Higher Education Compliance Symposium (West Coast)

The Institute’s Higher Education Compliance Symposium
February 26, 2020, 8AM-6:30PM
Co-Hosted by UCLA in Los Angeles, CA

Join The Institute for Workplace Equality and the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) for the Higher Education Compliance Symposium in Los Angeles, CA.

The Institute hosted its first Higher Education Compliance Symposium in Washington DC in Spring, 2019. There was great participation and feedback from the Higher Education community. We will gather again with stakeholders on the West Coast, to share the latest affirmative action and EEO enforcement developments affecting higher education. OFCCP Director Craig Leen has been invited as our keynote speaker.

This one day higher education program will focus on the following:

  • The many new OFCCP Directives including: Transparency, compensation, audit practices, disability focused reviews, AAP verification and contractor recognition
  • OFCCP’s modification to the Functional Affirmative Action Plan program and Higher Education Pilot Program
  • The increase in compliance audits and enforcement directives and their implications for Higher Education
  • In-depth session on the recently released OFCCP’s detailed Higher Education technical assistance guidance

There will also be an end-of-conference reception and networking opportunity. The Institute looks forward to discussing the current trends in higher education compliance.

Sessions will cover the following and much more:

  • Washington DC “insider” insights
  • Strategically defining an “establishment” for higher education
  • Compensation analysis under the new Directive: How does that impact higher education?
  • Lessons learned from higher education OFCCP Audits
  • In depth discussion on OFCCPs updated technical assistance guidance

Keynote Speaker:

  • OFCCP Director Craig Leen in Washington, DC (invited)

Symposium Presenters:

  • Michael Aamodt, Ph.D., from DCI Consulting in Washington, DC
  • Elizabeth Bradley from FortneyScott in Washington, DC
  • David Cohen from DCI Consulting in Washington, DC
  • Joanna Colosimo from DCI Consulting in Washington, DC
  • Michelle Duncan from Jackson Lewis in Denver, CO
  • David Fortney from FortneyScott in Washington, DC
  • Leigh Nason from Ogletree Deakins in Columbia, SC
  • Mickey Silberman from FortneyScott in Denver, CO

Agenda:  See below

University of California, Los Angeles
The Morgan Center Press Room
Campus directions will be provided to registrants closer to the event date.

Hotel Room Block:

Luskin Conference Center
425 Westwood Plaza
Los Angeles, CA

Online Reservation Link: here

Discounted Group Rate of $249 per room, per night while rooms are available (discounted rate ends January 26, 2020)

Information about the hotel can be found here

Registration Fee:

General Cost: $495 ($395 early bird discount ends January 13th)
Members’ Cost: $345 ($295 early bird discount ends January 13th)

Registration includes:

  • Electronic Course Materials
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Evening Networking Reception as well as Refreshment Breaks

For members who receive complimentary registrations with their membership level, please email contact@theinstitute4workplaceequality.org directly to register.


The Institute would like to thank our sponsors for the Higher Education Symposium luncheon:

Time: -
Date: February 26, 2020


Non-Members: $495 (Early Bird price $395)
Members: $345 (Early Bird price $295)
If you would like to attend all Institute events at no cost, please contact Barbara Kelly about membership.
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