Latino Leadership Initiative

  • Attracting Top Latino Talent

    Attracting Top Latino Talent

     

    Stunning shifts in global and domestic demographics have become a notable derivative of today’s economy, including Texas. According to the Census Bureau, Texas is the 2nd fastest growing state for Latino population in the U.S. With evolving changes in the state’s business landscape, the call to action is no longer a “one size fits all” approach. In order for companies to remain competitive, it becomes imperative to assimilate visionary leaders who offer a more accurate view of the global setting through an innate lens of diversity.

     

    This SMU Cox Latino Leadership Initiative Symposium is a relevant and timely opportunity for talent acquisition and diversity executives to focus on next level recruiting best practices. We will engage in a crucial dialogue with an accomplished cohort to address and strategize on important topics such as: the changing demographic in the U.S., building a brand that will attract Latino talent and how to attract top Latino talent.

     

    Hosted within the premier SMU Collins Executive Education Center, this invitation-only event will also allow talent acquisition and diversity leaders to learn from nationally recognized experts and walk away with the resources to take action in their organizations and communities.

     

    PROGRAM


    12:45 PM - 1:00 PM    Registration/Welcome
    1:00 PM - 1:30 PM   Changing U.S.Demographic Overview
    Mark Lopez, Director of Hispanic Research, Pew Research Center
    1:30 PM - 2:15 PM   Building a Brand that Attracts Latino Talent
    Andrea Reyes, President of Multicultural Marketing, The Marketing Arm
    2:15 PM - 3:00 PM   Best Practices to Attract Latino Talent
    Dr. Robert Rodriguez, Author of "Latino Talent"
     3:00 PM - 4:00 PM   Best Practices Sharing/Panel Discussion
    AT&T Company Spotlight & Underrepresented Minority Student Panel
     4:00 PM - 5:00 PM   Networking Reception
    Underrepresented Minority SMU Cox Graduate Students to Join Reception

    VENUE


    SMU Campus
    James M. Collins Executive Education Center
    3150 Binkley Avenue
    Dallas, TX
     

    To learn more about the SMU Cox LLI, please e-mail SMUCoxLLI@cox.smu.edu or call (214) 768-8236.

  • CDO Forum

    CDO Forum Banner 2016


    We all know the staggering data illuminating the rapid shifts in global and domestic demographics, as well as the business imperative to inclusively connect and engage with our employees and customers. 


    Given this level of unprecedented change and the era of information now enabled by social media, how do Chief Diversity Officers anticipate, influence and act on next-level diversity and inclusion leadership? How do organizations keep the evolving practice of D&I as a top priority when balancing business priorities and demands?  


    The SMU LLI Chief Diversity Officer Forum is a relevant and timely opportunity for executive level diversity officers to engage in dialogue with an accomplished cohort group around next level inclusion and diversity practices.


    This invitation-only event is curated and designed to be an intimate forum for poignant discussion and collaboration. Hosted within the premier SMU Collins Executive Education Center, this program will allow diversity and inclusion leaders to strategize among peers, learn from nationally recognized SMU Cox instructors and walk away with resources to take action in their organizations and communities.


    PROGRAM


    11:30 AM - 12:00 PM    Registration 
    12:00 PM - 1:00 PM        Networking Luncheon 
    1:30 PM - 5:30 PM   C-Suite Panel 
    Moderated by Miguel Quiñones, SMU Cox School of Business Department Chair of Management & Organizations
    • Paul Raines, GameStop - CEO
    • Brooks McCorcle, AT&T - President, Partner Solutions
    • Jenn Hulett, Ericsson - VP, Human Resources and Organizations
    • Beth Hopkins, EY Director, Talent Development Leader, SW Region 
    • Brooke Lowry, Microsoft - Sr. Global Diversity and Inclusion Manager


    The Trusted Advisor: Driving Results Through Influence

    Presented by Jerry Magar, SMU Executive Education 


    Group Dialogue: World Café Style 

         

    VENUE


    SMU Campus
    James M. Collins Executive Education Center
    3150 Binkley Avenue
    Dallas, TX

    To learn more about the CDO Forum, please e-mail Anthony Herrera at anthony@smu.edu or call (214) 768-8236.

  • ERG Summit

    ERG Summit 2017

     

    How do ERGs bring value to your organization and your employees? How are they impacting your business? This SMU Latino Leadership Initiative ERG Summit is a relevant and timely opportunity for leaders to hear about current thought and research into the power of ERGs in the corporate environment today.

    Featuring:

    • Dr. Robert Rodriguez, author of Latino Talent: Effective Strategies to Recruit, Retain & Develop Hispanic Professionals, bringing insights from his research and consultation with over 150 corporations seeking to better engage and develop Latino talent.
    • Bobby Griffin III, Global Director of Diversity and Inclusion at Flowserve Corporation, sharing global experience in enterprise level D&I strategy, a structure to embed D&I throughout the organization and contribution of ERG’s to the business.
    • Dr. Miguel (Mickey) Quiñones interviewing a panel of ERG leaders from State Farm, Walmart and Intel on the importance of ERGs to them, to their members and to their companies, answering questions on current & future trends of ERGs.
     

    This event is designed to be a forum for discussion and collaboration. Hosted at the premier SMU Collins Executive Education Center, this program will allow participants to network with peers, learn from nationally recognized experts and cultivate the most current understanding about the value of ERGs.

    PROGRAM


    7:30 AM - 8:15 AM    Networking Breakfast and Registration
    8:15 AM - 10:00 AM        Keynote Speakers
    10:00 AM - 10:15 AM   Break
    10:15 AM - 12:00 PM
      Panel and Open Discussion, Q&A

    VENUE


    SMU Campus
    James M. Collins Executive Education Center
    3150 Binkley Avenue
    Dallas, TX

    To learn more about this event, please e-mail SMUCoxLLI@smu.edu or call (214) 768-2470.

  • I Am Latino in America


    Soledad O'Brien hosts I Am Latino in America presented by Northwestern Mutual is a high-profile, live 10-city event series tour of conversations that amplify the Latino voice in America. The Tour takes the award-winning journalist Soledad O’Brien on the road for a national conversation with influencers, celebrities, national and local advocates, business leaders, and academics.



      

     

     Soledad with signThe Latino Vote


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