Agenda 2016

Below is the agenda for our 2016 Workshop.

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8:00 – 8:30 AM Registration/Check In
8:30 – 9:00 AM Welcome
Wendy Cagle, NC SBTDC
Mark Mills, NC PTAC
9:00 – 10:15 AM What is Supplier Diversity?
Ariana Billingsley, NC PTAC

  • A Brief History of Supplier Diversity
  • Overview of Corporate & Government Programs
  • Future Outlook for Supplier Diversity
10:15 – 10:30 AM BREAK
10:30 – 11:45 AM Preparing for a Customer Review and Mentor/Protégé Programs, Successes and Pitfalls
Carla Underraga, Northrop-Grumman

  • How to Get Your Ducks in a Row for a Customer Review
  • Overview of Mentor/Protégé Programs
11:45 – 12:45 PM LUNCH
12:45 – 2:00 PM Supplier Diversity Program Best Practices
Diane Dempsey, BAE Systems

  • Tips for Success
  • Frequent Challenges (and Solutions)
  • Emerging Trends
2:00 – 2:15 PM BREAK
2:15 – 3:30 PM Elements of a Federal Subcontracting Plan
Lisa Leal, Curtiss-Wright

  • Structure and Contents of Plans
  • How to Write a Plan
  • Reporting Requirements
  • Work Your Plan!
3:30 – 4:00 PM Open Discussion, Q&A and Wrap-Up
 4:00 PM Event Concludes