The focus of the Thought Leadership Executive Level Think Tank Training session is compliance with Executive Order 13583 and Executive Order 13548 on diversity and inclusion in the federal sector and strategies and best practices for diversity and inclusion within industry and other fields. Supervisors/Executives (thought leaders, influencers & visionaries) from government, private sector, non profit and academia ….are a targeted audience because they need to recognize the ways in which the workplace is changing, evolving, and diversifying.
The list of invited presenters and trainers is growing and keynote speakers & trainers are among the most respected top experts in the field; Mr. Pasquale (Pat) M. Tamburrino, Jr, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense (Civilian Personnel Policy), Dr. Adias Vila from the USAF Academy Office of Diversity & Inclusion and Mr. John Berry, Director of OPM. Other diversity expert trainers & speakers include, Mr. Howard Ross, Ms. Pegine Echevarria, Mr. Effenus Henderson from Weyerhaeuser & Ms. Debra Dagit from Merck. In addition Professor Jackie Middleton and Dr. Lester Hoffman will be among the presenters (their bios are on the website – www.thoughtleadershipconference.com). Fordham, NYU and Cornell faculty leadership have been invited to participate in the sessions. CBS radio celebrity & nationally syndicated radio talk show host Al Cole will moderate a panel of experts on the topic.
The federal government vision statement on diversity & inclusion is to be the Nation’s model employer by leveraging diversity and fostering inclusion to deliver the best public service and its mission statement on diversity & inclusion is to recruit, retain, and develop a diverse, high-performing Federal workforce that draws from all segments of society and values fairness, diversity and inclusion. The three specific goals listed are Workforce Diversity, recruit from a diverse, qualified group of potential applicants to secure a high-performing workforce drawn from all segments of American society. Workplace Inclusion, cultivate a culture that encourages collaboration, flexibility, and fairness to enable individuals to contribute to their full potential and further retention and Sustainability, develop structures and strategies to equip leaders with the ability to manage diversity, be accountable, measure results, refine approaches on the basis of such data, and institutionalize a culture of inclusion. Other characteristics listed of diversity and inclusion best practice, include; leadership, accountability, measurement, and training as components of, and to be integrated in, the three goals.
The Thought Leadership Executive level Think Tank on Diversity & Inclusion Training is set to take place March 26-28, 2012 in New York City and it is hosted by the Council of Federal EEO & Civil Rights Executives. More information may be found on GovLoop Events Calendar or by visiting www.thoughtleadershipconference.com