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Equal Opportunity Seminar Agenda 

Tuesday, November 6, 2018 

7:30 – 8:30
Registration & Continental Breakfast - ROOM 118

8:30 – 8:45                       
Welcome to Employ Milwaukee, Inc. - ROOM 118
Presented by: Willie Wade, President and CEO, Employ Milwaukee, Inc.

8:45 – 9:45
Introduction to Equal Opportunity Law - ROOM 118

This introductory session will cover an overview of the major federal laws that cover Equal Opportunity, with an emphasis on Title VII, Title VI, Section 504, WIOA, Title IX and the ADA.
Presented by: Robert Gregg, Esq., co-chair of the Labor & Employment Practice Group at Boardman & Clark Law Firm, contracted through the American Association for Access, Equity, and Diversity

9:45 – 10:00
Networking Break

BREAKOUTS SECTION 1-1
10:00 – 11:45

Current Trends in EEO Law – ROOM 320
This workshop will provide an update on recent changes to EEO laws and will cover Administration policies related thereto including LGBT policies and cases and any changes in regulations or policies handed down by the Department of Labor and other agencies.
Presented by: Robert Gregg, Esq., co-chair of the Labor & Employment Practice Group at Boardman & Clark Law Firm, contracted through the American Association for Access, Equity, and Diversity

Introduction to Disability Laws in the Workplace and Reasonable Accommodations – ROOM 116
This two-part workshop will provide an overview or refresher of the laws that promote equal employment opportunity for persons with disabilities, including the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.
Presented by: Sandra K. Hueneman, Principal, Manchester Consultants, Contracted through the American Association for Access, Equity, and Diversity

11:45 – 1:00
LUNCH BREAK – ROOM 118

BREAKOUTS SECTION 1- 2
1:00 – 2:45

Respectful Workplaces in a World of “Me Too”: Maintaining a Harassment-Free Environment – Part One – ROOM 116
This workshop will provide an overview on the law regarding sexual and other forms of harassment in the workplace. Attendees will learn the legal definition of workplace harassment. Case studies will be used in this workshop to promote a more interactive experience.
Presented by: Robert Gregg, Esq., co-chair of the Labor & Employment Practice Group at Boardman & Clark Law Firm, contracted through the American Association for Access, Equity, and Diversity

Processing and Investigating Discrimination Complaints – ROOM 320
This presentation will provide participants with an overview of various laws and regulations in the EEO employment arena, and how employee complaint policies and procedures are based on them. Participants will learn the practical techniques of fact finding, interviewing witnesses, and documentation.
Presented by: Sandra K. Hueneman, Principal, Manchester Consultants, contracted through the American Association for Access, Equity, and Diversity
Recommended for: State and local EO officers, HR professionals, All employers and business owners, Non-workforce system EO officers

2:45 – 3:00
Networking Break

BREAKOUTS SECTION 1-3
3:00 – 4:45

Respectful Workplaces in a World of “Me Too”: Maintaining a Harassment-Free Environment – Part Two – ROOM 116
In this world of #MeToo, the objective of this workshop is to convey how the law applies to maintain a respectful workplace and how to act to avoid liability and resolve situations before they become harmful to potential victims. Presented by: Robert Gregg, Esq., co-chair of the Labor & Employment Practice Group at Boardman & Clark Law Firm, contracted through the American Association for Access, Equity, and Diversity

Monitoring for EO Data – ROOM 320
This workshop will explore the types of discrimination and the monitoring tools used to prevent and eliminate potential discriminatory policies and practices in the workplace.
Presented by: Sandra K. Hueneman, Principal, Manchester Consultants, contracted through the American Association for Access, Equity, and Diversity
Recommended for: State and local EO officers, HR professionals, All employers and business owners, Non-workforce system EO officers
 

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 

8:00 – 8:45
Continental Breakfast - ROOM 118

8:45 – 9:45
Compliance with the Nondiscrimination and Equal Opportunity Provisions of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act: A Comprehensive Overview  -
ROOM 118
This workshop will provide information, guidance and tips to enable participants to ensure compliance with the nondiscrimination and equal opportunity provisions of Section 188 of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act of 2014 (WIOA) and related federal civil rights laws that apply to the administration, oversight, and delivery process for financially assisted programs and activities. This workshop will cover a broad range of compliance issues, including taglines, assurances, Equal Opportunity officers (their selection and duties, and the recipients' obligations in support of EO officers), serving persons with disabilities, serving LEP populations, differences between program complaints and discrimination complaints, harassment and hostile environment, and data collection, including requirements for the discrimination complaint log and storage of medical information.
Presented by: Seena Foster, Esq., Principal of Title VI Consulting, contracted through the American Association for Access, Equity, and Diversity

9:45 – 10:00
Networking Break

BREAKOUTS SECTION 2 - 1
10:00 – 11:45

Roles and Responsibilities of the EO Officer - ROOM 320
This workshop will focus on the roles and responsibilities of the professional responsible for compliance with the equal opportunity laws that cover the workplace, with an emphasis on Title VI of the Civil Rights Act as well as Title VII, Sec. 504, WIOA and other statutes. Participants will learn about the expectations of federal agencies responsible for ensuring compliance with these laws and the resources available to EO professionals to successfully perform their tasks.
Presented by: Seena Foster, Esq., Principal of Title VI Consulting, contracted through the American Association for Access, Equity, and Diversity
Recommended for: State and local EO officers, HR professionals, All employers and business owners, Non-workforce system EO officers

Limited English Proficiency (LEP) Obligations - ROOM 116
This session will cover prohibition of national origin discrimination and the obligation to provide services to persons with limited English proficiency.  The session will also provide planning tools and required monitoring obligations to ensure that language services are provided to eliminate a barrier to employment and service delivery.
Presented by: Tara A. Cowe-Spigai., Equal Opportunity Assistant, Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development Division of Employment and Training

11:45 – 1:00
LUNCH BREAK – ROOM 118

BREAKOUTS SECTION 2 - 2
1:00 – 2:45

Focus on Title VI: Coverage, Jurisdiction, Investigations and Resolutions – Part One - ROOM 320
This workshop offers a more in depth application of the laws regarding federally assisted programs and activities to the public. This session also covers a variety of topics, including who is covered by the nondiscrimination and equal opportunity provisions of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act and related laws and who is not, the prohibited bases of discrimination applicable to various agencies, serving persons who are Limited English Proficient and persons with disabilities, assurances and taglines, the differences between discrimination complaints and program complaints, harassment and hostile environment, the importance of training, data collection, and monitoring.
Presented by: Seena Foster, Esq., Principal of Title VI Consulting, contracted through the American Association for Access, Equity, and Diversity
Recommended for: All federally funded staff

Serving the Transgender Community in American Job Centers - ROOM 116
Often the most misunderstood population, the transgender community is frequently discussed with regard to diversity and inclusion, and best practices for non-discrimination and accommodation are on the minds of many. This session will focus on awareness and understanding, data, best practices for non-discrimination, common manifestations of discrimination (at centers and in the workplace), and the current legal discourse regarding transgender persons, including federal, state and local protections.
Presented by: Vanessa Sheridan, Director of Transgender Relations & Community Engagement for Chicago’s Center on Halsted
Vanessa Sheridan is the author of the groundbreaking business book, The Complete Guide to Transgender in The Workplace--the first hardcover, full-length volume on this leading-edge topic ever released by a mainstream publisher.

2:45 – 3:00
Networking Break

BREAKOUTS SECTION 2 - 3
3:00 – 4:45

Focus on Title VI: Coverage, Jurisdiction, Investigations and Resolutions – Part Two - ROOM 320
This workshop covers topics such as jurisdiction, determining the issue, basis, and legal theory of a complaint, framing the issue for the parties, developing complaint investigation plans, and writing notices and final determinations. Participants will work through a number of workshop exercises designed to hone their skills at effectively investigating and resolving discrimination complaints arising in federally assisted programs and activities governed by Title VI and related laws.
Presented by: Seena Foster, Esq., Principal of Title VI Consulting, contracted through the American Association for Access, Equity, and Diversity
Recommended for: All federally funded staff

Making ADA part of the Overall Digital Strategy - ROOM 116
This two part workshop will cover the Americans with Disabilities Act as it pertains to an employer’s and providers requirements in the digital world. As we move more and more to web based advertising, outreach, and employment, how do we make sure that we are inclusive to those with disabilities?
Part One: ADA as a part of your overall Digital Strategy
Part Two: Tactical strategies for creating your web presence
Presented by: Jim Brophy, Group Director, Digital, Northwoods Web Solutions, Inc.

4:45 – 5:00
Closing Statements/Q&A – ROOM 118

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