2012 Workplace Diversity & Leadership Summit and Awards Luncheon May 16, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Monona Terrace
MADISON – Given a choice, would talent choose you? This thought-provoking theme, among other important questions, will launch the conversation as professionals from across the Madison area meet at the Urban League of Greater Madison’s (ULGM) upcoming Workplace Diversity & Leadership Summit and Awards Luncheon. The keystone event to support ULGM’s Workforce Development programs, the Summit is a showcase of the what’s, why’s and how’s of building, retaining and growing a diversified workforce.
Registration is open at www.ulgm.org/summit . Early-bird rates apply through April 23.
Expanded from a half-day event in its inaugural year, the full-day summit will offer workshops, presentations, and networking opportunities for everyone from young professionals to CEO’s. Topics will range from diversity planning and best practices, to understanding the next generation of employees and finding, developing and retaining diverse talent.
ULGM is pleased to be gathering some of the most notable leaders and innovators in the Madison area as presenters, as well as nationally recognized experts. Featured speakers include:
• Kwame Salter – Retired, Senior Vice-President, HR, Kraft Global Supply Chain and author of “Striving While Black… In Corporate America”
• Maria Campbell – Director of Diversity, SC Johnson
• Rebecca Ryan – Founder, Next Generation Consulting and author of “ReGENERATION – A Manifesto for America’s Next Leaders”
• Terry Ludeman – Retired, Chief Economist, Governor’s Office of Economic Advisors
“Advancing Madison’s cultural competency is vital to our growth as an economic market, both in providing opportunities for the emerging workforce and in retaining world-class talent,” states Kaleem Caire, President and CEO of the Urban League of Greater Madison. “We’re pleased to offer the Summit as a point in time for moving the conversation forward and inspiring real change and opportunity for Madison area businesses.”
In addition to the educational and networking sessions, the Summit will include presentation of the 2012 Workplace Diversity Awards and the Urban League Whitney Young Jr. Award for Public Service. Nominations for an outstanding small business, large business and young professional may be submitted at www.ulgm.org/awards .
The Urban League of Greater Madison’s mission is to eliminate social and economic barriers for African Americans, other people of color, and the economically disadvantaged in Dane County by transforming our community into a place of opportunity, personal and professional growth, prosperity, and success for everyone.