Conference Schedule

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

This day-long conference will explore Diversity & Inclusion through the theme "Moving From Awareness to Action", with a panel discussion, workshops, and a keynote address at lunch. There will also be an opportunity for networking at the end of the day, to meet those working with you in the region. Workshop topics will be relevant to change agents, business leaders, community leaders, EEO and diversity officers, as well as to those who want to improve the bottom line of their business. Group Discount available for 6 or more individuals from one organization (registration includes lunch and continental breakfast).

07:00 am - 07:30 am Early Registration

Each Conference Attendee will be able to attend 3 workshops (workshop descriptions and facilitators will be added as soon as confirmed).

Disabilities in the Workplace

In this workshop, participants will learn best practices in including people with disabilities in the workforce and with using organizations who employ people with disabilities.

Venue:
Virginia Beach Convention Center
Speaker:
Carey Yates
02:00 pm - 03:00 pm

Diversifying the Leadership Pipeline

As the demographics of our communities continue to change, it is critical for workplaces to be intentional about ensuring diversity among its leadership. Building a pipeline requires planning, networking, mentoring, and evaluation.

Venue:
Virginia Beach Convention Center
Speaker:
Kenneth Chandler
08:30 am - 09:45 am

Welcome and Panel Discussion

The conference will kick off with an exciting and educational panel featuring diversity and inclusion leaders.

Venue:
Virginia Beach Convention Center
Speaker:
TBD
09:45 am - 10:00 am
Venue:
Virginia Beach Convention Center
Speaker:
N/A
10:00 am - 11:00 am

Workshop Session 1

In 2011, the Hampton Roads Diversity & Inclusion Consortium (known formerly as the Regional Roundtable) was created to provide organizations with opportunities to share ideas, resources and lessons learned in our continued efforts to embrace diversity and build inclusive workplaces where diversity of thought and perspective becomes second nature and deeply ingrained in how we do business.

11:00 am - 11:15 am
Venue:
Virginia Beach Convention Center
Speaker:
N/A
11:15 am - 12:15 pm

Workshop Session 2

In 2011, the Hampton Roads Diversity & Inclusion Consortium (known formerly as the Regional Roundtable) was created to provide organizations with opportunities to share ideas, resources and lessons learned in our continued efforts to embrace diversity and build inclusive workplaces where diversity of thought and perspective becomes second nature and deeply ingrained in how we do business.

12:15 pm - 12:30 pm
Venue:
Virginia Beach Convention Center
Speaker:
N/A
12:35 pm - 02:00 pm

Keynote and Lunch

Gloria Goins is a former Human Resources faculty member at Georgetown University, where she served as the founder and chair of the Board for the Georgetown Chief Diversity Officers’ Roundtable.

Venue:
Virginia Beach Convention Center
Speaker:
Gloria Goins
02:00 pm - 03:00 pm

Workshop Session 3

In 2011, the Hampton Roads Diversity & Inclusion Consortium (known formerly as the Regional Roundtable) was created to provide organizations with opportunities to share ideas, resources and lessons learned in our continued efforts to embrace diversity and build inclusive workplaces where diversity of thought and perspective becomes second nature and deeply ingrained in how we do business.

02:00 pm - 03:00 pm

Workshop Session 4

In 2011, the Hampton Roads Diversity & Inclusion Consortium (known formerly as the Regional Roundtable) was created to provide organizations with opportunities to share ideas, resources and lessons learned in our continued efforts to embrace diversity and build inclusive workplaces where diversity of thought and perspective becomes second nature and deeply ingrained in how we do business.