2017 Workplace Diversity and Inclusion Forum
Date & Time: Wednesday, October 18, 2017 8:00 AM - 1:30 PM
Keynote: Mel Jones, National Director of Diversity & Inclusion at Skanska USA
Diversity & Inclusion: Moving from Policy to Practice
Sinclair Conference Center 301 W. Fourth Street, Dayton OH 45402
*ONLINE REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED. IF YOU WOULD STILL LIKE TO ATTEND, YOU WILL BE CONSIDERED A WALK IN*
Who Should Attend: HR Professionals, procurement/strategic sourcing professionals, MBE’s, WBE’s, VBE’s, WBE’s.
8:00 a.m. -- Registration, Continental Breakfast & Networking
8:30 a.m. -- Opening Welcome
9:15 a.m. -- Breakout Session 1
*The New Normal – Inclusive Leadership for Today’s Workplace
*Supplier Inclusion Industry Trends: Join expert panelists in
healthcare, education, financial institutions and utilities
10:30 a.m. -- Breakout Session 2
*What does diversity and inclusion mean for your workplace? Best
Practices from Previous Workplace Diversity Award Winners
*Trends in the Construction Industry - Messer Construction,
Ferguson Construction, Miller Pipeline, and Wise Construction
11:45 a.m. -- Buffet Lunch
12:15 p.m. -- Opening of Premier Health Workplace Diversity Award
12:30 p.m. -- Keynote Address by Mel Jones, National Director of Diversity and Inclusion at Skanska USA
1:30 p.m. -- Program Concludes
About Mel Jones:
Mel Jones is a Diversity & Inclusion authority with one of the most financially sound construction and development companies in the country with expertise in construction, civil infrastructure, public-private partnerships and commercial development initiatives in select U.S. markets.
Professionally, Mel serves as the National Director of Diversity & Inclusion for Skanska USA Building Inc. He is responsible for Skanska’s D&I efforts, which focus on recruiting
a large and diverse pool of talent, creating an inclusive workplace culture, and developing a diverse pool of talent -- both internally for the company and externally through company partnerships.
Dayton Children's Hospital
Skanska USA Building, Inc.
Fifth Third Bank
Sinclair Community College
University of Dayton
Dayton VA Medical Center
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