Pre-Conference Focus Day

Changing the Conversation Around How We Advance DE&I in Talent Acquisition

Monday January 24, 2022 | 12-5pm

Must be booked separately at registration 

12:00 pm Networking Lunch

1:00 pm Welcome and Introduction

1:10 pm Opening Panel Discussion: Thinking Differently About Who & How we Hire: What DE&I Initiatives Do We Need to Put at the Heart of Our Talent Acquisition Strategies?

  • Melissa Le Director of Talent Acquisition , Aurora Health Care
  • Colin Lyle System Director of Talent Acquisition , AdventHealth

1:40 pm Table Discussion: How Could We Further Our DE&I Efforts To Better Represent The Communities We Work With?

2:10 pm Discover: How Do We Run a Successful Healthcare Workforce Diversity Initiative to Better Reflect the Patients We Serve?


  • Examining who we recruit and why to hire more intentionally from the community
  • Redesigning employee requirements to skills-first hiring where possible to expand healthcare candidate pools
  • How Cleveland Clinic is employing a radical approach to recruiting diversely and how it is paying off

2:30 pm Develop: What Can We Learn From the Progressive TA Leaders Advancing DE&I?


Question & Answer Session Facilitated by the Chair

2:40 pm Action: How Are You Now Going to Transform Your Approach to DE&I in Your Organization?


Output Focused Action Session Facilitated by the Chair

3:00 pm Networking & Refreshments

3:45 pm Action Roundtables: Your Chance To Collaborate With Peers Who Are At The Same De&I Stage As You: Pick the Table That Best Describes Your DE&I Journey So Far And Generate Actions With Peers


Choose from:

  • Setting Up DE&I Initiatives From Scratch: Idea Generation
  • How Can We Develop & Maintain Successful DE&I Strategies?
  • What Is Our 5 Year Plan Regarding DE&I and How Will We Achieve That?

4:45 pm Conclusion & End of Pre-Conference Focus Day