DAY 1

Title: Leadership’s Commitment Is Imperative to Achieving Your IDE Strategy Register Now
Date: Monday, October 18, 2021
Time: 12 p.m. ET
Length: 30 minutes
Speakers:   

Mike Bellaman, President and CEO, ABC National;
Brad Lewis, Corporate Director of Supplier Diversity, Hensel Phelps

Moderator:    Tia Perry, Inclusion, Diversity and Equity Director, ABC National

Inclusion, diversity and equity aren’t just buzzwords. It takes genuine and authentic commitment from company leaders to create a culture of inclusion, diversity and equity. What does this leadership look like? What can we learn from other transformational efforts such as safety?

ABC President and CEO Mike Bellaman and ABC IDE National Committee Chair Brad Lewis share practical ways leaders can create a productive, inclusive, diverse and equitable work environment that creates the conditions for all to achieve.

SPEAKER INFO

Michael D. Bellaman has served as president and chief executive officer of Associated Builders and Contractors, a national trade association representing more than 21,000 members from 69 chapters across the United States, since 2011. In his role, Bellaman leverages the merit shop philosophy to help members develop people, win work and deliver that work safely, ethically and profitably for the betterment of the communities in which they work.

Brad Lewis, MCA, has more than 20 years of experience in the construction industry with Hensel Phelps. He started as a field engineer and working his way up to a superintendent position, where he learned the importance of fostering relationships with owners, trade partners, community leaders and vendors to enhance project and community initiatives. Lewis is the chair of the ABC Inclusion Diversity and Equity Committee, which he has served on for eight years.

 


DAY 2

Title: Unconscious Bias: Understanding Bias to Unleash Potential Register Now
Date: Tuesday, October 19, 2021
Time: 12 p.m. ET
Length: 30 minutes
Speakers:   

Tia Perry, Inclusion, Diversity and Equity Director, ABC National

Moderator:    Tia Perry, Inclusion, Diversity and Equity Director, ABC National

Bias is a natural part of the human condition. It affects how we make decisions, engage with others and respond to various situations and circumstances, often limiting potential. Learn to identify bias where it shows up in our own thinking and in our workplaces, cultivate connections with those around us to expand our understanding and moving forward with courage as we engage with care and boldness in addressing biases that limit our potential.

SPEAKER INFO

Tia Perry  serves as a strategic thought leader to advance ABC’s IDE strategy, including the measurement and monitoring of the association’s initiatives and development of new programs and practices that effectively increase IDE awareness. Perry is currently an American Society of Association Executives Diversity Executive Leadership Program Scholar and has the completed the University of South Florida’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the Workplace Certificate Program. She also is a certified Franklin Covey Unconscious Bias Facilitator.

 


DAY 3

Title: Importance of Supplier Diversity—It’s Much More Than Compliance Register Now
Date: Wednesday, October 20, 2021
Time: 12 p.m. ET
Length: 30 minutes
Speakers:   

Peggy Del Fabbro, CEO, M. Davis & Sons
Narciso “Pat” Patterson, President and CEO, Elysium Enterprises

Moderator:    Tia Perry, Inclusion, Diversity and Equity Director, ABC National

Join us for an interactive discussion on moving past supplier diversity compliance to develop long-term strategic partnerships with diverse firms. Peggy Del Fabbro, CEO of M. Davis and Son, and supplier diversity consultant Pat Patterson from Elysium Enterprises will discuss how diversification of your supply chain promotes an inclusive approach to procurement.

SPEAKER INFO

Peggy Del Fabbro, is the the 5th generation of the Davis family leading the 151-yearold firm, which is certified as a Woman Owned Business by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council. A 20-year veteran in leadership roles at the M. Davis & Sons, she works to distinguish the construction company in the marketplace through an unwavering commitment to safety and quality and a forward-thinking approach to sustainability and the future of construction.

Pat Patterson, Supplier diversity professional Pat Patterson founded Elysium Enterprises, a consulting firm established to support the growth of an inclusive culture in supply chain within the business industry. Prior to Elysium Patterson spent 25 years at Verizon Communications. His last ten years with Verizon were spent in various supplier diversity roles and responsibilities, partnering with multiple organizations and executives enterprise-wide. In his 25 years with Verizon, he held key roles in global diversity and inclusion, real estate, construction, regional staff positions, along with his engineering responsibilities with Empire City Subway Company, a Verizon subsidiary.

 


DAY 4

Title: Jobsite Culture Register Now
Date: Thursday, October 21, 2021
Time: 12 p.m. ET
Length: 30 minutes
Speakers:   

TBD

Moderator:    Tia Perry, Inclusion, Diversity and Equity Director, ABC National

Most of us spend eight or more hours daily at work; often, we spend more time at work than at home with our families. It is important that our time spent away from home is safe, productive and equitable. We can build a jobsite culture that is free of harassment, hate and bigotry and champion inclusion and empower all people to reach their full potential.

SPEAKER INFO

TBD

 


DAY 5

Title: Community Engagement and Philanthropy: We all Have a Role to Play Register Now
Date: Friday, October 22, 2021
Time: 12 p.m. ET
Length: 30 minutes
Speakers:   

Dr. Mittie Cannon, Power Up: It’s a Mother Daughter Thing!

Moderator:    Tia Perry, Inclusion, Diversity and Equity Director, ABC National

We all have a role to play in attracting and mentoring diverse talent into the industry we love. As we continue to create a more diverse and inclusive environment, it is important to step back and look at our community engagement through a lens of inclusion, diversity and equity. Hear from philanthropist Dr. Mittie Cannon on her passion for removing barriers for women in construction and introducing young women and their mothers to careers in construction.

SPEAKER INFO

Dr. Mittie D. Cannon has been engaged in workforce development in the construction industry for more than two decades with a passion for exposing young women to careers in construction through innovative programing. Dr. Cannon initially ran summer camps for young women to expose them to careers in the construction industry, which is challenged to pull in a qualified and diverse workforce, before founding Power Up.