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2009 Conference Agenda

2009 Conference Agenda

Nittany Lion Inn
Penn State
200 West Park Avenue
University Park, PA 16803

 

Conference Agenda for Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Time Event
11:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Registration/Check-in
12:00 p.m.- 1:45 p.m Luncheon, Ballroom
Keynote Address: Wilson Friend, Section Director, Philip Morris USA.

Diversity Award Student Presentations
2:00 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.
"Millennials in the Workplace" Chad Frazell, Vice President of Human Resources, Kohl's Department Stores.

"Dealing with Race and Diversity in a Politically Correct World: Why It Might Just Matter to You" Dr. Sam Richards, Co-director Race Relations Project, Penn State. The stakes are extremely high whenever race is brought into the work environment. Conversations can quickly escalate into accusations and people can suddenly find that their careers and reputations have been put into jeopardy. Clearly this does not lead to an environment that is conducive to building a solid team of employees in any workplace organization.
3:00 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.
"Generational Differences in the Workplace: The New Corporate Landscape and What it Means to Younger Workers" Rose Potts, Rotocraft Finance Employee Development Manager and Jocelyn Moye, Pricing and Estimating Analyst, Boeing.

"bEYond: Inclusiveness at Ernst & Young" Thompson Harner, Manager, Advisory Services, Ernst & Young LLP. Cultivating a culture of inclusiveness is not just the right thing to do - it is essential to our business strategy.