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2018 Madison Region Economic Development & Diversity

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AGENDA: MAY 11, 2017
THE 2017 MADISON REGION ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT & DIVERSITY SUMMIT
 
 
 
7:30-8:00 REGISTRATION, CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST & NETWORKING
8:00-8:30
WELCOMING SESSION
 
Paul Jadin, CEcD, President, Madison Region Economic Partnership
Dr. Ruben Anthony, President & CEO, Urban League of Greater Madison
Jon Schumacher, Board Chair, MadREP
Nia Trammel, Board Chair, ULGM
 
Special address by Secretary Ray Allen, WI Department of Workforce Development
8:30-9:00
Sponsor remarks and speaker introduction
Leslie Orrantia, Director of Community Relations, UW Madison
 
 
PLENARY SESSION: The State of the Region's Economy & Changing Demographics
 
Steven C. Deller, Professor, Agricultural and Applied Economics
 
Professor Deller's research is focused on helping inform Wisconsin decision-makers, community economic development practitioners, and concerned citizens about the Wisconsin economy and policy options. His research expertise includes modeling community and small regional economies in order to better understand the changing dynamics of the economy, assess the impact of those changes, and identify local economic strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats.
9:00-10:00
Sponsor remarks and speaker introduction
Julie Bauer, Executive Director, Alliant Energy Foundation
 
 
KEYNOTE SESSION: Diversity as an Asset and Competitive Advantage.
 
Tiffany Jana, CEO, Author, and International Public Speaker


Tiffany is the CEO and President of TMI Consulting, a Diversity and Inclusion firm based in Richmond, VA. She established a national network of consultants and spearheaded the company’s transition into the world’s first Certified Benefit Corporation with a Diversity and Inclusion focus. With Tiffany at its helm, TMI Consulting has become a global leader in social enterprise and values-based engagement that nurtures and supports talent while making a positive impact in the world. Her latest published work is Overcoming Bias: Building Authentic Relationships Across Differences. Her awards and talks include: Diversity Journal's 2013 'Women Worth Watching,' Metropolitan Business League's 2014 Entrepreneur of the Year, BCorp Best for the World 2016 Award, Enterprising Women’s Enterprising Women of the Year 2017 Award, and TED Talk: The Power of Privilege. 
10:00-10:15 BREAK
10:15-11:45 CONCURRENT BREAKOUT SESSIONS
 
Economic Development of Welcoming Immigrant Populations in Rural Communities
 
Presenter: Himar Hernandez, State Assistant Director for Community and Economic Development at Iowa State University Extension and Outreach 
 
 
Stan DavisDiversity Assessment & Planning Tools
 
Moderator: Stan Davis, President & Owner, The Davis Group
 
Panelists: Brittany Harris, VP of Innovation & Learning and IDI® Qualified Administrator, The Winters Group; Naomi Takahashi, Race & Gender Equity Manager and MCOD Administrator, YWCA Madison; Kirsten Moore, Director of Cooperative Services, Willy Street Co-op; Monique Simmons, Family Nurse Practitioner, Group Health Cooperative of South Central Wisconsin
 
 
Race, Gender & Entrepreneurial Success
 
Presenter & Moderator: Dr. Alicia Robb, Founder and CEO of Next Wave, Visiting Scholar with the University of California in Berkeley and the University of Colorado at Boulder
 
 
Angela RussellDiversity & Inclusion in the Workplace: Best Practices
 
Moderator: Angela Russell, Director of Diversity & Inclusion, CUNA Mutual Group
 
Panelists: Deirdra Copeland, Head, Enterprise Resource Groups Office of Inclusion, BMO Harris Bank; Ben Trockman, Outreach and Employment Specialist, Old National Bank; Bridgett Willey, Director, Allied Health Education and Career Pathways, UW Health
 
 
Beyond Black & White: Small Business Diversity
 
Presenter: Deborah Biddle, Diversity & Inclusion Consultant/Speaker/Writer, High Performance Development Solutions
11:45-1:30
Luncheon Featuring State of the Madison Region remarks from Urban League and MadREP leadership and introducing "EDD Talks"
 
Sponsor remarks and speaker introduction
Gary Johnson, VP Human Resource Operations, UW Health
 
 
  EDD Talks - Economic Development & Diversity Talks
 
Sponsor remarks and speaker introduction
Dan O'Callaghan, Partner, Michael Best
 

Equity, Growth & Economic Opportunity
DR. CHRIS BENNER
Dorothy E. Everett Chair in Global Information and Social Entrepreneurship; Director of the Everett Program for Technology and Social Change; Professor of Environmental Studies and Sociology
University of California, Santa Cruz
 
Sponsor remarks and speaker introduction
Ana Hooker, Senior VP of Operations, Exact Sciences
 

The Emerging Workforce® Study
KATHY GEORGE
Senior Vice President
Franchise & License at Spherion Staffing Services
 
Sponsor remarks and speaker introduction
Lisa Peyton-Caire, Assistant Vice President, Summit Credit Union
 

ROI Analytics of Diversity & Inclusion
DR. EDWARD E. HUBBARD
President and CEO
Hubbard & Hubbard, Inc
1:30-1:45 BREAK
1:45-3:15 CONCURRENT BREAKOUT SESSIONS
 
Equity, Growth & Economic Opportunity
DR. CHRIS BENNER, Dorothy E. Everett Chair in Global Information and Social Entrepreneurship, Director of the Everett Program for Technology and Social Change, and a Professor of Environmental Studies and Sociology at the University of California, Santa Cruz
 
The Emerging Workforce® Study
KATHY GEORGE, Senior Vice President, Franchise & License at Spherion Staffing Services
 
ROI Analytics of Diversity & Inclusion
DR. EDWARD E. HUBBARD, President and CEO of Hubbard & Hubbard, Inc
 
Getting There (To Entrepreneurial Success)
Facilitators: Dr. Alicia Robb, Founder and CEO of Next Wave, Visiting Scholar with the University of California - Berkeley and the University of Colorado - Boulder; Chandra Miller Fienen, StartingBlock Madison; Heather Wentler, Doyenne Group; and Jennifer Javornik, Madison Games Alliance
3:15-3:30 BREAK
3:30-4:00
CLOSING PLENARY SESSION
 
Leaning Into Action: Reactions and Next Steps
Join us as we reflect on the day, and envision the future. Longtime community leader Angela Russell will moderate a panel of distinguished community leaders. They will share their reactions to the learning from the day, and their thoughts and insights on next steps that we can take as individuals, as organizations, and as a community to advance talent, opportunity and growth for all the Madison region’s citizens. Join the discussion as we build a collective vision for molding the Madison region into a model for economic prosperity and inclusion.
 
Moderator:
 
Angela Russell
Co-Chair, Madison Area Diversity Roundtable (MADR)
At-Large Executive Committee Member, Urban League Board of Directors
Director of Diversity & Inclusion, CUNA Mutual Group
 
Panelists:
 
Shiva Bidar
Co-Chair, Madison Area Diversity Roundtable (MADR)
Chief Diversity Officer, UW Health
City of Madison Common Council, District 5
 
Wesley Sparkman
Director, Dane County Office for Equity and Inclusion
Leadership & Diversity Committee Member, MadREP
Former President, Downtown Madison Rotary
 
Erica Nelson
Director, Race to Equity Project
Board Secretary, Operation Fresh Start
 
Jessica Cavazos
Executive Director, Latino Chamber of Commerce Dane County
Member, U.S. Women's Chamber of Commerce
Co-Founder, The ELEVA Group
  
 
Email: madisonregionsummit@ulgm.org   |   Phone ULGM: 608.729.1211   |   Phone MadREP: 608.571.0420  
 
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