Event Archive 


  The following are past OCEDC events and information.
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Council Activities & Events .
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Month/Year       
Description of Event   
Informational Items
January 2008
Diversity Inclusion and Best Practices
Flyer             
Speaker: Carey Ford, PhD      
February 2008
National African American History Month
Flyer
Speaker: Alfred Ali, Author
March 2008
Women's History Month
Flyer
Speaker: Hon. Judge Cynthia Walker 
April 2008
7th Annual Workplace Diversity Conference
Flyer   Sponsors   Agenda   View Photos
Keynote Speaker: Dennis Archer
Presentation by Kurt Metzger:
"What Does Oakland County Look Like?"
June 2008
Valuable Veterans
Flyer
Speaker: Jack Becher
June 2008
8th Annual Diversity Job Expo
August 2008
Life in Black and White
Flyer   View Photos
Speaker: Elizabeth Atkins, Author
September 2008
National Hispanic Heritage Month
Flyer   View Photos
Speakers: Jessica Pellegrino, Raymond Lozano
October 2008
Mental/Physical Disabilities
Flyer   View Photos
Speakers: Jay Boger, Kimberly Kassner
November 2008 Native American Heritage Month
Flyer 
Speakers: Terry Bean, Charlie Wollberg, Jackie Grant
December 2008 Religious and Cultural Festivals Around the World
Flyer   View Photos    
Speakers: David Haslam and Panel
January 2009 A Cultural Excursion & Networking Extravaganza
The Charles H. Wright Musuem of African American History
Flyer    View Photos
Speaker: Faris Alami
February 2009 The Faces of Diversity - Face Reading Flyer    View Photos
Speaker: Lin Klaassen
March 2009 Cultural Competency Flyer   View Photos
Speaker: Mary Beauregard
April 2009 Bye-Bye Boomers Flyer    View Photos
Speaker: Rick Weaver     Sponsor: Baker College
May 2009 Hiring and Retaining Diversity Flyer   View Photos
Speaker: Lisa Wicker     Sponsor: Sam's Club
            Sam's Membership Special
June 2009 Multicultural Communication
Flyer   View Photos
Speaker: Beverly Cornell    Sponsor: The Pontiac News
July 2009 The Glass Ceiling Flyer   View Photos
Speakers: Rita Fields and Terri Moon
August 2009 You Be The Judge
Flyer    View Photos
Speakers: Bill Mann and OCEDC Bd Members Panel         Sponsor: Costco Wholesale
September 2009    Sharing Success Flyer
Panel of Speakers     Sponsor: Oakland County HR
October 2009 The Lavender Elephant in the Room Flyer
Speaker: Kathleen LaTosch         Sponsor: Andrew Pettress & Company
October 2009 Women in Leadership Summit Flyer     Sponsors     Presentation
Keynote Speaker: Carmen Harlan
November 2009 Multicultural Individuals Flyer     View Photos
Speakers: Rick Weaver/David Haslam
December 2009 Defining Diversity Flyer     View Photos
Speakers: Sonja Bellafant and Deana Vitale
 Deana Vitale's Powerpoint Presentation
January 2010 Veterans Returning Home Flyer   View Photos
Speakers: Jason Hale and Garth Wootten
February 2010 Mirror of the Community Flyer   
Speaker: Donald Snider
March 2010 What Makes Diversity Training Effective Flyer
Speakers: Christine Evans and Karen DeCuir-DiNicola
April 2010 Untapped Talents of the Disabled Speakers: Tina Jones, David Scholl, Roz Kenroy
Sponsor: St. Joseph Mercy Oakland
April 2010 8th Annual Workplace Diversity Conference
Flyer
Keynote Speaker: Tony Brown
Presentation:
Taking Your Diversity Strategy to the Next Level (pdf)
May 2010 Diversity Mentoring Programs Speaker: Michelle Fanroy
Presentation: Mentoring for the Future (pdf)
June 2010 Annual Business Meeting
Flyer
Speakers: The Board of Directors
July 2010 At Risk Employees Flyer
Speaker: Demetric Thomas
August 2010 Testing Your Cultural Knowledge
Flyer
Facilitator: David Haslam
September 2010 It's not how you do the work, it's how you do the work together.
Flyer
Speakers: Kathy O'Quinn and Sid Henkin
November 2010

Respecting Diversity During the Holiday Season
Flyer
Speakers: David Haslam, President, HMSI, Inc.
January  2011 Bold Dialogues: Real Conversation about "Unspoken" Topics
Flyer
Speakers: Earlene R. Baggett-Hayes
February  2011 An Organizational Imperative: Moving to True Inclusion
Flyer
Speakers: Joi Cunningham
March 2011 Paths to Leadership-Honoring Contributions of Women in the Workplace
Flyer
Speakers: Desma Reid-Coleman, Sabrina Jackson and Brenda Arbelaez
April 2011
“InterPlay, A Diversity Training Workshop”
Flyer
Conducted By OCEDC Board Members
May 2011 
The Challenge of Returning to the Workplace for Combat Veterans
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Speakers: Major General Robert W. Smith III, US Army(Retired), Director, State of Michigan, Veterans' Services Division 
June 2011
9th Annual Workplace Diversity Conference "How Top Business Leaders Accelerate Results Through Diversity and Inclusion"
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Keynote Speaker: Tim Wise
July 2011
 
August 2011
 
September 2011 The Cultural Concerns of Muslims in The Workplace
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Speaker: ACHMAT SALIE, DBA; PHD (ABD)
October 2011 "Leveraging Workplace Diversity through Affinity Groups: The Power of Ford Motor Company's Focused Group Engagement to Promote Wider Understanding and Inclusion"
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Speakers: Barbara Bowen (Ford’s Diversity & Inclusion Manager for the Americas) and Allison Trawick (Ford’s Global Manager of the Office of Diversity & Inclusion)                                                                     
November 2011 Immigration Primer; How to Immigrate to the USA and the Path to Citizenship.
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Speaker: Mick Dedvukaj – District Director, Department of Homeland Security US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIC). 
December 2011

Empowering our Diverse Workforce: Language and the Cultural Connection.

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Speaker: Judy Ravin, President Accent Reduction Institute, LLC  
January 2012

The Inclusive Leadership Lessons of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. "The Leader Within: Applying the Five Principles of Leadership at Home, at Work, Everywhere!"

Speaker: Renee Prewitt, President The Prewitt Group
Feburary 2012

THE 10TH ANNUAL WORKPLACE DIVERSITY FORUM Women in Leadership Summit

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Keynote Speaker: Ruth Johnson Michigan Secretary of State

Moderator of Panel Discussion: Judge Denise Langford-Morris

Oakland County Circuit Court Judge

Feburary 2012    Premier Showing of “Race – The Power of an Illusion”
Flyer
Speaker: Malkia Newman
Community Educator with Community Network Services
March 2012

“How to prepare our next generation to be world-changers” A panel Discussion in honor of

Women’s History Month

Flyer 
April 2012 Generational Diversity in the Workplace
Flyer
Presenter: Mary Welsh, SPHR
May 2012 Part 2 Showing of “Race – The Power of an Illusion”
Flyer
Speaker: Malkia Newman
Community Educator with Community Network Services

June 2012

“LET’S TALK DIVERSTIY AND INCLUSION”
A roundtable discussion about anythying and everything diverstiy.
Flyer
Speaker: Malkia Newman
Community Educator with Community Network Services
July 2012
10th Annual Workplace Diversity Conference
Flyer

Keynote; Anne Doyle “Powering up –from achiever to leader

Presentation by Judge Phyllis McMillien

Diversity and Inclusion Theater Performance

 
August 2012 Flyer 
Oakland County Employment Diversity Council Board members
September 2012

"What is social media? How can I make it work for my business?"

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Speaker: Malkia Newman
Community Educator with Community Network Services
October 2012

"A Strong Workforce Is an Inclusive Workforce:What Can YOU Do?"

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Presenters: Venita King, M.A, L.P.C., and Jenny Piatt, M.A., C.R.C., L.P.C., of Michigan Rehabilitation Services
November 2012

"Hire a Hero....It really is a Win-Win for all!"

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Oakland County Employment Diversity Council Board members
December 2012

"Is Technology and the Internet Making Us Sick?"

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Oakland County Employment Diversity Council Board members
January 2013

“2012 - The Year in Review”

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Oakland County Employment Diversity Council Board members
Febuary 2013   

 

 

March 2013

THE 10TH ANNUAL WORKPLACE DIVERSITY FORUM Women in Leadership Summit

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Keynote Ellen Hill Zeringue Vice President of Marketing Detroit Tigers
 
Panel Moderated by Janet Howard Deputy Director Workforce Development State of Michigan Gabriela Ramirez-Darris Girl Scouts of Southeastern Michigan Michelle Richards Executive Director of the Center for Empowerment & Economic Development (CEED)Sook Wilkinson, PhDChairperson of the Michigan Asian Pacific American Affairs Commission
 
With Lauren Hicks Barton, MD, PMH Chief Physician, Corporate Health Chrysler On Getting to the Heart of the Matter
April 2013
“LET’S TALK DIVERSTIY AND INCLUSION”
A roundtable discussion about anythying and everything diverstiy.
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Speaker: Malkia Newman
Community Educator with Community Network Services
May 2013
“LET’S TALK DIVERSTIY AND INCLUSION”
A roundtable discussion about anythying and everything diverstiy.
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Moderators: Malkia Maisha Newman-OCEDC Education Chairperson; Celeste McDermott –OCEDC Board Member; Kathleen LaTosch– OCEDC Board Member
June 2013

“Strategies for Inspiring Leadership to Embrace Cultural Diversity & Inclusion Policies at Your Workplace”

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Oakland County Employment Diversity Council Board members
September 2013