Welcome to the preview page for the 2022 Governor's Conference on Leadership, Equality, Accessibility and Diversity (LEAD)! This conference is one of the largest events of its kind in the region. We are excited to host yet another virtual event, building on the success of the 2021 which attracted over 1,000 registrants. Attendees will hear from a powerful line-up of speakers addressing a wide-range of topics centered on leadership, equal opportunity, diversity and inclusion.
Who will be there?
In 2021, the Governor’s LEAD Conference featured internationally renowned diversity, inclusion and bias expert Risha Grant who delivered a powerful presentation discussing implicit bias to over 1,000 registrants. Attendees also heard opening remarks from Governor Andy Beshear, and enjoyed performances from the Kentucky State University choir, 2021-22 Poet Laureate Crystal Wilkinson, musical folk band Appalatin and many others! The 2021 LEAD Conference was also emceed by KET’s Renee Shaw who served as moderator for several powerful panel discussions across the two-day virtual event. As we are currently planning another amazing line-up of speakers and valuable information, check back here for updates and follow-up on social media for the latest 2022 LEAD Conference news. #KyLEAD2022
Why should I attend?
This professional development opportunity has attracted over 1,000 management, legal, HR, administrative and other diversity professionals from across the U.S. Not only will attendees be provided with diversity and inclusion resources and tools to lead and affect positive change, but some attendees will also be eligible to receive professional development credit.
Additionally, attendees will be able to join us for a special presentation of the Charles W. Anderson Laureate Award, George W. Wilson, Sr. Equity Achievement Award and the I.M.P.A.C.T. Award that will recognize the achievements of a state employee who has made significant contributions to diversity and inclusion.
For more information or questions about the 2022 Governor’s Conference on Leadership, Equality, Accessibility and Diversity (LEAD), please contact the Office of Diversity, Equality and Training at 502.564.8000.
We hope to see you at the 2022 LEAD Conference, Nov. 16 - 18!