2019 Higher Education Compliance Symposium (SOLD OUT)

Register today for The Institute’s 2019 Higher Education Compliance Symposium (SOLD OUT)
Wednesday, March 27th, 2019, 8AM – 6:30PM (Eastern)
Georgetown University Hotel and Conference Center in Washington, DC

The Institute for Workplace Equality is proud to announce its first ever Higher Education Compliance Symposium on March 27, 2019 in Washington, D.C.

Many of the nation’s largest public and private universities have recently been the focus of deep dive OFCCP audits. Join us, and other higher education institution leaders and practitioners, as we survey and discuss the latest legal and enforcement trends in EEO and affirmative action that are affecting higher education.

OFCCP Director Craig Leen will be presenting the keynote address.

The program will cover the following:

  • OFCCP’s many new Directives and their impact on and opportunities for higher education,
  •  OFCCP’s modification to the Functional Affirmative Action Plan program and the Higher Education Pilot Program
  • Audits, investigations and enforcement trends having a unique impact on higher education
  • Recent legal challenge to Affirmative Action in university admissions


  • What new OFCCP Directives regarding transparency, compensation, AAP verification, contractor recognition say and what they mean to higher education institutions
  • The unique aspects of pay systems (e.g. payment in the form of grants, endowments, etc.)   at higher education institutions and educating OFCCP about that – specifically responding to the agency’s “one size fits all” approach to pay,
  • Focus on challenges of institutional expert’s statistics (i.e. regression) and methodology not mirroring that of enforcement agency and private plaintiff’s analysis
  • Issue of who is an “employee” at higher education institutions (e.g. student workers, post docs, medical school residents) and who is ultimately protected by OFCCP
  • Updates on the proposed Excellence in Disability Inclusion Award and The Leadership in Equal Access and Diversity Award proposal opportunities for higher education institution recognition and audit moratoriums
  • Lessons learned from higher education recent deep dive OFCCP Audits and investigations
  • The latest on Enforcement: what has changed and what has remained the same under the Trump Administration
  • And much more…

Keynote Speaker:

  • OFCCP Director Craig Leen in Washington, DC

Symposium Faculty:

  • Michael Aamodt, Ph.D. from DCI Consulting in Washington, DC
  • Elizabeth Bradley from FortneyScott in Washington, DC
  • Lynn Clements from Berkshire Associates, Inc., in Columbia, MD
  • Joanna Colosimo from DCI Consulting in Washington, DC
  • David Fortney from FortneyScott in Washington, DC
  • Leigh Nason from Ogletree Deakins in Columbia, SC
  • Mickey Silberman from FortneyScott in Denver, CO
  • Paul White, Ph.D. from Resolution Economics Group in Washington, DC
  • Chris Wilkinson from Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe in Washington, DC

Agenda:  See below


Georgetown University Hotel and Conference Center
3800 Reservoir Road
Washington, DC 20057

Hotel Options:

Georgetown University Hotel and Conference Center
3800 Reservoir Road
Washington, DC 20057
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Embassy Suites by Hilton Washington DC Georgetown
1250 22nd Street NW
Washington, DC 20037
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The Westin Georgetown, Washington D.C.
2350 M Street N.W.,
Washington, DC, 20037
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Washington Marriott Georgetown
1221 22nd Street NW
Washington, DC  20037
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Georgetown Suites
1111 30th St. NW
Washington, DC 20007
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Registration Fee:  
General Cost: $495 ($395 early bird discount ended February 10th)
Members’ Cost: $345 ($295 early bird discount ended February 10th)

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 sponsor for the 2019 Higher Education Symposium luncheon: