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DEOMI Collaborative Series (DCS)

May 2-3, 2018
Patrick Air Force Base, Florida

DEOMI Collaborative Series (DCS)


The Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute (DEOMI) is pleased to invite you to the DEOMI Collaborative Series (DCS) at Patrick Air Force Base, Florida, May 2-3, 2018. Attendees will gain a clear perspective on diversity, equal opportunity, and equal employment opportunity. The DCS will combine presentations, speakers, and panel discussions to focus on the critical human relations issues the Department of Defense is managing.

The program being presented promotes the theme:

"Moving Beyond Demographics, Making Diversity Operational!"

Welcome Notes

Information Paper

DCS Invitation

DCS Agenda

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DEOMI Collaborative Series (DCS)

Speaker Biographies

Keynote Speaker

Kenneth J. Barrett

Currently serves as Chief Diversity Officer, General Motors, also served as the Under Secretary of Defense's Acting Director, Office of Diversity Management and Equal Opportunity, and Capt. Kenneth J. Barrett, U.S. Navy (Ret.), served as U.S. Navy's Diversity Director

Read Kenneth J. Barrett's Biography

Presentation Speakers (Topics)

Clarence A. "CJ" Johnson Director, Office of Diversity Management and Equal Opportunity Office of the Under Secretary of Defense (Personnel and Readiness)

Read Clarence A. "CJ" Johnson's Biography

Dr. José Bolton Sr. Dean of Education, DEOMI (Diversity)

Read Dr. José Bolton Sr.'s Biography

Cynthia D. Dunn (Inclusion)

Read Cynthia D. Dunn's Biography

Juliet Hall (Leadership for the 21st Century)

Read Juliet Hall's Biography

Dr. Richard Griffith (D&I and Cross Cultural Management)

Read Dr. Richard Griffith's Biography

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Panel Member Biographies

Panel Members (Organization) | Day 1: 2 May 2018

Moderator: Mr. Norvel "Rock" Dillard (Director, Diversity & Inclusion Management & Strategic Communications, for the Office of Diversity Management and Equal Opportunity (ODMEO), Office of Secretary of Defense (P&R))

CMSgt Joseph E. Hamlett (Air National Guard) and Dr. Hamlett (Leading 2 Change Consulting)

Read CMSgt Joseph E. Hamlett's Biography

Greg Jenkins (Greg Jenkins Consulting, Diversity, Inclusion, Evolution)

Read Greg Jenkins's Biography

Angela Lagos (Senior Manager Diversity & Inclusion – Universal Parks)

Read Angela Lagos's Biography

Dr. Larry D. Parker Jr., (Walden University)

Read Dr. Larry D. Parker Jr.'s Biography

Panel Members (Organization) | Day 2: 3 May 2018

Moderator: Captain Joseph Forbes, USMC (Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute)

Colonel Sean Jones (USAF Representative)

Dr. Serelda L. Herbin (USA Representative)

Read Dr. Serelda L. Herbin's Biography

Ms. Victoria Bowens (USN Representative)

Ms. Francine Blyther (USCG Representative)

Mr. Norvel Dillard (Office of Diversity Management and Equal Opportunity (ODMEO))

DEOMI Collaborative Series (DCS)


DEOMI Collaborative Series (DCS)

Contact Information

DEOMI's Key Phone Numbers:

MAJ Shawn Daniel at (321) 494-6573

DEOMI's Collaborative Series will be held at:

366 Tuskegee Airmen Drive
Patrick Air Force Base, FL 32925-3399

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