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2019 BCGi Summit: Striving For Diversity: Sure It's Required, But It's Also The Right Thing To Do!
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2019 BCGi Summit: Striving For Diversity: Sure It's Required, But It's Also The Right Thing To Do! (1.5-Day In-Person Workshop)

4/4/2019 to 4/5/2019
When: April 4-5, 2019
(1.5 Days)
Where: Pier 1, Bay 1
San Francisco, California  94111
United States
Presenter: EEO/AA Industry Experts
Contact: Kali Roberts
(916) 294-4250 ext. 140

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Join Biddle Consulting Group and industry experts as they share their expertise and provide practical take-aways on current hot topics in the field of EEO, Diversity and Pay Equity.

The underlying basis for EEO laws and regulations is to eliminate discrimination within organizations and promote inclusion for all and a diversified workforce. Having a diverse workforce has been proven time and again to be beneficial to organizations as a way to bring in new and invigorating ideas that promote company and community growth. Hence, “Diversity and Inclusion (D&I)” has become a louder than usual buzz phrase nowadays, from Hollywood to Wall Street, from global organizations to start-up businesses, and in all corners of the news and social media. Why? Because ‘It Is The Right Thing To Do!’

Companies invest thousands, if not millions, of dollars in resources and in developing systems primarily designed to comply with government EEO regulations and requirements (e.g., EEOC, OFCCP). Organizations are required to compile, keep, and analyze their data to determine if underrepresentation and/or compensation inequity exist in their workforce and if disparate impact exists in any of their selection processes. Given these requirements, confusion and conflict can arise when the D&I efforts and analytics are found to be at odds with the company’s Compliance efforts and analytics.

Join Biddle Consulting Group and leading industry experts as they explore how D&I and Compliance efforts can (and sometimes should) remain separate yet still serve as effective tools in achieving the organization’s EEO and diversity goals. You will also gain practical take-aways on diversity initiatives, metrics, and best practices to ensure EEO/AA compliance within your organization as well as the benefits of a diversified workforce.


Pre-Conference Session - California Fair Pay Act

Join us from 1:00pm - 4:30pm on Wednesday, April 3rd as Biddle's Principal Consultant and member of the California Pay Equity Task Force, Dan Kuang, Ph.D., shares his experience in successfully assisting contractors through complex OFCCP compensation audits. Get a better understanding on how to ensure that your compensation practices are in compliance and learn some simple but effective ways to move the needle towards Pay Equity. Additionally, this session is beneficial for California employers who are interested on how to be in compliance with the new California Fair Pay Acts.

  • California Fair Pay Act (Pre-Conference)
    • Dan Kuang, Ph.D., VP & Principal Consultant - Biddle Consulting Group and Member of the California Pay Equity Task Force
  • Diversity, Inclusion, and Unconscious Bias: The Truths Employers Can't Afford to Ignore
    • Christy E. Kiely, Counsel - Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP
  • Diversity Metrics
    • Marc Brenman, Managing Partner - IDARE LLC
  • Putting the EQ in Equity
    • Adrienne Kimball, Chief Talent Officer - Rubicon Programs, Inc.
    • Karen Elkins Cohen, Director of Human Resources - Rubicon Programs, Inc.
  • Applicants with Disabilities - UNKNOWN Barriers to Risk and Poor Applicant Experience
    • Sheridan Walker, Founder and CEO - HirePotential
  • Artificial Intelligence:  An Introduction for HR Compliance, Diversity, and Inclusion
    • Dan Kuang, Ph.D., VP & Principal Consultant - Biddle Consulting Group
    • Michael Pati, Practice Manager - Biddle Consulting Group
  • Doing Right, The Right Way: Making Lawful Race, Gender & Ethnicity Considerations
    • Candee Chambers, Executive Director - DirectEmployers Association
    • John C. Fox, President and Partner - Fox, Wang, and Morgan, P.C.

Benefits of Attending

  • Earn HRCI & SHRM Credits
  • Learn the basics of Affirmative Action Planning with the included Foundations of AAP Development webinar ($50 value)
  • Learn and Acquire Better Understanding of Diversity
    • Value of Diversity in the Workforce
    • Ways and Metrics to Evaluate Diversity
    • Best Practices
  • Meet and Network with other HR and AA professionals
  • Have the opportunity to directly ask and get answers from the experts about your company-specific questions and 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 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

Important Details

  • Pre-conference: Wednesday, April 3
  • Conference: Thursday, April 4 & Friday, April 5, 2019
  • Where: Pier 1, Bay 1, San Francisco, CA 94111
  • Registration Fee:
    • $695 - Conference
    • $245 - California Fair Pay Act Session (Pre-conference)

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The 2019 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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