Converge 2021

Where compliance and strategy flow together

October 19th – 21st


Converge 2021

Where compliance and strategy flow together

October 19th – 21st


Expect Great Things!

As an HR professional, you are your organization’s first line of defense against litigation, a manager of talent acquisition, a compliance aficionado and so much more. At HudsonMann’s Virtual Compliance Conference, Converge 2021, you’ll discover everything you need to excel in your multifaceted role, navigate OFCCP’s complex regulations and elevate your position in your organization. Learn from nationally renowned presenters, cutting-edge Affirmative Action specialists insight, thriving, multifaceted community, and unique experiences that set HudsonMann’s Annual Compliance Conference apart from other HR events.

Industry Leading Presenters
With each conference, HudsonMann packs the agenda with industry-leading presenters and experts.  Our mix of guest speakers and HudsonMann personnel ensures an exciting program full of practical takeaways.

CEU Credit
HudsonMann’s 2021 Virtual Compliance Conference is expected to be pre-approved for nine recertification hours through the Human Resource Certification Institute (HRCI) and Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).

From the Comfort of Home
Hear from industry leaders and earn CEU credits all from the comforts of home. Fuzzy slippers are optional!

Who Should Attend

Professionals looking to learn from nationally renowned speakers covering diverse topics such as OFCCP compliance, changes in the 21st century workplace, diversity & inclusion and many more.

What Gets Covered

Earn nine SHRM and HRCI credits and be equipped to tackle OFCCP compliance, reimagine your inclusion and diversity strategy, define your personal & organizational goals, and grow in your HR leadership. The 2021 HudsonMann Virtual Compliance Conference will include nine unique sessions: Compensation, Compliance Recruiting Strategies, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, Diverse Talent Management Recruitment & Talent Acquisition Strategies.

Core Topics


OFCCP Updates

Outreach & Recruiting

Diversity & Inclusion

Compensation Equity

21st Century Trends

Workplace Civility

Agenda Overview

Agenda is continuously updated. Check back often for the latest version or fill out the form below to be notified of updates! 

Tuesday, Oct 19th


11:00 am EST – 12:00 pm EST

Session 1: A Look Under the Hood: What’s Driving OFCCP in a new Administration?

Every presidential change brings change to OFCCP and the Biden Administration is no exception.  OFCCP’s new Director Jenny Yang was appointed and at work on the first day of President Biden’s term taking stock of where the agency is and setting the direction for the future.  In this session we’ll examine OFCCP’s current leadership structure, audit trends and agency priorities. We’ll explore how these changes are likely to impact your organization and its Affirmative Action compliance responsibilities.

Learning objectives: 

  • OFCCP Audit Trends
  • Anticipated Policy Priorities
  • What to expect in the new Fiscal Year
Presented by: Allen Hudson, PHR, SHRM-CP

As Chief Operating Officer at HudsonMann, Allen Hudson helps employers develop compliant Affirmative Action Programs and defend them in OFCCP audits.   Allen also leads the compliance training and communications functions at HudsonMann.  This includes monitoring changing regulations to ensure that all training materials, compliance resources and communications are up-to-date.

Allen holds a BA from St. John’s College and is dually certified as a Professional in Human Resources by the Human Resource Certification Institute (HRCI) and SHRM.  He currently serves on the board of the South Carolina Industry Liaison Group.


1:00 pm est - 2:00 pm est

Session 2: AAP Verification is Here. Are You Prepared?

Many businesses are not aware that their company is a federal contractor and/or subcontractor, and that they have 120 days from the signing of the federal contract to develop a written Affirmative Action Program (AAP). Not knowing could cost you time and money.

Non-compliance with the AAP requirement is about to become an even more serious problem as OFCCP embarks on the planned AAP Verification Initiative this year where all federal contractors and subcontractors must certify online on an annual basis that they have developed and are maintaining an Affirmative Action Program.

Join Circa as we do a deep dive into federal contractor coverage, OFCCP obligations, AAP compliance, what the OFCCP’s AAP Verification Initiative is all about, and its status.

With OFCCP at the cusp of announcing AAP Verification, it is imperative to know if your company is a federal contractor and/or subcontractor and what your obligations are to the OFCCP.

Co-Presented by: Roselle Rogers, SPHR, SHRM-SCP

Roselle Rogers, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, is the Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at Circa, formerly LocalJobNetwork™ with responsibility for leading its DEI program and thought leadership initiatives. She is a subject matter expert in HR and OFCCP Compliance, affirmative action, EEO, and diversity; and frequently speaks on these topics at various HR conferences and webinars, educating and keeping federal contractors abreast of trends and recent developments in OFCCP/AA/EEO compliance. Prior to this role, Rogers was responsible for the company’s compliance and sales support operations, contractual and legal affairs, corporate training, facilities management, as well as special projects. She has more than 27 years of HR experience and is certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) and SHRM – Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP). She is a member of the Milwaukee and Chicago chapters of the Industry Liaison Group (ILG), a presenter on the LJN OFCCP webinar series, is the lead editor of the LJN publication, The OFCCP Digest, and an in-house expert on the online forum Ask the Experts. She has served as a Director on the Metro Milwaukee (MM) SHRM Board, chaired the MM SHRM Certification Committee, and facilitated the SHRM SPHR/PHR Certification course for three years.

Roselle is a graduate of the University of the Philippines with a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and a Postgraduate Diploma in Human Resources Development from the Ateneo de Manila University. She currently volunteers her time as a Director on the Board of the UP Alumni Association of Wisconsin.

Co-Presented by: Angel Fischer, Product Marketing Manager, Circa

3:00 pm est - 4:00 pm est

Session 3: Creating a Successful Talent Network

Creating a Successful Talent Network will address Section 503 and how this rule requires employers to take Affirmative Action to recruit, hire, promote, and retain talent with disabilities.  The presenters will discuss how to build better relationships with your partner network by using education, shared beliefs, communication, and more.

Co-Presented by: Kevin McCloskey, Director of Partnership Development, Disability Solutions

Kevin McCloskey is the Director of Partnership Development with Disability Solutions.  Kevin manages employer programs to recruit and hire talent with disabilities as well as trains employers and best prepare them for success. Kevin develops and manages talent partnerships for Disability Solutions’ clients by establishing relationships with federal, state and local partners in order to identify qualified talent with disabilities to fill their clients’ hiring needs.  Kevin is the lead consultant on the Pepsi ACT and Frito ACT projects and works with additional employers on their disability hiring programs.

Co-Presented by: Keith Meadows, Hiring and Engagement Consultant, Disability Solutions

Keith seeks to bridge the communication gap that frequently exists between community organizations serving jobseekers with disabilities and employers.  Keith works closely with community organizations to help them find the best talent match for Disability Solution’s clients’ open roles.  Keith also manages many employer relationships for Disability Solutions, including Fortune 500 clients Bank of America and Synchrony.  He also conducts corporate trainings nationwide, advocating the business value of employing individuals with disabilities.  Prior to Disability Solutions, Keith spent 12 years in the private sector as an employer.

Wednesday, Oct 20th


11:00 am est - 12:00 pm est

Session 4: Handling Difficult Conversations in Difficult Times

Our current supercharged environment is bringing issues tied to race, sex, ethnicity, violence, religion, politics, pandemic choices, and other topics into our workplaces and affecting what people talk, tweet and text about on the job and to coworkers.

The wrong words and acts can disrupt teams and cause lasting risk and harm. The positive news is that even in these times of great turbulence, applying a few basic principles can enable leaders and team members to work productively, effectively, and collegially.

During the webcast, we’ll explore:

  • How to productively address social, political, and other sensitive discussions
  • Practical tips and tools for dealing with elections and other issues in the news at work
  • Suggestions to help employees productively talk through these issues
  • How organizations can foster productive conversations about sensitive issues in the workplace

Join us for this timely, interactive webcast which will give you insights and tips for maintaining your organization’s values of respect, dignity, diversity, inclusion, and equitable fairness during this challenging time.

Presented by: Stephen M. Paskoff, President and CEO, ELI

Stephen M. Paskoff, Esq., is the founder, president and CEO of ELI, a learning and consulting company that teaches and advises on professional workplace conduct, helping clients translate their values into behaviors, increase employee contribution, build respectful and inclusive cultures, and reduce legal and ethical risk.

Mr. Paskoff is a nationally recognized speaker and author on workplace legal issues. He has written extensively on topics related to workplace compliance and legal issues and how to affect culture change to build lawful, professional operations that align with an organization’s mission and values. He has been named the highest-ranking speaker at the national conference of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and has been selected to speak at a number of other national conferences, including:

  • The American Bar Association (ABA)
    • The Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics (SCCE)
    • The Ethics and Compliance Officer Association (ECOA)
    • The Risk Management Foundation for the Harvard Medical Institutions
    • The American Society for Healthcare Human Resources Administration (ASHHRA)
    • The Industry Liaison Group (ILG)

In addition, Mr. Paskoff is a founder and former Co-Chair of the ABA’s Compliance Training and Communication Subcommittee. He has served on the Editorial Board of Workforce Management magazine and is a regular contributor to The Conference Board’s Human Capital Exchange.

Mr. Paskoff has appeared on or been interviewed by a variety of national media outlets, including: ABC’s 20/20, CNBC, Christian Science Monitor, Corporate Legal Times, Corporate University Review, Forbes, Fortune, Fox News, HR Executive Magazine, HR Magazine, HR News, HR Reporter, Inc. Magazine, Industry Week, Workforce Management, Federal News Radio, The Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, Training Magazine, and USA Today. He is the author of two books, Teaching Big Shots to Behave and Other Human Resource Challenges and Civility Rules! A New Business Approach for Boosting Results and Cutting Risks.

Prior to establishing ELI in 1986, Mr. Paskoff was a trial attorney with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and a partner in a management law firm. He is a graduate of Hamilton College and the University of Pittsburgh School of Law and is a member of the Pennsylvania and Georgia bars.


1:00 pm est - 2:00 pm est

Session 5: Overcome the Skills Gap with Technology

The emerging skills gaps due to ongoing business disruption and rapidly evolving needs have also accelerated due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The trend toward talent needing a diverse set of skills to do a job is only going to continue to pick up at a rapid pace. There are simply not enough qualified people to fill positions so you can’t recruit your way out. Gartner suggests gaining better insight into employee skillsets, understanding and prioritizing skills adjacencies, and encouraging flexible career progression. Reskilling needs to be both about what a company needs and what an employee is capable of. How is your company facing these challenges?

Now is a good time to evaluate what it is you need, identify who might be able to fill in that gap, and begin the process of reskilling and upskilling.

In this engagement we’ll review some of the specifics of construction workplaces and how to leverage technology to:

  • Improve productivity and engagement through training
  • Centralize certifications for performance management, career planning and compliance processes
  • Deliver training to mitigate business costs and disruptions, reduce absenteeism, promote productivity and enhance your brand image
  • Simplify new hire Learning Plans to automate required training, increased efficiency, and to Improve the employee experience with easy access via the cloud 

Learnings for construction employers attending the webinar

  • What happened to the skilled construction talent?​
  • Overcoming the Worker Shortage​: Scout, Shape, Shift​
  • Technologies that can help​
  • Recruit and develop the right skills​
  • Provide the foundation for future success
Presented by: Bryan May, VP Business Development and HR Expert, Arcoro.

Bryan has been a part of the Arcoro organization for 22 years.

Over that time, he and his team have helped 1000’s of construction companies, simplify their HR processes and improve employee experience along every part of the employee lifecycle.

A regular speaker at state and national AGC events, Bryan is a resident expert on recruiting, affirmative action compliance, talent management and employee engagement.


3:00 pm est - 4:00 pm est

Session 6: Attract, Evaluate, Onboard and Retain Veteran Talent

Attendees will learn about military ranks and associated characteristics of veteran candidates, necessary components to the creation of a successful veteran hiring initiative and how to access resources available to support employers who want to hire veterans.

Presented by: David Muir, SVP, Veterans Staffing Network

Mr. Muir is the SVP of a social enterprise project of Easterseals DC MD VA, the Veterans Staffing Network (VSN). The VSN is dedicated to providing top-tier military talent to employers while assisting veterans, guardsmen, reservists and military spouses secure long-term, meaningful jobs. Since being hired to build the VSN, Easterseals has been responsible for putting more than 2,600 men and women to work in 37 states. This unique program has enabled Easterseals to provide career coaching services to more than 12,000 veterans and family members over the last 7 years. Prior to joining Easterseals, Mr. Muir served in the VA Army National Guard as an infantryman and M-60 gunner. He developed a job search curriculum and in 2011 was the Solution Architect and Lead Instructional Designer of the first redesign of the TAP Employment Workshop for the Department of Labor in more than 20 years.

Thursday, Oct 21st


11:00 am est – 12:00 pm est

Session 7: Protecting Civil Rights in the 21st Century

Summary Coming Soon.

Presented by: Darrell E. Graham, District Director of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s Atlanta District Office

Darrell E. Graham is the Director of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s Atlanta District Office. Prior to this appointment, he served as the Deputy Director in the Atlanta District Office and the Director of the Richmond Local Office. He is also former Administrative Judge with the agency.


Mr. Graham received his bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the University of California at Berkeley and his Juris Doctorate from Washington University School of Law, located in St. Louis, Missouri.


Upon graduation from law school, Mr. Graham focused on antitrust, commercial, and employment matters at a large firm in Minneapolis. Building on this experience, he started his own firm with a former law school classmate and focused his practice primarily on civil rights litigation.

Mr. Graham taught criminal law courses to upper division students at the University of Missouri at St. Louis prior to commencing work as a trial attorney at the EEOC.


1:00 pm est - 2:00 pm est

Session 8: DEI in the Wake of George Floyd and COVID

Over the past year and a half, a lot has changed in corporate America. When it comes to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) many organizations have made renewed diversity commitments and have pledged billions to address racial justice.

In addition, COVID has also affected the way in which organizations engage with their employees around DEI and how they hope to meet strategic DEI goals.

In this talk, we will discuss the changes made across different organizations and industries and unpack some of the commitments and trends. More importantly, you will leave this webinar with a good understanding of what has worked and what hasn’t worked for organizations as they navigate our new normal.

This presentation will cover the following learning objectives:

  • Identify effective and innovative DEI initiatives and best practices
  • Categorize common DEI themes and trends within different industries
Presented by: Amanda Daniel Monroe, PMP, PHR, SHRM-CP

Amanda currently works with clients on D&I initiatives at HudsonMann. Prior to HudsonMann, Amanda worked in HR as a recruiter and a generalist. At the Charleston International Airport, she built and implemented a Performance Management system as part of her Project Management Professional (PMP) Credential.

Amanda also enjoys writing test questions with the Human Resource Certification Institute (HRCI) and is the Vice President of the HRCI certification council.

Amanda holds a Master’s Degree in Applied Social Psychology from Loyola University Chicago where she studied statistics and implicit prejudice and bias. In 2016, she had the privilege to be published in the journal Women & Therapy. Amanda continues to be passionate about diversity and inclusion as well as compensation analytics within HR. She hopes to continue to improve diversity and inclusion initiatives and working strategically with data in hand.


3:00 pm est - 4:00 pm est

Session 9: Preparing for a Pay Equity Audit

The OFCCP has increased focus on pay equity in compliance reviews, routinely running in-depth analysis and requesting extensive interviews on compensation systems. This webinar will update federal contractors on these trends and provide case studies of recent pay audits. We will review new OFCCP statistical methodologies for analyzing your pay systems for pay equity and discuss best practices for internal audits.

Learning objectives:

  • Review Potential Pay Equity Focus Areas of New OFCCP Leadership
  • Understand the Impact and Importance of Pay Analysis Groups
  • Review Statistical Techniques for Analyzing Pay Data
  • Understand How to Respond to Statistically Significant Pay Differences
Presented by: Neil Dickinson, Managing Partner, HudsonMann

Neil has been employed with HudsonMann since 1998.  Since that time, he has gained a thorough knowledge of affirmative action planning by completing and managing the completion of thousands of affirmative action plans for HudsonMann clients.  He also has extensive experience in affirmative action compliance gained through working directly with OFCCP officers on numerous compliance reviews.  All of these reviews received a 100% technical rating.

Neil is currently responsible for managing business development working with prospects and strategic partners to continue HudsonMann’s dynamic growth.   Both the OFCCP and HudsonMann clients consistently recognize him for achieving the highest level of customer service.

Before joining HudsonMann, Neil worked for SCANA and Nielsen Media.

Neil holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of South Carolina and an MBA from the Citadel. He is dually certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resources by the Human Resource Certification Institute (HRCI) and SHRM.  Neil was honored by the Charleston Business Journal with the “40 under 40” award that recognizes business leaders who in their early careers have contributed to the Charleston area.

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