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  1. 1. The American Contract Compliance Association 26thual stitute al ning In a nn Na tion Trai 2012 August 14 -19 Sheraton Society Hill One Dock Street Philadelphia, PA 19106Philadelphia C A N C North Central Contract Compliance Association "Compliance through Equality"
  2. 2. PhiladelphiaDear Contract Policy and Compliance Professional:We would like to invite you to an educational opportunity not only of historical proportion but also one thatwill have a great impact on the work that we do. The American Contract Compliance Association (ACCA)will conduct its annual National Training Institute (NTI) August 14th-19th, 2012 in Philadelphia, PA. TheNTI will be hosted by ACCAs northeast regional chapter, the North Central Contract Compliance Association(NCCCA).Featured this year will be a televised Legislative/Policy Forum in memory of Dr. Arthur A. Fletcherand U.S. Rep. Parren J. Mitchell on Thursday, August 16th. The forum, which will be moderated byACCA co-founder Kerry L. Kirkland, is designed to rekindle the spirit, passion, energy and commitmentof these two champions for economic empowerment and to initiate a serious contract compliance andM/WBE policy discussion.Panel members, with U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah, Philadelphia, PA delivering the Set the Tone address, willbe asked to identify and closely examine action strategies designed to strengthen these programs. Forum topicswill include: a historical and updated review of critical court decisions (Croson, Adarand and Western States,etc.) and their impact on M/WBE Programs on a national, state and local level; a national contract compliancestrategy for leveling the playing field of business opportunity; a legislative strategy for M/WBE inclusion onfuture federal bailout packages; best practices, size standards; net worth requirements; prompt paymentpolicy/enforcement; solicitation requirements; non-discrimination statutes and M/WBE certification. Panelmembers include some of the top contract compliance and minority business experts in the nation: AnthonyRobinson, Esq., president, MBELDEF; Sarah Von Der Lippe, Esq., constitutional law expert; Dr. ThomasDanny Boston, economic professor, Georgia Tech; Franklin Lee, Esq., Tydings and Rosenberg; Harry Alford,president, National Black Chamber of Commerce; Stephen Denlinger, Latin American Management Association(LAMA) and Zenita Wickham Hurley, Esq., director MDOTs Office of Minority Business Enterprise.Please join us August 14th-19th for these much-needed workshops and the overdue national discussion duringthe Forum. Your presence, coupled with the experience, background and leadership capability of the invitedpanel members, instructors and dynamic guest speakers, can only help enhance this week-long training instituteas well as elevate the important policy debate!Hope to see you in Philly -- youll be glad you came! Sincerely, NTI2012 Host Committee C A N C North Central Contract Compliance Association "Compliance through Equality"
  3. 3. Philadelphia Keynote and Luncheon Speakers Senator Vincent J. Hughes has been member of the Pennsylvania Senate representing the 7th Senatorial District since November 1994. Prior to joining the Senate, Senator Hughes served as a member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives from 1987 to 1994. While a member of the Pennsylvania House, Senator Hughes chaired the Pennsylvania Legislative Black Caucus from 1991 to 1994. In November 2010, Senator Hughes was elected Democratic Chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee. Prior to attaining his present leadership position, Senator Hughes served as Chairman of the Senate Democratic Caucus, the third highest ranking position, from 2008 to 2010. Over the years, Senator Hughes has worked on numerous issues, from political empowerment to creating jobs, expanding health insurance to the uninsured and rebuilding of neighborhoods. Senator Hughes, the dean of the Senate Philadelphia delegation, has been a champion on issues that impact directly on PA’s working communities. He helped spearhead efforts to raise the minimum wage and continues to fight to establish a statewide jobs program. Senator Vincent Hughes is supported by his loving wife, actress, entertainer and activist Sheryl Lee Ralph, and their blended family of four children. Councilman Curtis Jones, Jr. serves as the council representative of the 4th District in Philadelphia, PA. Councilman Jones was appointed as chairman for the Transportation & Public Utilities Committee in City Council, and vice chairman for the Committee on Parks, Recreation & Cultural Affairs. A noted expert on community-based economic development, Councilman Jones has served in various public and private sector positions for more than two decades. Councilman Jones has served on numerous boards and executive committees including the Pennsylvania Convention Center Authority’s Minority Advisory Committee, Genesis II Board of Directors, and the Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau Minority Advisory Council. Councilman Jones has also served as co-chair of the Philadelphia MED Week Committee. Councilman Jones has lectured extensively on economics and community development. Councilman Jones has appeared on various television and radio programs and previously hosted “Handling Your Business,” a weekly television and radio show which aired throughout the region. Featured WorkshopGeneralPolicy & Legislative Forum - Thursday - 1:30-5:30 p.m. In memory of Dr. Arthur A. Fletcher and Congressman Parren J. Mitchell this forum is designed to rekindle the spirit,passion, energy and commitment of these two champions for economic empowerment and to initiate a seriouscontract compliance and M/WBE policy discussion. Panel members will be asked to identify and closely examineaction strategies designed to strengthen these programs. Forum topics will include: a historical and updatedreview of critical court decisions and their impact on M/WBE Programs on a national, state and local level; anational contract compliance strategy for leveling the playing field of business opportunity; a legislative strategy forM/WBE inclusion on future federal bailout packages; best practices; size standards; net worth requirements; promptpayment policy/enforcement; solicitation requirements; non-discrimination statues and M/WBE certification. Invited panelmembers include some of the top contract compliance and minority business experts in the nation: Anthony Robinson,Esq. President MBELDEF; Sarah Von Der Lippe, Esq. Constitutional Law Expert; Dr. Thomas Danny Boston, Economic ProfessorGeorgia Tech; Franklin Lee, Esq. Tydings and Rosenberg; Harry Alford, President National Black Chamber of Commerce;Steve Denlinger, LAMA and Zenita Wickham Hurley, Esq. Director MDOT’s Office of MBE. Congressman Chaka Fattah C A N C (Philadelphia, PA) will deliver the opening “Set the Tone” address. North Central Contract Compliance Association "Compliance through Equality"
  4. 4. Philadelphia Featuring a Historical Policy/Legislative Forum Panel Moderator: Kerry L. Kirkland is the President/CEO of Kirkland Consulting, a management and training consulting firm that specializes in contract compliance/minority business enterprise policy and program development. The company offers turnkey programmatic implementation and a suite of training modules including diversity, sexual harassment and professional and personal development. He is the co-founder of the American Contract Compliance Association, the largest contract compliance training organization in the world. Mr. Kirkland formerly served as the Mid Atlantic Regional administrator, United States Small BusinessAssociation (SBA); vice president, National Black Chamber of Commerce; and executive director, PennsylvaniaDemocratic Party. Mr. Kirkland served with a four-member delegation from the United States to South Africathat facilitated equity management workshops and provided technical assistance to the new government ofNelson Mandela. He led a historic trade mission to South Africa where he assisted African-American ownedbusinesses establish trade opportunities. Opening Speaker: Pending Confirmation U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah is a senior member of the House Appropriations Committee. This committee is responsible for setting spending priorities of over $1 trillion in annual discretionary funds. Rep. Fattah is ranking member on the subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science and related agencies, which oversees more than $50 billion in discretionary spending. Rep. Fattah also sits on the Energy and Water Development subcommittee. He is chair of the Congressional Urban Caucus, a bipartisan group of 57 members representing America’s metropolitan centers. These members work collaboratively with other stakeholders to addressthe unique challenges facing America’s urban communities. Rep. Fattah is completing his 16th year in theU.S. House of Representatives. Before his election to Congress Rep. Fattah served six years in the PennsylvaniaHouse of Representatives, followed by six years as a state senator. Rep. Fattah earned a master’s degree ingovernmental administration from the University of Pennsylvania, Fels Center of Government. Panel Members: Harry Alford is the National Black Chamber of Commerce (NBCC) president, CEO and co- founder and, in less than a decade, has established himself as perhaps the nation’s preeminent champion of African-American business empowerment. From a visionary concept of what Blacks need to do to fully seize their place in the economic mainstream, Mr. Alford has built a global organization that has earned a place at the table in the White House and at the top levels of corporate America. Mr. Alford has been responsible for opening doors that have led to billions of dollars in new business for Black-owned businesses throughout the nation. Inthe public sector, Mr. Alford was the minority business development point person in Indiana Gov. Evan Bayh’sadministration. In less than two years, minority business participation at the state level increased by more than500 percent. Mr. Alford writes weekly business columns for the National Newspaper Publishers Association’smembers across the country and consults and speaks on this matter to groups and agencies throughout thenation. Mr. Alford is regularly called upon by Congress to testify on various legislative initiatives related to smallbusiness development, e-commerce, health care, social security reform, tax reform and global trade issues. C A N C North Central Contract Compliance Association "Compliance through Equality"
  5. 5. Philadelphia Panel Members Continued: Dr. Thomas “Danny” Boston is a professor of economics in the School of Economics at Georgia Tech. He is also CEO of EuQuant, an economic consulting and research company. A native of Jacksonville, Florida, he received his Bachelor of Science degree from West Virginia State University and his master’s and Ph.D. degrees in economics from Cornell University. Graduating as a commissioned officer from WVSU, he attained the rank of captain in the U.S. Army and was awarded the Purple Heart. He is a consultant to the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation and assists U.S. Congresspersons and committees that have oversightover the nation’s minority and small business programs. Dr. Boston’s research, entitled “Increasing the Capacityof the Nation’s Small Disadvantaged Businesses,” was commissioned by the Congressional Black CaucusFoundation, and it contributed to the development of new regulatory guidelines for the U.S. Department ofTransportation’s Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Program. He is a member of the Small and Midsize BusinessAdvisory Council of the Atlanta Federal Reserve Bank, and the Black Enterprise Magazine Board of Economists. Stephen Denlinger has worked as a procurement advocate for the small business, minority business, and Hispanic business communities for the past 35 years. He has been president of the Latin American Management Association (LAMA), procurement advocate to the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC), and president of the National Association of Small Business Federal Contractors (NASBFC), where he works part-time so he can continue his work with LAMA and USHCC. NASBFC is the national advocate for all small businesses, not just minority businesses. NASBFC focuses on retaining federal contracts that have beensmall business set-asides in the past, and on full implementation of the Rule-of-Two, which requires contractingofficers to set aside for small business any requirement wherein two or more small businesses are available tocompete for the requirement. Mr. Denlinger works to improve the Small Business Administration’s 8(a) programand various socio-economic procurement programs, and to safeguard and improve federal small businessset-aside programs. Zenita Wickham Hurley is director of the Maryland Office of Minority Business Enterprise. Under Ms. Hurley’s direction, the Office of MBE has made many strides toward improving service to the MBE community and has implemented a host of innovative changes designed to improve services extended to MBEs and DBEs. Ms. Hurley is a graduate of the New York University School of Law and graduated magna cum laude from the University of Maryland at College Park with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Government and Politics and Afro-American Studies. While an undergraduate, Ms. Hurley wrote her thesis entitled “In Defense of Maryland’s AffirmativeAction Program: Examining How a Small Elite Dominated Contracts Awarded by the State Roads Commissionin the Baltimore Metropolitan District, 1955-1970.” Ms. Hurley served as an assistant Attorney General assignedto the Maryland Department of Transportation where she provided legal advice to the Office of MBE on issuesconcerning the MBE and DBE programs, contract monitoring, and compliance with federal and constitutionalstandards for affirmative action in public contracting. Ms. Hurley was an attorney in the Child Advocacy Unit ofthe Legal Aid Bureau in Baltimore. She was also an associate with the law firm of Steptoe and Johnson LLP inWashington, D.C. C A N C North Central Contract Compliance Association "Compliance through Equality"
  6. 6. Philadelphia Panel Members Continued: Franklin M. Lee is one of the country’s leading authorities on socio-economic policies that promote the mainstream utilization of small, minority-, and woman-owned businesses in government contracting. Mr. Lee has served in numerous capacities to promote the advancement of MBEs. Recently, he was invited to participate in a MBE Roundtable of business leaders, academia, and government officials convened by Maryland Congressman Elijah Cummings to develop policy recommendations and strategies for reforming Maryland’s MBE Program to facilitate the growth and expansion of MBEs into the mainstream of Maryland’s economy. Also, MarylandGovernor Martin O’Malley has appointed Mr. Lee to serve as a member of the Maryland Task Force on MinorityBusiness Enterprise and Equity Investment Capital. He has also served on the “Bridging the Gap” Advisory Panelof the Greater Baltimore Committee, which awarded him the “Bridging the Gap President’s Award” in 2008 forhis dedication to promoting the advancement of minority-owned business in central Maryland. He was the onlyattorney selected to serve on Maryland Governor Robert L. Ehrlich Jr.’s Task Force on MBE Reform in 2003. In May2006, at the conclusion of the Task Force’s work, Governor Ehrlich signed into law groundbreaking MBE legislationcrafted largely by Mr. Lee. Anthony Robinson, Esq. is a civil rights attorney and president of the Washington, D.C. based Minority Business Enterprise Legal Defense and Education Fund (MBELDEF). Mr. Robinson has been a small business crusader, a national advocate and legal representative for minority entrepreneurs. Throughout his career, he has championed cases designed to terminate discrimination in the marketplace and prevent large companies from ignoring the set-aside rights of minority firms. The MBELDEF is a national, nonprofit, public interest law firm founded in 1980 by former U.S. Rep. Parren J.Mitchell. The cases MBELDEF pursues are intended toachieve equity and fairness for minority businesses in the U.S. marketplace. In 1984, Mr. Robinson his privatepractice to become the first full-time president and chief executive officer of MBELDEF. His work and dedicationto this unique agency has earned him a Parren Mitchell Vanguard for Justice Award. After earning his Bachelorof Science from Morgan State, Mr. Robinson earned a law degree from Washington College of Law atAmerican University. He was legal counsel for the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commissionfrom 1972 to 1975 and an attorney for Singleton, Dashiell and Robinson, a law firm he co-founded. Sarah von der Lippe Esq. is a founding member and senior fellow of the Jamestown Project. Ms. von der Lippe is the founder of a sole proprietor law practice targeted to providing legal representation and consulting in the fields of civil rights and affirmative action. Ms. von der Lippe’s clients have included the U.S. Department of Transportation, the Federal Aviation Administration, the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights, and the Urban Institute. Ms. von der Lippe was also the Director of Justice Policy for the John Kerry for President Campaign. Ms. von der Lippe has also addressed poverty issues for Senator Edward M. Kennedy as staff tothe U.S. Senate Committee on Labor and Human Resources. In addition, Ms. von der Lippe has worked for theRockefeller Foundation, the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, and Kids Project. Ms. von der Lippehas a Bachelor of Arts from Stanford University, and a law degree from Harvard University. C A N C North Central Contract Compliance Association "Compliance through Equality"
  7. 7. Philadelphia Informative Workshops!Level 1EO-1: Equal Opportunity Laws & Regulations (1.5 Hrs)Croson and Adarand- Explanation of these cases how they impact contract compliance. Course is design toexplain these premier equal rights cases and the direct impact that have on contract compliance programs; thepros and cons of the decisions; and whether they help or hinder equal opportunity programs. In addition, EqualOpportunity laws such as Title VI and Title VII are examined.SBD-1: Supplier Diversity and Contract Compliance (1.5 Hrs)A discussion on Supplier diversity as the proactive business process of sourcing products and services frompreviously under-used suppliers and traditional Contract Compliance programs; the differences between the twoand determining which program is most useful for your organization. Best practices and getting the most out ofboth programs will also be discussed.CO-1: Examining M/WBE/DBE/HUB Program (1.5 Hrs)This course will provide an overview of M/W/DBE/HUB programs, obstacles and challenges. Best practices will bepresented regarding the administration and implementation of programs, goal setting, monitoring and reportingcompliance. This session will include a discussion of certification.BUSM-1: Business Ethics (2.0 Hrs)Business ethics includes practitioners and contractor/vendor relationships; an overview and discussion of businessethics; workplace behavior; crossing the line and potential consequences. Case studies will guide the discussion.Level 2EO-2: Section 3 and Today’s Economy (1.5 Hrs)Basic overview of HUD’s Section 3 followed by an in depth look and focus on the intent of the policy, whether thepolicy is effective, and what obstacles it creates for contractors and practitioners. Participants will gain a thoroughknowledge of the Section 3 policy; when and how it should be used; and discuss the effectiveness of the policyin today’s economy, including a discussion on the “Wal-Mart Loophole”.SBD-2: Prevailing Wage (1.5 Hrs)Workshop attendees will receive an understanding of the Federal Davis-Bacon Act and Related Amendmentspertaining to federally funded projects. Prevailing wage regulations are an important element in ensuring thatpublic construction projects do not destabilize the local construction industry in leveraging public works investmentsfor supporting local economies and local governmentsCO-2: Understanding Project Labor Agreements (PLAs), Local Hire Programs & Community Benefits Agreement(1.5Hrs)This course provides an overview of Project Labor Agreements, local hire programs, and community BenefitsAgreements and their potential impact on projects, employment and wages.BUSM-2: High Performing Contract & Compliance Management “Enhancing Contract & Compliance Programswith Automated systems and Executive Support” (1.5Hrs)Participants will learn how S/M/DBE programs will benefit their organization; and identify how the Contract Complianceand Certification policies and processes are relevant to their organizations’ successful implementation of economicdevelopment strategies. The presenter will describe how effective compliance and reporting may justify programenhancements and generate enterprise value. Moreover, participants will be able to build a business case fortheir organization to support the acquisition of an automated Contract and Compliance Management system. C A N C North Central Contract Compliance Association "Compliance through Equality"
  8. 8. PhiladelphiaLevel 3EO-3: CSI-Compliance Systems Investigation: Prevention and enforcement of M/W/DBE Fraud and other WorkforceRelated Issues ( 2.0 Hrs)The course will focus on how we monitor programs; what is being done to prevent fraud, best practices will beexamined to show practitioners what should be done using case examples. Course includes investigation techniquesand discusses enforcement policies.SBD-3: Bonding (2.0 Hrs)This course will begin with an overview of different types of bonds and insurance, who qualifies for bonding witha discussion of the pros and cons of bonding and insurance requirements. Will include a discussion on howbonding may limit small business participation and how to increase access to bonding to capitalize on contractingopportunities.CO-3: Evaluating Workforce Utilization (2.0 Hrs)This workshop will provide an overview of workforce utilization requirements for contractors and sub-contractors ongovernment projects and will include a discussion of compliance, monitoring and reporting requirements. Bestpractices will be examined for policy enforcement, union vs. non-union and other workplace and market factors.BUSM-3: Business Development: Philadelphia International Airport (2.0Hrs)This session provides key concepts and strategies focusing on increased capacity building of small businesses.Bonding support, joint venturing, and prompt pay will be discussed.Level 4EO-4: Equal Opportunity- Bridge to Leadership (2.0 Hrs)This workshop examines the use of equal opportunity laws in the work place. What practitioners can do to lead thecharge in ensuring that equal opportunity laws such as age, gender and racial discrimination as well as sexualharassment are eradicated in the workforce. A discussion on best practices used by agencies supporting andcomplying with these laws and why some may choose not to and the methods used to get around fully implementingequal opportunity laws.SBD-4: Phillies: A Story in Capacity Building (3.5 Hrs)A look at the building of the $458 million dollar ballpark built between 2002 and 2004 in south Philadelphia. Courseincludes the successful efforts to include MBE/WBE participation, supplier diversity and vendors in the ball park andproject monitoring by MCA graduates Carlos Jones and Michelle Gumbs of the Urban Affairs Coalition in Philadelphia.CO-4: Managing DBE Programs in a Design Build Environment (2.0 Hrs)Participants will understand the different project delivery methods such as design build, DBOM, DBOOM, Public Privatepartnership, OMGC, turnkey, etc. versus the traditional design bid build environment. Participants will gain a greaterknowledge of why the DBE program must be administered differently when non-traditional project delivery methodsare utilized. They will review key regulations that must be implemented and the associated issues and challenges.BUSM-4: Federal Initiatives (2.0 Hrs)This panel discussion will include an overview of recent initiatives implemented by various federal agencies includingMinority PTAC Pilot, State Trade Export Initiative, State Small Business Credit Initiative, Teaming/Joint Venturing Programand Federal Highway Program updates and new initiatives.GeneralLEGAL UPDATE on Affirmative Action Programs (2.5 Hrs)Update on legal issues impacting affirmative action programs. Learn about recent cases, legislative changes andtrends in federal and state courts related to M/W/DBE program. Key: EO- Equal Opportunity, CO- Contract Compliance, SBD- Supplier and Business Development, BUSM- Business Management C A N C North Central Contract Compliance Association "Compliance through Equality"
  9. 9. Philadelphia NTI 2012 Host Committee Honorary Chair Councilman Curtis Jones, Jr. Philadelphia, PA Co-Chair Lynn T. Newsome Office of Housing & Community Development Philadelphia, PA Co-Chair Barbara L. Oliver Office of Economic Opportunity Philadelphia, PA A. Michelle Gumbs Economic Development Projects Urban Affairs Coalition Philadelphia, PA Carlos Jones Urban Affairs Coalition Philadelphia, PA Kerry Kirkland ACCA Co-Founder Kirkland Consulting York, PA Sharon A. Smith Minority Business Enterprise Division Ohio Department of Development Columbus, OH Michelle Patrice Wilson Office of Councilman Curtis Jones, Jr. Philadelphia, PA C A N C North Central Contract Compliance Association "Compliance through Equality"
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