Industry thought leaders and subject matter experts will be presenting at the BCGi Summit: Striving for Diversity: Sure It’s Required…But It’s The Right Thing To Do! We’d like to introduce you to our speakers.
Session Title: Doing Right, The Right Way: Making Lawful Race, Gender & Ethnicity Considerations
In this fast-paced and interactive presentation, OFCCP compliance experts Candee Chambers and John C. Fox will discuss how to lawfully take race, gender and ethnicity into account when making hiring and promotion decisions, lay out the pathway to “do right, the right way”, and also demystify the distinction between required Affirmative Action and voluntary diversity.
Mr. Fox represents companies and tries cases in state and federal courts throughout the United States. Mr. Fox has extensive trial experience, having spent more than 300 days in trial. Mr. Fox was also lead trial counsel in the first of the four wage-hour class actions known to have been tried in California and was lead trial counsel in what are believed to have been the two largest disability lawsuits in the United States. He is an across-the-board employment lawyer representing management nationwide. Mr. Fox was also previously Executive Assistant to the Director of the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP), U.S. Department of Labor, where he was responsible for all enforcement and policy matters. Apart from drafting substantive employment discrimination regulations at OFCCP, Mr. Fox was responsible for OFCCP’s contacts with the Congress, other federal agencies and The White House.
Candee Chambers, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, SR. CAAP, joined DirectEmployers in 2013 and currently serves as the Executive Director, responsible for not only leading a team of over 50 people, but also for the continual development of the OFCCP compliance and recruitment marketing solutions for Members of the Association. As a passionate advocate for HR practitioners and the compliance challenges they face as government contractors, Candee previously served as the Association’s VP of Compliance and Partnerships where she oversaw the creation of strategic partnerships with a multitude of organizations, and managed the relationship with the National Association of State Workforce Agencies (NASWA) which includes the joint-initiative, National Labor Exchange (NLx). In addition to her daily responsibilities, Candee also regularly provides guidance to Members, and continues to speak extensively across the United States on compliance matters related to affirmative action regulations, plan development, outreach responsibilities and employee selection, while also working to develop and provide training to HR compliance and staffing professionals on all areas of affirmative action compliance. With a background in recruitment, HRIS analysis and affirmative action management, Candee often shares trusted guidance and advice at affirmative action-related conferences, regional ILG meetings and National ILG Conferences. Her depth of knowledge has led her to become a faculty member for the National Law Institute’s (NELI) Affirmative Action program series where she presents alongside top employment law professionals.
Candee holds her SPHR and her SHRM-SCP designations and is a Sr. Certified Affirmative Action Professional. She also holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communication from Bowling Green State University where she graduated with honors. Candee is currently the Co-Chair of the National Labor Exchange (NLx) Steering Committee and serves as the Vice Chair of the Indiana Industry Liaison Group. She leads the DirectEmployers Association Compliance Advisory Board (CAB), made up of the top compliance experts in the United States and is also the Compliance Chair of the Victory Media Military Friendly® Advisory Board. In recognition of her longtime leadership in the affirmative action community and work as an advocate of compliance training for government contractors, Candee was awarded with the 2016 John A. Garza Lifetime Achievement Award at the AZILG’s 41st Annual Conference.
What’s Included (beyond the regular sessions):
- Meals: Breakfast (April 4 & 5, 2019) and lunch (April 4 only)
- Bonus #1: SPACE IS LIMITED. Schedule a 30-minute one-on-one session with experts in Affirmative Action Planning, Compensation Analysis, Testing & Validation, or Diversity Strategies. Meetings will be the day prior to the conference (April 3, 2019).
- Bonus #2: Free registration for the pre-conference Foundations of AAP Development webinar to be held the week prior.
- Thursday Night Social Event Sponsored by Biddle
- Pre-conference: Wednesday, April 3
- Conference: Thursday, April 4 & Friday, April 5, 2019
- Where: Pier 1, Bay 1, San Francisco, CA 94111
- Registration Fee:
- $695 (Early Bird Pricing – Get $100 off until February 28th!)
- $245 – California Fair Pay Act Session (Pre-conference)
- For more information visit, www.bcginstitute.org/event/summit2019