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BCGi Summit 2018: "The More Things Change, the More They Stay the Same: Understanding How the Core Fundamentals of AAP Development Drive Diversity " (1.5-Day In-Person Workshop)

 Export to Your Calendar 4/5/2018 to 4/6/2018
When: April 5-6, 2018
(1.5 Days)
Where: 215 Fremont Street
San Francisco, California  94105
United States
Presenter: EEO/AA Industry Experts
Contact: (916) 294-4250

Online registration is available until: 3/31/2018
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After President Trump’s inauguration in January 2017, there was a large amount of uncertainty as to what he may, or may not, seek to accomplish during his time in office. Speculation as to changes within OFCCP were rampant and included a possible merger with the EEOC. Federal contractors, HR professionals, consultants, and law firms were all on edge. Fast-forward a year and it’s apparent the sky did not fall and enforcement is continuing in much the same way it did under previous administrations. That said, with the #MeToo movement and an increased focus on diversity, it’s not that the world is without change but simply that the change is driven by grassroots campaigns and not regulations.

So, what does this all mean? Simply that times change, but the fundamentals underpinning those times do not. Established in 1974, Biddle has seen the pandemonium associated with administration changes, yet our message has always remained the same . . . understand the fundamentals of Equal Employment Opportunity, Affirmative Action, and diversity and your knowledge will be timeless (and administration-proof).

Join Biddle Consulting Group and industry experts as they share their real-world experiences and insights that will help you, and your organization, thrive in these ever-changing times.


Session Topics:

  • Why Veteran & Disability Hiring Programs Fail
    • Chad Sowash, Co-Founder & Principal Partner, Catch 22 Consulting
    • Julie Sowash, Senior Consultant, Disability Solutions
  • Working Through the Legal & Regulatory “Wrinkles” of Evergreen Jobs
    • Candee Chambers, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, SR. CAAP, Executive Director, DirectEmployers Association
  • Culture & Compliance Supporting Impact, Never Staying the Same
    • Anne Bergen-Taylor, Senior Manager in Employment Counsel and Compliance, Charles Schwab & Co., Inc.
    • Deloria Nelson, Managing Director of Diversity & Inclusion, Charles Schwab & Co., Inc.
  • Your Plans are Done, Now What?  Using AAP Metrics to Identify Problem Areas and Increase Diversity
    • Chris Patrick, Attorney at Law, Jackson Lewis PC
    • Patrick Nooren, Ph.D., Executive Vice President, Biddle Consulting Group
  • Former DOL Employee Perspectives on Compliance and Audit Procedures and Success
    • Robert Doles, Attorney, Biddle Consulting Group
    • Tammy R. Daub, Of Counsel - Employment Law Department, Paul Hastings
  • Compensation Analysis in OFCCP Audits—Lessons from the Battlefield
    • Dan Kuang, Ph.D., VP and Principal Consultant - Legal and Audit Support Services, Biddle Consulting Group

Benefits of Attending 

  • HRCI & SHRM credits
  • Learn the basics of Affirmative Action Planning
  • Learn from other companies/contractors on their effective efforts to address the requirements of the EO 11246, VEVRAA, Section 503
  • Understanding the Core Fundamentals of AAP
  • Understanding Diversity
    • Valuing Diversity
    • Evaluating Diversity
    • Metrics
    • Best Practices
  • Networking with other HR and AA professionals
  • Ask our panel of experts about your company-specific questions/concerns

Who Should Attend?

  • Federal contractors, HR professionals, HR consultants
  • Those new to the field of Affirmative Action Planning
  • Those who would like a refresher course 

What's Included?

  • Meals: Breakfast (April 5 & 6, 2018) and lunch (April 5 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 4, 2018).
  • 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

Important Details 

  • When: Thursday, April 5 & Friday, April 6, 2018
  • Where: 215 Fremont Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
  • Registration Fee: $695

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The 2018 Summit has been approved for 8.25 recertification credit hours toward PHR, SPHR, GPHR and SHRM recertification through the HR Certification Institute and the Society for Human Resource Management.


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