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Tony Brown Featured Speaker at Oakland County Diversity Conference

Public Date: 4/6/2010 12:00 AM
Contact: Frank Russell, Marketing & PR Chairperson of OCEDC
Phone Number: 248-858-5204

Pontiac, MI, April 6, 2010 – Best-selling author and radio/television host Tony Brown will be the keynote speaker at Oakland County Employment Diversity Council's 8th annual Workplace Diversity Conference. Brown will discuss "Workplace Diversity Through Excellence."

This year's event will take place on Oakland County's Day of Diversity on Thursday, April 22, 2010 from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at The Metropolitan Hotel (formerly Troy Hilton) in Troy. The theme is "Taking Diversity & Inclusion to the Next Level – Practical and Fair Application."

The conference objective is to provide attendees the opportunity to network and learn the best practices of diversity and inclusion from top companies and speakers. This event offers specific techniques and assistance for individuals within businesses of all sizes to better understand the practical and fair approaches and techniques that are utilized to apply diversity and inclusion policies to all segments of the workforce.

Among the topics to be discussed include "The Role Diversity Plays in Corporate Social Responsibility" and "Creating an Inclusive Work Environment for Sexual and Gender Minorities."

Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson's Deputy County Executive and Chief Information Officer Phil Bertolini will deliver opening remarks and present a "Day of Diversity in Oakland County" proclamation on behalf of the administration.

The presenting sponsor of this event is Oakland County Michigan Works!  Other major sponsors include the Oakland County Human Resources Department and Baker College of Auburn Hills.
The cost to attend is:

Registration Fees 
Early Registration
Before April 12 
$100 Corporate rate (1)
$90 Corporate 3 or More
$850 Table of 10
$75 Small Business/ Non Profit rate
$45 Student rate
$50 lunch only
Regular Registration
After April 12
$120 Corporate rate
$100 Corporate 3 or more
$950 Table of 10
$90 Small Business/Non Profit rate
$50 Student rate
$50 lunch only 

For more information or to register, call 248-858-5204 or visit

About the Oakland County Employment Diversity Council - OCEDC

The Oakland County Employment Diversity Council exists to help increase awareness regarding the benefits of diversity in the workplace and to assist in building an inclusive work environment for all.  OCEDC has assumed the leadership role in creating a forum to advance employment diversity for governmental agencies, private businesses, community service agencies and citizens.

EDITORS: For more information about the conference or to schedule a phone interview with the keynote speaker, contact Frank Russell, Marketing & PR Chairperson of OCEDC – 248-858-5204.