2010 Best Practices & DiversityFIRST™Awards Luncheon

Wednesday, October 27, 2010
9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.


Keynote Speaker:

Dr. Gregory J. Vincent
Vice President
Diversity & Community Engagement
University of Texas at Austin



WPR Building
3925 West Braker Lane
Austin, Texas 78759
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Schedule of Events:

  • Registration: 8:30
  • Best Practices Sessions: 9:00 – 11:00 a.m.
  • Diversity Awards Luncheon: 11:30am – 1:00pm

Best Practices Presenter

Linda Millstone
Associate Vice President for Institutional Equity and Workforce Diversity
The University of Texas at Austin



9am 10am

Building and Managing Workplace Inclusivity for Persons with Disabilities
Building and Managing Workplace Inclusivity for Persons with Disabilities With the 20th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, the participation of persons with disabilities in the workplace still remains elusive. An inclusive workplace is not just required for persons with disabilities it is ideal for all employees and it is ideal for employers focused on optimizing organizational success. This session will address what an inclusive workplace looks like and what can be done to create an inclusive working environment for persons with disabilities.

Dr. Pamela Johnson, LPC, CMC
CMC President
Nia Consulting & Development



10am 11am

Micro-inequities: Subtle Discrimination
Workplace Application: You will walk away armed with a clear understanding of how powerful subtle and seemingly insignificant words and actions can be to the future of one’s career and ones organization. You will also learn specific tools that leaders need to spearhead improvements in workplace leadership, relationships, diversity, and performance.

Session Description: Dr. Pam Johnson will discuss how the many "subtle" forms of communication, behavior and discrimination can impact an employee, and either hurt the organization or help make the organization prosper. The impact of these messages can be in all areas of leadership, including, hiring, promotion, selection for special projects, daily behavior, performance feedback, and even social interaction between supervisors, peers, and other employees. The program will also explore where these subtle yet powerful messages come from, the power of the "inner circle", manager expectations and decision making, and effective feedback.

This interactive program is based on the groundbreaking research and readings from Dr. Mary P. Rowe and Stephen Young exploring how daily subtle messages often affect employment, management, and leadership decision making.

If you have any questions or need additional information, contact Jason deGroot at 281.984.7043 or jason.degroot@texasdiversitycouncil.org

Sponsorship Opportunities



Individual Tickets:  $79
Half Table: $500
Vendor/Exhibitor Table: $150 (includes one {1} luncheon ticket)
*Vendor booth space limited to diversity-related products and services

For questions, please contact:
Jason deGroot

Email: jason.degroot@texasdiversitycouncil.org

Phone: 281.984.7043

Make checks payable to Texas Diversity Council and mail to:
P. O. Box 590258
Houston, TX  77259-0258


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