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Council of Federal EEO & Civil Rights Executives To Host Think Tank/Training on EO 13583 Diversity & Inclusion

The Council of Federal EEO and Civil Rights Executives will host the executive level Thought Leadership Think Tank & Training Conference on Diversity & Inclusion, Civility and Bias. The focus of the conference is compliance with Executive Order 13583, which establishes a coordinated Government-wide initiative to promote diversity and inclusion in the federal sector, and strategies and best practices for Diversity and Inclusion within Industry and other fields.

The Council of Federal EEO & Civil Rights Executives was established in 1994, and takes a leadership role in EEO, civil rights, affirmative action, and diversity issues affecting the Federal Government. The Council provides input to Congress, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the Office of Personnel Management, the National Performance Review, and other federal agencies and organizations on issues affecting EEO and other civil rights issues in the federal sector and engages other civil rights organizations to find common ground on issues of importance to the EEO and civil rights communities in the federal sector.

The Thought Leadership Think Tank & Training Conference on Diversity & Inclusion identifies best practices for improving effectiveness in recruiting, hiring, promoting, retaining, developing, and training a diverse and inclusive workforce. The Executive Level Think Tank Roundtable discussions, workshops, and keynotes conducted by some of the nation’s top trainers, facilitators, and content experts will concentrate on identifying and reducing bias and changing mindsets, while establishing goals for a worldclass diverse workforce drawn from all segments of society.

Diversity and Inclusion are addressed by subject matter experts and thought leaders in the fields of HR, EEO, Bias, Human Capital Management, leadership, succession management, mentoring and coaching, retention, organizational change, and workplace incivility and bullying, with the goal of shifting focus to transform organizational culture. Case studies will be incorporated throughout the conference training to also include leadership, mentoring, and
access, so as to transform culture.

The 3-day conference begins on Monday, March 26 and concludes Wednesday, March 28, 2012. It will be held in midtown Manhattan, New York. The conference objectives are to survey, explore, and re-frame the opportunities and challenges to educate stakeholders, promote personal development, participate in dialogue with colleagues with multiple perspectives, provide an opportunity for cross-fertilization, and foster a shift in focus.

The Executive Level Think Tank sessions provides participants a platform to gather and discuss challenges and opportunities with other leaders and to come away with new best practices for achieving Diversity and Inclusion in the workplace.

Leaders, influencers, and visionaries in government, industry, nonprofits, and academia who are ready to move beyond themselves and the status quo, through an organizational and personal Shift In Focus are invited to participate.

Participants will be presented with a Certificate of Attendance upon completion of the training and think tank sessions and an e-book containing the discussions, training and action steps.

The conference objectives are:

To survey, explore, and reframe opportunities and challenges, in order to:
1. Educate stakeholders
2. Promote personal development
3. Participate in dialogues with colleagues with multiple perspectives
4. Cross-pollinate ideas and lessons learned
5. Foster organizational & personal Shifts In Focus

More information may be found onGovLoop calendar and by visiting http://www.thoughtleadershipconference.com

The Thought Leadership Training Conference is 508 Compliant, meets ADA requirements and is a green event with the highest level of sustainable marketing & event logistics industry standards.

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Andrew Krzmarzick

Hi Daisy – I gave a presentation on social media, EEO and diversity in Philly a couple months ago…and will be posting a blog series on it soon. There’s some new case law out there that reveals how web technology can be at once a bridge and a stumbling block for diversity. More soon…