Program Managers’ Seminar

Program Managers’ Seminar

You can make a difference by attending NMSDC’s Annual National Minority Business Program Managers’ Seminar

July 8 – July 10

NoMad, Las Vegas: 3772 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas NV 89109

We are thrilled to be able to host the seminar this year in Las Vegas, NV – a beautiful city that is home to several of our corporate members, including our host hotel, MGM Resorts (Grand Hotel Las Vegas).

This year, we will be offering three tracks of supplier diversity best practice learning, to ensure all attendees get the most out of the event: 1) Track A will be for newer supplier diversity professionals (1 – 5 years experience); 2) Track B will be for experienced supplier diversity professionals (5+ years); and 3) Track C will be for supplier diversity professionals from our Corporate Plus program.

Learning topics will include:

–  Developing a supplier development plan

–  Establishing tracking, reporting, and goal-setting mechanisms
–  How to start a second tier
–  Public section supplier diversity, and
–  Globalization
 

Workshops will also focus on establishing ROI for supplier diversity programs and how to leverage your NMSDC membership, Network, and coming program enhancements. Finally, we will offer sessions led by faculty from the University of Washington Foster School of Business, Broad College of Business at Michigan State University, and the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.

DAY ONE, Monday, July 8th

Track A Best Practice Learning: 1-5 years of experience

Track B Best Practice Learning: 5+ years of experience

10 AM 2nd Floor Lobby Foyer Registration
11 AM Griffith Ballroom Lunch
12 PM Presidio Ballroom View from the Top Adrienne Trimble

NMSDC

12:15 PM Presidio Ballroom Sequel: Evolution of Supplier Diversity Joan Kerr

PG&E

 

Reginald Williams

Procurement Resources

 

Kevin Bell

NMSDC

 

Produced by:

Reginald K. Layton

Johnson Controls

12:45 PM Presidio Ballroom NMSDC Supply Chain Inclusion 360 (SCI360): A NEW program Reginald K. Layton

Johnson Controls

 

Debra Jennings Johnson

BP America

1:45 PM BREAK
2:00 PM Presidio Ballroom NMSDC Connections Demo: an online community-based environment for all things NMSDC Christina Santos

NMSDC

Higher Logic

2:30 PM Presidio Ballroom Supply Chain Information to Help You Optimize Your Supplier Diversity Processes Brittany Hayes Barclay

A.T. Kearney, Inc.

 

Tiffany Hickerson

A.T. Kearney, Inc.

4:00 PM Griffith 1-2 Track A. Best Practice Deep Dive: Develop a Corporate Minority Supplier Development Plan Karmetria Burton

Delta Air Lines

 

Michael K. Robinson

IBM

Griffith 3-4 Track B: Best Practice Deep Dive: Supplier Diversity and Sustainability Integration Joan Kerr

PG&E

5:00 PM END

 

 

DAY TWO, Tuesday, July 9th

Track A Best Practice Learning: 1-5 years of experience

Track B Best Practice Learning: 5+ years of experience

 

7:30 AM Griffith Ballroom Breakfast
8:30 AM Presidio 1-4 Business Planning with Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management Gregory A. White

Northwestern University

10:30 AM BREAK
10:45 AM Presidio 1-4 Track A. Best Practice Deep Dive: Establish Tracking, Reporting, and Goal-Setting Mechanism Kendra Burris-Austin

Express Scripts

 

Lance Hyde

EQT Corporation

Balboa Track B: Best Practice Deep Dive: Tactics for Operationalizing a Successful Second Tier Program Melissa Baker

Proctor & Gamble

 

Lisa Harden

Cummins

11:45 AM Presidio 1-2 Track A. Best Practice Deep Dive: Establish Comprehensive Internal and External Communications Lottie Holland

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles

 

Reginald E. Humphrey

General Motors

Balboa Track B: Best Practice Deep Dive: Public Sector Supplier Diversity Raul Suarez-Rodriguez

Merck

 

John A. Taylor

Medtronic

12:45 PM Griffith 1-6 Lunch
1:45 PM Presidio 1-4 Track A. Best Practice Deep Dive: Establish a Continuous Improvement Plan Keith Hines

PricewaterhouseCooper

 

Leonard Spencer

The Walt Disney Company

Balboa Track B: Best Practice Deep Dive: Globalization of the Supply Chain Harvey Butler

Barclays

 

Michelle L. Taylor

Cummins

2:45 PM Presidio 1-4 Consciously Unbiased – Conscious Conversations Kamela Forbes

HireTalent

3:45 PM BREAK

 

4:00 PM Presidio 1-4 New Enhancements from NMSDC Stephen Hightower

Hightowers Petroleum

 

Maria Prince

NMSDC

 

Casilda Del Valle

NMSDC

4:30 PM Presidio 1-4 Leveraging Your NMSDC Membership & Network Farad Ali

NMSDC

 

 

Maureen Simonette

NMSDC

5:30PM Griffith 1-6 Evening Networking Reception
DAY THREE, Wednesday, July 10th
7:30 AM

 

Griffith 4-6 Breakfast
8:30 AM Presidio 1-4 Using an Economic Impact Study to Increase Commitment and Awareness Internally and Externally Angela D. Henderson

Ford Motor Company

 

Neeraj Shah

Supplier.io.

 

Raul Suarez-Rodriguez

Merck

9:30 AM Presidio 1-4 CPO Leadership Session Rachel Kutz                    AT&T

 

Stacey Taylor

MGM Resorts International

 

Moderated by:

Ralph G. Moore

10:30 AM BREAK
10:45 AM Presidio 1-4 National State of the Economy Outlook Paul Shik Lee, Jr.

Institute for Supply Management (ISM)

11:45 AM Presidio 1-4 NMSDC Vision and Future Going Forward Clint W. Grimes

Warner Media

 

Guy Schweppe

Dell

 

Adrienne Trimble

NMSDC

12:45 PM Program End – Lunch on Your Own

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