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Council of Federal EEO & Civil Rights Executives Think Tank Brings Top Trainers to Washington DC



The Forum open to invited leaders from the federal & local government, corporate industry & entrepreneurial, academia and non-profits who lead the way for a multicultural inclusive workforce included 3 days of jam packed training and exchange session

Washington DC (I-Newswire) September 25, 2012 - The Council of Federal EEO & Civil Rights Executives hosted the 2nd Thought Leadership Executive Think Tank ™ in Washington DC September 19 through September 21, 2012. The Training Exchange was held at the prestigious Charles Sumner Museum & Archives with the final day session held at the Martin Luther King Library. The Forum open to invited leaders from the federal & local government, corporate industry & entrepreneurial, academia and non-profits included 3 days of jam packed training and exchange sessions.

The focus of the TLC Executive Think Tank ™ is exchange in best practices for a diverse and inclusive workforce within industry and other fields. It is set as an executive level roundtable exchange where each participant also has the opportunity to be a presenter. Some of the top experts come together under one roof to network, exchange, and address today’s evolving and diversifying workplace.

Participants included;
Federal agencies executives from the U.S. Department of Defense, U.S. Office of Personnel Management, U.S. Veterans Administration, and U.S. National Institute of Health, U.S. Health & Human Services, U.S. Department of Commerce, executive from District of Columbia, executives from Universities, along with Corporate Executives, and globally renowned top trainers and speakers.

Presenters include;
Mr. Bruce Stewart, Deputy Director of Training,Compliance and Strategic Initiatives, Office of Diversity and Inclusion Office of Personnel Management; Mr. Effenus Henderson, Chief Diversity Officer Weyerhaeuser, recipient of the Whitney M. Young Award from The National Urban League; Mr. Andrés Tapia, bestselling author – recipient of Hispanic Alliance Éxito Award and the Hewitt Exemplary Leader Award; Mr. Clifford Taulbert, Pulitzer Prize Nominee, author, speaker, Entrepreneur; Mr. Jorge Ponce, Co-Chair, Council of Federal EEO & Civil Rights Executives, named one of the most influential Hispanics in the Nation - Hispanic Business magazine- confirmed presenter; Ms. Delia Johnson, Co-Chair, Council of Federal EEO & Civil Rights Executives, acknowledged by EEOC, recipient of the first award to be given to an EEO/Civil Rights Director for outstanding accomplishments in the area of Federal Sector EEO Programs. Other renowned trainers & presenters included; Dr. Lester Hoffman, author of “Moving Beyond Bias: Bias-Free Communication Strategies for Today’s Workplace” and “Beyond Bullying, Incivility, & Bias: How to Recognize, Handle, & Overcome the Twelve Types of Destructive Managers and Cultures; Ms. Daisy Gallagher recipient of the prestigious International ARTEMIS leadership award, named One of the Top 5 Women Businesses in U.S., author of “How to Succeed in a Testosterone World without Losing Estrogen,” integrated brand recruitment expert and Mr. Charles “Skip” Pettit, cited in Who's Who International and the Yearbook of Experts, Authorities, and Spokespersons, quoted on CNN and Washington Business Radio, nationally recognized training expert.

The Forum was held at the prestigious Charles Sumner School Museum & Archives located at 1201 17th Street NW Washington DC. The structure is a beautifully restored historic site in Washington DC, a property of the District of Columbia. The building currently houses the official Archives of the DC Public Schools as well as a research library. There is a museum of public education on site. The space opened as a school in 1872 as the first permanent school for African American children in Washington DC and, with more than $5 million dollars of restoration, is considered one of the most stunning historic buildings in the district. It is a must see for both visitors and Washingtonians alike. Group Tours of the Museum are available by calling 202 730 1421. The 3rd day of the forum was held at the Martin Luther King Jr. library on 9th street in Washington DC, another wonderful facility.

Attendees at the TLC Think Tank Forum walked away with a wealth of ideas, best practices and action plans for next steps to create a model workplace and tools, strategies & best practices for their workforce recruitment and retention programs. The Think Tank provided opportunity to connect with the top trainers and presenters in the field to build upon their training as leaders in a cost effective manner and to take their knowledge back to energize their agency or organizations multicultural & inclusion efforts.

The Think Tank Forums are limited to a maximum of 100 top leaders from a multidiscipline mix. If you missed this training session, you will want to sign up early when the TLC Think Tank Forum returns to DC March 20, 2013 to the Charles Sumner School & Museum. The estimated value to hire the trainers and keynotes who sign up for the Think Tank Forum, if one could get them under one roof collectively, is estimated to exceed $100,000 for the course of the 3 day program. Once this popular Think Tank Forum & Training reaches its limit it will be closed without notice. If this program is one of interest, we encourage you to register today.

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March 25, 2012

 

Thought Leaders in Civil Rights to Meet in NYC for Think Tank on Bullying & Bias, Diversity & Inclusion

 

The Council of Federal Civil Rights Executives is hosting the Thought Leadership Conference for Executives on Bullying, Bias, and Diversity & Inclusion.  The Thought Leadership Think Tank Exchange brings the nation’s top leaders in civil rights and equal opportunity together in a personalized environment roundtable setting to raise awareness and to provide an exchange

opportunity for their organizations or agencies.

 

The Executive Level Think Tank Training & Roundtable Exchange Sessions takes place beginning Monday, March 26-28, 2012 at the Sheraton Towers in Midtown, New York City, New York.

WHO: Hosted by the Federal Council of Civil Rights Executives:  The Federal Council provides input

to Congress, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Office of Personnel Management, the National Performance Review, and other federal agencies and organizations on issues affecting civil rights issues and engages other civil rights organizations to find common ground on issues of importance to the civil rights communities.

 

Presenters:  The Presenters include; Mr. John Berry, the Director of OPM responsible for the human resources of 1.9 million employees nationwide; Civil Rights Activist and Celebrity host  Al Cole who will conduct a fireside chat with Civil Rights experts;  Native New Yorker, Dr. Lester Hoffman, a Harvard PhD and renowned expert on bullying & diversity, author of the book, Beyond Bullying, Incivility, & Bias:  How to Recognize, Handle, & Overcome the Twelve Types of Destructive Managers and Cultures,”  Ms. Pegine Echeverria, MSW, CSP, a former Bronx girl gang member, climbed her way out and joined a new “gang,” after being inducted as the first Latina into the Motivational Speakers Hall of Fame;  Professor Ron Roberts  author of the blockbuster best seller (McGraw Hill), “The Well Balanced Leader: the 9 behaviors of the successful leader (the Egolibrium™ Method)” and more (www.thoughtleadershipconference.com) see speakers page.

WHATAn invited group of the world’s top thought leaders, influencers & visionaries in civil rights and equal opportunity from government, academia, industry and nonprofit will participate in a personalized environment of think tank sessions to exchange ideas for implementing best practices and to provide strategies in and out of the workplace dealing with civil rights, equal opportunity, diversity, inclusion, bullying and bias. Many of the participants have come together for the first time and perhaps only time their schedule will permit in the same room. The group includes leaders in diversity from as far as Canada and Australia who also are taking a seat around the Think Tank Roundtable.  Although TLC Think Tank will be videotaped and teleconferenced for airings expanded to global audience, the Executive Level Think Tank sessions is intentionally set in a personalized think tank roundtable environment.      

 

WHEN: (media photo/interview best opportunities)

Monday, March 26, 2012 -  5:30pm-7:30pmVIP Reception & Evening Program (open to Media & Invitation also extended to others outside of Think Tank) attracting local celebrities, politicians and national civil rights and diversity executives & leaders will be held in the Sheraton NY Ballroom East (3rd floor). The program includes Pegine Echeverria, raised in the Bronx who climbed herself out of a “gang” to become the first Latina inducted into the Motivational Speakers Hall of Fame.  A Fireside Chat conducted by Celebrity, Author and Civil Rights Activist Al Cole with Civil Rights experts.

 

Tuesday, March 27, 2012, 7:30am – 1:00pm – (open to media) at 7:45 am hear from the head of the largest workforce in the nation responsible for programs of more than 1.9 million employees, Mr. John Berry, United States Office of  Personnel Management, address initiatives on programs the federal government is taking to lead by example in diversity & inclusion in the workplace.  Hear from Native New Yorker, Harvard PhD and world’s leading expert on Bullying and Bias,  Dr. Lester Hoffman, author of  the book, “Beyond Bullying, Incivility, & Bias: How to Recognize, Handle, & Overcome the Twelve Types of Destructive Managers and Cultures,”  Hear from Mr. Clarence Johnson, Director of EEO & Diversity for the Pentagon address issues on veterans and job opportunities. (For more details on other presenters go to www.thoughtleadershipconference.com speakers’ page) Hear from Professor Ron Roberts, author of the blockbuster best seller (McGraw Hill), “The Well Balanced Leader: the 9 behaviors of the successful leader (the Egolibrium™ Method)” and many more

WHERE:

 

The Event will be held in New York City, Sheraton NY Towers, 811 7th Avenue (53rd Street) Midtown, New York, and New York. Parking is inside the hotel and several parking garages are located nearby.  Journalists may set up in back of NY Ballroom West on Day 1, 2 & 3 and during Reception journalists and there will be an area reserved for media interview (upon request) other than above journalist may set up throughout the Ballroom East Room.

 

ADDITIONAL DETAILS: .For additional information please visit http://www.thoughtleadershipconference.com 

Media Contact (on site) Ms. Daisy Gallagher, AMA, PMP, CHT – Chief Public Information & Event Officer – 202-465-0009 / ceo@gallagherworldwide.com

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About Federal Council of Civil Rights Executives The Council takes a leadership role in EEO, civil rights, affirmative action, and diversity issues affecting the Federal Government. The Council explains issues of concerns to the EEO community in the federal sector and serves as a catalyst for change to make existing processes better by networking and sharing information and resources to reduce the isolation of EEO professionals with each other and within their own agencies.  The Council provides input to Congress, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Office of Personnel Management, the National Performance Review, and other federal agencies and organizations on issues affecting EEO and other civil rights issues in the federal sector and engages other civil rights organizations to find common ground on issues of importance to the EEO and civil rights communities

 

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International Training Consortium, LLC (ITC) is a Veteran owned business with access to more than 100 of the nation’s top trainers in the field of leadership and diversity. ITC has provided services to 20 federal agencies for more than 18 years and has earned an impeccable reputation in federal business.

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
For Immediate Release
January 11, 2012

COUNCIL OF FEDERAL EEO AND CIVIL RIGHTS EXECUTIVES hosts
THOUGHT LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE on Executive Order 13853


The Executive Level Think Tank Training & Roundtable Exchange Sessions on Diversity & Inclusion will take place in New York City from March 26 through 28, 2012 with top leadership from government, industry, nonprofits, and academia as participants.
 
   
(Washington DC) – The Council of Federal EEO and Civil Rights Executives will host the executive level Thought Leadership Conference on Diversity & Inclusion, Civility and Bias. The Council takes a leadership role in EEO, civil rights, affirmative action, and diversity issues affecting the Federal Government.

The focus of the conference is compliance with Executive Order 13583, which establishes a coordinated Government-wide initiative to promote diversity and inclusion in the federal sector, and strategies and best practices for Diversity and Inclusion within Industry and other fields.

The Thought Leadership Conference identifies best practices for improving effectiveness in recruiting, hiring, promoting, retaining, developing, and training a diverse and inclusive workforce. The Executive Level Think Tank Roundtable discussions, workshops, and keynotes conducted by some of the nation's top trainers, facilitators, and content experts will concentrate on identifying and reducing bias and changing mindsets, while establishing goals for a world-class diverse workforce drawn from all segments of society.

Diversity and Inclusion are addressed by subject matter experts and thought leaders in the fields of HR, EEO, Bias, Human Capital Management, leadership, succession management, mentoring and coaching, retention, organizational change, and workplace incivility and bullying, with the goal of shifting focus to transform organizational culture.  Case studies will be incorporated throughout the conference training to also include leadership, mentoring, and access, so as to transform culture.

The 3-day conference begins on Monday, March 26 and concludes Wednesday, March 28, 2012. It will be held in midtown Manhattan, New York.  The conference objectives are to survey, explore, and reframe the opportunities and challenges to educate stakeholders, promote personal development, participate in dialogue with colleagues with multiple perspectives, provide an opportunity for cross-fertilization, and foster a shift in focus.  The Executive Level Think Tank sessions provides participants a platform to gather and discuss challenges and opportunities with other leaders and to come away with new best practices for achieving Diversity and Inclusion in the workplace.
 
Leaders, influencers, and visionaries in government, industry, nonprofits, and academia who are ready to move beyond themselves and the status quo, through an organizational and personal Shift In Focus are invited to participate.
 
All participants will be presented with an official Certificate of Attendance and an e-book containing the discussions and exchanges taking place during the conference, including all recommended next steps for implementation.  
 
To see how you may participate, go to www.thoughtleadershipconference.com .
Contact:

Ms. Delia Johnson – Co-Chair, Federal Council of EEO & Civil Rights Executives (upon request)
Ms. Daisy Gallagher, Chief Public Information Officer (media contact) events@thoughtleadershipconference.com /202-465-0009
Mr. Skip Pettit – Chief Training Officer, training@thoughtleadershipconference.com
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About the Federal Council of EEO and Civil Rights Executives

The Council takes a leadership role in EEO, civil rights, affirmative action, and diversity issues affecting the Federal Government. The Council explains issues of concerns to the EEO community in the federal sector and serves as a catalyst for change to make existing processes better by networking and sharing information and resources to reduce the isolation of EEO professionals from each other and within their own agencies.

The Council provides input to Congress, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the Office of Personnel Management, the National Performance Review, and other federal agencies and organizations on issues affecting EEO and other civil rights issues in the federal sector and engages other civil rights organizations to find common ground on issues of importance to the EEO and civil rights communities in the federal sector.