EEO and Diversity
The Governor's Council on Equal Employment Opportunity has been working to advance, support and foster progress in employment practices since 1972. Despite the progress we have made as a Nation and State towards ending discrimination, there is more work to be done.
The goal of the Summit is to further assist agencies in creating a workplace that is diverse and inclusive. The Summit will further enhance the ability of State leaders to have courageous conversations that are thoughtful and intentional in promoting diversity and inclusion in all aspects of employment.
Our internationally recognized speaker, Ms. Tiffany Jana founder and CEO of TMI Consulting, Inc. will be presenting the research-based logic model, Inclusion for Innovation®. This session will expand on the business case for diversity. Together with her co-founder, Mr. Matthew Freeman, they will be using their signature Audience Response Technology to facilitate thoughtful, engaging, and courageous conversations with the attendees. TMI has extensive experience designing a type of meeting where everyone's voice is heard. This technology allows TMI to solicit anonymous answers and to spark more honest dialogue about difficult topics. When all the variables in the Inclusion for Innovation® equation are optimized, individual and team productivity, morale, engagement, and innovation are all supported.
The 2014 Summit is scheduled to be held in March 2014 at Delaware State University for Executive Branch agency Cabinet Officials, Directors and Deputy Directors, and Human Resource and EEO Professionals. The keynote speaker will be Armers Moncure from Cook Ross, Inc. and the theme will be unconscious bias 2.0 with a journey to cultural competency.
Held May 8, 2012 at Delaware State University for Executive Branch agency Cabinet Officials, Directors and Deputy Directors, and Human Resource and EEO Professionals. The theme of the conference was "I Am Aware..." with a specific focus on unconscious bias. Ninety percent of the summit evaluation respondents said they gained a better understanding of how unconscious perceptions may reinforce stereotypes. Ninety-three percent of respondents rated the event as excellent or very good. The internationally known firm, Cook Ross, Inc. provided the speaker, Armers Moncure.