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Diversity Conference

April 1, 2010
9am - 4pm
UW-Oshkosh offers a great opportunity for Human Resources professionals on Thursday April 1 to attend two great programs focusing on Hot Topics in Employment Law and Organizational Diversity: Building Inclusion in the Global Workforce.
Session Information
9:00am to 12:00pm
Morning Session
Reeve Ballroom
Hot Topics in Employment Law 2010 For Social Justice: The Next Step in Diversity and Inclusion
Presented by Davis Kuelthau Attorneys
  • Legislative and Executive Branch Update - The Obama Administration's emphasis on labor and employment issues over the past year
  • Impact of Sotomayor on the US Supreme Court
  • Developments in Equal Employment Opportunity Law, including the June 29, 2009 Supreme Court decision in Ricci v. DeStefano - Employment Preferences: Doing "The Right Thing" - Examination of preferential employment actions in light of Ricci v. DeStefano
  • Interim Final Regulations for the Mental Health Parity Act
  • Genetic Information Non-Discrimination Act of 2008 (GINA)
  • The Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act of 2008 - ADA Update: Who is an "Individual with a Disability? and a discussion of the EEOC's regulations regarding the ADAAA
  • ADA/FMLA Case Study focusing on Overlap Issues
  • The New FMLA over a year after the Final Regulations - The FMLA: One Year Later - Recent DOL regulations and case developments on managing intermittent leave abusers, DOL forms, contact with an employee's health care provider, notice of leave
  • The Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2009 – Case and Practice
  • Employer Best Practices for Workers with Caregiving Responsibilities
  • Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA)
  • Workplace Safety and H1N1
  • Implementing and Monitoring Privacy Policies
  • Ethics in Labor and Employment
  • Retaliation Claims
  • Conducting Lawful Reductions-in-Force
1:00pm to 4:00pm
Afternoon Session
Reeve Ballroom
Organizational Diversity: Building Inclusion in the Global-American Workforce
Presented by Sharif S. Mansur
This session will provide an overview of diversity, as well as specific demographics, statistics and resources specific to Wisconsin and its Fox Valley Region.
Introduction and Objectives
  • Objectives and goals for the learning session
  • Individual and Organizational The More Things Change, The More They Remain the Same
Defining diversity
  • Hate crimes
  • Diversity in the news (current topics)
  • Workforce demographics
  • EEOC claims and settlement costs
  • Protected classes
  • Being “middle class”
Sense of Community
  • How we want people to experience work
  • Own experiences recognizing diversity
    • “Making sense” of rational perspectives
    • Putting experiences into “context”
  • Mutual respect and dignity
  • Generational Diversity
  • Understanding impressions
    • Bias, discrimination, stereotypes and prejudices
    • Media influences Making Diversity Meaningful
  • Talent Management: Hiring and Selecting
    • Bias based on perceived ethnicity based on name
  • Performance Management: Retaining, Developing and Promoting
    • Coaching for success Business Case for Diversity and the New Global America
Made in “America”
  • Managing and valuing diversity
  • Global workforce, customers and vendors
  • Profitability and return on investment
  • Core organizational values Action Plan
  • Business strategy for valuing diversity
Additional Information
Contact Information
Carl Jaskolski
Carl Jaskolski
WI State Council Director of Diversity and Inclusion
Phone: (414) 581-5189
Carl Jaskolski has worked in the human resources profession for over 30 years. As an educator, he has been teaching over 15 years at Concordia University-Mequon both Graduate and Undergraduate courses in human resources for the university.

Having worked in union and non-union environments as well as in civil service, privately owned, profit making and non-profit organizations he is committed to doing what he can in order to have the employer and employee work collectively and maintain a productive and harmonious relationship.

Carl has provided numerous seminar presentations for organizations on sexual harassment, inclusiversity and supervision. He has received international recognition in his pursuit to clean up corporate communication. Articles have appeared about his “Language Code of Ethics” policy for the workplace in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post and on MSNBC.

Mr. Jaskolski received his BA in Mass Communication–Journalism and Master’s degree in Human Resources and Labor Relations from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

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