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Diversity Recruiting Symposium
Wednesday, October 26, 2011 at 8:30 AM - Friday, October 28, 2011 at 12:00 PM (EDT)
Keynote Address by:
Chief Diversity Officer for Walgreens
Former CDO and Vice President, Diversity & Inclusion for Monster.com
From Best Practices to Next Practices:
A New Paradigm for Creating and Sustaining Workforce Diversity
Steve Pemberton, Chief Diversity Officer for Walgreen's and formerly Chief Diversity Officer of Monster.com, will explore the current challenges organizations face in attracting diverse talent and how they can create structure and processes to address those challenges. This is an engaging interactive address that will ask you to look at diversity and inclusion through an entirely different lens.
The HR Certification Institute has pre-approved this activity for 2.25 hours toward general recertification credit.
$25 for MIDC Members/$75 for nonmembers
$5 Cash or Credit
8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Networking Reception & Continental Breakfast
9:00 a.m. – 9:15 a.m. MIDC Welcome & Introductions
9:15 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Keynote Address
10:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. Question & Answer
10:15 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Networking Break
11:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. Panel Discussion
11:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Question & Answer
Business casual attire
Jerome Vaughn - News Director, WDET
Gayle Hamilton, Director of Labor Studies, Wayne State University
Adam Kaplan, Founder, Big Tent Jobs, LLC
Lynne Sebille-White, Senior Assistant Director, Employer Relations, The Career Center-University of Michigan
Stefanie Thornton, Director of Talent Acquisition, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
Steve is Divisional Vice-President and Chief Diversity Officer for Walgreens, the first such person to hold that responsibility in the company’s 110 year history. Prior to assuming his role at Walgreens, Steve Pemberton was Chief Diversity Officer and Vice-President of Diversity and Inclusion at Monster.com, the leading global online careers property. As Vice-President of Diversity and Inclusion, Steve had end-to-end management responsibilities for the Diversity and Inclusion business unit which focused on helping employers diversify their workforce.
Under Pemberton’s leadership, revenues in the business grew 60% while seeing commensurate levels of performance in managerial profit and customer satisfaction. During that same time, Monster grew to possess one of the most diverse audiences on the Internet which it in turn leveraged to revolutionize the way corporate America recruits and retains diverse talent.
Pemberton is the first Chief Diversity Officer of an Internet company and has become recognized as one of the nation’s leaders on matters of diversity and inclusion and its importance to the growth of the American industrial complex. In 2006, Fortune named Pemberton one of the Top 20 Chief Diversity Officers in corporate America. In 2007, Pemberton was called to Capitol Hill to provide expert testimony on best practices in diversity recruiting and in 2008 he was named by Savoy as one of The Top 100 most influential African-Americans in corporate America.
A ward of the state for much of his childhood, Steve has made opportunity, access and equality pillars of his personal and professional life. His memoir, A Chance in the World (www.achanceintheworld.com), is scheduled to be published by Thomas Nelson in January of 2012. He currently serves on the boards of Citi Performing Arts Center, Home for Little Wanderers and National TRIO Alumni Association. Steve and his wife, Tonya are the proud parents of three wonderful children-Quinn, Vaughn and Kennedy.
When & Where
Michigan Diversity Council
About the Michigan Diversity Council
Michigan is among the first states in the country to form a state affiliate of the National Diversity Council (NDC). Launched in 2008, the National Diversity Council is a non-profit 501 (C)(3) organization that champions diversity as a business imperative. Current state councils include: Texas, Florida, California, New York, Ohio and most recently, Michigan and Pennsylvania.
The Michigan Diversity Council (MIDC) is a resource in providing valuable learning opportunities to companies, employees and community members. Launched in April 2009, this organization complements the existing diversity initiatives in Michigan by providing on-going learning opportunities, discussion and best-practice sharing among leading companies and diversity professionals.
The mission of the MIDC is to enhance the appreciation for and understanding of the value of diversity and inclusion in the workplace. We serve as a resource for businesses seeking to develop their diversity and inclusion efforts and provide ongoing learning and best practice-sharing opportunities which:
· Advance corporate leadership, education and awareness of the varied dimensions of diversity
· Commit professionals to discuss issues, challenge attitudes and promote organizational change that supports diversity
· Encourage a diverse Michigan talent pool through outreach efforts that connect youth entering the workforce with businesses
By cultivating the unique talents, experiences and backgrounds of current and future employees, Michigan businesses will be seen as leaders in the global marketplace, and our state will be regarded as a great place to live and work.
The NDC and the MIDC are member-driven organizations. Programming, events and publications are developed and led by member companies/individuals.