case Analysis 

Presenter:  Lisa K. Kaiser, The Kaiser Law Group, PLLC, A Veteran Owned Business

5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Exhibitors' Welcome Reception for All Attendees

6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
AAAED Board of Directors’ Meeting

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 12, 2019
CONFERENCE

 7:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Registration/Hospitality

Regency Ballroom Foyer - Second Level

7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.
Exhibits and Continental Breakfast

8:00 a.m. - 8:15 a.m.

Welcome and Opening Session – Shirley J. Wilcher, M.A., J.D., CAAP, AAAED Executive Director

8:15 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

Opening Ceremony 

9:30 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.

Craig Leen, Director OFCCP

10:15 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.

BREAK AND EXHIBITS

10:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Conference Workshops

Workshop #1

10:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

#ScienceToo: Addressing Sexual Harassment in Academia and Beyond

Presenters: Alberto Roca,Ph.D., Executive Director, DiverseScholar;

Anna Kirkland Ph.D. J.D, Arthur F. Thurnau Professor of Women’s Studies, University of Michigan;

Frazier Benya, Senior Program Officer; National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine

 

Workshop #2

10:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Changing the Narrative: Hiring Talent with Disabilities is NOT Charity

Presenters: Julie Sowash, Senior Consultant, Disability Solutions;

Kathleen Lee, Business Outreach Consultant, Yang-Tan Institute on Employment and Disability, ILR School, Cornell University

Workshop #3

10:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Strategies for Responding to OFCCP Predetermination Notices (PDNS)

Presenters: Alissa A. Horvitz, Member Attorney, Roffman Horvitz, PLC;

Joshua S. Roffman, Managing Attorney, Roffman Horvitz, PLC

Workshop #4

10:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Goldilocks and the 3 Analysis Groupings: Finding the one that’s “Just Right”

Presenters: Dave Sharrer, M.S., SHRM-CP, Senior Consultant, DCI Consulting Group, Inc.;

Rosemary Cox, SPHR, SR-CAAP, SHRM-SCP, Senior Consultant, DCI Consulting Group, Inc.

12:15 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Annual Awards Luncheon

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2:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.

BREAK AND EXHIBITS

3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. LEAD Fund Board Meeting

2:45 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. Conference Workshops

Workshop #5

2:45 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.

OFCCP – Effective Internal Audit Procedures

Presenters: David Smith, Assistant District Director, Indianapolis;

Spenser Smith, Sr. Compliance Officer, Indianapolis<

Workshop #6

2:45 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.

Behind the Scenes - Surviving an OFCCP Audit

Presenters:Lisa Kaiser, Esq., The Kaiser Law Group, PLLC

Lauren Hicks, Of Counsel, Ogletree Deakins

Workshop #7

2:45 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.

Healthy Interactions: Managing Unconscious Bias

Presenter: Ralph Brandt, President, RDR Group

Workshop #8

2:45 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.

Diversity and Inclusion at Cummins: Empowering Our Employees to Lead

Presenters: Kelley Bertoux Creveling, Executive Director of Global Diversity and Right Environment, Cummins Inc.; Danielle J. Vetter, Global Diversity and Inclusion Manager, Cummins, Inc.;

Elizabeth Kuehner, Purchasing Transformation Leader, Cummins Inc.; Jasmine O’Conner, Marketing Specialist Sr. – Senior MSDP, Cummins Inc.;

Rachel Quisenberry, Director of Functional Excellence and Cummins Operating System, Central Quality, Cummins Inc.

4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. AAAED Business Meeting (AAAED Members required, non-members welcome)

The bylaws of the American Association for Access, Equity and Diversity (AAAED) require that there be “A meeting of members for the transaction of business of the Association to be brought before it, [which] shall be held each year….” Thus, AAAED holds an annual meeting of its membership in selected cities around the nation. The meeting is held in conjunction with a national conference, including plenary sessions, workshops, and other opportunities for professional development and networking. This is the official meeting of the AAAED Membership. All paid members or interested non-members are encouraged to attend.


7:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. Evening Event

Speaking Easy” 416 Wabash Style – Covering history that spans decades, join us at 416 Wabash, for a “speak easy” gathering with all that jazz and help us in paying tribute to the leaders in our field that shot for the moon and landed among the stars in leading the charge for Access, Equity, and Diversity; An evening you won’t want to miss in a quaint location that lives up to the image of a “speak easy!”

Dress: Semi-formal

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THURSDAY, JUNE 13, 2019
CONFERENCE

7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Registration/Hospitality

Regency Ballroom Foyer - Second Level

 

7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.
Exhibits and Continental Breakfast

8:00 am – 8:15 a.m.

Opening Remarks

Shirley J. Wilcher, M.A., J.D., CAAP, AAAED Executive Director

8:15 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

Victoria A. Lipnic, EEOC Acting Chair

Plenary

9:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.

LEAD FUND Hate on Campus Update Panel Discussion

Presenters:

Shirley J. Wilcher, M.A., J.D., CAAP, Executive Director, American Association for Access, Equity and Diversity and President and CEO LEAD Fund;

Dr. Christopher Metzler, J.D., MA, Ph.D. LEAD Fund Vice Chair;

Christopher Jones, J.D., Assistant Vice President and Director of Equity, Deputy Title IX Coordinator, Case Western Reserve University;

Jennifer Tucker, M.A., LEAD Fund Chair;

Sandra Hueneman, Sr. CAAEP, AAAED Treasurer, President, Manchester Consultants;

Nadia Aziz, Co-Interim Director, Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law;

Aunna Dennis, Senior National Coordinator, Voting Rights & Stop Hate Project, Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law

Kieaira Lucas, Project Assistant, Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law

10:15 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.

BREAK AND EXHIBITS


10:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Conference Workshops

Workshop #9

10:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Are Your Salary History Questions Causing a Gender Wage Gap

Presenters: Lance Gibbons, Shareholder, Littler Mendelson;

Chris Gokturk, Principal, Littler Mendelson

Workshop #10

10:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

The Fundamentals of Testing for Employment Selection: What’s a Test and What Do You Need to Know Before You Use One?

Presenters: Patrick McNiel, Ph.D., Principle Business Consultant and Industrial-Organizational Psychologist, Affirmity;

Julia Méndez, SHRM-CP, CDP, PHR, CAAP, CELS, Affirmity

Workshop #11

10:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

"Surviving OFCCP University Audits: Case Studies and Practical Applications"

Presenters: Elizabeth Bradley, Esq., Shareholder, Fortney & Scott, LLC;

Joanna Colosimo, M.A., SHRM-SCP, Director of EEO Compliance, DCI Consulting Group, Inc.;

Anita Jenious, Director, EEO Office, Vanderbilt University

Workshop #12

10:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Disability:IN - Empowers Businesses to Achieve Disability Inclusion and Equality

Presenter: Kathy Bernhardt, Managing Director, Tangram Business Resourcing

12:15 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Keynote Speaker  Luncheon - A'Lelia Bundles, author of On Her Own Ground: The Life and Times of Madam C.J. Walker. Ms. Bundles is the great-great grandaughter of Madam C.J. Walker.
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1:45 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. Conference Workshops

Workshop #13

1:45 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.

Opening Your Eyes Through Your Affirmative Action Data: Another View of Diversity and Inclusion

Presenter: Laura A. Mitchell, Principal, Attorney at Law, Jackson Lewis, P.C

Workshop #14

1:45 p.m. – 3:15 p.m..

"Fitting Square Pegs in Round Holes – Update on Academic Issues and OFCCP’s New Academic Technical Assistance Guide"

Presenter: Marilynn Schuyler, JD, Schuyler Affirmative Action Practice

Workshop #15

1:45 p.m. – 3:15 p.m..

Diversity, Equity and Unconscious Bias: How We Create an Inclusive Environment and Employ People Who Represent the Community We Serve in Higher Education and Other Public Entities

Presenters: Mwanaisha A. Sims, Director of Policy, Training, & Compliance, San Mateo County Community College District;

Elizabeth K. Abdnour, Principal, Elizabeth K. Abdnour, Esq., PLLC


Workshop #16

1:45 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.

Artificial Intelligence: An Introduction for HR Compliance, Diversity, and Inclusion

Presenters: Daniel Kuang, Ph.D., Vice President of Legal and Audit Support, Biddle Consulting Group;

Michael Pati, Practice Manager – Silicon Valley, Biddle Consulting Group

Closing Session & Adjournment

3:15 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Wheel of Legal MisFortune

 

Lisa Kaiser, Esq., The Kaiser Law Group, PLLC;

Mathew J. Camardella, Attorney at Law, Jackson Lewis, LLP;

Dean Sparlin, Esq., Sparlin Law Office, PLLC;

Teri McMurtry-Chubb, Professor of Law, Mercer University, Walter F. George School of Law

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