CORPORATE LEADERSHIP COUNCIL ANNUAL FORUM + LEADING DISABILITY EMPLOYER DINNER | Shifting the Talent Paradigm: Inclusive Culture for a Modern Workforce

Sep 26, 2019 9am - 9pm
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  • SEPTEMBER 26, 2019 | SHIFTING THE TALENT PARADIGM: INCLUSIVE CULTURE FOR A MODERN WORKFORCE NOD Corporate Leadership Council Annual Forum + Leading Disability Employers’ Dinner Crystal City Marriott at Reagan National Airport, Arlington, VA

    September 26, 2019 | Shifting the Talent Paradigm: Inclusive Culture for a Modern Workforce

    NOD Corporate Leadership Council Annual Forum + Leading Disability Employers’ Dinner
    Crystal City Marriott at Reagan National Airport, Arlington, VA

    Presented by Lead Sponsors: PwC + Spectrum

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    Comcast NBC Universal; KPMG; Randstad; Target


    Be a Change Agent

    We know that a truly inclusive culture starts at the top. But it doesn’t end there. To turn a chief executive’s mandate for a more diverse and inclusive culture into action, senior corporate leaders must deploy the best change management tactics.

    The culture change imperative is not limited to corporate diversity and inclusion leaders.  Their counterparts in government, the military, academia, and other departments in high-profile global companies, can teach us how to become effective change agents.

    What tools, tactics and personal attributes are most effective for creating an inclusive culture — one that embraces disability as a diversity segment alongside all others?

    The 2019 NOD Annual Corporate Leadership Council Forum will explore how executives in all these sectors — business, government, the military and academia — have created meaningful change; deepened leadership support for diversity, equity and inclusion; established disability as a diversity segment; and been successful at leading culture change.

    What to Expect:

    • Dynamic changemakers from government, the military, academia and major companies, will describe how they successfully led and managed organizational culture change, especially in diversity, equity and inclusion.
    • Leading experts from allied fields of adaptive leadership, change management, reflective practice, and social “intrapreneurship” will discuss the challenges of translating a culture change mandate from the top to every employee on staff.
    • We’ll discuss how these lessons can be applied to practices within your organization in order to cultivate a more disability-inclusive workforce.

    In addition to valuable networking opportunities with speakers and disability leaders, participants will leave with a sense of their own leadership model, and with tools to turn ideas into action.   


    Program

    ANNUAL FORUM: Disability Learning Sessions

    9:00 AM – 4:00 PM ET | This day-long learning event features keynote speakers, interactive learning sessions, and panels of top business leaders and experts.

    Forum Program and Speakers

      • 9:00 AM | Registration + Breakfast
      • 10:00 AM | Opening Remarks, Sponsor Remarks + CEO Welcome: State of the Union
        • Carol Glazer, President, National Organization on Disability; Brad Hopton, Tax Partner & Disability Inclusion Networks Partner Champion, PwC + NOD Board Director; Karen Brown, Executive Consultant, Bridge Arrow
      • 10:20 AM – Plenary Session I | The Modern Workforce: Creating and Leading Inclusive Workplace Cultures
        • How do you shape a modern workplace where everyone feels welcome? The courage to create change starts with you. You have the capacity to help workplace practices evolve.
        • Deep practices of listening, inquiry, and reflection, as well as understanding the value of reframing problems, are the foundation for this session with three successful, long-standing leaders. They’ll help you think like an innovator and stand where business accomplishments and social progress intersect. Hear secrets of ‘social intrapreneurs’ who have successfully used these tactics to lead change, sometimes against improbable odds.
        • Session speaker Brad Hopton, PwC’s Tax Partner and Disability Inclusion Network Champion has written extensively on the importance of diversity and inclusion in the workplace. He’ll be joined by fellow NOD Board member Michele Meyer-Shipp, who is KPMG’s Chief Diversity Officer and guides all facets of the global consulting firm’s diversity initiatives
          • Brad Hopton, Tax Partner & Disability Inclusion Networks Partner Champion, PwC + NOD Board Director; Michele C. Meyer-Shipp, Principal + Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer, KPMG LLP + NOD Board Director; Nancy McGaw, Deputy Director of Business and Society Program, The Aspen Institute
      • 11:00 AM – Plenary Session II | Leading from the Middle: In Conversation with Ellen Schall
        • A pioneer in the field of “reflective practice,” Ellen Schall’s approach to organizational change was first shaped by her experiences in the 1980s as commissioner of New York City’s Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ). Schall believes that organizational transformation requires “meaning-making” leaders who can use inquiry, reflection and observation to create “reflective organizations.”
        • Schall took over an agency in disarray and was responsible for its Spofford juvenile detention center in the South Bronx, notorious for its violence and dilapidated conditions. She’ll talk about her decision to close the facility and how she addressed the internal tensions and operational problems in every division, along with deep-seated class and racial tensions among employees.
        • Schall will be joined by Carol Glazer, President of the National Organization on Disability, whose career has been devoted to helping mission-driven organizations achieve mission and financial success. Schall and Glazer will discuss dilemmas leaders faced when trying to affect change, and how they navigated challenges by building reflective organizations.
          • Ellen Schall, Senior Presidential Fellow, Martin Cherkasky Professor of Health Policy & Management at Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, New York University; Carol Glazer, President, National Organization on Disability
      • 11:40 AM | Table Conversation: Putting It All into Action
        • Karen Brown, Executive Consultant, Bridge Arrow
      • 11:50 AM – Plenary Session III | Crossroads of Compliance, Disclosure and Trust
        • To disclose or not to disclose? For most employees with a disability, trust and fear of rejection shape the answer to this question and affect engagement and productivity. Personal stories will illuminate how leaders have overcome barriers to success. Hear from compliance experts Craig Leen and Candee Chambers on how to navigate workplace obstacles to disability inclusion. They’ll discuss regulatory changes in section 503 compliance that are good for business and employees.
        • Leen is Director of the Labor Department’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs and will share essential details that affect diversity hiring. Chambers is Executive Director of DirectEmployers Association and a passionate advocate for HR practitioners working to meet federal compliance regulations.
          • Craig E. Leen, Director, Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP), U.S. Department of Labor; Candee Chambers, Executive Director, DirectEmployers Association; Karen Brown, Executive Consultant, Bridge Arrow
      • 12:55 PM | Keynote Address: How Do You Overcome Friction?
        • The best leaders work from the inside out, with support from the top. They skillfully chart a course for others who must follow. They navigate internal constituencies, while knowing how to “sell” change that will resonate with all who need to buy in. They have the requisite “soft skills”, humility and an instinctive desire to inspire, to open themselves to others and lead by example. Learn how you can elevate your impact with individuals, teams, and throughout your organization.
        • Admiral John M. Richardson, the Chief of Naval Operations, led the Navy’s successful diversity and inclusion initiative. He will speak about leadership that influences others to act and achieve results. From his passionate approach to leadership, you’ll gain an understanding of how to harness your own, unique influence.
          In this session, the Admiral will converse with Luke Visconti, Chairman and Founder of DiversityInc, and one of the country’s most successful social entrepreneurs. He’ll share change management insights from his many discussions with CEOs about their leadership decisions and approach to diversity.
        • You’ll also hear from Dr. Ronald Copeland, SVP and Chief Equity, Inclusion & Diversity Officer of Kaiser Permanente, an integrated managed care consortium. Copeland will share how he’s translated a mandate from the CEO to his colleagues to ensure that the company’s workforce practices are consistent with its business.
          • Luke Visconti, Chairman and Founder, DiversityInc + NOD Vice Chairman; Admiral John M. Richardson,  Chief of Naval Operations, U.S. Navy; Ronald Copeland, M.D., F.A.C.S., Senior Vice President and Chief Equity, Inclusion & Diversity Officer, Kaiser Permanente + NOD Board Director
      • 1:40 PM | Mid-Afternoon Break
      • 1:50 PM – Plenary Session IV | Shift Communication Channels: Breaking Barriers with Technology

        • Sponsored by Spectrum
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        • Delivered in TED Talk-style with a panel discussion by seasoned executives, this session will discuss new frontiers in communications and assistive technology. These advances offer unique potential for people with disabilities in the workforce.
        • From job postings, to on-boarding, meeting management, professional development, and accommodations; changes in assistive technology and communications tools can impact every step of the employment cycle. Learn what’s possible and how to make change work for you. Tech demos will be featured throughout the day.
          • Rhonda Nesmith Crichlow, Senior Vice President, Chief Diversity Officer, Charter Communications; Mark Balsano, Vice President of Accessibility, Charter Communications; Simon Dermer, CEO + Co-Founder, eSSENTIAL Accessibility; Amy Warner, Vice President and General Manager, IT Digital Business Solutions and Corporate Director of Accessibility, Intel Corporation
      • 2:35 PM | Mid-Afternoon Break
      • 2:45 PM – Plenary Session V | Hiring Engagements: Out with the Old, In with the New
        • Talent acquisition techniques, such as word-of-mouth and referrals, that work for other groups rarely work to recruit people with disabilities. This session will explore how companies can modify traditional talent acquisition and on-boarding practices to achieve better outcomes.
        • Gain a better understanding of the nuances in sourcing partners and communications channels that will help recruit the talent you need for a diverse workforce that includes people with disabilities.
          • Todd Greener, Senior Vice President, Global Supply Chain, Foot Locker; Felicia M. Nurmsen, Managing Director of Employer Services, National Organization on Disability; Howard Green; Deputy Director of Employer Services, National Organization on Disability
      • 3:45 PM | Table Conversation: Putting It All Into Action
        • Karen Brown, Executive Consultant, Bridge Arrow
      • 4:10 | Closing Remarks

        • Moeena Das, Chief of Staff, National Organization on Disability

    LEADING DISABILITY EMPLOYERS DINNER

    5:00 PM – 9:00 PM ET | Be inspired by C-suite leaders making diversity a business priority and celebrate achievements in disability inclusion. This dinner honors companies demonstrating exemplary disability employment performance and recognizes accomplishments in the field.

    Just Announced! Dinner Program and Speakers

      • 5:00 PM – 6:40 PM | Networking Reception
        • Enjoy cocktails and appetizers while mingling with special guests and D&I professionals. Plus, the 2019 Leading Disability Employers are invited to take photos with NOD leaders and special guests.
          • Danny Woodburn, actor on Seinfeld + disability advocate; Robert David Hall, actor on CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, disability advocate + NOD Board Director; Gov. Tom Ridge, former governor of Pennsylvania and first secretary of Homeland Security + NOD Chairman; Carol Glazer, President, National Organization on Disability
      • 6:45 PM | Welcome & Opening Remarks
        • Gov. Tom Ridge, former governor of Pennsylvania and first secretary of Homeland Security + NOD Chairman; Danny Woodburn, actor on Seinfeld + disability advocate; Robert David Hall, actor on CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, disability advocate + NOD Board Director
      • 7:15 PM | Dinner Entertainment by Celebrity Guest: Danny Woodburn
        • Danny Woodburn, actor on Seinfeld + disability advocate
      • 7:55 PM | Granting of Honorary Awards: The Kaitlin A. Geraghty Memorial Prize + The Alan A. Reich Award
        • Find out who will be honored! New this year, NOD is establishing two awards to be given annually. The Kaitlin A. Geraghty Memorial Prize will recognize a young person for exceptional commitment to disability inclusion. The Alan A. Reich Award will recognize a champion for exceptional leadership in advancing the rights of people with disabilities.
          • Rachel Geraghty, disability advocate; Carol Glazer, President, National Organization on Disability
      • 8:05 PM | Announcement of the 2019 Leading Disability Employers 
        • Watch the debut of the 2019 Leading Disability Employers’ video. Then, find out which companies are being recognized as 2019 Leading Disability Employers, by earning a top score on NOD’s corporate assessment, the Disability Employment Tracker.
          • Gov. Tom Ridge, former governor of Pennsylvania and first secretary of Homeland Security + NOD Chairman; Luke Visconti, Chairman and Founder, DiversityInc + NOD Vice Chairman
      • 8:25 PM | Closing Remarks 
        • Carol Glazer, President, National Organization on Disability
      •  8:30 PM – 9:00 PM | Networking Afterglow
        • Celebrate this year’s Leading Disability Employers and meet special guests, honorees and peers, while enjoying a cocktail.

    REGISTER: Tickets + Sponsorships

    • Waitlist for Tickets: Add your name to the waitlist to obtain a ticket as they become available, click here.
      • Corporate Leadership Council Members: Complimentary
      • Corporate Representatives: $750
      • Nonprofit Friends: $300
    • Tables: Sold Out!

    • Premier Sponsorships: Click Here
      + Limited Quantities! Priority recognition to showcase your brand as an inclusion champion.
      + To learn more, contact events@nod.org.

    Hotel Reservations

    Crystal City Marriott At Reagan National Airport, 1999 VA-110, Arlington, VA 22202

    • Special Rates Available! Complete your reservation by August 25th to receive a discount: Click Here

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