Disability Matters 2024 – North America

HOSTED BY:

Rectangular Logo horizontal says Froedtert (white lettering on blue background) & The Medical College of Wisconsin (white lettering on a green background)
Logo Horizontal says Manpower Group in light blue lettering.

WELCOME

The 13th Annual Disability BRG
Summit

When: Wednesday, April 3, 2024

Where: Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Location: ManpowerGroup Headquarters

THE BRG SUMMIT WILL BE IN-PERSON AND WILL NOT BE LIVE-STREAMED OR VIDEO-RECORDED FOR PLAYBACK.

Do you bring your “whole self” to work? Many people with disabilities don’t, especially those with invisible disabilities. Covid has exacerbated this with the increase of invisible mental health related issues such as anxiety and depression.

Disability BRGs can help with that, but they can also assist with a host of other aspects related to disability inclusion. Disability BRGs have the power to exert influence when it comes to Learning & Development, Etiquette, Self -ID &  Disclosure, Reasonable Accommodation Processes, Employment, Physical & Digital Accessibility, Branding, Product Development, and so much more.

The key to success is multifold and includes:

  • An understanding who the BRG serves whether employees with disabilities, who are service-disabled, have age-related disabilities or who have children or other dependents with special needs.
  • Alignment with business goals and objectives.
  • A fully integrated Executive Sponsor.
  • Avoidance of a support group mentality.
  • An understanding of what the group can do directly versus influence.
  • Agreement about roles and responsibilities and integration with someone’s full-time job.
  • Understanding of legislative issues and practices.
  • Appropriate measures of success.
  • Understanding of the facts and related benefits of intersectionality.

Active participation by employees who have disabilities, who are impacted by disability in some other way, leaders, executives, and allies sends a clear message of company commitment to disability diversity, equity and inclusion.

Springboard’s annual Disability BRG Leadership Development Summit is open to disability BRG Leaders and their Executive Sponsors. Whether you are about to launch a disability BRG or have been leading one for many years, this Summit will encourage the development of new ideas and innovative practices that will successfully impact their groups effectiveness and sustainability.

WELCOME

The 18th Annual Disability Matters
North America Conference & Awards

When: Thursday & Friday, April 4 & 5, 2024

Where: Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Location: ManpowerGroup Headquarters

THE DISABILITY MATTERS CONFERENCE & AWARDS WILL BE IN-PERSON, LIVE-STREAMED, AND VIDEO-RECORDED FOR PLAYBACK.

WELCOME RECEPTION

Sponsored by:

When: Wednesday, April 3, 2024

Time: 5:00  PM – 7:00 PM

Where: Molson Coors Brewery

Location:
4000 W. State Street
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53208, United States

Sponsorship Opportunities available for both events.  Or, if you have questions, please contact ivette@consultspringboard.com

DISABILITY MATTERS SINGLE-TICKETS: $1,199 per person
(2-day Conference & Awards)

BRG SUMMIT TICKETS: $495
(1-day Summit)

Please note – General or Sponsor Admission, regardless of registration, in order to gain entry to the event, you must be a corporate disability BRG leader.

COMBO-TICKETS: $1,499 per person
(1-day BRG Summit, and 2-day Disability Matters Conference & Awards)

CART Captioning will be provided at both events.

HOST SPONSORS

Rectangular Logo horizontal says Froedtert (white lettering on blue background) & The Medical College of Wisconsin (white lettering on a green background)
Logo Horizontal says Manpower Group in light blue lettering.

WELCOME RECEPTION SPONSOR

The word Molson, then below it the word Coors, then next to the word Coors it says, Beverage Company

CAPTIONING SPONSOR

Workday Logo. The word  Workday in blue lettering, with an orange arch spanning from the O to the A in  Workday.

RUBY

UPMC letters with the tagline "Life Changing Medicine" below. All letters in purple.

SILVER SPONSORS

Barilla Logo Red oblong horizontal shape with the word "Barilla" in white lettering, and right on top the words, "DAL 1877"
FIS in green lettering with five green dots above the letters flush-left in gradient green color from pale to matching green of the FIS letters
VS&Co in black lettering with the taglline below Victoria's Secret & Co. also in black lettering

BRONZE SPONSORS

AIR in blue lettering with the taglines, Advancing Evidence. Improving Lives. One above the other and also in blue lettering.
Crum & Forster logo blue square with C&F in white lettering and tagline says, "EST. 1822" in white lettering.
HSBC letters in black, preceded by a red hexagon with a white rectangle, divided diagonally, to produce a red hourglass shape.

MEDIA SPONSORS

PROGRAM DETAILS

Event Attire

Business Casual wear is acceptable for all parts of the event.

  • BRG Summit
  • Welcome Reception
  • Conference Attire

Accommodations

Should you require any Reasonable Accommodations, Dietary Accommodations, and/or Emergency Evacuation Accommodations, please be sure to make note in the respective Accommodations area of the Registration Process.

IN CASE OF EMERGENCY

Hospitals

  • Froedtert Hospital, 9200 W. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53226
  • Ascension Columbia St. Mary’s, 2320 N. Lake Dr., Milwaukee WI 53211

Pharmacies

  • Walgreens
    • 826 N Plankinton Ave Suite 100, Milwaukee, WI 53203 (Near Saint Kate Hotel (4 minute walk, .2 miles)
    • 275 W Wisconsin Ave Suite 1108, Milwaukee, WI 53203 (Near Hilton City Center Hotel (4 minute walk, .2 miles)

HELP

If you have any questions regarding this conference, please contact: Ivette Lopez at ivette@consultspringboard.com

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DIRECTIONS

ManpowerGroup
100 Manpower Place
Milwaukee, WI 53212, USA
T: 1.414.961.1000

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TRANSPORTATION

Uber, Lyft, local taxi and other services are available from the airport and/or hotel, please visit for more details >>
https://www.mitchellairport.com/parking-transportation/ground-transportation.

Accessible Transportation is available, please visit for more details >>
https://www.ridetootl.com/milwaukee/contact-us/

HELP

If you have any questions regarding this conference, please contact: Ivette Lopez at ivette@consultspringboard.com

HOTELS

There are no room-blocks, but we do ask that you book your Standard rooms by Monday, March 11, 2024, if possible.

If you are in need of an Accessible Room, please use the corresponding hotel links below to secure your Accessible Room. There is limited availability and are “first come first served,” please book these rooms by Monday, March 11.

There are many hotels in the area that will fit your needs. Please stay wherever you are comfortable.

The following three hotels are in the area of the ManpowerGroup offices location, and where the BRG Summit and Disability Matters Conference will be held.

Saint Kate – The Arts Hotel
139 East Kilbourn
Milwaukee, WI 53202 USA
T: +1-414-276-8686
https://www.saintkatearts.com/
To secure an Accessible Room at the St. Kate, please use the following link >>
https://res.saintkatearts.com/ibe/details.aspx?propertyid=16098&nights=5&checkin=4/1/2024&group=040124SPBO&lang=en-us

Hilton Milwaukee City Center
509 W. Wisconsin Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53203 USA
T: +1-414-271-7250
https://www.hilton.com/en/hotels/mkemhhf-hilton-milwaukee-city-center/
To secure an Accessible Room at the Hilton, please use the following link >>
https://www.hilton.com/en/book/reservation/deeplink/?ctyhocn=MKEMHHF&groupCode=97H&arrivaldate=2024-04-03&departuredate=2024-04-05&cid=OM,WW,HILTONLINK,EN,DirectLink&fromId=HILTONLINKDIRECT

The Pfister Hotel
424 East Wisconsin Ave.
Milwaukee, WI 53202
T: +1 (414) 273-8222
Toll Free: 1-800-558-8222
https://www.thepfisterhotel.com/

 

Please ensure to scroll down to see both the BRG Summit Agenda and the Disability Matters Conference Agenda.  

Make sure to check back periodically as we continue to make updates.

 

AGENDA 

THE DISABILITY BRG LEADERSHIP SUMMIT

TIME ZONE:  CENTRAL

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 3, 2024

TOPIC:  TBD

Time               Topic Location
7:00 am – 12:00 pm Registration
7:00 am – 10:00 am Breakfast
9:00 am – 9:15 am

Welcome and Opening Remarks

Nadine Vogel
Chief Executive Officer, Springboard Consulting, LLC

9:15 am – 9:45 am Introductions (Panel members and attendees)
9:45 am – 10:45 am Executive Sponsor Panel
10:45 am – 11:00 am Break
11:00 am – 12:30 pm

The Dating Game w/ the Executive Sponsors

12:30 pm – 1:30 pm Lunch
1:30 pm – 2:00 pm

Executive Sponsor Report-Out

    2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

    BRG Leader Best Practices

    Pam McElvane
    CEO, Publisher & Author of Diversity MBA Media

    3:30 pm – 3:45 pm Participant Report Out
    3:45 pm – 4:00 pm

    Closing Remarks & Farewell

    Nadine Vogel
    Chief Executive Officer, Springboard Consulting, LLC

     

     

    AGENDA  (Draft-3, posted 02/18/2024)

    DISABILITY MATTERS NA 2024

    TIME ZONE:  CENTRAL

    WEDNESDAY, APRIL 3, 2024

    Time               Topic Location
    4:30 pm – 6:00 pm Check-in with Springboard Team
    5:30 pm – 5:45 pm

    WELCOME RECEPTION

    Sponsored by:
    Molson Coors Beverage Company

    Welcome by:

    Nadine Vogel
    Chief Executive Officer, Springboard Consulting, LLC

    Steven D. Brown
    VP, Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Talent Acquisition, Molson Coors Beverage Company

    Molson Coors Brewery
    4000 W. State Street
    Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53208
    United States
    6:45 pm – 7:00 pm  Closing Remarks

     

     

     

    TIME ZONE:  CENTRAL

    THURSDAY, APRIL 4, 2024

    Time               Topic Location
    7:00 am – 12:00 pm Registration  ManpowerGroup
    100 Manpower Place
    Milwaukee, WI 53212
    7:00 am – 10:00 am Breakfast 
    8:45 am – 9:00 am Choir Performance & the Presentation of Colors
    9:00 am – 9:15 am

    Welcome

    Nadine Vogel
    Chief Executive Officer,
    Springboard Consulting, LLC

    Andres Gonzalez
    Vice President, Chief Diversity Officer, Froedtert Health

    Guillermo Gutierrez
    Director Diversity, Inclusion, Equity & Belonging

    9:15 am – 9:45 am Disability BRG Executive Sponsors – Alignment and Outcomes
    9:45 am – 10:15 am Corporate Best Practices Session
    10:15 am – 10:30 am AWARD PRESENTATION
    10:30 am – 11:00 am Corporate Best Practices Session
    11:00 am – 11:15 am BREAK
    11:15 am – 11:30 am AWARD PRESENTATION
    11:30 am – 12:30 pm

    Keynote Presentation

    Chris Ruden
    Amputee/Limb Different Professional Speaker | Brand Ambassador

    12:30 pm – 1:30 pm LUNCH
    1:30 pm – 1:45 pm AWARDS PRESENTATION
    1:45 pm – 2:30 pm Corporate Best Practices Session
    2:30 pm – 2:45 pm BREAK
    2:45 pm – 3:15 pm

    Digital Accessibility:  Validation Tools Are Not Enough

    Chris Hass
    Executive Director, Bentley University User Experience Center

    3:15 pm – 3:30 pm AWARD PRESENTATION
    3:30 pm – 4:00 pm

    It’s all about Talent: The New Disability Index

    Pam McElvane
    CEO, Publisher & Author, Diversity MBA Media

    4:00 pm – 4:15 pm

    Wrap-Up Day-1

    Nadine Vogel
    Chief Executive Officer, Springboard Consulting, LLC

     

    TIME ZONE:  CENTRAL

    FRIDAY, APRIL 5, 2024

    Time               Topic Location
    7:00 am – 12:00 pm Registration
    7:00 am – 10:00 am Breakfast
    9:00 am – 9:15 am

    Welcoming Remarks

    Nadine O. Vogel
    Chief Executive Officer, Springboard Consulting, LLC

    9:15 am – 9:30 am AWARD PRESENATION
    9:30 am – 10:00 am Corporate Best Practices Session
    10:00 am – 10:30 am

    Service Disabled Veterans: A Fireside Chat

    Laurie Sayles
    President and CEO, Civility Management Solutions (CivilityMS)

    10:30 am – 10:45 am BREAK
    10:45 am – 11:00 am

    AWARD PRESENATION

      11:00 am – Noon

       

      Keynote Presentation

      Ali Ingersoll
      Disability Strategy Consultant and Keynote Speaker

       

        Noon – 1:00 pm LUNCH
        1:00 pm – 1:15 pm AWARD PRESENTATION
        1:15 pm – 1:45 pm Corporate Best Practices Session
        1:45 pm – 2:15 pm Corporate Best Practices Session
        2:15 pm – 2:30 pm BREAK
        2:30 pm – 3:00 pm Postsecondary Education
        3:00pm – 3:30 pm Corporate Best Practices Session
        3:30 pm – 4:15 pm Specialty Session
        4:15 pm – 4:30 pm

        Farewell

        Nadine Vogel
        Chief Executive Officer, Springboard Consulting, LLC

        DAY 1

        CHRIS RUDEN
        Amputee/Limb Different Professional Speaker | Brand Ambassador

        Athletic white man, brown hair, wearing a black shirt, has arms folded. He is an amputee whose left forearm and hand are prosthetic.

        Watch Chris’ video to learn more >>
        https://youtu.be/qSJzRNX0Zmc?si=DYQYLGpiiazb8bM6

         

        DAY 2

        ALI INGERSOLL
        Disability Strategy Consultant and Keynote Speaker

        Blonde woman with brown eyes who is smiling, wearing a black shirt and pearl necklace.

        At the young age of 27, Ali’s life took an unexpected turn when a tragic accident left her a C6 quadriplegic, paralyzed from the chest down. While she grappled with feelings of hopelessness through battling 7 years in hospitals with multiple life altering diagnoses, she was convinced her life had reached its end. However, through her journey, a new self-discovery sparked within where she learned how to shift her thinking and navigate her physical limitations in a new light.

        Rather than succumbing to despair, she found the courage to embrace her paralysis as a catalyst for transformation and uncovering unforeseen opportunities as a professional speaker, corporate disability consultant, and fierce disability advocate in her community. As her newfound purpose in empowering others in adapting to the unknown and advocating for inclusivity continued to grow, she would ultimately be crowned Ms. Wheelchair America.

        Also known as the “Energizer bunny on Wheels 2.0” and the Quirky Quad,” Ali believes her powerfully authentic story serves as a testament to the power of resilience and the boundless potential that lies within each of us, regardless of the challenges we face. Through her own adversity, she not only has discovered strength but also a profound sense of purpose, driving her to inspire and uplift others on their own paths to Always Move Forward.

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