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5th Annual Ohio Latino Conference (Agenda, Workshops, Keynote)


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For the past four years, Empleos and Employment, Latino community leaders, local companies and universities have organized the Ohio Diversity Latino Talent and Leadership Conference with great success. The 2012 conference brought together more than 700 professionals in attendance from all over the state of Ohio representing different industries, government and military organizations.

The 2013 conference is scheduled on October 09 at Columbus State Community College, the conference will be structured as a platform for continue education of Latinos/minorities and other professionals in the area of Recruiting, Professional Development, Business, Women and Culture.

The 2013 Ohio Diversity Latino Talent and Leadership Conference will provide sponsors, exhibitors and all attendees with an excellent opportunity to:

* Connect with a broad cross-section of the fastest-growing market in the U.S.

* Contribute to the development of this nation’s leaders

* Identify candidates for internships and/or job recruitment

* Create partnerships or help develop them

* Expand networks among profits and non-profits

* Promote collaboration and grow competencies among all attendees

* Promote Latino talent and cultural understanding

* Promote Businesses

The full day event consists of keynote addresses, presentations, and panel discussions that focus on issues related to the recruitment, mentorship, and advancement of Latinos and other minorities in the workplace.

The conference is geared towards a broad audience - companies seeking to employ Latinos and other minorities as well as potential employees wanting to learn how to access the job market and make use of their multicultural and bilingual skills. In addition, the event will provide tools and practical advice to promote leadership development, cross-cultural competency, and professional growth for all conference participants.

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5th Annual Ohio Latino Conference (Agenda, Workshops, Keynote)

  1. 1. Conference Agenda 2013 Registration * Breakfast * Exhibits Break * Exhibits Workshops/Session 1 Break * Exhibits Workshops/Session 2 GRAB AND GO LUNCH Lunch Workshops/Session 3 Break * Exhibits Musical Presentation Josh Tilford & Ashley Wessel, Diamond Dance and Fitness Muchas Gracias Awards Latino Leader Award Keynote Speaker Presentation •Keynote introduction by: Joseph L. Mas, Esq. •Keynote Address: Raul Ramos Y Sanchez Q&A Closing Remarks by Cristina Villacinda-Farr Closing Welcome by Cristina Villacinda-Farr, Welcome by Co-Title Sponsors •The City of Columbus • Columbus State Community College Muchas Gracias Award Remarks by: Dr. Samuel Betances • Making sense of the 2012 Latino vote. 7:30am-8:30am 9:30am-9:45am 9:45am-10:45am 10:45am-11:00am 11:00am-12:00pm 12:00pm-12:30pm 12:30pm-1:30pm 1:30pm-1:45pm CLOSING (Ballroom ) 1:45pm-3:30pm OPENING (Ballroom ) 8:30am-9:30am Share Your Thoughts #OHLC13 Tweet US and don’t forget the hashtag…. @empleosemploy Empleos.employment 02
  2. 2. Keynote Speaker Raul Ramos y Sanchez Author of the Class H Trilogy AMERICA LIBRE, HOUSE DIVIDED and PANCHO LAND Cuban-born Raul Ramos y Sanchez grew up in Miami’s cultural kaleidoscope before becoming a long-time resident of the U.S. Midwest. After a successful career in advertising that included founding an ad agency with offices in Ohio and California, Ramos turned to more personally significant work. This began with developing a documentary for public television, Two Americas: The Legacy of our Hemisphere and also creating — an online forum for the U.S. immigrant community. Raul’s debut novel America Libre, the first installment of the Class H Trilogy, was published in 2009 by Grand Central Publishing (formerlyWarner Books) and created with the input of scholars from Latin America, Spain and the United States. House Divided, the sequel to America Libre was released January 2011. Pancho Land, the final installment of the Class H Trilogy was released November 2012. A multiple award winner, the author and his work have been featured on television, radio and print media across the U.S. and abroad. For more information, visit Author Highlights: - Best Novel Award Winner - International Latino Book Awards - Violet Crown Awards Fiction Finalist, Writers League of Texas - Books Into Movies Award Winner - presented by Edward James Olmos - USA Today Summer Reads author - LATINA Magazine “10 Hottest Summer Reads” author - Named #1 among “2011 Top Ten Latino Authors” by - Listed among “Best Hispanic Writers of the 21st century” by - Amazon Bestselling author 03
  3. 3. CONFERENCE TRACKS Attract, Recruit and Retain Top Latino Talent – The ARRT of Workforce Planning for Latino Talent. By: LaToya Smith Cross-cultural Digital Communication: Innovative and Culturally Sensitive use of Digital technology. By: Natasha Pongonis Professional Speed Networking. By: Paul Robinson Outreach & Retention Top 10 Sales Competencies… Building Your Career. By: Tammy Zimmerman and Richard Hunt Why Volunteer: Volunteering for Personal Growth and Development. By: Henry Guzman and Beth Guzman Bowman Liderando con Inteligencia Emocional, Social, Cultural y Estrategias de Comunicación (Spanish Session). By: Patricio Plazolles Emanuel Professional Development Shark Tank: Discussion with Local Latino Business. By: Ariana Ulloa-Olavarrieta Growing your Business in 2014 Part 1 (Panel Discussion). By: Thomas Stephen Growing your Business in 2014 Part 2. (Table Talk). By: Thomas Stephen How to Recognize and Handle Sexual Harassment in the Workplace. By: Neal Semel Redefining Success. By: TaKeysha Sheppard Cheney Racing Against the Clock: How You Get it all Done and Maintain Balance in Your Life. By: Dr. Patricia Larkins-Hicks A Smart Guide for Latino Leaders. By: Dr. Samuel Betances The Dimensions of Cultural Competence. By: Tara Narcross Speaking Spanish is not Enough to Become a Translator/ Interpreter. The Good, the Bad and the Ugly. By: Alvaro DeCola Entrepreneurship /Business Mujeres (Women) Culture Competence room 409 room 407 04 w w w . D i v e r s i t y L a t i n o . c o m room 402 room 404 ballroom & room 415
  4. 4. OUTREACH & RETENTION TRACK ROOM # 409 Paul T. Robinson 9:45AM – 10:45 PM 12:30PM – 1:30PM 11:00AM – 12:00PM LaToya M. Smith Fifth Third Bank Time Warner Cable Natasha Pongonis Social Media Spanish This session will discuss best practices on diversity recruitment initiatives, good faith efforts, coaching and performance development, on-boarding and community involvement. Fifth Third Bank is a progressive organization that seeks to attract, source, recruit, develop, and retain top diverse talent to the organization. The bank focuses its efforts to have a diverse workforce that represents the customers they serve. Latoya M. Smith is the Assistant Vice president and Talent AcquisitionConsultantTeamLeadforFifthThirdBankNortheastern Ohio. She has the responsibility for attracting, acquiring, and advancing top diverse talent into the bank. Additionally, she leads a team of Talent Acquisition Consultants in Columbus, Cleveland, Pittsburgh and Toledo. Cross-cultural communication is defined as the process bywhich people from different backgrounds interact and communicate with one another. This presentation will focus on how to effectively create a message and choose the right forum to reach the target audience. • Digital Hispanics: statistics and trends • Use of Social Media to reach your audience • Digital communications: promoting cultural sensitivity and diversity Natasha Pongonis is the Co-Founder of Social Media Spanish and Director at DKWeb Consulting. Natasha is a social media and business communications expert with extensive international marketing experience. She has developed key content to engage diverse Hispanic audiences through her understanding of communication between cultures, traditions, and regional variations of Spanish. A native of Argentina, she has worked with companies in Europe, North and South America developing a strong sense of understanding companies’ needs and assuring brands’ relevant online presence. The moderator will introduce vital tips that will enable attendees to effectively utilize their networking skills and will engage the participants in a speed networking session. Participants will interact on a one-on-one basis and explore new partnership opportunities with employers, community leaders and/or Latino professionals. The workshop offers a great opportunity to network with other professionals. Paul T. Robinson is Regional Vice President for Time Warner Cable Business Services Midwest Market. He is responsible for developing and providing the overall strategic direction of sales and operations, which provides voice, video, data, wireless and Ethernet services to businesses in his 12 state foot print. Paul received his B.A. degree in Political Science from Chapman University and earned his MBA from the Marshall School of Business at University of Southern California. w w w . D i v e r s i t y L a t i n o . c o m 05 Attract, Recruit, and Retain Top Latino Talent – The ARRT of Workforce Planning for Latino Talent. Cross-Cultural Digital Communication: Innovative and Culturally Sensitive Use of Digital Technology Professional Speed Networking
  5. 5. The moderator will introduce you to the top ten sales competencies that will help build your career. Do you feel that your abilities as a salesperson need to be improved? This workshop will provide the skills and knowledge required to successfully build your reputation, by leveraging your formal education and professional experiences. The workshop will help identify the need for product knowledge, as well as the essential tools required to target various demographics and potential career roles in small, medium or large markets. Tammy Zimmerman is a seasoned HR Professional with over 20 years of experience working within Retail, Manufacturing, Healthcare and Telecommunications industries. She is currently serving as Director, Talent Acquisition & Movement at Time Warner Cable. Tammy and her team specialize in Account Executive, Sales Leadership and Sales Operations Hiring, playing an integral role in the achievement of unprecedented growth goals for the business. Tammy earned dual Bachelor of Science degrees from the Richard T Farmer School of Business at Miami University. Richard Hunt is a Manager/Sales Development for Time Warner Cable Business Class. Prior to coming to TWC Rich spent 26 years holding various Channel Sales positions from Sales Associate to Regional Manager for ROLM, IBM and Siemens. Rich earned a Bachelor’s Degree from Kent State University in Physics and Mathematics. Professional Development ROOM # 407 06 w w w . D i v e r s i t y L a t i n o . c o m Patricio Plazolles 9:45AM – 10:45 PM 11:00AM – 12:00PM 12:30PM – 1:30PM Ohio Wesleyan University Tammy Zimmerman HENRY GUZMANrichard hunt BETHGUZMANBOWMAN Time Warner Cable HG & AssociatesTime Warner Cable Ohio State University Medical Center Este taller lo ayudará a entender por qué es importante desarrollar inteligencia emocional, social y cultural y como comprender mecanismos de relaciones inter- personales e intra-personales en un mundo tan dinámico y diverso como nos presenta la sociedad de hoy. Patricio Plazolles Emanuel is the Program Officer, of The Woltemade Center for Economics, Business and Entrepreneurship at Ohio Wesleyan University and Honorary Professor of the Universidad Nacional de San Agustin de Arequipa, Peru. Patricio was born in Arequipa and grew up in a small city, Puerto San Juan de Marcona south of Lima. Volunteering is a unique way to engage with your community and at the same time it provides an opportunity for growth. It provides an opportunity to network with other folks similarly situated or in other career fields, as well as improve the quality of life for others in your community. You will be presented with the opportunity to create contacts for obtaining employment and improving or adding special skills sets to your tool chest. This workshop will open your eyes and your imagination to new possibilities. Henry Guzman is a native ofVilliaba, Puerto Rico, and was raised in Youngstown, Ohio. He is a U.S. Army veteran, earning a Purple Heart and the Bronze Star for valor for his service in the Vietnam War. On February 12, 2007, Governor Ted Strickland appointed Henry Guzman to serve as director of the Ohio Department of Public Safety (ODPS). Guzman, now retired, heads up HG & Associates, a Government and Education Consulting Group. He and his wife Nydia are also Volunteer Disaster Team Members with the American Red Cross of Greater Columbus, where Guzman is a team leader. Beth Guzman Bowman is currently the program manager in the Community Development department at The Ohio State University MedicalCenter.ShegrewupinYoungstown,Columbus,andCleveland where her strong Latina roots were instilled within her each and every day. A graduate of Bowling Green State University with a Bachelors degree in Social Work, Ms Bowman received her Master’s of Science in Social Administration from The Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland. Top 10 Sales Competencies . . . Building your career Liderando con Inteligencia Emocional, Social, Cultural y Estrategias de Comunicación. (SPANISH SESSION) Why Volunteer: Volunteering for Personal Growth and Development.
  6. 6. Entrepreneurship/Business ROOM # 402 w w w . D i v e r s i t y L a t i n o . c o m 07 Thomas H. Stephens 9:45AM – 10:45 PM 12:30PM – 1:30PM 11:00AM – 12:00PM Ariana Ulloa-Olavarrieta Ohio SBDC Latino Center Bebo Naturals City of Columbus Thomas H. Stephens City of Columbus Are you readyto launch your business and take it to the next level? Latino Business Institute SharkTank will provide the ideal platform to have your pitch reviewed by a local panel of entrepreneurs and mentors. The Shark Tank – will be an excellent educational and networking opportunity for all, regardless of whether you are in the audience or on the main stage. The Winning pitch will be awarded a complementary business package. Ariana Ulloa-Olavarrieta is the Director and Certified Business Advisor of the Ohio SBDC Latino Center at Columbus State Community College and owns her own successful small business, Bebo Naturals, organic baby food. Panel Discussion: Growing your business will require a keen understanding of the latest business strategies and insights. Additionally, it is essential that you are aware of the changes that could affect you in 2014. Do not miss out on this session’s discussion of tips to help you achieve success going into 2014. This panel discussion will include expert discussion of the following: Small Business and Health Care Reform, Access to Capital, Smart Growth Strategies, Marketing/Social Media and Responsible Contracting. Thomas Stephens is the Assistant Director of the Mayor’s Equal Business Opportunity Office. He is responsible for ensuring compliance with the provision of Title 39 of the Columbus City Code. Additionally, he develops and coordinates the outreach programs, hosts the TV show “Access to Business Opportunities” monitors the utilization reporting requirements for the city and provides technical assistance to small, minority and female businesses seeking opportunities with the City of Columbus. RoundTable Discussion: Experts from GrowingYour Business in 2014 will be available to address your specific business concerns in a targeted roundtable format based upon the areas of Small Business and Health Care Reform, Access to Capital, Smart Growth Strategies, Marketing/Social Media and Responsible Contracting. Thomas Stephens is the Assistant Director of the Mayor’s Equal Business Opportunity Office. He is responsible for ensuring compliance with the provision of Title 39 of the Columbus City Code. Additionally, he develops and coordinates the outreach programs, hosts the TV show “Access to Business Opportunities” monitors the utilization reporting requirements for the city and provides technical assistance to small, minority and female businesses seeking opportunities with the City of Columbus. Growing Your Business in 2014 Part 2 (Table Talk) Shark Tank – Discussion with Local Latino Businesses Growing Your Business in 2014 Part 1 (Panel Discussion)
  7. 7. Mujeres (Women) Track ROOM # 404 08 w w w . D i v e r s i t y L a t i n o . c o m Neal Semel TaKeysha Sheppard 9:45AM – 10:45 PM 11:00AM – 12:00PM 12:30PM – 1:30PM City of Columbus Community Relations Commission The Women’s Book Dr. Patricia Larkins Hicks The Outcomes Management Sexual harassment is defined as intimidation, bullying or coercion of a sexual nature, or the unwelcome or inappropriate promise of rewards in exchange for sexual favors.This workshop will explore various types of sexual harassment and offer suggestions on how to handle it in the work setting. Sexual harassment violates Title VII ofthe Civil RightsAct of 1964. Under both state and federal law, harassment of an employee on the basis of any of the protected characteristics, i.e., race, sex, religion, etc., is an unlawful discriminatory employment practice because it interferes with the terms and conditions of employment. While less overt than in previous years, this form of discrimination continues in our communities and may effect diverse populations disparately. Neal Semel is the Education Coordinator/Equal Opportunity for the City of Columbus Community Relations Commission. For over 20 years, Neal has worked with public and private sector groups educating them about Diversity, Cultural Awareness, Alternative Dispute Resolution and Workforce Development. Neal is also a consultant and has worked extensively with groups around issues of Diversity, particularly with first responders and educators. Previously, Neal has worked as a drummer, a chef and in child protection. Inspired by The Huffington Post’s new Third Metric initiative that focuses on helping individuals redefine success beyond money and power, this session will feature insights and advice from a diverse group of leaders who have adopted this approach to their careers and lives. They will discuss strategies for: • Tying in exercise and good nutrition while on the go. • Preventing burnout. • Discerning when to say “yes” or “no.” • Time management. • Giving back. TaKeysha Sheppard Cheney is the founder and CEO of The Women’s Book, a multimedia company that connects women in business to local resources to advance their businesses, careers, communities and lifestyles. Do you feel as if you never have enough time to do all the things you want to do? Do you find yourself wondering where did the time go? Have you accomplished what you wanted to or do you feel there is more still to do? This roundtable focuses on discussing “why” maintaining work-life balance is not an option; identifying “what matters,” and discovering “how to” prevent the clock from running out before you accomplish your goals. Dr. Patricia Larkins Hicks Founder and President, The Outcomes Management Group, Ltd. (OMG), has thirty years of experience in health care, organizational development, education, and program evaluation. She has led successfully the OMG organization over the past sixteen years working with a variety of clients in the private and non-profit sectors. How to Recognize and Handle Sexual Harassment in the Workplace Racing Against the Clock- How Do You Get It All Done and Maintain Balance in Your Life? Redefining Success
  8. 8. Culture Competence Ballroom & ROOM # 415 w w w . D i v e r s i t y L a t i n o . c o m 09 Dr. Samuel Betances Dr. Tara L. Narcross 9:45AM – 10:45 PM room - Ballroom 12:30PM – 1:30PM Room - 415 11:00AM – 12:00PM Room - 415 Souder, Betances and Associates, Inc. Alvaro DeCola Attorney at Law, LLC Columbus States Community College The 60 minute presentation will be interactive, entertaining and practical about the pitfalls to avoid and goals to be reached when exercising leadership responsibilities as Hispanics in a changing workplace and community. Dr. Samuel Betances is a blended heritage US citizen of Puerto Rican descent. Dr. Betances worked for the US Office of Education. From there he taught Sociology for 25 years in at Northeastern Illinois University in Chicago. Dr. Betances is a diversity consultant who has worked and lectured as a consultant throughout the USA, all the Territories and in many countries such as Mexico, Venezuela, England, Korea and Japan. What exactly is cultural competence and how can we manage it when we live and work with multiple cultures every day? This presentation will look at how to attain the basics of this important and life-enriching skill for both business and social purposes. Dr.TaraL. Narcross is the supervisor ofthe Language Institute at Columbus State Community College. In that capacity, she coordinates delivery of both general and customized non-credit language courses to the community, service organizations, and businesses. Language Institute programming includes general and contextual Basic English as a Second Language (ESL), as well as basic Spanish, French and other languages. How does one become a competent interpreter? It is a common misconception to think that if one is bilingual one can automatically become an interpreter or a translator. However, it is not that easy. Interpreters have to provide accurate and complete interpretations. This is more than exchanging words from one language to another. Interpreters (and translators) must have a strong command of the target and source languages and must understand the context of how culture, idioms and a person’s register affect the delivery or intent of the speaker. Included in this presentation will be the distinction between interpreters and translators, definitions of common modes of interpretations, list of professional organizations, tools for research, types of interpreters and translators, employment opportunities and outlook as well as the need for continuing education. Alvaro DeCola is an attorney practicing Immigration and Criminal Defense in the State of Ohio. Alvaro is, also, a Spanish Language Court Interpreter certified by the US Courts, the State of CA and the State of OH, with over 17 years of experience in different areas of the law. Speaking Spanish is not enough to be an Interpreter/Translator: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly A Smart Guide for Latino Leaders The Dimensions of Cultural Competence.
  9. 9. floor plan center for workforce development Columbus State Community College Conference Center w w w . D i v e r s i t y L a t i n o . c o m 10 Share Your Thoughts #OHLC13 Tweet US and don’t forget the hashtag…. @empleosemploy Empleos.employment
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