2021 SVG SPIRIT Diversity & Inclusion Workshop

Full Program

1:30 – 2:00 p.m.: CIAA Opening Keynote
Featuring: Jacqueline McWilliams
, Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA), Commissioner 

2:00 – 2:45 p.m.: Diversity Officer/HR Perspectives: Charting a Course to Diversity Success
Diversity officers from leading sports networks and media companies discuss why diversity programs are so important, how they ultimately benefit your business, and how to create programs that truly enable change.
Moderator: Ken Kerschbaumer, SVG, Co-Executive Director, Editorial
Confirmed Panelists:
Kim Beauvais
, Fox, SVP, Human Resources and Business Operations
Brad Kogut, WWE, VP, Head of Global Talent Acquisition, Diversity and Inclusion
Ndidi Massay, CBS Sports, Senior Director of Workplace Culture and Diversity Initiatives

2:45 – 3:30 p.m.: Production Perspectives: Filling the Pipeline
Numerous production professionals have worked hard to make their production teams more diverse. Learn from those who have taken real steps to make a difference, the challenges they ran into, and the most pressing needs looking ahead.
Moderator: Tracey Shaw, Industry Consultant
Confirmed Panelists:
Andrea Berry, PRG, SVP and GM, Broadcast and Television
Harold Bryant, CBS Sports, Executive Producer and Executive Vice President, Production
Darryl Jefferson, NBC Sports, VP, Post Production and Digital Workflow
Raymond B. Smaltz III, Raysun Productions, President

3:30 – 4:15 p.m.: What Does Inclusion Really Look Like?
What is the difference between diversity and inclusion? How do efforts to improve inclusion differ from efforts to improve diversity? And why is inclusion actually more important than diversity when it comes to hanging on to great talent and creating an organization that is stronger, richer, and better?

Confirmed Panelists:
Oris Stuart, NBA, Chief People and Inclusion Officer

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