Welcome to the preview conference page for the 2020 Governor's Conference on Leadership, Equality, Accessibility and Diversity (LEAD)! The Governor's LEAD Conference is one of the largest conferences of its kind in the region, and largest in the state. We are excited to host this year’s event virtually, allowing attendees from all over to participate in the conference from any digital device. Throughout the Conference, attendees will be discover new ways to think about diversity initiatives and hear from a powerful line-up of speakers addressing topics of unconscious bias, LGBTQ+ rights, diversity best practices within the legal and educational sectors, ADA inclusivity and more.
Who will be there?
The two-day conference will be moderated by Renee Shaw (KET Public Affairs Managing Producer and Host) and will feature an all-star lineup of regional panelists and speakers from both the private and public sectors. Join us for opening remarks from Governor Andy Beshear, an inspirational keynote speech from Karim R. Ellis, founder of Empowered Education and a special presentation by Dr. Roszalyn M. Akins, Executive Director of the Black Males Working Academy.
Full agenda coming soon...
Why should I attend?
This professional development opportunity has attracted over 700 management, legal, HR, administrative and other diversity professionals from across the Commonwealth. Not only, will attendees be provided with the resources and tools to navigate today’s workplace and changing workforce, some attendees will also be eligible to receive professional development credit.
Attendees will be able to witness a special presentation of the Charles W. Anderson Laureate Award which recognizes the achievements of an individual who has made significant contributions to diversity and inclusion in their community.
All registrants will also gain access to the post-conference legal sessions occurring on Nov. 20.
For more information or questions about the 2020 Governor’s Conference on Leadership, Equality, Accessibility and Diversity (LEAD), please contact the Office of Diversity, Equality and Training at 502.564.8000.
See you at the 2020 Governor's LEAD Conference, Nov. 18 - 20 and join the conversation on social media #KyLEAD2020.