Full-Day Registration (breakfast, summit, & luncheon); $139 early bird, $159 after April 23 and on-site
Half -Day Registration (morning and luncheon or luncheon and afternoon); $89 early bird, $99 after April 23 and on-site
Group rates available -- please see Sponsorship Opportunities
Cancellation Policy: Full refund if cancelled by May 1, 50% refund if cancelled by May 9. No refunds after May 9.
Comments from the 2011 Summit
"A grand opportunity to learn a lot about vital topics in our community and workplace, the chance to network with professionals, and good food! A must-attend event for all!"
"Thought provoking. I enjoyed myself!"
"In summarizing the summit with my department a few days later, it certainly renewed our commitment to diversity as a whole."
"From a business standpoint, I thought about how to market to different populations I hadn't considered before."
"It was everything that we hoped it would be!"
"The Urban League Diversity & Leadership Summit was extremely valuable. It started a dialogue both within our company and within the community about what could be done differently."
Online registration through Sunday, May 13 at 5pm. Onsite registration will be available day of event.
Kwame Salter, Retired, Senior Vice-President, HR, Kraft Global Supply Chain
Author, "Striving While Black... In Corporate America"
Maria L. Campbell, Director of Diversity, SC Johnson
Rebecca Ryan, Founder, Next Generation Consulting
Author, "ReGeneration - A Manifesto for America's Next Leaders"
Terry Ludeman, Retired, Chief Economist, State of Wisconsin
Workplace Diversity & Leadership Summit Agenda
7:30 am Registration opens
8:15 am Opening Session – Welcome and kickoff Rebecca Ryan
8:30 - 9:00 am Plenary session
Wisconsin Labor Demographics: Are We Ready for Reality? Terry Ludeman
9:00 - 9:45 am Plenary session
The Continuing Journey Towards Diversity: A Fortune 500 View Maria Campbell
10:00 - 11:00 am Breakout Sessions
Will They Love Me, or Leave Me? Keeping Young Professionals Engaged at Work
The 2010 Census – A Madison Area View
Hot Topics in Human Resources
11:15 am – 12:15 pm Breakout Sessions
Cultural Competence vs. Compliance
A Real-Life Treasure Hunt: Finding and Keeping Diverse Talent
Disabilities in the Workplace
Dr. Nancy Hanson-Rasmussen
12:30 – 2:00 pm Keynote Session and Workplace Diversity Awards Luncheon
Talent Trumps! or Playing the Race card?
2:15 – 3:15 pm Breakout Sessions
Diversity as a Business-Building Initiative
Wisconsin Labor Demographics: The Business Implications
Breaking Through Bias
3:30 – 4:30 pm Breakout Sessions
The Business Case for Mentoring and Retention
Networking: It’s not about who you know… It’s about who you’re about to know
Creating an OPEN Culture
4:30 - 5:30 pm Networking Hour
Sponsored by US Cellular and the ULGM Young Professionals Leadership Team
Sponsorship Opportunities Available
Your sponsorship of the 2012 Workplace Diversity & Leadership Summit is a great way to market your organization and raise your visibility with a diverse audience of professionals. Your investment also supports the Urban League of Greater Madison's commitment to engage in programs, partnerships, and job creation activities that diversify Dane County's workforce and help individuals at all levels realize their career goals.
Workplace Diversity and Leadership Awards-Nominations NOW OPEN!
Workplace Diversity Award-Small Business
This award honors a small business that strives to ensure that their staff reflects the customers it serves and the neighborhood in which it does business. Nominate someone now
Workplace Diversity Award-Large Business
This award honors a large employer who demonstrates committment to recruiting, hiring, and advancing diverse professionals throughout their organization. Nominate someone now
Young Professional of the Year Award
This award honors a young professional making a difference in the lives of others through community service, a committment to diversity, and demonstrated leadership potential. Nominate someone now