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NEHRA’s D&I Executive Symposium: Inclusive Human Capital - Winning for the Long-Term
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 Export to Your Calendar 11/14/2017
When: November 14, 2017
8:00am - 4:00pm
Where: Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
1600 Crown Colony Drive
Quincy, Massachusetts  02169
United States
Contact: Marissa Cammarano

Online registration is available until: 11/13/2017
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Please join us for a 1 day exploration of the role diversity and inclusion plays in effective human capital management strategies.  Hear from local and national Chief Diversity Officers about their challenges, their successes and their unique strategies for integrating D&I into their HCM plans.


Local CEO’s will share insights on how they’ve made D&I a top business priority and their future plans for finding and keeping top talent, creating a strong market brand, and ensuring that they are positioned as a “best place to work”.


The day will include panel discussions and breakout sessions with topics focusing on building strategies to support human capital management.  This includes leveraging D&I metrics, understanding the impact of demographic shifts and strategies for mitigating the impact of unconscious bias. Please see session details/schedule below.


NEHRA Members: $399
Non-Members: $499


7:00 – 8:00AM

Registration, Continental Breakfast and Networking


8:00 – 8:15AM

Welcome and Opening Remarks

Ed Hurley Wales, VP of Diversity & Inclusion, ADP


8:30 – 9:15AM

Chief Diversity Officer Panel: Implementing D & I Strategies for Business Success

A panel of CDO’s from three vastly different organizations will share their insights on how to implement a diversity and inclusion strategy that successfully lives in the day-to-day fabric of an organization. 


Key Take Aways:

·         Learn effective methods for implementing D & I strategies within organizations

·         Learn how to restart/re-calibrate efforts when you hit roadblocks

·         Learn ways to maintain maximum senior level involvement and support for D & I tactics

·         Learn how to build in accountabilities across all level of the organization



Shawna Ferguson, Managing Director of Global Diversity & Inclusion, Wellington Management

Susan Gordon, Chief Diversity Officer, U.S. Army

Rita Hartiman, Chief Diversity Officer, Keolis


9:45 – 11:00AM –

Breakout Sessions (choice of 3) – info coming soon!


11:15AM – 12:30PM

Lunch and Unconscious Bias – An Interactive Theater with Ibis Consulting Group

Using interactive theater as the modality, this session features professional actors bringing unconscious bias issues in the workplace to life. Using real-life scenarios, the team will illustrate unconscious bias, include and exclusive behavior, examples of diversity and inclusion best practices, and explore ways in which you can impact outcomes at your organization.

IBIS’s Interactive Theater is a unique methodology which engages participants at a level that surpasses any conventional presentation format, immediately giving them identification with situations and characters. Participants connect with the characters, each other, and themselves in a way that is informative, illuminating, and non-threatening. It enables each audience member to make discoveries about their own unconscious biases and beliefs about how others operate, and opens their minds to different ways of interacting.

The scenarios and activities are designed to help you:

· Diagnose challenging situations and explore options for productive, high-impact interventions you can make as HR leaders. Recognize ways in which your own thinking, unconscious biases, and behaviors can foster or inhibit a diverse and inclusive workplace.

· Identify and practice alternative strategies for moving an organization along the D&I maturity framework.

Participants will:

· Learn about key inflection points: moments in recruitment, hiring, career development, and performance management where they have the opportunities to make a difference from a D&I perspective

·Come away with strategies such as using behavioral interviewing techniques to ensure bias-free interviewing, reviewing job descriptions for key competencies and not just generic skills, as well as tips for reviewing resumes


1:15 – 2:15PM –

Breakout Sessions (choice of 3) – info coming soon!


2:30 – 3:30PM

A View From the Top: A CEO’s Perspective on the Importance of Diversity & Inclusion

A panel of CEO’s share their vision for how to create a human capital management strategy that will sustain growth and position their organization for the future.  They will share the role they see diversity and inclusion playing in the implementation of their people strategy.  You will hear what “keeps them up at night” regarding talent acquisition and talent management.


Key Take-Aways:

·         Learn how to restart/re-calibrate efforts when you hit roadblocks

·         Learn ways to maintain maximum senior level involvement and support for D & I tactics

·         Learn how to build in accountabilities across all level of the organization



Eric Schultz, President and CEO, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care

Karen Kaplan, CEO, Hill Holliday


3:30PM –

Program Concludes


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