Conference on Innovation in Diversity Planning for Federal Agencies

September 04, 2012
DI2G Conference on Executive Order to Establish a Government-Wide Initiative to Promote Diversity and Inclusion in the Federal Workforce
 
WHAT:  
The inaugural Diversity, Inclusion, and Innovation in Government (DI2G) National Conference, Innovating Diversity and Inclusion: Confronting Challenges and Breaking New Ground, will be held at Georgetown University, September 12-14, 2012.
 
Hosted by Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business with participation by the U.S. Office of Personnel Management, the event will aid Federal Agencies as they comply with President Obama’s Executive Order 13583, which requires each to create a Diversity and Inclusion Strategic Plan addressing workforce diversity, workplace inclusion, and sustainability.
 
DI2G seeks to provide thought leadership on diversity and inclusion that influences policy, practices, and procedures that impact employees and customers in the government sector; present and generate “new” thinking and ideas regarding approaches to diversity and inclusion; and provide a framework through which innovation can be incorporated into diversity and inclusion strategic activities, including requirements for Executive Order 13583.
 
The conference also qualifies as training in compliance with 5 U.S.C. Chapter 41, providing skill-set training on how to successfully design and deliver programs called for in the Executive Order. Topic areas are Digging Deeper: Examining Critical Issues of Diversity and Inclusion in Government; Don’t Treat Me the Same:  Managing Social Identities; Diversity Leaders Who Drive Commitment and Sustainability; The Science of Diversity and Inclusion; Technology, Data and Measurements; and Collaborative Government and Private Sector Partnerships.  
 
Keynote speakers for the conference include:
John Berry, Director, Office of Personnel Management
David A. Thomas, Dean, Georgetown University McDonough School of Business
Clarence A. Johnson, Principal Director and Director for Civilian Equal Employment Opportunity, Department of Defense
Thomas Snyder, President, Emotion Mining Company
Bonnie St. John, Olympian, Author, and Speaker
 
WHEN:  
September 12-14, 2012
 
WHERE:  
Georgetown University Hotel and Conference Center
3800 Reservoir Road, NW
Washington, D.C.
 
RSVP:  
Media who are interested in covering the event should contact Teresa Mannix, director of media relations, at (202) 687-4080 or tmm53@georgetown.edu.
 
PROGRAM:

Wednesday, September 12
12:15 p.m. – Lunch Keynote Speaker, John Berry, Office of Personnel Management
5:30 p.m. – Closing Keynote, Veronica Villalobos, Office of Personnel Management
 
Thursday, September 13
9:30 a.m. – Opening Keynote, David A. Thomas, Georgetown University McDonough School of Business
12 p.m. – Lunch Keynote Speaker, Clarence A. Johnson, Principal Director and Director for Civilian Equal Employment Opportunity, Department of Defense
3:30 p.m. – Keynote Speaker, Thomas Snyder, President, Emotion Mining
 
Friday, September 14
12:15 p.m. – Luncheon Keynote Speaker, Bonnie St. John, Courageous Spirit Inc.
 
To see the full conference schedule, including topics and speakers for the more than 30 panels and breakout sessions, visit http://di2g.net/concurrent-sessions/schedule.
 
About Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business
Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business is a premier business school located at the center of world politics and business in Washington, D.C. Some 1,400 undergraduates, 1,000 MBA students, and 1,200 participants in executive education programs study business with an intensive focus on leadership and a global perspective. Founded in 1957, the business school today resides in the new Rafik B. Hariri Building, a state-of-the-art facility that blends the tradition of Georgetown University with forward-thinking functionality.