U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
AARP CEO and EEOC Acting Chair to Discuss Persistent Problem of Age Bias
WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced today that several nationally known authorities on equal employment opportunity law and policy will speak at the agency's 20th annual EXCEL training conference in Chicago on June 27-29. EXCEL stands for Examining Conflicts in Employment Laws.
The theme of this year's EXCEL conference is Embracing the Future: People, Purpose, Passion. EXCEL provides the employer community, in both the federal and private sectors, with tools and strategies to address emerging issues in equal employment opportunity (EEO) and foster model workplaces nationwide. EXCEL includes separate agendas for the federal and private sectors, which includes state and local governments. The comprehensive training workshops and events are geared toward EEO managers, supervisors, practitioners, HR professionals, attorneys, ADR specialists and other interested parties.
"EXCEL is the EEOC's premier annual training event," said EEOC Acting Chair Victoria A. Lipnic. "EXCEL attendees will get cutting-edge information and the latest updates on EEO law and policy issues. This conference is a key EEOC tool in promoting best practices in the workplace."
As the nation marks the 50th anniversary of the landmark Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), the agency is pleased to announce that Jo Ann Jenkins, chief executive officer (CEO) of AARP, will join EEOC Acting Chair Victoria A. Lipnic for a candid conversation about age discrimination. Jenkins has been described as a visionary "thought leader" and a catalyst for breakthrough results at the nation's largest social welfare organization with nearly 38 million members.
Other speakers include:
In addition, EXCEL 2017 offers three plenary sessions, two specialty tracks and over 50 open workshops. The plenary sessions and workshops provide participants with knowledge and skills to address the emerging issues in EEO, enhance their performance and meet the evolving demands of today's workplace - from harassment and retaliation to disability and accommodation. A sampling of the workshop topics includes:
The EXCEL conference will take place June 27-29 at the Hilton Chicago, 720 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, Ill. 60605. Additional information about EXCEL -- including the agenda, pricing information and online registration -- is available online at https://eeotraining.eeoc.gov/profile/web/index.cfm?PKwebID=0x2547b105&varPage=location. Registrants are responsible for their own travel and hotel arrangements. Follow EXCEL 2017 on twitter at @EEOC_EXCEL.
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