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 Metrics
Many diversity programs fail in part because of lack of good metrics. Organizations need baseline numbers of what they are focusing on. This data should be disaggregated by the demographic categories chosen to be in the diversity initiative. This presentation will discuss appropriate metrics, how to develop them, and how to use them to engender success. Measurement is possible. An old management saying is “You measure what you treasure.” Each stage of a diversity program can be measured. In some cases, it is possible to compare the number to best in industry benchmarks. Metrics are a necessary element to validate that a diversity strategy contributes to an organization’s competitive advantage, helps to garner support for the program, and shows where improvements need to be made. As diversity has been redefined as a strategic advantage, measurements have become more sophisticated, with quantitative and qualitative measurements tied to organizational goals.
Marc Brenman, Exec. Dir., Washington State Human Rights Commission, 2004-2009; Senior Policy Advisor for Civil Rights, US Dept of Transportation, 1995-2004. Served with Office for Civil Rights, US Education Dept, investigator to Division Director. Committee Member, Health Equity and Civil Rights Project, The City Project; Regional Advisor, School of the South; Diversity Standards Task Force, Society for Human Resources Management. Member, Environmental Justice Committee, Transportation Research Board. Experience on race, limited English proficiency, disability, sex discrimination, LGBT rights, culturally appropriate alternative dispute resolution, corporate social responsibility, international human rights, and other social justice issues. Co-author, “The Right to Transportation,” and “Planning as if People Matter: Governing for Social Equity,” w/ Tom Sanchez. Wrote 3 chapters in “Religious Diversity in the Workplace.” 2010 assisted Public Advocates, Inc. winning first civil rights case under federal stimulus law, ARRA, for $70 million. 2012, 1st prize in Americans for Democratic Action essay contest, on what Martin Luther King would say to Pres. Obama. 2013, assisted public interest law firm in Dayton, Ohio, with winning a significant civil rights case in Beavercreek, Ohio, on providing African-American access by bus to a shopping mall.
Session Title: Putting the EQ in Equity
As an affirmative action employer, Rubicon has been tracking diversity goals for years. In 2014, we crystallized our identity as a social justice organization and a key player in the fight against generational poverty in the East Bay. This made our pursuit of equity and inclusion a higher priority and fueled our decision to focus on systemic and cumulative inequity—first in our organization, and then in the communities we serve. Our workshop begins with a case study showing the path we’ve traveled and then provides a framework for others to model the equity they wish to see in their own organizations.
With 20 years of progressively complex human resources experience, Karen is currently the Director of Human Resources for Rubicon Programs, a large nonprofit in Northern California. Prior to Rubicon, she served on the executive team at Bay Area Beverage, and taught “Introduction to Human Capital Analytics” for the University of California-Berkeley Extension’s Human Resources Certification. A training and development expert, Karen has traveled throughout the United States running learning programs and coaching executives on how best to manage, recruit, and retain a diverse workforce. She has a Master of Science degree in Organization Development from the University of San Francisco and the Senior Professional in Human Resources certification from the Human Resources Certification Institute. With strong presentation skills and a proven ability to make seemingly mundane material come alive, Karen is especially skilled in group facilitation and developing adult learning programs — in the classroom and on webinars.
Adrienne Kimball was appointed Chief Talent Officer of Rubicon Programs in 2017. She has been instrumental in building engagement, equity and inclusion, and capacity building initiatives at Rubicon. Adrienne exists to liberate and multiply the genius and leadership gifts of marginalized people and communities. She believes doing so is the only way to sustainably transform the world. She is passionate about coaching and leveraging her experience to centering the margins. She connects via podcasting, small group and conference speaking, and consulting with orgs seeking transformational change. Adrienne was named the 2017 Tipping Point Community Hero and was the Keynote speaker at the 2017 CAPLAW National 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 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