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Agenda: Talent Development: Diversity-Strategies Event & Special Awards Dinner

8–9 a.m. Breakfast and Networking

9–9:15 a.m. Opening Remarks, Luke Visconti, CEO, DiversityInc

9:15–9:45 a.m. Creating an Inclusive Workplace

Presenter: Carlos Rodriguez, President and CEO, ADP, in a Q&A with Luke Visconti

9:45–10:15 a.m. The Business Case for Corporate Social Responsibility

Presenter: Stephen P. Holmes, Chairman and CEO, Wyndham Worldwide

10:30–11:15 a.m. Tracks on Resource Groups

Track 1: How to Start a Resource Group

Presenter: David Casey, Vice President, Workforce Strategies and Chief Diversity Officer, CVS Caremark

Questions answered in this session:

• How do you get funding and support for resource groups?

• Which groups should you start with?

• What type of charter/structure works best?

Track 2: Re-Energizing Resource Groups and Leveraging Social Media

Presenter: Diana Solash, Director, Americas Inclusiveness Office, EY

Questions answered in this session:

• How can branding, sponsorship and market-facing activities refresh resource groups?

• How can groups communicate effectively online and via social media?

• Why do social media matter?

Track 3: How to Implement Global Resource Groups

Ingrid Devin, EMEA Diversity & Inclusion Lead and Employee Resource Group Global Lead, and Dana Keefer, Vice President, Global Talent Management, Dell

Questions answered in this session:

• Can you translate your U.S. groups to other countries? Which ones work well?

• How can they communicate with each other? What metrics should be used to assess their success?

11:30–12:15 p.m. Tracks on Succession Planning

Track 1: Developing a Diverse Pipeline

Presenter: Diane Evans, Senior Vice President, Talent Planning Office, Wells Fargo

Questions answered in this session:

• How do you determine which people from underrepresented groups should be fast-tracked?

• How do you give them the tools to stay and succeed?

Track 2: Retaining Top Talent

Presenter: Mark King, Global Head, Diversity & Inclusion, Kellogg Company

Questions answered in this session:

• How do you keep women and others from underrepresented groups from leaving before they get to the top?

• How important is having a flexible workplace and an inclusive culture?

Track 3: Making Room at the Top

Presenter: Dr. Ronald Copeland, Senior Vice President, National Diversity Strategy & Policy and Chief Diversity Officer, Kaiser Permanente

Questions answered in this session:

• How do you move people from underrepresented groups into the highest level?

• What happens if no one at the top is leaving?

12:15–1:20 p.m. Lunch and Networking

Understanding Diversity's Role in Business

Guest speaker: Brian W. MacLean, President and Chief Operating Officer, Travelers

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1:30–2:30 p.m. Tracks on Mentoring

Track 1: How to Start a Cross-Cultural Mentoring Program

Presenter: Jodi Davidson, Director of Diversity Initiatives, Sodexo

Questions answered in this session:

• What's the business case for starting a mentoring program?

• How do you get widespread usage? How involved should senior executives be?

• How do you measure success?

Track 2: The Difference Between Mentoring and Sponsorship

Presenter: Michele C. Green, Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer, Prudential Financial

Questions answered in this session:

• Do you need both? How do you get sponsors to work with people from underrepresented groups?

• Can sponsorship be formalized?

Track 3: Insight Into Mentoring and Sponsorship Relationships

Presenter: Kim Strong, Vice President, Diversity & Inclusion, Target

Questions answered in this session:

• How have their relationships evolved? What have been the greatest benefits?

• Hear personal experiences and success stories from sponsors/people being sponsored and mentors/mentees.

2:45–3:15 p.m. Values-Based Leadership

Presenter: Pat Esser, President, Cox Communications

3:15–3:30 p.m. Closing Remarks, Luke Visconti

5:30–9 p.m. Networking Reception and DiversityInc Special Awards Dinner

The following seven companies will be honored:

• Top Company for Talent Development: Time Warner

Accepting award: Jeff Bewkes, Chairman and CEO

• Top Company for Supplier Diversity: AT&T

Accepting award: Randall Stephenson, Chairman and CEO

• Top Company for Community Philanthropy: Cox Communications

Accepting award: Pat Esser, President

• Top Company for Mentoring: Target

Accepting award: Beth Jacob, Executive Vice President, Target Technology Services and Chief Information Officer

• Top Company for Employee Engagement: Toyota Motor North America

Accepting award: George Borst, former President and CEO, Toyota Financial Services

• Top Company for Global Cultural Competence: Monsanto

Accepting award: Steven Mizell, Executive Vice President, Human Resources

• Top Company for Diversity-Management Progress: BASF

Accepting award: Juan Carlos Ordoñez, Senior Vice President, Coating Solutions, North America

Dinner Attire: Business Professional

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DiversityInc's primary event focus is on our corporate customers, who are in attendance to network and enjoy the event. Soliciting business is not permitted. Consultants are welcome at our event dinners but are not permitted at the learning sessions.

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