Midwestern Regional Summit on Fair Hiring

Monday, October 26, 2015 – Chicago, IL
Videos from the Convening:
Session 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PUWAvCPWmeQ
Session 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Se5nJSARIfA
Session 3: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RPR7BctetwY
Session 4: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R9lEo8GWaOI
8:00am – 8:45am              Registration & Breakfast
8:45 am – 8:55am             Introduction

  • Opening Remarks:

Roberta Meyers, Director, National H.I.R.E. Network
Andre Bethea, Bureau of Justice Assistance, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice
9 am – 10:15pm                Panel 1 – Past, Present, and Future Standards of Practice: Criminal record screening in employment

  • Moderator: Roberta Meyers, Director, National H.I.R.E. Network
    • Lew Maltby, President, National Workrights Institute
      Click here to download Lew Maltby’s Powerpoint presentation.
    • Fred Giles, Senior Vice President Research Division, CARCO
  • Joseph Phelps, Human Resource Investigator, Johns Hopkins Health System
    Click here to download Joseph Phelps’ Powerpoint presentation.

10:15 am – 10:30am        Break
10:30 am – 11:30am        Morning group break out session
11:30 am to 12:30 pm     Panel 2 – The Bottom Line: What matters most to employers?

  • Moderator: Charles Jackson, Senior Counsel, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
    • David Rand, COO & Sales Director, Local Foods
    • Simone Baptiste, Director of Human Resources, Infinity Services Management LLC
      Click here to download Simone Baptiste’s Powerpoint presentation.
    • Bonnie Mroczek, VP of Human Resources, Butterball Farms
      Click here to download Bonnie Mroczek’s Powerpoint presentation.

12:30pm – 1:25pm           Lunch and networking
1:30pm – 3:00 pm             Panel 3 – The Truth about Risk: Legal and practical analysis of candidates

  • Moderator: Roberta Meyers, Director, National H.I.R.E. Network
    • Pamela Devata, Labor & Employment Partner, Seyfarth Shaw LLP
      Click here to download Pamela Devata’s Powerpoint presentation.
    • Megan Kurlychek, University at Albany, State University of New York
      Click here to download Megan Kurlychek’s Powerpoint presentation.
  • Ray McClain, Director of the Employment Discrimination Project, Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law
    Click here to download Ray McClain’s Powerpoint presentation.

3:00pm – 4:30pm             Panel 4: Innovative Partnerships and Strategies that Strengthen Business and the Workforce

  • Moderator: Jack Mills, Chief Workforce Strategy Officer and Director of the National Network of Sector Partners, Insight Center for Community Economic Development
    • Brad Hirn, Workforce Development Manager, Growing Home
    • Cleve Dixon, Sector Manager/Workforce Development, Safer Foundation
    • Ric Gudell, Executive Director, Illinois Manufacturing Foundation

4:30pm – 5:00pm             Conclusion – The Way Forward

  • Closing Remarks: Stephanie Akhter, Policy Analyst, Council of State Governments Justice Center