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Ted Childs LLC and Tanenbaum's 2019 Religious Diversity Symposium

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HNA Palisades Premier Conference Center

334 Route 9W

Palisades, NY 10964

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Tanenbaum and Ted Childs LLC will be holding our fourth annual conference for Chief Diversity Officers on September 16th – 17th, 2019 at the HNA Palisades in Palisades, New York. This high-level event focused on the benefits of incorporating religious diversity & inclusion into your strategic thinking and programming will cover a variety of important topics and offer opportunities for engaging discussion.

Our theme this year will be: Capitalizing on Inclusion. The Symposium will focus on the business opportunities that result from proactively addressing and incorporating religious diversity and inclusion into your company and business strategy.


Working Agenda - Subject to Change

September 16th: Day 1

8:00 – 10:00am: Registration

9:00 – 10:00am: Beginner’s Session

  • Informational session grounding those newer to the topic of religious diversity & inclusion, led by Tanenbaum; optional pre-conference session

10:00 –10:20: Opening Remarks and Introductions

10:20 – 10:30: Icebreaker

10:30 – 11:15am: Keynote Address

11:15am – 11:30am: Networking Break

11:30am – 12:30pm: Public Religion Research Institute Presentation

  • Demographics and data presentation from PRRI on diversity in the workplace and religious diversity generally
    • Presenter: Robert P. Jones, CEO, PRRI

12:30 – 1:30pm: Lunch

1:30 – 3:15pm: Moving Through the Journey with Sumreen Ahmad

  • Session to learn how to assess the readiness of your organization; how to navigate through the journey across different stakeholders; and how to get the buy in across the various stages to ensure long term sustainability, in addressing religious diversity
    • Presenter: Sumreen Ahmad, Global Change Management Lead, Accenture

3:15 – 3:30pm: Networking Break

3:30 – 5:00pm: Addressing Anti-Semitism and Islamophobia

  • Informational presentations by experts and a highlighted company, followed by case study tablework
    • Presenters:
      • Amy Feinman, Northeast Area Civil Rights Counsel, ADL
      • Dr. Zahra Jamal, Associate Director, Rice University’s Boniuk Institute for Religious Tolerance

5:00 – 5:30pm: Summing Up the Day

5:30 – 6:30pm: Break

6:30 – 8:00pm: Dinner

September 17th: Day 2

8:15am – 8:30am: Opening the Day

8:30 – 9:30am: Corporate Religious Diversity Assessment Walkthrough with Mark Fowler

  • Tanenbaum led session on the Corporate Religious Diversity Assessment, a new tool from Tanenbaum and the Religious Freedom & Business Foundation

9:30 – 9:45am: Networking Break

9:45 – 11:00am: Gen Z and Religion Panel

  • Panel will focus on the experiences of Gen Z around religious diversity and discrimination, how that affects them as they enter the workforce, and how that also affects parents, family members, and caretakers currently in the workforce.
    • Presenters:
      • Ann-Isabel Previl, Associate Examiner, FINRA
      • Adam Rosen, COO and Co-Founder, Door of Clubs
      • Andrew Selesnick, Superintendent of Schools, Katonah-Lewisboro School District

11:00 – 11:15am: Networking Break

11:15 – 12:30pm: Chief Diversity Officer Panel

  • Panel of Chief Diversity Officers, to discuss how to make addressing religious diversity and inclusion an integrated part of people’s work
    • Presenters:
      • Nadine Augusta, Americas Head of Diversity & Inclusion, Goldman Sachs
      • David Casey, Vice President, Workforce Strategies and Chief Diversity Officer, CVS Health
      • Tanguy de Belair, Diversity Director, Vinci
      • Monica Diaz, Vice President, Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois, Montana, New Mexico, Oklahoma & Texas
  • Moderator: Sandy Cross, Chief People Officer, PGA

12:30 – 12:45: Wrapping Up – Addressing Questions

  • Closing discussion and closing remarks

12:45 – 1:30pm: Lunch

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