Sessions

*Please note, session titles & times are subject to change due to schedule conflicts per our speakers.

April 8

National Diversity Council Members Only Meeting

Concurrent Session I — 9:45 a.m. - 10:35 a.m.

The Keys to a Successful Event

Aligning Your Brand with the National Diversity Council

Managing and Leading a Successful Diversity Council


Concurrent Session II — 10:50 a.m. - 11:40 a.m.

The Keys to a Successful Event

Aligning with the National Diversity Council Communication Strategy

Community Partners

The Role of the Education Committee

Managing and Leading a Successful Diversity Council


Concurrent Session III — 1:15 p.m. - 2:05 p.m.

The Keys to a Successful Event

Social Media: Be Creative and Spread the Word

Managing and Leading a Successful Diversity Council


Concurrent Session IV — 2:20 p.m. - 3:10 p.m.

Social Media: Be Creative and Spread the Word

The Role of the Education Committee

How to Secure, Manage, and Leverage Volunteers

April 9


National ERG Summit

Concurrent Session I — 9:45 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.

ERG 101-Starting from Scratch

Building Allies for ERGs, BRGs and Beyond

How Inclusion Teams Fuel Our Talent


Concurrent Session II — 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

ERG Best Practices

Building Allies for ERGs, BRGs and Beyond

Strategies On Leveraging ERG Through Your Bottom


Concurrent Session III — 2:15 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.

ERG Best Practices

ERG 101-Starting from Scratch

How to Become a Better Leader


National Diversity Talent Summit

Concurrent Session I — 9:45 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.

Inclusion Recruiting Best Practices

Diversity and the Disengaged Workforce

Up, Up and They Say


Concurrent Session II — 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Inclusion Recruiting Best Practices

Emerging Diversity related Hot Topics in Talent Acquisition for 2019

Diversity Best Practices in Performance Management


Concurrent Session III — 2:15 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.

Diversity: Talent Management Cycle

Succession Planning and Talent Identification: The Strategic Mobilization of Talent (Observing D&I Principles)

The Talent Architect-Tips on building the ultimate inclusive Candidate Experience


Diversity 101 - Starting from Scratch

To be determined

April 10

Concurrent Session I — 12:45 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.

Race, Racism, & Privilege (M)

SEE people + VALUE uniqueness = MAXIMIZE Talent (T)

Creating Your Significance: Are You Ready to Be a Brand? (PD)

Emerging Leaders (L)

“I Am A Man” (M)

Servant Leadership (L)

Smart People Take Smart Risks (PD)

Engaging White Males as True Champions for D&I (D&I)

D&I Scorecard (D&I)

Developing an Inclusive Leadership Lens (D&I)

LGBTQ Roundtable (D&I)

Advocacy & Social Change ( C )

Healthcare Disparity Roundtable (H)

Strategic Leadership (L)

CIO Leadership Roundtable (TE)

Color Value: The Shades of Prejudice in Tech (TE)

Transforming Your Workplace Culture (OH)

Trends and Challenges Facing the Future of the Latino Workforce


Concurrent Session II — 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Race, Racism, & Privilege (M)

SEE people + VALUE uniqueness = MAXIMIZE Talent (T)

Creating Your Significance: Are You Ready to Be a Brand? (PD)

Emotional Intelligence (L)

“I Am A Man” (M)

Servant Leadership (L)

Smart People Take Smart Risks (PD)

Engaging White Males as True Champions for D&I (D&I)

Advocacy & Social Change ( C )

Healthcare Disparity Roundtable (H)

Great Leadership: Developing Practical Leadership Skills (L)

Veterans Round Table (D&I)

Unconscious Bias Workshop (D&I)

Sustaining ERGS BY Maximizing THE ‘R’ (D&I)

Transforming Your Workplace Culture (OH)

Women in Tech Roundtable (TE)

Hacking Upward Mobility (TE)

Latino Leaders Voice of the Future

NDC Index: Benchmarking Your Organization’s D&I Success

April 11

Concurrent Session I — 10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.

Most Powerful & Influential Women Roundtable (L)

CDO Roundtable (D&I)

Disabilities Best Practice (D&I)

Millennials in the Workplace (D&I)

Take Control of Your career (PD)

Building and Managing Effective Teams (PD)

Courageous Conversations (PD)

Smart People Take Smart Risks (PD)

Latino Executive Roundtable (M)

The Law of Title IX and Sex Discrimination (LE)

Essential Management Skills for (L)

Becoming a Better Leader (L)

Leadership: Shared Vision, Accountability, and Communication (L)

Leading with Emotional Intelligence (L)

CR Roundtable (CR)

Women’s Health (H)

TECH- Multicultural Leadership Roundtable (TE)

Being a Strategic Leader in our Diverse World

To be a true partner, offering what the business needs to succeed and inspiring a diverse workforce to follow you, you need to deliver results and show why your work matters. A strategic leader understands the big picture of the business and thinks through decisions in a way that connects actions with results. You may have been told, "You need to be more strategic!" but rarely is that advice followed with practical steps for becoming a strategic leader. In this session, two successful strategic leaders will help you to understand the foundational skills required to begin a strategic leadership journey, including how to see your place in the bigger picture of the organization, effectively manage your time to focus on strategic outcomes, and show up in a way that will help other leaders see you as a valuable business partner.

Join successful leaders and authors of “Be More Strategic in Business: How to win through stronger leadership and smarter decisions” Diana Thomas and Stacey Boyle to learn about how to take your leadership up a notch.

Moving from Awareness to Disability Employment & Inclusion

Diversity in Athletics (DI)

MBA - Enhance Your Career (PD)


Concurrent Session II — 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Current State of Employment Discrimination Law (LE)

Most Powerful & Influential Women Roundtable (L)

CDO Roundtable (D&I)

Disabilities Best Practice (D&I)

Millennials in the Workplace (D&I)

Smart People Take Smart Risks (PD)

Leaning in Without Tipping Over: Achieving Work + Life = Balance (PD)

“Whatcha Need” to “How May I Help You” – How Code Switching Limits Performance (TE)

C-Suite Ready: How to Accelerate Your Career Trajectory (PD)

Essential Management Skills for (L)

Becoming a Better Leader (L)

Leadership: Shared Vision, Accountability, and Communication (L)

Leading with Emotional Intelligence (L)

Analysis of Progress Made Towards UN Sustainable Development Goals (CR)

CR Roundtable (CR)

Organization Health = Organizational Performance (OH)

Considering UX in Equity (TE)

Increasing and Sustaining Racial/Ethnic Diversity in HealthCare Management (H)

disABILITY ERG's and Best Practice

NDC Index: Benchmarking Your Organization’s D&I Success


Concurrent Session III — 2:15 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Current State of Employment Discrimination Law (LE)

Most Powerful & Influential Women Roundtable (L)

CDO Roundtable (D&I)

Disabilities Best Practice (D&I)

Millennials in the Workplace (D&I)

Essential Negotiation Skills (PD)

Leaning in Without Tipping Over: Achieving Work + Life = Balance (PD)

C-Suite Ready: How to Accelerate Your Career Trajectory (PD)

Essential Management Skills for (L)

Becoming a Better Leader (L)

Leadership: Shared Vision, Accountability, and Communication (L)

Leading with Emotional Intelligence (L)

Analysis of Progress Made Towards UN Sustainable Development Goals (CR)

CR Roundtable (CR)

Organization Health = Organizational Performance (OH)

Increasing and Sustaining Racial/Ethnic Diversity in HealthCare Management (H)

UGC: Reflecting Your Consumer Base Through Diverse Teams (TE)

Imposter Syndrome Vs Destiny: Praise, Perfectionism, & Initial Failure (TE)

Diversity in Higher Education (DI)

April 12

Concurrent Session I — 8:45 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.

It Takes a Village to Achieve Full Diversity and Inclusion…White Males Live in That Village Too! (D&I)

LGBTQ Diversity 101 – Strategy and Business Case and Implementation

Starting Your Diverse Initiative from Scratch: What You Need to Know (D&I)

Globalization (G)

The Changing Demographics of America (M)

40 Acres & a Mule (M)

Essential Negotiation Skills (PD)

Communication Strategies: Developing Leadership Presence (PD)

Racial Disparities and the Persistence of Inequality in the Criminal Justice System (SJ)

NDC Index: Benchmarking Your Organization’s D&I Success


Concurrent Session II — 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

It Takes a Village to Achieve Full Diversity and Inclusion…White Males Live in That Village Too! (D&I)

LGBTQ Diversity 201 - Taking the Next Step – Comprehensive LGBTQ Diversity Program Execution

Starting Your Diverse Initiative from Scratch: What You Need to Know (D&I)

The Changing Demographics of America (M)

40 Acres & a Mule (M)

Essential Negotiation Skills (PD)

Communication Strategies: Developing Leadership Presence (PD)

Racial Disparities and the Persistence of Inequality in the Criminal Justice System (SJ)

Global Leadership (G)