2018 Diversity & Inclusion Strategies and Best Practices: It Starts at the Top
How can you make a positive impact with your business strategy?
Area businesses are critical to making a positive difference within our communities to promote diversity and inclusion in the workforce.
Hear from Chief Diversity Officers and other key stakeholders who will share successes, challenges, and provide practical examples of how diversity outreach is not only good business, but helps address some of our country’s most troubling trends. Building and maintaining diverse and inclusive workplaces is critical to the growth of your business, and is vital to the health, safety and vibrancy of our communities.
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Tuesday, April 10, 2018 (8:00 a.m. to 1:45 p.m.)
8:10 - 8:45 a.m. - Opening Session
Cathy Jacobson, CEO, and Andres Gonzalez, CDO, Froedtert Medical College of Wisconsin
D&I initiatives embedded in all areas of Froedtert Health positively impact workforce development, workplace of choice, patient satisfaction and community partnerships. A dedicated D&I Department, leadership by a passionate CDO, and support of the fully committed CEO ensure the scope, strategic approach, and ultimate success of D&I initiatives. Current initiatives to be discussed may include efforts around diverse talent acquisition; engagement of a current diverse workforce; health equity; educational training for staff; availability of vast language services capabilities; initiatives related to emerging markets; and supplier diversity tactics.
9:00 - 10:30 a.m. - Disrupting D&I: Bringing the Power & Purpose Back to D&I
Nancy Harris, Founder and CEO of Restart Consulting, Co-Founder of DisruptHR Chicago
This highly interactive session will unpack: Why most D&I programs fall flat and how to reinvent your D&I program to align with your business mission. Participants will walk away from the session with practical tools to:
- Bring power and purpose to diversity;
- Re-energize existing programs and employees (who might be suffering from D&I fatigue) and;
- Align D&I to the business mission and vision.
We’ll use the power of design thinking to, not just tell participants what to do, but have them develop/design new and bespoke ideas.
Cathy Jacobson, President & Chief Executive Officer, Froedtert Health
Catherine Jacobson serves as president and CEO of Froedtert Health, a regional health care system based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Jacobson joined Froedtert Health in 2010 as executive vice president of finance and strategy, chief financial officer and chief strategy officer. She was promoted in 2011, becoming President and in 2012, she assumed the CEO role. Prior to joining Froedtert Health, Jacobson spent 22 years at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago in various leadership roles. Jacobson’s recognitions include Becker’s Hospital Review 2014 Health Care Leaders Award, and one of Becker’s 24 Leading Women to Know in Healthcare. She was recognized as a Women of Influence by the Milwaukee Business Journal in 2013 and received an honorable mention as Executive of the Year in 2014 and 2016. Jacobson received an honorary degree of Doctor of Healthcare Leadership from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in 2015.
Andres Gonzalez, Froedtert & Medical College of Wisconsin, Chief Diversity Officer
Andres Gonzalez has worked in the non-profit sector for over 20 years. He has been instrumental in creating culturally and linguistically competent programs. He serves as the Vice President, Chief Diversity Officer at Froedtert & Medical College of Wisconsin located in Milwaukee, WI. He provides direction to the Office of Diversity & Inclusion where he leads Diversity & Inclusion strategic initiatives that include: Community Engagement, Diversity Action Teams (DATs), Diversity & Cultural Competence Education, Emerging Markets Initiative, Health Equity, Inclusion Advocates, Language Services, Leadership Development, Supplier Diversity and Talent Acquisition.
Nancy Harris, Founder and CEO of Restart Consulting, Co-Founder of DisruptHR Chicago
Nancy Harris’ mission is to help organizations reimagine the way we work, by tapping into the innate talent and potential of their employees. She is a respected Consultant, Diversity Coach, and Facilitator with extensive experience in disrupting the H.R. status quo. She helps leaders uncover talent opportunities that will deliver long-lasting, impactful business results. She has a wealth of experience in all things people-related and her passion and enthusiasm has led her to work in a wide range of industries and organizations including: BP, Accenture, Hillshire Brands, Pfizer, Motorola, and Ford Motor Company. She is the Founder and CEO of Restart Consulting, Co-Founder of DisruptHR Chicago, and has been a guest lecturer at the University of Southern California, Marshall School of Business.
Michele Matthai, Rockwell Automation, Director, Culture of Inclusion
Michele Matthai is director, Culture of Inclusion at Rockwell Automation. In this role, Michele leads the Culture of Inclusion Center of Expertise and designs, implements and integrates global processes and programs that drive strategic direction and evolution of Culture of Inclusion across the enterprise. Michele has an MBA from Marquette University and bachelor’s degrees in International Relations and Political Science from University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Ronald (Ron) Cox, Ph.D., Sr. Director of Human Resources – Talent Management at Milwaukee Public Schools
Ronald (Ron) Cox is currently the Senior Director-Office of Human Resources, Talent Management-Milwaukee Public Schools (MPS), Milwaukee, WI. Ron leads the office of Talent Management in the acquisition of Highly Talented Teachers, who are committed to servicing All students from diverse backgrounds in an Urban Environment. Ron serves on numerous committees within MPS. He has worked as a Classroom Teacher, Assistant Principal, Public School and Department of Defense Principal, and State Department-Federal Programs Specialist. Prior to his services in education Ron served as a Staff Sargent in the U.S. Army.
Earnell Lucas, VP of Security and Facility Management – Major League Baseball. Former Captain, MPD. Candidate for Milwaukee County Sheriff
Earnell Lucas is a 25-year Milwaukee Police Department veteran who survived being shot in the face in the line of duty. He then moved into a national role and for the past 15 years has served in high-level security roles for Major League Baseball. In his time at Major League Baseball, Lucas has been responsible for helping to safeguard and secure the integrity of Major League Baseball’s top events, including All-Star Games and the World Series. Lucas is especially proud of overseeing the successful execution of security measures at the 2009 All-Star Game in St. Louis, where newly-elected President Barack Obama threw out the ceremonial first pitch.
Kelly Kauffman, Senior Vice President Human Resources, Milwaukee Bucks Inc.
As Senior Vice President of Human Resources, Kelly plays a key role in initiating and driving a broad range of HR programs and initiatives in support of the Bucks business objectives. She provides HR expertise in the key areas of employee relations, compensation and benefits, employee policies and programs, organizational effectiveness, workforce planning, staffing, career development and performance management.
Jackie Joyner-Kersee, Six-Time Olympic Medalist, Motivational Speaker and Founder, Jackie Joyner-Kersee Foundation
As one of the most decorated female athletes of all-time, Jackie dominated the track and field circuit for 16 years and won three gold, one silver and two bronze medals spanning four Olympic Games during her illustrious career. Sports Illustrated for Women magazine named Jackie the Greatest Female Athlete of the 20th Century. On December 3, 2004, she was inducted into the U.S. Track and Field Hall of Fame. The March 2002 issue of Ebony included her on its list of the Top 10 Greatest African-American Women Athletes. The inaugural recipient of the Humanitarian Athlete of the Year, Joyner-Kersee is known worldwide for her interest in aiding others. She has helped to build the Jackie Joyner-Kersee Youth Center Foundation in her hometown of East St. Louis, Ill., that has raised more than $12 million.