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AGENDA


8:30 – 9:00 REGISTRATION
9:00 – 9:15 OPENING REMARKS
Dr. Robert Rodriguez, Conference Chairman
9:15 – 9:45 OPENING KEYNOTE ADDRESS
Roberto Llamas, Chief Human Resources and Public Affairs Officer, The Nielsen Company
9:45 – 10:15 THE CHANGING FACE OF CORPORATE LEADERSHIP: Are We There Yet?
The Hispanic Association for Corporate Responsibility (HACR), will present its findings on four key areas that are reflective of its corporate responsibility and community reciprocity: employment, procurement, philanthropy, and governance. This study was conducted to measure all Fortune 100 companies and HACR corporate members, relative to their Hispanic inclusion strategies within the corporation’s business model.

Carlos Orta, President and CEO, Hispanic Association on Corporate Responsibility (HACR)
10:15 – 10:30 NETWORKING BREAK
10:30 – 11:30 DEVELOPING THE TALENT PIPELINE: Building a Foundation and Keeping the Culture
What are key elements in developing high-potential leaders? Learn from two distinct academic programs focused on building the Latino talent pipeline and the strategies for leadership development. You will get an inside look at how two of the country’s premier Latino leadership training institutes develop the talent infrastructure from a middle-management starting point.

Ray Celaya, Major USA-Ret, Interim President, National Hispanic Corporate Council (NHCC)
Kelly Bean, Assistant Dean, Anderson School of Management Executive Education, UCLA

Moderated by Dr. Robert Rodriguez, Conference Chairman
11:30 – 12:00 Serving on Boards to Develop Your Leadership Skills
There is a difference between “sitting” on a board and “serving” on one. The latter gives you the opportunity to grow your professional network and gives you access and exposure at the C-levels of companies and organizations. But how can you acquire the skills to be seen as a viable candidate and be invited to serve on a board? And once you’re there, what are the skills necessary to be an effective board member? What criteria are used to select them in the first place? We will hear from two experts in the field who will share their insight on these questions. You will understand why “serving” on a board may be the best game plan for your career.

Mary E. Medina, Executive Director Center for Trustee Initiatives and Recruitment,
Greater New York Hospital Association
12:00 – 1:15 LUNCH AND KEYNOTE SPEAKER
The Honorable Robert Menendez, United States Senator for New Jersey
1:15 – 2:00 MENTORED: To Be or Not To Be?
This session will discuss strategies for developing and maintaining mentoring and sponsorship relationships. Conexión will examine different mentor and sponsor relationships and techniques; show you how to evaluate your own mentor relationships and learn how to best work with mentors to make the relationships more effective, how to develop your own mentorship capabilities and identify ways of working with sponsors within your organization. To round out all this wealth of information, we will gain insight from a senior level executive that has mentored high-potential talent and learn how they were mentored to success.

Phyllis Barajas, Executive Director, Conexión
Frank X. McCarthy, Founder, Diverse Workplace Inc.
Manny Correia, Founder, Inclusive Coaching

Moderated by Robert Martinez, Manager of Diversity & Inclusion, Princeton University
2:00 – 2:30 MENTORED: The Measure of Its Success. A One-on-One Conversation With Nicolas Aguzin
To round out all this wealth of information from the previous session, we will gain insight from a C-level executive that has mentored high-potential talent and learn how he was mentored to success.

Nicolas Aguzin, Chief Executive Officer, Investment Bank Latin America, JPMorgan Chase
Dr. Robert Rodriguez, Conference Chairman
2:30 – 3:15 STEPPING UP: How Professional Organizations are Delivering Results to Their Members
You need the right tool for the right job. The trick, of course, is to find the right tool. Professional organizations have developed their own set of tools to serve their membership. These programs develop leadership skills, mentoring guidelines and networking follow-up methods. Three premier professional organizations will showcase their “tools” and explain what works and why. What can
we learn from the various approaches that have been implemented? How is the success of these programs measured? Can these programs be replicated for yourself or your organization? This session will hand you the right tool.

Stuart Jara, Board of Directors, NSHMBA
Hector Perez, National President, ALPFA
Dora Maria Abreu, National Board member and Regional Vice President, Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE)
3:20 – 4:45 CONCURRENT DEVELOPMENT SESSIONS

Corporate Recruiting and Leadership Development: A Look from the Inside
A development session for HR professionals, leadership development officers and corporate and outside recruiters.

Learn best practices from the corporate leaders that are getting it right. How to recruit, develop and retain high-potential Latino professionals. Find out what the crucial do’s and don'ts are when working with outside recruiters and staffing agencies when scouting for Latino talent.

Peter Castillo, Chief Talent Officer, McGraw-Hill
Alfred Torres, Vice President, Human Resources, Verizon

Moderated by Jean-Paul Renard, President, Distinctive Personnel
C-Level Networking, Managing Your Career and Your Online Brand
A development session for business professionals on how to effectively manage the most important aspects of your career.

Nowadays it seems like it takes a village in order to manage your career. In this session, various experts will present the necessary skill set to build your networking circles, identify your core strengths, leverage key influencers and build your online brand.

Dan Guadalupe, President and Co-Founder, PRIMER
Rosanna Duruthy, Chief Executive Officer, Aequus Group
Juan Guillermo Tornoe, Founder and Executive Vice-President, Hispanic Trending

Moderated by Mariela Dabbah, Author, Speaker
4:45 – 5:45 LATINO LEADERS ROUNDTABLE – A Personal Leadership Plan
Did life work out the way you thought it would? Did you have a plan or did you just make it up along the way? Career paths are forged in many different ways and we all have different goals. You will hear from four unique Latino leaders who will share their story and the motivation behind their success. This last session will leave you inspired and give you the insight to rework your own personal leadership plan.

Liliana Gil, Partner, Accento Group
Kenneth Roldan, Chief Executive Officer, Wesley, Brown & Bartle Company, Inc.
Jorge Ferraez, Publisher, Latino Leaders Magazine
Ruth Gavira, Vice President, Hispanic Ventures, Meredith

Interviewed by Maritza Puello, Executive Editor, NY1 Noticias
5:45 – 6:00 CLOSING REMARKS
Dr. Robert Rodriguez, Conference Chairman
Ali Curi, President, HPNG
6:00 – 8:00 Latino Leaders Networking Reception
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