Network and Affinity Leadership Congress (NALC) - New York City, 2012
June 28, 2012 - June 29, 2012
8:00am - 4:00pm
New York Academy of Medicine
1216 5th AvenueNew York, NY
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ATTEND the 2012 Network & Affinity Leadership Congress (NALC) for an in depth learning experience!
- Discover ways to increase the business value of employee groups
- Learn new program ideas and strategies & tools to take your network to the next level
- Experience peer-to-peer learning with case studies and best practices
- Understand organizational structure and the power of full engagement
- Network with colleagues from leading companies
Who Should Attend
- Network and Affinity Group Member or Leader
- Program Manager
- Diversity or HR Professional
- Corporate Executive Sponsor
- Company considering the business benefits of network & affinity groups
What our 2011 attendees said about NALC:
- “Great ideas on how to improve ERGs to bring business value and relevance.”
- “This experience has opened my mind and perspective to ERG opportunities and best practices.”
- “Gave me information and ideas I know I can really use.”
- “This conference has been a great source for networking and information from both panelists and attendees. It was great that the sessions were real-life experiences.”
Thursday, June 28, 2012
7:30 - 8:30 a.m. Networking Breakfast/Registration
8:30 - 8:50 Welcome
Carol Evans / CEO / Diversity Best Practices
President’s Remarks: Next Generation ERG
Andrés Tapia / President / Diversity Best Practices
8:50 - 9:30 Keynote and Conversation
Connie Lindsey / Executive Vice President & Head of Corporate Social Responsibility / Northern Trust & National Board President / Girl Scouts of the USA
9:45 - 11:00 Round I: Structure/Organization
A. Emerging Leaders: Engaging Manager Support to Bolster Your Network
Do you continue to have difficulty demonstrating how your employee network aligns with the strategic priorities of the business—which also includes getting your manager to take notice? Learn how KPMG enhanced the visibility of its women’s network with programs that achieve stakeholder buy-in and management support. Oliver Wyman will share an innovative approach to creating a safe environment for senior management to learn about the LGBT community as well as how to use reverse mentoring to open dialogues on broader diversity issues.
Jennifer Brown / President & CEO / Jennifer Brown Consulting
Leann Balbona / Tax Managing Director / KPMG (KNOW—KPMG’s Network of Women)
Jorge Davó / Analyst / Oliver Wyman (GLOW—Gays & Lesbians at Oliver Wyman)
B. Program Managers: Create Measurable Membership Value to Increase Recruitment & Retention
Every business needs a competitive strategy for talent management success. Learn how employee networks are contributing to measurable value in the process of identifying, developing and retaining high-potential leaders. Presenters will share key findings from a leadership benchmarking study and provide tools to help focus personal and professional development as well as impact-mapping as a way of aligning goals. Find out how to position the objectives and activities to business and members’ needs using a proven process.
Nadine Vogel / Founder & President / Springboard Consulting LLC
Laurie P Cooke / CEO / Healthcare Businesswomen's Association
Joe Santana / CEO and Founder / JosephSantana Consulting
C. EXPERIENCED LEADERS: Maximizing Executive Sponsorship Opportunities & Relationships for ERGs
When it comes to our ERGs, leaders need to ensure that they have won the hearts of executive sponsors to ensure success. How do you create passion and partnership at the leadership level? How do you gain greater outcomes by making BIG ASKS of the organization and senior executives? Having the right relationship with your sponsor is essential. Learn how Freddie Mac with the support of their CEO did a review and re-launch to make significant ERG changes. An award winning chair of the Diageo African Heritage Employees Group will share tips for building a successful relationship with your executive sponsor as well as ways to identify a successful sponsor relationship.
Christine Birnbaum / Managing Director, Human Resources / New York Life Investments
Simone Morris / Manager, Commercial Strategy / Diageo (African Heritage Employees at Diago)
Cynthia Rivera / Senior Diversity Specialist / Freddie Mac
D. BURNING ISSUES FORUM: Managing Multiple Affinities Under One ERG Umbrella
In this session participants will engage in conversation and group learning on three areas:
- Discuss how ERGs are managing corporate requirements to be multi-disciplined and global.
- Explore how to engage multiracial Identities, multicultural groups and individuals who align with multiple affinities.
- Share how your ERG has tackled these issues and the engagement of remote ERG chapters.
Nicole Johnson Reece / Consultant / Diversity Best Practices Consulting
11:00 - 11:15 Refreshment Break
11:15 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Round I Repeated (4 Tracks)
12:30 - 1:45 Industry Networking Luncheon
2:00 - 3:15 Round II: Leadership Development
A. Emerging Leaders: Grow Your Career Through ERG Leadership
Leading an ERG can take your career to the next level and showcase your ability to influence, “lead up” and engage employees. Hear real life stories from four ERG leaders who have expanded their networks to gain cross-company exposure, been given a direct line to top executives, incorporated their ERG experience/results into a personal development plan and used metrics to support accomplishments against a performance management framework.
Lisa Wimbush / Director & Chief of Staff for Executive Vice President of US Card Operations / Capital One (African American Network)
Scott Ballina / Senior Manager / Deloitte LLP (GLOBE)
Chitrang Dave / IT Manager / Medtronic (Diversity & Inclusion Council)
Anthony Imgrund / Global Operations Coordinator / Draftfcb (IPGLBT)
B. Program Managers: How to Create & Leverage Professional Development Plans to Increase ERG Engagement
ERG leaders want to be recognized and supported by their organizations for their leadership roles. What is the process for developing yearly plans? How are changes implemented? Learn how GlaxoSmithKline changed its strategies, launched its new women’s ERG in August 2011 and now has 675 new members worldwide. Learn how a GlaxoSmithKline group leader leveraged her efforts in the Women’s Leadership Initiative to further her development formally using the PDP process. Ernst & Young will share how they transitioned the Black Professional Network from a social group to a professional development network with a business focus.
Isaias Zamarripa / CEO / Three Degrees from Isaias
Dana Lodge / Senior Manager, Transactions / Ernst & Young (Black Professional Network & Joint Affinity Group)
Linda Harrod / Global Software Asset Management & Compliance /GlaxoSmithKline (Women’s Leadership Initiative)
C. EXPERIENCED LEADERS: Disruptive Inclusion: How to Use Internet Technologies to Foster ERG Collaboration & Innovation
Disruptive Inclusion© is about proactive recognition and embracing of both the similarities and differences in people, with a clear objective of improving organizational environments, individual motivation and ultimately business innovation. This session will demonstrate how to leverage the power of Internet-based technologies to permeate deep into business organizations and make transformation from the inside out. Learn strategy and methodology to align ERGs to an organization’s innovation process; acquire high level knowledge of how a set of Internet tools and applications can increase collaboration among ERGs and with business customers, candidates and consumers; and view demos of internet collaborative technologies specifically with ERGs.
Kevin Carter / Director, Diversity & Inclusion / Campbell Soup Co.
Asli Bilgin / Practice Area Lead / Slalom Consulting
D. BURNING ISSUES FORUM: Strengthening the Talent Pipeline
Explore how ERGs are helping companies address one of their most critical issues, the talent pipeline.
- Discuss how to help your company better leverage talent and leverage connections within the ERGs.
- Share how your ERG works with recruiters to build a diverse pipeline of talent.
- Best Practices for recruiting, on boarding and retaining employees through professional development.
Mesha Mott / Consultant / Diversity Best Practices Consulting
3:15 – 3:30 Refreshment Break
3:30 – 4:45 Round II Repeated (4 Tracks)
5:00 – 6:30 Cocktail Reception
Friday, June 29, 2012
7:30 - 9:00 a.m. Networking Breakfast
9:00 - 9:15 Opening Remarks
Andrés Tapia / President / Diversity Best Practices
Keynote and a Conversation
Khee Lee / Head of Agency Business Development / Google New York
10:15 - 11:30 Round III: Aligning with the Business
A. EMERGING LEADERS: How to Create Effective Programming that Adds Value to the Business
Creating effective programming that leaves a lasting impact AND adds value to the business is as much science as it is art. How do you not only engage but leverage senior leadership in diversity programming? How do you publicize and create a “buzz,” a vision and set a strategy for ERG programs? Learn best practice programs and policies that impact commercial success along with the importance of maintaining a local lens within a global strategy. Understand how one company advanced inclusive LGBT workplace policies and leveraged a collective voice to increase the impact of their ERG on their industry and community.
Ramona Blake / Manager, Diversity & Inclusion / Public Service Enterprise Group (PSEG)
Andrea Berdugo / Senior Analyst, Software Testing & Quality Assurance / MasterCard Worldwide (Latin Network)
Sharleen Gutierrez / Vice President / Goldman Sachs (Global Leadership & Diversity)
Trey Patterson / Director, Advisory / KPMG (co-leader, pride@KPMG)
B. PROGRAM MANAGERS: How Innovative ERGs Align with Business Goals
Do you understand the objectives and goals and know the “language” of your business so that you can have a clearly defined yet broad value proposition? Learn how Citi aligned their Military Veterans Employee Networks to their company’s mission in the areas of hiring and training as well as supporting the development of financial products and services to meet veterans’ needs. Discover how disability ERGs contribute to bottom-line financial impact through innovations and case studies on hiring and advancing high-potential PWD.
Stephanie K. Blackwood / Senior Manager, Institutional Relations / GLSEN (Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network)
Jonathan Kaufman / Founder / DisabilityWorks, inc.
Karyn Likerman / SVP, Director of Employee Networks / Citi
Howie Schaffer / Vice President / Cook Ross
C. EXPERIENCED LEADERS: Communicating the Business Value Proposition to Future Leaders
ERG leaders must acknowledge and present themselves as strategic partners who make real contributions to their organizations. Travelers will discuss the importance of leadership training of ERG leaders and how they provided important strategies and resources by their Enterprise Learning & Organizational Development (ELOD). JPMorganChase will share how they get their ERG message across to various layers of the company such as senior executive sponsorship, HR community and Line of Business management.
Chris Crespo / Inclusiveness Director / Ernst & Young
Wilfredo (Fred) Colon / Vice President, Enterprise Learning & Organizational Development / The Travelers Companies
Marco Irizarry / Manager, Diversity Initiatives / The Travelers Companies
Mike LaRocco / Office Manager / JPMorgan Chase (Access Ability—Disability Resource Group)
D. BURNING ISSUES FORUM: Utilizing Metrics to Demonstrate Connection to the Business Strategy
Explore how ERGs can transform the way companies think about the link between D&I and the business strategy through the strategic utilization of meaningful, aligned metrics.
- Explore the current challenges and limitations of existing metrics and accountability strategies.
- Share practices to develop business-aligned metrics that motivate transformative behavior.
- Discuss communication strategies to introduce metrics and mitigate the fears of transparency.
Bo Young Lee / Global Diversity & Inclusion Practice Leader / Diversity Best Practices Consulting
11:30 - 11:45 Refreshment Break
11:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Round III Repeated (4 Tracks)
1:00 - 2:30 Intersections of Inclusion Luncheon
Keynote and Conversation:
Brenda S. “Sue” Fulton / Communications Director / Outserve
*Agenda subject to change
|Early Bird Rates*||Regular Rates||DBP Member|
|Group (per person, 5-9)||$1,395||$1,495||$1,145|
|Group (per person, 10-14)||$1,275||$1,375||$1,055|
|Group (per person, 15-19)||$1,125||$1,225||$945|
|Group (per person, 20-25)||$1,075||$1,175||$905|
|Group (per person, 26+)||$1,050||$1,150||$890|
|* Early Bird by April 6th|
|**No refunds after May 15|
Practice Area Lead / Slalom Consulting
Managing Director of Human Resources / New York Life Investments
Senior Manager, Institutional Relations / GLSEN
Director, Diversity and Inclusion, Campbell Soup Company
CEO / Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association
Analyst / Oliver Wyman
Operations Coordinator, Draftfcb
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LOCATION / DIRECTIONS;
The New York Academy of Medicine is located at 1216 Fifth Avenue, at the corner of Fifth Avenue and 103rd Street. The entrance is on 103rd Street.
Take the #6 local train to 103rd Street. Walk west on 103rd Street; after crossing Park Avenue, turn right and walk a few yards, and then turn left onto the path through the garden of Carver Houses to Madison Avenue. Continue west on 103rd Street almost to Fifth Avenue. The entrance to the Academy is on 103rd Street.
From 42nd Street/Times Square:
Take Shuttle Train to 42nd / Street Grand Central and transfer to the #6 Train (Uptown) to 103rd Street.
From south of 103rd Street:
On Madison Avenue, take a northbound M1, M2, M3, or M4 bus to 103rd Street. Walk west on 103rd Street almost to Fifth Avenue. The entrance to the Academy is on 103rd Street.
From north of 103rd Street:
On Fifth Avenue, take a southbound M1, M2, M3, or M4 bus to 103rd Street. The entrance to the Academy is on 103rd Street, on the southeast corner of the intersection of 103rd Street and Fifth Avenue.
From Grand Central Station/Grand Central Terminal:
Exit Grand Central Station and Terminal on 42nd Street at Vanderbilt Avenue. Walk one short block west to Madison Avenue and take the M1, M2, M3 or M4 (Northbound) bus 103rd Street. Walk west on 103rd Street almost to Fifth Avenue. The entrance to the Academy is on 103rd Street.
From Metro North/125 Street and Park Avenue:
Exit the station and take the M101 bus on Lexington Avenue southbound to East 102nd Street. Walk three blocks east to Fifth Avenue and proceed north to 103rd Street.
From Port Authority Bus Terminal:
Exit the terminal at the West 42nd Street exit. Proceed to Eighth Avenue and take the M42 Bus east to Madison Avenue. Transfer to the M1, M2, M3 or M4 (Northbound) bus 103rd Street. Walk west on 103rd Street almost to Fifth Avenue. The entrance to the Academy is on 103rd Street.
From Pennsylvania Station:
Exit the terminal at the West 33rd Street exit. Proceed to Eighth Avenue and take the M42 Bus east to Madison Avenue. Transfer to the M1, M2, M3 or M4 (Northbound) bus 103rd Street. Walk west on 103rd Street almost to Fifth Avenue. The entrance to the Academy is on 103rd Street.
From south of 96th Street:
From the FDR Drive North, take the 96th Street exit. Turn left onto 96th Street, and drive straight until Madison Avenue. Turn right on Madison, and drive north to 103rd Street. Turn left, and the Academy is at the end of the block on the south side of the street.
From north of 96th Street:
From the FDR Drive South, take the 96th Street exit. Turn right onto E. 96th Street, and drive straight until Madison Avenue. Turn right on Madison, and drive north to 103rd Street. Turn left, and the Academy is at the end of the block on the south side of the street.
From Area Airports
From LaGuardia Airport:
The Academy is located 7.5 miles from LaGuardia Aiport. From the Main Terminal, take the Parkway West ramp towards Manhattan. Merge onto the Grand Central Parkway west (the Grand Central Parkway becomes I-278 East). Take the exit towards Manhattan/Randalls-Wards Island/Downing Stadium. Merge onto the Triboro Bridge. Merge onto the FDR Drive South. Take exit number 15, towards East 106th Street. Turn right onto East 106th Street, and proceed to Fifth Avenue. Turn left onto Fifth Avenue and continue until 103rd Street.
From John F. Kennedy International Airport:
The Academy is located 17.5 miles from JFK Airport. From all terminals, follow signs to the Van Wyck Expressway (I-678 North). Merge onto the Grand Central Parkway West via exit number 10 (on the left), following signs to the Triboro Bridge. Take the exit towards Manhattan/Randalls-Wards Island/Downing Stadium. Merge onto the Triboro Bridge. Merge onto the FDR Drive South. Take exit number 15, towards East 106th Street. Turn right onto East 106th Street and proceed to Fifth Avenue. Turn left onto Fifth Avenue and continue until 103rd Street.
From Newark International Airport:
The Academy is located 21.7 miles from Newark Airport. From the Main Terminal follow directions to US-1&9 North. Merge onto the New Jersey Turnpike North (I-95N) towards exits 16E-18E (US 46-Lincoln Tunnel). Take Route 3 exit number 16E in the direction of the Lincoln Tunnel. Merge onto I-495 East. Proceed through the Lincoln Tunnel. Take the exit on the left toward 10th Avenue/Points North/West Side Hwy. Stay straight to go onto Dyer Avenue. Turn left onto West 42nd Street. Turn right onto the West Side Hwy (NY 9AN/12th Avenue). Continue to follow NY9A North. Take West 96th Street Exit. Turn slight right onto West 96th Street. West 96th Street becomes 97th Street. 97th Street then becomes East 96th Street. Proceed on 96th Street to Madison Avenue; turn left onto Madison Avenue and proceed to East 103rd Street. Turn left onto East 103rd Street.