DEOMI Collaborative Series


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The Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute held the DEOMI Collaborative Series (DCS) at Patrick Air Force Base on May 2-3, 2018.  Perspectives on diversity, equal opportunity, and equal employment opportunity were presented via presentations, speakers and panel discussions and focused on the critical human relations issues the Department of Defense is managing.  Please continue to tabs at left to view photographs from the event as well as view speaker presentations.

The program being presented promoted the theme:  "Moving Beyond Demographics, Making Diversity Operational!"

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►  Video Presentations


Keynote Speaker

Kenneth J. Barrett

Currently serves as Chief Diversity Officer, General Motors, also served as the Under Secretary of Defense's Acting Director, Office of Diversity Management and Equal Opportunity, and Capt. Kenneth J. Barrett, U.S. Navy (Ret.), served as U.S. Navy's Diversity Director

►  Read Kenneth J. Barrett's Biography

►  Presentation

Presentation Speakers (Topics)


Clarence A. "CJ" Johnson Director, Office of Diversity Management and Equal Opportunity Office of the Under Secretary of Defense (Personnel and Readiness)

►  Read Clarence A. "CJ" Johnson's Biography

Dr. José Bolton Sr. Dean of Education, DEOMI (Diversity)

►  Read Dr. José Bolton Sr.'s Biography

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Cynthia D. Dunn (Inclusion)

►  Read Cynthia D. Dunn's Biography

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Juliet Hall (Leadership for the 21st Century)

►  Read Juliet Hall's Biography

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Dr. Richard Griffith (D&I and Cross Cultural Management)

►  Read Dr. Richard Griffith's Biography

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Panel Members (Organization) | DAY 1: 2 MAY 2018

Moderator: Mr. Norvel "Rock" Dillard (Director, Diversity & Inclusion Management & Strategic Communications, for the Office of Diversity Management and Equal Opportunity (ODMEO), Office of Secretary of Defense (P&R))

CMSgt Joseph E. Hamlett (Air National Guard) and Dr. Hamlett (Leading 2 Change Consulting)

►  Read CMSgt Joseph E. Hamlett's Biography

Greg Jenkins (Greg Jenkins Consulting, Diversity, Inclusion, Evolution)

►  Read Greg Jenkins's Biography

Angela Lagos (Senior Manager Diversity & Inclusion – Universal Parks)

►  Read Angela Lagos's Biography

Dr. Larry D. Parker Jr. (Walden University)

►  Read Dr. Larry D. Parker Jr.'s Biography

Panel Members (Organization) | DAY 2: 3 MAY 2018


Moderator: Captain Joseph Forbes, USMC (Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute)

Colonel Sean Jones (USAF Representative)

Dr. Serelda L. Herbin (USA Representative)

►  Read Dr. Serelda L. Herbin's Biography

Ms. Victoria Bowens (USN Representative)

Ms. Francine Blyther (USCG Representative)

Mr. Norvel Dillard (Office of Diversity Management and Equal Opportunity (ODMEO))

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