U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
EEOC Seeks Seminar Proposals for Premier Conference for Federal EEO and HR Community
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has scheduled its 2010 Examining Conflicts in Employment Laws (EXCEL) conference from July 12-15 at the Rosen Shingle Creek Resort in Orlando, Fla. The EXCEL conference – considered the conference to attend for senior federal agency leaders, federal EEO and HR practitioners, and attorneys in the federal government – provides a breadth and depth of training on the laws and issues within the EEOC’s purview unmatched by other federal sector EEO conferences.
The 13th annual EXCEL conference, under the theme "Passion for Equality", builds on the success of the last year’s conference in New Orleans. Though the agenda is still in the planning stages, attendees can expect a wide variety of offerings to choose from, including an “SES Track” for high level EEO Managers, an expanded “ADR Track,” a “Hearings Track” for attorneys, a “Management Directive 715 Track” for affirmative employment professionals, a session on the new Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008 (GINA), and multiple sessions on disability law.
“I fully expect this year’s conference to be as dynamic as the world of civil rights,” said Carlton Hadden, Director of the EEOC’s Office of Federal Operations. “New issues are arising every day, and EEOC’s EXCEL conference helps provide our federal community with the necessary knowledge to meet those new challenges.”
Now that the date and venue are set, EEOC is ready to receive proposals for presentations. “We are seeking proposals from civil rights leaders, EEO professionals, industry consultants, professional speakers and trainers, and industry suppliers,” Hadden said. “If you believe you can expand the knowledge base of the federal community, present new twists on an old idea/practice, offer solutions to a new challenge, or address new trends, we want to hear from you!”
The deadline for submitting proposals is Jan. 28. For more information and to submit proposals, please see the EEOC Training Institute web site.
The EEOC is responsible for enforcing federal laws prohibiting employment discrimination. Further information about the EEOC is available on its web site at www.eeoc.gov.