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: Diversity, Inclusion, and Unconscious Bias: The Truths Employers Can’t Afford to Ignore
With society’s increasing focus on EEO, “D&I” is an oft-cited phrase. But, what does it really mean, beyond a nondiscrimination policy? How do employers implement D&I in a meaningful, sustained way, and create a corporate culture that truly fosters an open and diverse environment? In this presentation, Christy Kiely will distinguish “Diversity” and “Inclusion,” explain their interplay, and provide practical suggestions for institutionalizing their philosophies. She will also discuss the very real problem of unconscious bias. As its name suggests, unconscious bias is a subtle form of prejudice that we all unknowingly, and unintentionally, harbor to some degree. Learn how to identify unconscious bias, raise awareness of the issue, and combat its potentially damaging effects.
Christy’s practice encompasses employment litigation, EEOC charges, #MeToo investigations, pay equity analyses, advice, training, affirmative action, and audit defense before the OFCCP.
Christy’s work focuses on pay equity analyses, affirmative action work and audit defense before the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs. She also has substantial experience with employment litigation in federal and state courts, administrative practice before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and advice to business management and in-house counsel on a full range of employment issues. Christy enjoys conducting management and supervisor training on a wide range of legal and practical employment issues. She is a contributing author to the Hunton Employment & Labor Perspectives blog.
Christy is admitted to practice before the US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, the US District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, and the US District Court for the Western District of Virginia.
Session Title: Applicants with Disabilities – UNKNOWN Barriers to Risk and Poor Applicant Experience
Join Sheridan Walker, CEO and founder of HirePotential, as she discloses the unknown barriers and risk exposure that are affecting your recruiting efforts and provides the solution to resolve. Many companies think they may have the appropriate process in place that provides full inclusion for individuals with disabilities, but many don’t know the hidden barriers and unknown gaps that could lead to a loss of qualified talent, poor candidate experience and potential risk. Get in the know, take action and gain knowledge while learning the tools to minimize the potential risk, optimize your recruiting efforts, and provide a positive candidate experience.
Ms. Walker is the founder and president of HirePotential, Inc. which is a women owned national firm providing employment solutions to government contractors since 1999. HirePotential is focused on providing companies results on recruiting, hiring, accommodating, compliance and the managing people with disabilities
Prior to HirePotential, Ms. Walker was employed by Alternative Resources Corporation, A-R-C, a national IT management and staffing business, as the Program Manager of Disability and Inclusion to create, build and deliver the recruiting and hiring qualified candidates with disabilities for positions in the IT field. In the first year, this specific recruiting solution generated over $7 million in incremental revenue for A-R-C in the first year. She continues to assist companies in their success with recruiting, hiring and accommodating people with disabilities.
Ms. Walker has served on the National Disability Mentoring Day Committee for Colorado and the US Business Leadership Network on the Employment of People with Disabilities. She has also served on the formally known President’s Task Force on the Employment of People with Disabilities, Colorado Business Leadership Network for the employment of people with disabilities and served on the Denver Mayor’s Commission of People with Disabilities. She is also a former board member of the American Association for Access, Equity & Diversity, AAAED. Served as the sole trainer on disability inclusion for several future 1000 and 500 companies delivering eLearning, eBooks, webinars, and onsite training. She has lectured across the country regarding several issues around disability issues such as compliance, employment, retention, accommodations, risk management and worker’s compensation. She is certified with the American Board of Disability Analysis.
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 9411
- Registration Fee:
- $695 (Early Bird Pricing – Get $100 off until February 28th!)
- California Fair Pay Act Session (Pre-conference) – $245
For more information visit, www.bcginstitute.org/event/summit2019