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APIOs Third Annual Training Conference

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APIOs Third Annual Training Conference ...

    March 15 March 19, 2010

    Kansas City Marriott-Downtown

Travel Day

    2:00 PM 6:00 PM SEPM Registration Count Basie Ballroom Foyer

    3:00 PM 5:00 PM Exhibitors Set-up Count Basie Ballroom CC1

    Special Emphasis Program Managers (SEPMs)Training

7:00 AM 8:00 AM SEPM Registration Count Basie Ballroom Foyer

    7:00 AM 8:00 AM Breakfast

    8:00 AM 8:15 AM Welcoming Remarks Count Basie Ballroom AA1/BB1

    Master of Ceremony

     Samora Bennerman-Johnson, Branch Chief, Affirmative Employment

    and Compliance Branch, Civil Rights Division

8:15 AM 8:30 AM Opening Remarks

    Joseph E. Hairston, Director, Civil Rights Division

8:30 AM 9:00 AM Departmental Special Emphasis Programs

    Michael G. Watts, USDA, Director, Office of Compliance, Policy and

    Training

9:00 AM 10:00 AM Special Emphasis Program Manager Roles and Responsibilities

     Sharyn Alvarez, National Federal Women’s Program Manager

     Angela Biggs, National Asian American/Pacific Islander Emphasis

    Program Manager

     Bennie Clark, National Black Emphasis Program Manager

     Carol Crouch, American Indian/Alaska Native Emphasis Program Manager

    Cliff Denshire, National Disability/Veterans Emphasis Program Manager

    Jacqueline Padrón, National Hispanic Emphasis Program Manager

    Perry Stevens, National Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Emphasis

    Program Manager

    10:00 AM 10:30 AM Networking Break Count Basie Ballroom CC1

10:30 AM - 11:15 AM State of NRCS: Workforce Profile

    Jacqueline Padrón, National Hispanic Emphasis Program Manager

11:15 AM 12:30 PM Lunch (on your own)

    12:45 PM 1:15 PM Civil Rights Division HOT Topics Count Basie Ballroom AA1/BB1

    Joseph E. Hairston, Director,

    Civil Rights Division

1:15 PM 1:45 PM Reasonable Accommodations

    Cliff Denshire, National Disability/Veterans Emphasis Program Manager

1:45 PM 2:30 PM Recognitions

    2:30 PM 3:00 PM Networking Break Count Basie Ballroom CC1

    3:00 PM 4:45 PM Leadership Panel Discussion Count Basie Ballroom AA1/BB1

4:45 PM 5:00 PM Closing Remarks

Monday Travel day for Professional Employee Organization members and other participants

2:00 PM 6:00 PM Overall Registration Count Basie Ballroom Foyer

    2:00 pm 5:00 PM Executive Councils Hospitality Suite 9:00 PM 11:30 PM Hospitality Suites/Networking

7:00 AM 8:00 AM Registration Count Basie Ballroom Foyer

    7:00 AM 8:00 AM Breakfast on your own

    Joint General Session

    8:00 AM 10:00 AM Opening Ceremony Count Basie Ballroom AA1/BB1

     Presentation of Colors

    Master of Ceremony

     Rosendo Trevino

Welcoming Remarks Mayor, Thomas Christiansen RAC, JR Flores and Eric Banks (video)

     Chief David White

    Opening Remarks Organization President’s Kalven Trice, Luis Hernandez, and Peter Bautista

    Director, Civil Rights Division Joseph E. Hairston

    USDA Diversity Initiatives

    Michael Watts Director, Office of Adjudication and Compliance

    10:00 AM 10:30 AM Networking Break Count Basie Ballroom CC1

    10:30 AM