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Inclusion Best Practices Series Featuring Nigel Telman

February 11 @ 7:30 am - 9:30 am

Inclusion Best Practices Series Featuring Nigel Telman, Partner, Proskauer Rose LLP, Leader of Proskauer’s Midwest Employment & Labor Practice

Understanding the Differences Between Affirmative Action and Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives – A Practical Approach

Recent court decisions surrounding “reverse” discrimination in the workplace and affirmative action in higher education have left many corporations concerned about whether aggressive diversity initiatives and strategies may run afoul of the law. Attendees will participate in an interactive session designed to provide them with a clear understanding of the current state of the law surrounding discrimination and “reverse” discrimination in employment, and affirmative action; and what impact such laws, regulations, and judicial opinions have (and do not have) on diversity management strategies, initiatives, and outcomes. Through a combination of Q & A with our featured speaker and facilitated roundtable discussions, attendees will leave the session with a better understanding of how and why a company can engage in aggressive diversity and inclusion initiatives without the fear of having to defend itself against claims of reverse discrimination.

Learn more about the Speaker, Nigel Telman here

About the Inclusion Best Practices Series

Where do I find a diverse talent pool? How do I develop a strategy to recruit, retain and elevate diverse talent within my company? How do I integrate the diversity and inclusion strategy throughout the organization? What is the value in Employee Resource Groups, and what are the pitfalls to avoid? How do I continue to innovate? Where do I begin?

Through the Inclusion Best Practice Series, Vibrant Pittsburgh will feature high-profile companies who share their stories and best practices on a range of diversity and inclusion topics. Employers of all sizes will have the opportunity to learn from and interact with industry leaders on diversity and inclusion practices key to their business success.

*All Vibrant Pittsburgh Employer Members are allotted a certain number of complimentary registrations to the Inclusion Best Practices Series. Please call Vibrant Pittsburgh at 412-281-8600 to take advantage of your Membership Benefits. There is a $15.00 per person cost for each additional person above the allotted complimentary registrations.


$50 – general admission
$30 – Pittsburgh Human Resource Association Members
$30 – HR Leadership Forum Members
FREE – Vibrant Pittsburgh Employer Members. Contact Silvia Boselli or Yvonne English Roebuck at 412-281-8600 to take advantage of your complimentary registrations. There is a $15.00 per person cost for each additional person above the allotted complimentary registrations.

If you are interested in a group rate, please call Vibrant Pittsburgh at 412-281-8600.

Please contact Silvia Boselli with any questions at (412) 281-8600 x206 or silviab@vibrantpittsburgh.org


February 11
7:30 am - 9:30 am


Historic Lawrence Hall Point Park University
212 Wood Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15222 United States
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